The Bay Area Warriors hosted the 6th Annual City All Star Game last night at CCSF and brought the San Francisco basketball community together. The highlite of the evening was the brief memorial for the late Michael Gragnani who was represented by his parents Diane and Al Gragnani who were greeted by all of the players and coaches. In the Girls Game Team City led throughout with a balanced scoring effort led by Chanel Malone of Balboa (13 pts), Tatiana Ranis of SI (12pts) pts and Sophia Nguyen of Lincoln with 12 pts on 4 3 pointers. Ashley Gainer of Sacred Heart Cathedral led Team San Fran with 14 pts. Chanel Malone was named the Girls MVP. Malayssia Basallo of Balboa was the Girls' 3-point contest Champion.
In the Dunk Contest the semi-Finalists were Kenny Anigbogu of Gateway, Ray Porter of Gateway, Albert Collins of Marshall and Matt Bergland of Lick with the Finals coming down to Albert Collins and Ray Porter. When Albert missed on his attempt to jump over a player and dunk, the 2013 Dunk Championship went to Ray Porter. In the Boys 3-Point Contest Daniel Maclean-Vernic of St. Ignatius brought home the hardware edging out Herman Pratt of Sacred Heart Cathedral.
In the Boys Game, Team San Fran jumped out to a 16 point lead with Matt Bergland scoring 12 first half points but Team City roared back to within 1 point on a long 3-pointer by Antoine Porter of Mission with less than a minute to go. But they did not score again missing or being blocked on several attempts in their final possessionss. Team San Fran got a great effort out of Albert Collins of Marshall who had a double double, several highlight drives from Harold Getz of University and 3 key blocked shots by Herman Pratt to preserve the win in the closing minutes. Team City was led by Nate Cohen of Urban with 17 points and Antoine Porter of Mission with 17 points. The Game MVP award went to Matt Bergland of Lick.
All the players had a great time and closed out their high school careers with a positive experience. Special Thanks to CCSF for hosting the event!