3/31/2011 - Four basketball players from Plumas County competed in the 16th annual Northern Section All-Star basketball game at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico last Sunday, March 27.
Korey Cline of Quincy played for the South in the girls’ game, while Chad Durkin and Cole Fanning of Chester and Mario Rodriguez of Portola played for the South in the boys’ contest.
The event featured the top 24 senior boys and 24 senior girls from the northern section, with 12 players per team. The girls’ game began at 4 p.m., with the boys’ game following at 6 p.m.
Both games were high scoring and close, making for exciting matches. The South won the girls’ game 67-64, while the North won the boys’ game 99-97.
Durkin recorded 17 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in the contest.
The players practiced as teams at Pleasant Valley High School the day before the games.
In the boys’ game, Josh Schwerdt of West Valley coached the North and Orland’s Jason Bragg coached the South. In the girls’ game, Seth Roberts of Paradise coached the South team while Heidi Brookshire of Redding Christian coached the North.