LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Mesa Red Mountain’s Kayla Pedersen and Phoenix St. Mary’s Jerryd Bayless showed they belonged on the national stage, as both scored in double figures for their teams at the McDonald’s All-American games at Freedom Hall on Wednesday.
Stanford signee Pedersen led the West team with 18 points and 12 rebounds in the girls game, but it wasn’t enough as the East rolled to a 105-76 victory. The margin of victory was the largest in the game’s six-year history.
In the boys game, Bayless had 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, for the West as his squad held off a late East rally to win 114-112. The East had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but University of Southern California-bound prep star O.J. Mayo missed a wide open 3-pointer.
Arizona State signee James Harden scored eight points for the West, hitting 4 of 7 shots from the floor.