Mountain View senior Destiny Slocum scored 10 points, tallied five assists and grabbed four rebounds, helping the West rally for a 97-88 overtime victory Wednesday in the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Slocum’s team trailed the East by 11 points with six minutes left, but the Maryland-bound point guard led a late rally that forced the first overtime in the girls’ all-star game history.
A wrap-around bounce pass from Idaho’s first representative in the nation’s premier high school all-star game to Lauren Cox for a 3-pointer tied the game with 57.9 seconds left. Slocum missed a running, potential game-winner at the buzzer. But she led an 11-0 run in overtime, grabbing a rebound under her basket, dribbling out of traffic with a behind-the-back move that drew gasps from the crowd and sinking two free throws after drawing a foul on the break.
Slocum continues her all-star tour April 15 when she plays in the Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center in New York.