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.