Local players to compete in basketball all-star games

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Just like on The Daily Tribune News all-county team, the Cass girls will be well represented in the Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club All-Star Game tonight at Georgia Highlands College in Rome.

The Colonels, who placed six players on the all-county team, will have four representatives in tonight’s game, which is for 24 seniors from across the Northwest Georgia area.

Amber Brittian, Payton Stoddard, Sharia Wade and Alexis Ware were all selected for the showcase event. Cass head coach Burt Jackson will get the opportunity to lead his players one last time after being selected to coach in the game.

Joining the Cass quartet is DTN Player of the Year Nakiyah Washington from Adairsville and Madgie Robinson of Woodland

Cartersville will have two representatives — Perignon Dyer and Isaac Gridley — in the boys game. Along with the pair of Canes, Bartow County will count Cass’ Jacquez Fountain and Woodland’s Hunter Johnson among its representatives.

The fifth annual all-star games are set to begin with the girls at 6 p.m. and the boys to follow.

Elsewhere, A’mya Davis and London Shaw — a pair of Cartersville seniors — will join Robinson as participants in the Paulding County All-Star Game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Paulding.