WBCA game wrap-up

Eleven ties and 15 lead changes in this game – would have loved to see that:

INDIANAPOLIS -Smyrna (Clayton, Del.) High School’s Betnijah Laney, one of the nation’s top high school seniors who has yet to declare where she will play collegiately, scored 21 points to lead the White Team to an 83-73 victory over the Red Team in the 2011 WBCA High School All-America Game presented by Nike, played today at Conseco Fieldhouse.

The hotly contested, but friendly 20th annual contest, which features the 20 members of the WBCA High School All-America Team, is part of the WBCA National Convention and is held in conjunction with the NCAA┬« Women’s Final Four┬«. This marked the second year the game was played on the Women’s Final Four court.

I went to this game in 2009, before it was on the Final Four court. Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins were playing, and afterwards I was one of the media in the press room asking them questions. Two years later, they are giants on their teams and are playing for the title. Who knows what players this year will be in the same position in coming seasons?