Metro Clas­sic

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - SPORTS - TIM COOPER

Lit­tle Rock Fair’s Mikael Foust scored 22 points and grabbed 13 re­bounds in lead­ing Team Hardin over Team Hayes 138126 on Tues­day night in the All-Metro Clas­sic, an all-star game for se­niors at Pu­laski County schools.

Of­fense was once again the name of the game in the 19th an­nual All-Metro Clas­sic boys game Tues­day night at Pu­laski Academy.

Lit­tle Rock Fair’s Mikael Foust scored 22 points and grabbed 13 re­bounds in lead­ing Team Hardin over Team Hayes 138-126 in a game for se­niors in Pu­laski County schools.

Foust, a 6-1 guard, was se­lected as the MVP of Team Hardin. Eight of his re­bounds came on the of­fen­sive end.

“I told all the guys for them to just shoot and I’ll get re­bounds,” Foust said.

A year ago, the two al­ls­tar teams com­bined for 249 points and 11 play­ers scored 10 or more points. While Foust’s 22 points were Tues­day’s high, 14 of the 28 play­ers scored 10 or more points.

“It was ac­tu­ally more fun than I thought it would be,” said eStem Coach Joshua Hayes, a for­mer Lit­tle Rock Parkview player who made the All-Metro team in 1999, a year be­fore the Clas­sic be­gan. “I was about to start coach­ing them up hard but I thought these guys need to have some fun. And it was ex­cit­ing. … It was ac­tu­ally more fun than I thought it would be.”

Kalin Ben­nett, a 6-9 cen­ter from Lit­tle Rock Chris­tian, was se­lected as the MVP for Team Hayes, scor­ing 19 points and grab­bing six re­bounds. Ben­nett showed some ver­sa­til­ity, hit­ting a three-pointer from the top of the key in the first half.

“I wanted to come out here, win MVP, play in front of great crowd and put on a show,” said Ben­nett, who has signed with the Univer­sity of Arkansas at Lit­tle Rock.

Lit­tle Rock Parkview’s C.J. White and Cen­tral Arkansas Chris­tian’s Kam Vick each added 14 points and eight re­bounds for Team Hardin, which was coached by Joe T. Robin­son’s An­war Hardin.

Robin­son’s Cameron Bush added 10 points and led Team Hardin in as­sists with six. Pu­laski Academy’s Brett Lynch came up with three steals.

Mills guard Pa­trick Greene and eStem’s Pey­ton Sewell each con­nected on a game-high 3 three-point­ers for Team Hayes. Greene col­lected 15 points and eight re­bounds. Sewell put in 13 points. eStem’s Jer­mimiah En­calade led his team with five as­sists.

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