NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - For the third time as the coach of an All-Star team in the KTRE Pineywoods Showdown, Martinsville’s Danny Enloe has chosen to play for the American Cancer Society.
“As a fifth grader my mom was diagnosed with cancer and we didn’t know If I would have her by the time I was in sixth grade. She is still with us today but I know what it is like as a kid to start thinking you would have to do the laundry and stuff and for the next several years do it yourself.”
Enloe is not alone in wanting to promote the charity. With cancer effecting so many people it is no surprise that he has a player dealing with it.
“My grandpa had cancer,” Chireno’s Hunter Metteauer said. “I just want to go out, have a good game and help all the people struggling with cancer.”
The American Cancer Society continues their goal they always have which is to impact the communities they are in.
“On a local level there are a lot of things we do,” ACS volunteer Amelia Commander said. “At any point in your treatment you can walk into the local office and get a wig. You don’t have to have an appointment. You don’t have to have anything. They are trained to help. We are also working on getting transportation grants to help people get from here to Houston for treatment.”
The Nacogdoches All-Stars have a goal of 100 points in the game. If they do that then there is a really good chance ACS will be walking away as a winning charity.
“It feels good to give back,” Cushing’s Jeremiah Wilson said. “Go out there and play a good game and try to get money back to these people.”
The 11th annual KTRE Pineywoods Showdown, which pits high-school basketball seniors from both counties of Angelina and Nacogdoches, will be held Thursday, April 25, at the Central Heights high school gym.
The girls' game starts at 6 p.m. and the boys will follow after.
Admission is $5 at the door. Children under the age of 5 can get in free.
The 10th year saw the Nacogdoches County girls win 54-41 and the Nacogdoches County boys win 79-71.
The game pits the top seniors of Angelina County against the top seniors of of Nacogdoches County in two basketball games. Each team's coach has selected a charity to play for. The winning teams' charities win proceeds from the door.
Below are rosters for each team:
Angelina County girls, coached by Andre Emmons of Diboll. Playing for Men’s Fieldhouse.
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Kaylee Frazier and Madison Shaver of Central
Nia Mitchell and Michelle Finley of Diboll
Gracie England, Makiley Rhodes and Emily Vandover of Hudson
Micayla Havard and Jenna Flournoy of Huntington
Kurstyn Harden, Alexis Hood and Mikayla Bailey of Lufkin
Autymn Harrell of Pineywoods Academy
Nacogdoches County girls, coached by Lance Butler of Martinsville. Playing for Glory Gang.
Victoria Spencer of Central Heights
Briana Rushing of Chireno
Madison Wright and Shasta Thomas of Cushing
Sarah Lowery and Peyton White of Douglass
Sabrina Dove, Maci Mitchell and Selena Shepherd of Garrison
Kaitlyn Revill and Sierra Andrews of Martinsville
Tatyana Walker of Nacogdoches
Angelina County boys, coached by Patrick Sluga of Zavalla. Playing for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
Cash Carrell and Jacob Davis of Central
Amahd Chavis and Ty Eddins of Diboll
Cade Courtney and Darrel Douglas of Hudson
Carson Hopper and Taylor Truss of Huntington
KeVonte Hurts and Torrance Agnew of Lufkin
Kellen Kruk of Pineywoods Academy
Tyler Broderick of Zavalla
Nacogdoches County boys, coached by Danny Enloe of Martinsville. Playing for American Cancer Society.
Christian Adams of Central Heights
Hunter Metteauer of Chireno
Jeremiah Wilson of Cushing
Bryce Berthot of Douglass
Rodrick Johnson of Garrison
Jaren James and Lane Manchack of Martinsville
Devious Whitaker and Bobby Phillips of Nacogdoches
Luke Alvis, Reece King and Logan Lucas of Woden
The following are scores from the previous nine years:
Nacogdoches girls 49, Angelina girls 61
Nacogdoches boys 66, Angelina boys 72
Nacogdoches girls 36, Angelina girls 48
Nacogdoches boys 51, Angelina boys 72
Angelina girls 65, Nacogdoches girls 31
Angelina boys 84, Nacogdoches boys 53
Nacogdoches girls 28, Angelina girls 48
Nacogdoches boys 62, Angelina boys 73
Nacogdoches girls 72, Angelina girls 74
Nacogdoches boys 72, Angelina boys 78
Nacogdoches girls 67, Angelina girls 36
Nacogdoches boys 61, Angelina boys 54
Angelina girls 40, Nacogdoches girls 44
Angelina boys 70, Nacogdoches boys 66
Angelina girls 66, Nacogdoches girls 52
Angelina boys 69, Nacogdoches boys 57
Angelina girls 57, Nacogdoches girls 44
Nacogdoches boys 71, Angelina boys 66
Nacogdoches girls 54, Angelina girls 41
Nacogdoches boys 79, Angelina girls 71