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Thomas, Gallahorn power Blue All-Stars to victory

April 22nd | Tommy Wells, The Arctic Sounder Print this article   Email this article  

ANCHORAGE - Neither Bish Gallahorn nor Trevor Thomas finished the 2016-17 high school basketball season quite the way they wanted. Until Saturday night.

Gallahorn, a standout at Kotzebue, and Thomas, who starred at Barrow, both scored into double figures during the 2017 Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches' Senior All-Star Game and helped lead the Blue All-Stars to a resounding 116-104 come-from-behind victory over the Gold in the Class 3A/4A boys' contest. The game was played in front of a large crowd at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the campus of the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

Gallahorn, which had seen his dream of leading the Huskies to the Class 3A state tournament fall a game short at the Western Conference tournament in March, starred for the Blue squad. He knocked down five of the nine shots he took and finished with 11 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds.

A standout on Barrow's back-to-back state title run, Thomas lit up the scoreboards, knocking down three three-point shots en route to finishing with 15 points.

The Gold All-Stars jumped out to a lead in the first half. Paced by Bethel's Jayvin Williams, the Gold squad raced to a 56-52 halftime cushion.

The Blue, which was led in scoring by Trey Huckabay's 25 points, roared back in the second half. They outscored the Gold by a staggering 64-48 clip in the final half.

One of three Western Conference players in the game, Williams finished with nine points.

 

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