|Alexus Cooper, Terrill Hilliard and Tia Hudgins enjoy a banquet for the N.C. East-West All-Stars.|
Not only were the athletic talents of Alexus Cooper, Terrill Hilliard and Tia Hudgins on display last Monday night in the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Basketball Games in Greensboro, their academic accomplishments were honored as well.
Thanks to GPAs of over 3.0 for their final school year, each were named to the NCCA's All-Academic Team during team introductions prior to their respective games at the Greensboro Coliseum.
As for their game performances, Cooper, a starter for the East at guard, led all scorers in the Women's All-Star Game with 16, but the East fell to West 82-65. Cooper also tallied four steals. Hudgins didn't have the offensive game she wanted as she failed to score - much in part because she got into early foul trouble and spent more time on the bench than she wanted.
She, however, ended up with five rebounds.
Hilliard showed more of his ability to face the basket in the Men's All-Star Game as a starter. He was second on his team in scoring with 16 points, including canning four of six 3-point attempts.
But the East fell 107-97 to the West.