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Harvey, Branch shine in Senior All-Star game

Harvey and Branch both shine in 2015 East County Sports.com Senior All-Star game

By James McHugh
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RANCHO SAN DIEGO (3-28-15) — DEAJANAE HARVEY and ZARIA BRANCH both earned first team All San Diego Section CIF honors earlier this week. On Friday night (Mar. 27) the two retired to opposite sides of the floor but once again shared in reaping accolades of success. Harvey and Branch were named game MVP’s in the 2015 East County Senior All-Star Game.

Harvey and the West all-stars came out on top 78-76, with Harvey leading the charge for the West, finishing with 29 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists. Branch was right in step, collecting 12 rebounds while pouring in a game high 31 points and also finishing runner up in the three point contest to Helix’s SHIRAH HANCOCK. Hancock and Branch each hit 10 three pointers in the first round of the contest, then Hancock finished off her performance with a 7-5 advantage in the championship round.

BRIAJUNAE SHEPARD scored 21 on the night for the West in their victory. KAMREE HARRISON of Mount Miguel also had 21 to go along with five assists and six rebounds. NASHEA LAMPKIN had a solid effort for the West, representing El Cajon Valley with 11 rebounds, an assist and one bucket on the night. For some this was the final time taking the court in uniform, however a number of the senior participants will be moving on to play at the college level. Among them, Branch is headed to Fresno State in the fall.

East: Granite Hills – Deajane Harvey 29 (16 reb, 9 ast, 5 stl, 1 blk), Justine Garde 10 (1 ast); Helix – Briajunae Shepard 21 (3 reb, 2 ast), Irma Ealy 4 (16 reb, 2 blk), Shirah Hancock 9 (3 reb, 1 blk); Grossmont – Theresa Mapp 4 (5 reb, 2 stl), Martina Toma (1 reb, 1 stl), Sierra Orsinelli-Rivers (2 reb); Steele Canyon – Victoria Ethridge 4 (2 reb).

West: Mount Miguel – Zaria Branch 31 (12 reb, 5 ast), Kamree Harrison 21 (6 reb, 6 ast), Brooklyn Miller 9 (6 reb, 1 blk, 1 stl); El Cajon Valley – Nashea Lampkin 2 (12 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast), Ninwey Esho (3 reb, 1blk), Mary Grace Ronquillo (3 reb, 1 ast); El Capitan – Cierra Cutler 12 (11 reb, 1 stl); Santana – Taylor Estes (1 reb).

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