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East edges West in All-Star classic

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Danielle Robinson finished with 6 points in Saturday’s 2014 WNBA All-Star game. (Photo by Rebecca George)

It was an All-Star Game for the ages, possibly the best in WNBA history.

Shoni Schimmel scored an All-Star game record 29 points as she led the Eastern Conference All-Stars to a 125-124 overtime victory over the Western Conference All-Stars on Saturday afternoon in Phoenix.

New York Liberty center Tina Charles posted 19 points for the East. Indiana Fever veteran Tamika Catchings scored the game-winning layup with 6.9 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Eastern Conference the win and bragging rights.

Shimmel was named the games MVP.

First time All-Star Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock led the West squad with 27 points. Minnesota’s Maya Moore scored 24 and Brittney Griner of the host city Phoenix Mercury added 15.

San Antonio Stars guard Danielle Robinson finished with six points, two steals and one assist in 13 minutes off the bench for the West.

The Stars currently own a record of 11-12, good enough for third place in the Western Conference and will resume the season on Tuesday evening against the Tulsa Shock at the AT&T Center at 7 p.m.

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