Rosters set for 2nd annual KTRE Rivalry game

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Tickets are now on sale in nearly every community in Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties for the 2nd Annual KTRE River Rivalry basketball game.

The basketball game, to be held April 22 at Angelina College's Shands Gym, will pit the best seniors in Angelina County against the best seniors in Nacogdoches County in a girls game at 6 p.m. and a boys game at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at $4. If you buy them at the door, tickets are $5. Kids four years and younger get in for free.

Chireno coach Pam Muse, Zavalla's Jan West, Central Heights' Kevin Herron and Hudson's Rob Peterson have agreed to coach the teams.

The River Rivalry will give district foes like Central, Hudson, Huntington and Diboll in Angelina County, as well as district rivals like Garrison, Central Heights and Woden in Nacogdoches County a chance to join forces to fuel a rivalry between Nacogdoches and Angelina County.

At least one senior from every high school in both counties will participate in the game.

The 2009 game, which drew a crowd of about 900, was a sweep for Angelina County as the girls won, 61-49, and the boys won, 72-66.

The game raised more than $3,000, with proceeds going to charities of the games' most valuable players' choices.

Fans will also be entertained with two half-time three-point shooting contests, with the girls' contest during the boys game and the boys' contest during the girls' games. The winners of each contest will then take on each other for the shooting title.

Players from Nacogdoches, Garrison, Central Heights, Woden, Douglass, Martinsville, Cushing and Chireno will represent Nacogdoches County while players from Lufkin, Diboll, Huntington, Hudson, Central and Zavalla will represent Angelina County.

Here are the rosters for the game:

Angelina County girls, coached by Jan West, Zavalla

00 Madisyn Williams, Huntington

11 Niecy Deason, Diboll

12 Crystal Spencer, Diboll

15 Kassy Cox, Lufkin

16 Chelsey Durbin, Hudson

20 Jessica Dugat, Zavalla

21 Ceona Brooks, Central

22 Alicia Morris, Huntington

23 Courtney Thornton, Hudson

34 Amber Carver, Central

Nacogdoches County girls, coached by Pam Muse, Chireno

1 Shana Thompson, Douglass

10 Lisa Anthony, Chireno

13 Ashley Adams, Garrison

15 Ashley Wilburn, Woden

21 Sara McLemore, Woden

22 Jana Brown, Chireno

24 Hannah Wright, Garrison

29 Charlotte Singleton, Woden

30 Chelsea Leeder, Nacogdoches

34 Rachel Blount, Chireno

Angelina County boys, coached by Rob Peterson, Hudson

9 Garrett Nerren, Huntington

10 Byron Davis, Lufkin

11 Aaron Kervin, Zavalla

13 Chris Simmons, Hudson

14 Chris Champion, Central

20 Damion Williams, Hudson

23 Kameron McClendon, Huntington

44 Christian Lovelady, Diboll

50 Antonio Johnson, Diboll

Nacogdoches County boys, coached by Central Heights' Kevin Herron

10 Nick Reeves, Cushing

11 Andre Johnson, Chireno

12 Bret Partin, Douglass

15 Perry Bailey, Martinsville

21 Tim White, Nacogdoches

24 Hunter Kisinger, Cushing

30 Justin Hindsman, Woden

33 J'Kelon Edwards, Central Heights

41 Michael King, Central Heights

42 Brian Huckaby, Chireno

Three-point shooting contest

Boys' contest during halftime of girls' game

Central: Clancy Parker and Justin Williams

Chireno: Deron Davis and Andre Johnson

Cushing: Hunter Kisinger and Nick Reeves

Diboll: Cason Chittum and Cody Stifle

Hudson: Damion Williams and Chris Simmons

Huntington: Colton Cramer and Tyler Dhone

Girls' contest during halftime of boys' game

Central: Lauren Curry and Morgan Murphy

Chireno: Rachel Blount and Brianna Huckaby

Diboll: Frankie Bogan and Crystal Spencer

Garrison: Ashley Adams and Hannah Wright

Hudson: Chelsey Durbin and Courtney Thornton

Huntington: Alicia Morris and Madisyn Williams

Woden: Ashley Wilburn and Charlotte Singleton

Tickets for the game can be purchased at the following locations.

Lufkin: Angelina College Athletic office.

Central Heights: Mower Man.

Chireno: Capital One Bank.

Cushing: 7th Street Grocery.

Diboll: Brookshire Brothers.

Douglass: Douglass Corner Store and Cafe.

Garrison: Garrison in the News.

Hudson: Hudson Convenience Stop.

Huntington: City Hall.

Nacogdoches: Department of Parks and Recreation.

Pollok: KTRE.

Woden: Country Buds and Stems.

Zavalla: Coleman's.

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