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Delaware's best senior hoopsters meet for a great cause

Smyrna's Alexus Stroud (Gold No. 12) drives the ball upcourt against the Blue.
Smyrna's Alexus Stroud (Gold No. 12) drives the ball upcourt against the Blue.
Mike Lang

NEWARK -- The best senior girls basketball players in Delaware gathered Saturday afternoon at the Bob Carpenter Center for the annual Blue-Gold All-Star Game, benefiting Best Buddies Delaware. The final score, perhaps the least important number of the day, was 106-83 in favor of the Blue, which represented the northern part of the state.

Concord's Meghan Doogan had eight points early on, including two three-pointers, on her way to 17 points to lead all scorers. She said the talent level on the floor makes everyone better.

"Playing with girls like that, they get you the ball so easily. It's really nice," said Doogan, whose sister Kelly, a graduate assistant coach at Providence College, saw her play for the first time this season. Kelly Doogan was a standout at Ursuline Academy from 2005-09 and played at St. Francis University (Pa.).

Doogan's Blue teammate, Sanford's Alison Lewis, added 15. The duo will be playing next year for Boston University, and both said they are committed to the Terriers despite the current investigation of the team's head coach, Kelly Greenberg. Greenberg has been accused by eight former players of mistreatment and bullying, but Lewis and Doogan said they are honoring their letters of intent.

"I love Boston the school, and I'm definitely committed to go there," Doogan said. "I love Greenberg the coach, but I chose Boston for the school."

Summer session in Beantown begins on June 28. Between now and then, the Claymont resident will be doing basketball workouts and improving her conditioning to ready for the college game. She also will play a new sport this spring for the Raiders, tennis. On Saturday, however, she showed Delaware that basketball is definitely her No. 1 sport.

Be sure to check out the slideshow from Saturday's action.

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