From AP REPORTS
FORT WORTH (AP) — Mike Singletary and B.J. Holmes had the chance to be teammates before they become Big 12 rivals next season, leading the South to a 104-85 win Monday night in the Texas High School Coaches Association all-star game.
Singletary, from Kingwood, shot 8-for-10 from the floor in scoring 19 points and added 11 rebounds to earn most valuable player honors for the South.
Singletary, headed for Texas Tech next season, displayed some impressive chemistry with Holmes, of Alief Hastings, who will be attending Texas A&M.
Holmes dished off to Singletary several times throughout the game for impressive baskets.
"That's my buddy over there," Singletary said. "We've been playing against each other from sixth grade, seventh grade. I just know what he's going to do, and he knows what I'm going to do. Then we're going to be opponents again."
Holmes, who scored 12 points and handed out seven assists, said it's too bad Singletary is headed for Tech.
"It's just going to be weird. All my life, I knew Mike and we're going to be heads up. It should be fun," he said.
The South cruised to victory, maintaining a lead of between seven and 12 points from early in the second quarter into the fourth, widening the margin to as many as 17 at one point.
A put-back basket by Cleburne's Field Reagan with 5:11 remaining capped an 8-0 run by the North to pull them back to within nine, but that was as close as they would get as South scored the next eight points.
Clinton Houston of Flower Mound Marcus, who is bound for the University of San Diego, scored 14 points and came down with seven rebounds to be named MVP for the North.
"It's a great honor," Houston said. "I've been looking forward to the all-star game all summer and I knew this was going to be the last game I played in Texas. I just wanted to do well. I'm going to remember this for the rest of my life."
Richard Netherly from West Orange Stark led all scorers with 21 points, including eight in the fourth quarter for South, who led by 10 at the half.
Lake Highlands' Cameron Johnson, who is enrolling at Texas State next season, was the North's top scorer, connecting on 9-of-22 for 19 points and adding six rebounds.