The 41st Annual Benton Lions Club All-Star Basketball Classic was held Friday, March 29, on the hardwood at Rend Lake College’s James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium. The event featured the best in boys’ and girls’ high school basketball from the area. A dunk contest and three-point shoot-out was held. MVP awards were presented at the conclusion of each game.
Seniors, Jaron Austin from the Hardin County Cougars Basketball team and Anthony Darge from the Thompsonville Tigers, were both honored to be selected to the team.
Jaron has worked hard to achieve his goals,” said his mother Sharon Austin. “He gave up barrel racing to devote his time to basketball