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The 40th annual Benton Lions Club All-Star Basketball Games will be played March 30 at Rend Lake College.

The girls game will be played at 6 p.m. The boys game follows at 8 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

There will be a slam dunk contest between games and a 3-point shooting contest at halftime of each game.

Jerry Johnson of Meridian and Doug Althoff of Nashville will serve as coaches for the girls. Members of Althoff's team are Rachel Kell, Paige Kasten and Karly Stanowski of Nashville; Paige Tucker, Jada Hale and Brooke Wilderman of Sesser-Valier-Waltonville; Meridith Flamm of Cobden; Lindsey Hohlhubner of Vienna; Lotte Miller of Harrisburg; Kayla Walker of Murphysboro; Lauren Coakley of Massac County; and Katherine Drone of Hamilton County.

Johnson's team includes: Aleix Crain, Ra'Kyah Jeter, Cymone Ballard, Ra'Keya Jeter of Meridian; Marissa and Madison Russell of Herrin; Grace Haney of Du Quoin; Jessica Hopson of Harrisburg; Abby Bayer of Marion; Lucille Smith of Wayne City; Taylore Thompson and Savannah Childers of Mount Vernon; and Arie Ciganovich of Murphysboro.

Erik Griffin of Meridian and Matt Morgan of Zeigler-Royalson are coaching the boys.

Playing for Griffin are Ja'Quan Jones, Darnell Lowe and Demond Vasser of Meridian; J.C. Moll and Grant Jausel of Pinckneyville; Isaiah Thompson of Massac County; Blake Drue of Harrisburg; Cason Hight of Century; Jeremy House and Jaron Gaston of Murphysboro; Bronson Nesler of Herrin; Jayden Lewis of Fairfield; Gavin Arnhart-Powell of Egyptian; Kaleb Cox of Joppa; Levi Vinson of Crab Orchard; Justin Johnson of Carterville; Keagan Thrash of West Frankfort; Justin Saddoris of Marion; Matt Rubenacker of Hamilton County; and Damond Crosby of Salem.

Members of Morgan's team are: Lukan Gunter, Preston Launius and Addison Page of Sesser-Valier; Charles Neal and Dylan Stratton of Webber Township; Jake Parr and Sheldon McGrath of Anna-Jonesboro; Peyton Massey and Tanner Dunn of Goreville; Ben Mitchell and Austin Stevens of Galatia; Cord Brown and Dawson Linder of Salem; Marcus Davis of Century; Isaiah Saulsberry of Harrisburg; Braden Attebury of Eldorado; Kobi Dagg of Fairfield; Jaxon King of Wayne City; Jared Meyerhoff of Trico and Jake Whipple of Hamilton County.

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