Carter shines at Classic

Published 10:48 am Sunday, April 14, 2013

Jim Walker


The postseason tour will continue for Ironton’s Zac Carter.

After playing in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game on Saturday night, Carter will head for Columbus next Sunday to play in the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association’s annual North/South All-Star Game.

The North/South games will be held at Capital University. The girls Division 3-4 game is at noon and the Division 1-2 game at 1:45.

The boys’ Division 3-4 game is at 3:45 p.m. followed by the boys’ Divison 1-2 game at 5:30

The 5-foot-9 Carter will play in the Division 3-4 game on the South squad.

So far, Carter has been one of the brightest all-stars.

On Friday at Thomas More College, Carter participated in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game’s Slam Jam All-Star Night of Stars with great success.

An outstanding 3-point shooter his entire high school career, Carter won the Ohio 3-point title by a one-point margin and then claimed the overall championship by beating Kentucky winner Logan O’Brian of Daviess County by a 12-10 score.

He later teamed with D.J. Wingfield and Isaiah Johnson of Cincinnati Walnut Hills to win the 3-on-3 title over the Kentucky trio of Rusty Troutman, Demetrius McReynolds and Tyler Jones.

Saturday night, Ironton’s Trey Fletcher scored 15 points and Carter 12 as the Ohio stars beat Kentucky 106-98.

Carter hit four 3-pointers and Fletcher added one.

Chesapeake’s Javon Thompson scored 5 points.

OHIO 56 50 = 106

KENTUCKY 46 52 = 98

OHIO (106): Devon Price 0, Zac Carter 12, Austin McBee 2, Jack Gibbs 0, Javon Thompson 5, Kevin Johnson 21, Josh Davenport 11, Jalen Rhea 3, Harrison Blackledge 4, Trey Fletcher 15, Aaron Jackson 9, DJ Wingfield 4, Maverick Morgan 0, Isaiah Johnson 6.

KENTUCKY (98): Dominique Hawkins 14, Demitrius McReynolds 2, Tyler Jones 0, Devonte Grundy 3, Jordan Majors 0, Dez Marshall 5, Darryl Hicks 6, Ken-Jah Bosley 17, Omar Prewitt 5, MiKyle McIntosh 18, Logan O’Bryan 0, Rusty Troutman 11, Brock Kiesler 7, Antonio Campbell 5, Ray Kasonga 5.

Free Throws: Ohio 32-42; Kentucky 29-39. Three-pointers: Ohio 11 (Carter, K.Johnson 4, Davenport, Rhea, Blackledge, Fletcher, Wingfield, Thompson). Kentucky 9 (Marshall, Bosley 2, Hicks, McIntosh, Troutman 3, Campbell).