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Elswick to play in Ohio/KY All-Star game Saturday

Ironton’s Nikki Elswick (21) will play in the 20th annual Ohio/Kentucky All-Star Game Saturday. (The Ironton Tribune / Tony Shotsky of Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

By JIM WALKER

Tribune Sports Editor

CRESVIEW HILLS, Ky. — Nikki Elswick played like an all-star. Now she will be surrounded by them.

The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ senior forward will play in the 20th annual Ohio/Kentucky All-Star Game Sataurday at Thomas More College.

The girls’ game begins at 5:30 followed by the boys.

The 6-foot Elswick averaged 20.6 points and 11.9 rebounds per game this past season.

She shot 55 percent from the field, 68 percent from the foul line and 34 percent from the 3-point line.

A Shawnee State University signee, Elswick was first team all-district by the Associated Press and District 13 Coaches Association. She was an AP third team All-Ohio selection.

Elswick shared the coaches’ district Player of the Year award in Division III and was selected to play in the annual North/South game.

Elswick helped Ironton to the state tournament as a junior and was named to the all-tournament team.