MVP Allen leads North girls to win

BROWNWOOD — Sierra Allen, a 6-1 post and recent Highland High School graduate, received MVP honors after scoring a game-high 17 points Thursday, helping the North rally from a five-point halftime deficit at Brownwood Coliseum and win, 63-44, over the South in the Fellowship of Chris-tian Athletes All-Star Girls Basketball Game.Allen scored 14 points in the second half as her team rallied from a 26-21 deficit at intermission with a thun-derous comeback. The North scored the first 13 points of the second half to take command of the game. Allen — who will play for Abilene Christian University next year after leading Highland to the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals in 2013 and 2014 — had back-to-back inside baskets during the run.Blackwell’s Matthew Low-ry and Mason Magness and Roscoe’s Jesus Leanos each had three points for the North boys on Thursday, but they lost to the South 79-66 after leading 41-32 at halftime.Sweetwater’s James Clift and Stephen May will play for the North today in an FCA baseball game that will begin at 7:30 p.m. at San Angelo’s Foster Field. On Saturday, Sweetwater’s Micaela Reschman (volley-ball) and Kaleb Hoover (football) will play in FCA games in Abilene along with Roscoe’s Shelton Toliver, who will be joining Hoover on the North football team. Three Sweetwater cheer-leaders — Caroline Law-rence, Kayla Chowning and Megan Carney — will be cheering at both games. The volleyball game tips off at noon and the football game will begin at 7 p.m.