A pair of Midcoast seniors played the final games of their high school basketball careers March 13, and other than holding a gold ball over their heads at the end of a state championship game, there is likely no greater thrill for a teenage athlete.

Both Medomak Valley’s Alex MacKenzie and Camden Hills’ Maddy Smeaton were among the chosen few to be invited to participate in the McDonald’s All-Star High School Senior Basketball Games March 13 at Husson University in Bangor. Both played for the East all stars.

Camden Hills boys coach Jeff Hart was one of two coaches on the A-B boys squad, along with Edward Little’s Mike Adams.

Camden Hills team manager Carlos Baeza was also awarded March 12 with the second annual Maine McDonald’s Spirit of the Game Award.

While playing in the game is the highlight of the weekend, student-athletes also were invited to participate in a trip to the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor and a dinner Friday night honoring the event’s participants.

In the A-B girls game, the East all stars earned a 62-57 win over the West stars. The East led 36-32 at halftime, and were led by Jen Nale of Waterville with 15 points, while Hannah Fenwick of Mt. Ararat added 11; Sarah Fitzgerald of Morse, 10; Kayla Cummings of Edward Little, nine; Smeaton of Camden Hills and Kirsten Prue of Edward Little, each five; Mackenzie Smith of Skowhegan, four; Kara Batchelder of Nokomis, three; and MacKenzie Dufour of Cony, two.

Biddeford’s Lauren Roseeau led the West with 19 points.

Smeaton converted a field goal in both the first half and second half, along with a free throw in the second half, accounting for her five points.

In the A-B boys game, the West stars defeated the East 103-88. The West led 51-43 at intermission. Leading the East were Alonzo James of Morse with 23 points, while Yusuf Iman of Edward Little and Rashon Edgerton of Brunswick each added 12; Clark Noonan of Bangor, 10; Jacob Moore of Hampden, eight; MacKenzie of Medomak Valley, six; Dom Drake of Brewer and Paul Verville of Skowhegan, each five; James Philbrook of Edward Little, four; and Colton Gross of Hermon, two.

Cheverus’ Indiana Faithfull, who also was named Mr. Maine Basketball for 2010, led the West with 27 points.

MacKenzie netted three first-half field goals, accounting for his six points.

Village NetMedia Associate Sports Director Mark Haskell can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail at mhaskell@villagesoup.com.