All eight players in the nightcap of the 38th annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic reached double-figures, even the only player who finished the first half scoreless.

All eight players in the nightcap of the 38th annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic reached double-figures, even the only player who finished the first half scoreless.
The teams were stocked with a combined five players — 62.5 percent of the talent pool — from Nevada (Myles McNeley, Matthew Sommer and Patrick Ferry) and Lamar (Trey Mooney and Sam Timmons), respectively, two of the most successful teams in Southwest Missouri last season. Nevada and Lamar combined for 46 wins.
Timmons, the Big 8 player of the year last season, led all scorers with 33 points and Sommer poured in 28 points to help White earn a 82-74 win over Blue.
McNeley and Ferry added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for White, 19 of their combined points coming in the second half.
White outscored Blue 46-38 in the second half, with McNeley’s second 3-point shot of the half giving White a 48-40 edge. Sommer scored the next five White points and his trifecta made it 53-43.
Sommer and McNeley baskets late produced the game’s largest margin at 78-59.
Mooney, who scored most of his points above the rim, led Blue with 29 points and former Joplin player Tory Lewis added 20 points. He closed out the scoring with an one-handed slam dunk, as both teams officially waived off any defense in the last minute, which probably still meant more defense than an NBA All-Star Game.
Nate Cox added 13 more points and former Carl Junction and East Newton guard Keynan Wade scored 12 points on four 3-point shots.
Wade and Mooney provided inarguably the highlight of the night — on a breakaway in the first half, Wade threw a pass off the backboard and the trailing Mooney threw down a two-handed dunk.
The teams were tied at 36 at halftime.
Seneca’s Spencer Brattin and Cameron Nesvold, El Dorado Springs’ Shane Trowbridge, and Purdy’s Matt Wilson were the originally selected players who pulled out before the game, leaving the contest in a pure 4-on-4 contest for 30 minutes.

WHITE 82, BLUE 74
WHITE — Sam Timmons 33, Matthew Sommer 28, Myles McNeley 11, Patrick Ferry 10.
BLUE — Trey Mooney 29, Tory Lewis 20, Nate Cox 13, Keynan Wade 12.