Wizards wow in meeting with All-Stars


Arianna Simms goes against Leon "Space Jam" Sewell of the Harlem Wizards in Saturday's fundraiser basketball game at Crestview High School..

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 07:09 PM.

CRESTVIEW — In a few months, Arianna Simms will trade her Crestview High School colors for the University of West Florida, where she will begin her college basketball career.

But the soon-to-be-high school graduate couldn't resist the opportunity to put on a Bulldog uniform one last time Saturday night when the Crestview All-Stars faced the Harlem Wizards in a fundraiser game.

Simms believes her last appearance as a Bulldog will help her as she joins the Argonauts.

"I kept on getting ripped (the ball stolen from her)," she said. "It will be pretty good (help for her college career) because they are longer than I am and I had to dribble better."

Simms was just one of several Bulldog players — some alumni but most students — who participated in the game.

Shykeem Jackson, a 2011 Crestview graduate now at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, was glad to return home to help the worthy cause.

"It was fun," he said. "It means a lot (to help his old program) ... I've been away from this place for a year now. It was nice to come back and do this."

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