Shawn Palmer

Eaglecrest's Ikenna Ozor (25) of Team West hangs in the air as he tries to stop a layup attempt by Cherokee Trail's David Thornton (10) of Team East during the second half of the inaugural A-Town All-Stars Game on March 26, 2016, at Aurora Central High School. Twenty-four of Aurora's best boys basketball players from 11 high schools were assembled to play the all-star game, which was presented by the Aurora Sentinel. Team East posted a 133-117 win over Team West. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

The smiles told the story of the inaugural A-Town All-Stars Game March 26. Time after time down the court at Aurora Central High School in the fast-paced debut game of the city’s top boys basketball players — as presented by the Aurora Sentinel — grins were flashed as past teammates, recent foes and old friends challenged each other to the delight of a large crowd.