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Girls basketball: PHU's Booze scores 24 in all-star romp

TAMPA — Before Saturday night's Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Girls All-Star game at Jefferson, Sharee Booze said her team set a goal to score at least 100 points.

The Palm Harbor University senior did her part Saturday night at Jefferson, tallying a game-high 24 points in leading the White team to a lopsided 102-72 win over Blue.

"We wanted that," Booze said of 100 points, adding, "I always try to put on a show. People paid $5 to come see it."

"I never talked to them about that, but apparently it was their goal," PHU coach Danielle Kostacky said. "I was very happy that (Booze) could put up such a showing here."

Booze, still mulling offers from Division II schools Saint Leo, Tampa and Florida Tech, had 18 points in the first half as White took a 59-35 lead.

Teammate Jerica Coley, a St. Petersburg Catholic guard and the Times' All-Suncoast player of the year, added 21 points.

Nine Tampa Bay area players and seven McDonald's All-America nominees dotted the rosters of the two teams of seniors. Players from the same high school team were split up.

The most notable prep teammates to play on opposing sides were Tampa Catholic's Colette Eule and Sarah Brennan. Eule scored 19 for White and Brennan had eight for Blue.

Kaitlyn Payne of Fort Myers Bishop Verot led Blue with 19 points with Plant's Michelle Taylor contributing 13 and Bradenton Southeast's Bianca Hanna 12.

Coley, a Florida International signee, was named most valuable player for White. Hanna, who is unsigned, was Blue's MVP.

Girls basketball: PHU's Booze scores 24 in all-star romp 04/10/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 10, 2010 11:23pm]
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