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Butler County All-Star basketball returning to Hamilton on Saturday

Area prep basketball standouts are set to participate in the second annual All-Butler County All-Star boys and girls games this weekend.

A full slate of competitions will be held at the Hamilton Athletic Center on Saturday, including 3-point shooting and ball-handling contests.

The girls pregame activities will start at noon, with the game following at 2 p.m. The boys pregame activities will start at 6 p.m., with the game following at 8 p.m.

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Admission will be $5 per person for each session or $8 for both sessions. The arena will be cleared between the girls and boys events.

Sixteen schools are participating, and each school could send up to two boys and girls from any class. Some chose to nominate only one.

Coaches are not permitted to coach underclassmen from their schools in all-star games, so the selected coaches will work with teams that don’t include their players.

The Blue team defeated the Red 80-77 in last year’s girls game. Players of the Game were Badin’s Shelby Nusbaum (Blue) and Fairfield’s Brooke Spaulding (Red).

The Red squad beat the Blue 117-95 in last year’s boys game. Players of the Game were Cincinnati Christian’s Dylan Woods (Red) and Hamilton’s Hunter Hamilton (Blue).

Here are this year’s rosters:

Butler County Red Boys

Players — Caleb Davis, C.J. Napier, Fenwick; Johnny Nimmo, Riley Reutener, Cincinnati Christian; Trent Allen, Tyrell Hill, Edgewood; Blake Spaulding, Devin Turner, Fairfield; Frankie Young, Connor Kinnett, Harrison; Matt Oehler, Lakota West; Levi McMonigle, Grant Whisman, Madison; Tristan Backas, Monroe

Coaches — Clint Adkins, Lakota East; David Lane, Ross

Butler County Blue Boys

Players — Sam Mathews, Jakob Tipton, Badin; Cameron Benson, Zack Morgan, Hamilton; Jarrett Cox, Jackson See, Lakota East; Jawunn Bailey, E.J. Williams, Middletown; Jarod Hamlin, Dre Shores, Middletown Christian; Deanza Duncan, Jordan Robinette, New Miami; Landen Angel, Dylan Zimmerman, Ross; Ty Hornsby, Evan James, Talawanda

Coach — Andy Marx, Harrison

Butler County Red Girls

Players — Hannah Beckman, Anna Beebe, Fenwick; Grace Edmonston, Hannah Randall, Cincinnati Christian; Cierra Lipps, Zoe Stephen, Edgewood; Zahrya Bailey, Journee Hicks, Fairfield; Hayley Harmon, Sami Wilkins, Harrison; Nevaeh Dean, Bryana Henderson, Lakota West; Lily Campbell, Kenzi Saunders, Madison; Sophie Sloneker, Olivia Wells-Daniels, Monroe

Coaches — Kevin Aldridge, Middletown; Harry Phillips, Hamilton; Ken Yablonsky, Middletown Christian

Butler County Blue Girls

Players — Emma Broermann, Emily Maher, Badin; Kira Ash, CiCi Riggins, Hamilton; Jessica Motley, Jordan Stanley, Lakota East; Aliyah Burks, Aubriana Bellard, Middletown; Anna Crawford, Ellie Veal, Middletown Christian; Brooklyn Adkins, Arielle Scalf, New Miami; Olivia Chaney, Julia Nunn, Ross; Addie Brown, Kyra Koontz, Talawanda

Coaches — Chad Allen, Monroe; Paul Owens, Cincinnati Christian

Hamilton’s CiCi Riggins (21) and Kira Ash (left) defend Olivia Chaney of Ross during a game Jan. 8 at the Hamilton Athletic Center. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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