Covering High School Sports in America
All-Star games rarely feature fouls or defense, but the two converged in the final seconds of the McDonald's All-American girls game Wednesday night at the United Center in Chicago.

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BaSharra Graves.

With the score tied at 78-78, the East's Bashaara Graves (Clarksville, Tenn.) and the West's Katie Collier (Seattle Christian-SeaTac, Wash.) went after a rebound under the East basket. Collier seemed to tie up Graves, who desperately tried to get a shot up.

As the final horn sounded, a referee called a foul on Collier. The refs put 0.3 second on and after Graves sunk the first one, she missed the second on purpose to preserve the East's 79-78 win. Collier had made two free throws with 16 seconds left to tie the game at 78-78.

Baylor-signee Alexis Prince (Edgewater, Orlando, Fla.) was named the game's MVP with 15 points and nine rebounds. Teammate Breanna Stewart, the consensus National Player of the Year from Cicero-North Syracuse (Cicero, N.Y.), was held in check until the final four minutes when she scored seven of her nine points.

The best player on the court all night was the West's Nirra Fields, a UCLA commit from Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.). She scored 14 of her 20 points in the second half and made nine of 11 shots. Her West teammate, Morgan Tuck of Bolingbrook (Ill.), add 18 points, 12 in the second half.

Tuck and Stewart are headed to Connecticut, Graves is going to Tennessee and Collier is signed to Washington.