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March 28, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Seattle Christian’s Katie Collier leaves mark on McDonald’s All-American Game

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Seattle Christian senior Katie Collier stepped into the national spotlight Wednesday night.

Whether it was taking the floor as one of the West starters in the McDonald’s All-American Game, pulling down first-half rebounds or being interviewed on national TV, Collier, the University of Washington-bound standout, performed with the elegance she displayed all year while fighting through acute promyelocytic leukemia.

Here is the Associated Press recap of the game:

CHICAGO — Bashaara Graves made a game-winning free throw with less than a second left and the East beat the West 79-78 in the McDonald’s All-American girls basketball game Wednesday.

Baylor recruit Alexis Prince had 15 points and nine rebounds for the East to earn the MVP award.

Katie Collier, a 6-foot-3 University of Washington recruit from Seattle Christian, made two foul shots for the West with 16.4 seconds left, tying it at 68.

Graves was fouled by Collier on the ensuing possession, and the Tennessee recruit made the first free throw to put the East ahead with 0.3 seconds remaining. She missed the second, but time expired before the West could attempt a shot.

Player of the year Breanna Stewart scored seven of her nine points for the East in the final 4 minutes of the game. Stewart is headed to Connecticut.

Nirra Fields, a UCLA commit, led the West with 20 points.

Collier, The Seattle Times State Player of the Year, was the only Washington player — boys or girls — selected for the McDonald’s all-star games.

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