"Chuck talked to them at halftime and told them we need to make the extra pass," Greene said. "I thought Coach Elkins had a great way to say it. He said, 'take the shot you take during the regular season' and we started doing that. I just thought our kids went back and shared the basketball. That was the main thing. We got better shots."
At the end of the Cardinals' 11-0 run to start the second half, the South squad led 50-41. That lead ballooned to as many as 26 late in the second half.
In addition to extra passes and tighter defense, Elkins said the North team won with speed, something Elkins employs regularly with the Class A Bison.
"That was the pace we wanted to play and we just wanted to out-run them," he said. "Truthfully, we were a little afraid of (Donte) Grantham inside, but he never did really go inside. We thought they had a size advantage on us. We just wanted to out-run them."
Grantham, the 6-7 reigning Evans Award winner, finished with a rather quiet 13 points, though he added several blocks inside defensively.
"It felt good to play with my teammates for the last time and the guys from our area and everybody around the state," Grantham said, noting the opportunity to play with fellow Martinsburg teammates Jalen Lewis and Jordan Robinson.
"If I don't get the touches on offense, I have to make an impact somehow defensively, just look for blocks, I guess, and that's what I did."
Grantham will report to Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) Aug. 24. In the meantime, he said he plans to spend the summer working out and attending invitational camps in Florida, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, as he continues to hone his craft.
"I can work on all aspects of my game, but mostly I think creating for myself, finishing when I get to the hole, just going hard, go hard every play," he said.
Fairmont Senior's Travon Horton, who will walk-on at Fairmont State, earned MVP honors for the North squad with a team-high 16 points. Lewis also reached double figures with 14 points and Parkersburg South's Doug Dennis finished with 11.
For the Cardinals, Tug Valley's Austin Brewer and Nitro's Angelo Sirianni each had 13 points. Josh Martin, of Greenbrier West, recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. West Virginia University walk-on Brett Morris, of Webster County, scored 10 points.
In pre-game activities, University's Travis Tomer won both the 3-point shooting and dunk contests. Scott's Matt Dolan captured the free-throw shooting contest title.