Stanford recruit helps West win McDonald's game

SAN DIEGO -- Stanford-bound Jayne Appel scored 12 points, had seven rebounds and blocked two shots Wednesday as the West defeated the East 80-76 in the McDonald's All-American high school girls' game.

The 6-foot-4 Appel, from Pleasant Hill, Calif., was named the MVP. She hit three consecutive shots midway through the second half to give the West a 51-47 lead.

Dymon Simon, who is heading to Arizona State, scored 14 points
and Amanda Thompson had 11 points and nine rebounds for the West.
Allison Hightower had nine rebounds and nine points. Abi Olajuwon,
the daughter of former NBA MVP Hakeem Olajuwon, had eight points
and five rebounds.

Virginia recruit Monica Wright led the East with 13 points while Tina Charles tallied 12, Ashley Houts 11 and Amber White 10.

Epiphanny Prince, who set a national record with 113 points in a
game for Murry Bergtraum High School in New York last month, scored
two points for the East.

Simon, the smallest player on the court at 5-feet-5, made two shots, had a steal and an assist to fuel a 5-0 run after the East tied the game for the last time at 69 with four minutes remaining.

The game was tied 11 times with seven lead changes. The East had
a 34-31 lead at the half.