East edges West in McDonald’s All-American game

East 89, West 87:

The East came back to win in tonight’s McDonald’s All-American game:

Marina Mabrey and Arike Ogunbowale envisioned a better start to their career as teammates than what developed Wednesday at the United Center.

The two Notre Dame recruits, though, proved capable of aiding a comeback.

Mabrey and Ogunbowale helped engineer a first-half turnaround to lift the East team to a 89-87 victory against the West in the girls McDonald’s All-American Game.

Mabrey and West point guard Te’a Omari Cooper were named co-MVPs for the game. Current Notre Dame freshman Brianna Turner was named the MVP for last season’s contest.

Box score.

Eight of the players are committed to this year’s Final Four teams.