Meighan Simmons takes McDonald’s All-American player of the game honor

Tennesee fans can take heart, as signee Meighan Simmons busted 21 points in 14 minutes in today’s Micky D’s All-American matchup, and she was also named player of the game.

West won 84-75, but it wasn’t always that close. The East was down by 22 points before going on a run late in the game. They came as close as six points with less than a minute to go, but the West held on to win:

Chiney Ogwumike, headed for Stanford, had 14 points and Duke’s Richa Jackson added 12 points for the West, which built a big early lead and then hung on as the East mounted a furious comeback.

Natasha Howard, who will play at Florida State this fall, was the East MVP with 20 points, while future Connecticut teammates Bria Hartley and Stefanie Dolson had 17 and 12, respectively.


  1. I attended the game in Columbus and she definitely played the best. Natasha played well also. it was the usual allstar game with lots of jacked 3's from the guards a lot of bad shots taken. The kids were very athletic and in many ways they are starting to resemble the boys game, which is not a positive. There was a lot of talent on the floor!

  2. Sad really but some of them will change in college and start to play team ball which is always the positive OR they will sit the bench!!!