Salem, Va. (March 17, 2012) –Middlebury’s Ryan Sharry scored 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds to help lift the East All-Stars to a 109-105 win over the West All-Stars in the Reese’s® Division III College All-Star game Saturday at the Salem Civic Center.
The East, which led 53-44 at halftime, had to hold off a furious charge by the West in the last minute of play. Trailing 107-101 with 30 seconds remaining, Ohio Wesleyan’s Tim Brady hit two free throws and Hope’s David Krombeen had a steal and layup with 12 seconds left to pull the West within two points at 107-105.
Matt Addison of Hardin Simmons sealed the East’s win, hitting a pair of free throws with just 11 seconds to play.
The end of the first half was much the same but it was a two-minute run by the East which gave them a nine point advantage, 53-44. DaQuan Brooks of Western Connecticut scored four of eight straight points for the East to end the half.
Addison scored 19 points for the East, including 14 in the opening half and Brooks had 14 points and four assists. Sharry was selected as the game’s most outstanding player.
Seth Anderson of Gustavus Adolphus led the West with 22 points, Wheaton’s Tim McCrary added 17 and Paul Kouvaris of York had 11 points and 10 rebounds.
The Reese’s Division III College All-Star game, conducted by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), was played as a preliminary to the NCAA® Division III championship game.