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Indiana Junior All-Stars split opening doubleheader with Kentucky Juniors

Rematch set for Sunday (June 3) at Ben Davis High School

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – David Johnson of Louisville Trinity scored 28 points and Michael Moreno of Scott County added 20 points Saturday (June 2), lifting the Kentucky Junior Boys All-Stars to a 113-109 victory over the Indiana Junior Boys in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Trinity High School.

Isaiah Cozart of Madison Central and Jordan Graham of George Rogers Clark each chipped in 13 points for Kentucky, which improved its record to 5-2 in the boys’ all-time Junior All-Star series that has been resumed for 2018. Previously, there were two games in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Cobie Barnes of Floyd Central scored a game-high 30 points for the Indiana boys, who essentially played with seven players because of injuries and excused absences. Armaan Franklin of Cathedral and Alex Hemenway of Castle each contributed 22 points, and Jared Hankins of Lawrence North had 20 points.

Maddie Nolan of Zionsville tossed in 18 points and Addy Blackwell of Bloomington South netted 16 points as Indiana won the girls’ game 91-72.

In the boys’ game, Indiana led 43-42 at intermission but Kentucky rallied to draw even at 97 late in regulation. Both teams had chances in the waning seconds of regulation, but neither could go ahead.

In the overtime, Graham made an off-balance bank shot to give Kentucky a 108-106 lead. Franklin hit a free throw to pull Indiana within one and the team traded baskets for a 110-109 Kentucky lead with 9.6 seconds to go. Johnson hit the front of a 1-and-1 to make it 111-109, but Moreno got the rebound and scored on a put-back to account for the final.

In the girls’ game, Lilly Hatton of North Harrison provided 15 points, Trinity Brady of Lawrence North tallied 14 points and Jorie Allen of Bedford North Lawrence had 12 points in support of Nolan and Blackwell as the Indiana girls moved their record to 7-0 in games against the Kentucky Juniors.

Nila Blackford of Louisville Manual scored 12 points to lead Kentucky. Zoie Barth of Fort Thomas Highland chipped in 11 points and Lauren Schwartz of Ryle had 10 points.

Indiana led virtually all of the girls’ game, but Kentucky closed its deficit to within 71-68 with about eight minutes to go. Shaila Beeler of Warren Central helped Indiana push the margin back to five, then Beeler threw a long pass to Vincennes Rivet’s Grace Waggoner, who converted a three-point play to make it 76-68. From there, Indiana handled the ball cleanly and hit free throws to pull away for the 19-point decision.

The Indiana Juniors host the Kentucky Juniors on Sunday (June 3) at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. The girls’ game begins at 2 p.m., and the boys will follow about 4 p.m. Admission is $6.

The Indiana Juniors will play the Indiana Senior All-Stars on Wednesday (June 6) at New Albany High School. The girls’ game begins at 6 p.m., and the boys will follow about 8 p.m. Admission is $6.

The Indiana Seniors face Kentucky in their home-and-home doubleheaders on Friday (June 8) at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall in Louisville and Saturday (June 9) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The girls’ game on June 8 begins at 6 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow. Tickets on June 8 are $15 apiece. The girls’ game on June 9 is at 5 p.m. with the boys’ to follow. Tickets on June are $100, $22, $18 and $7.

 

AT LOUISVILLE TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Game

INDIANA (91) – Shaila Beeler (Warren Central) 0-6 4-6 4, Trinity Brady (Lawrence North) 5-11 1-1 14, Maddie Nolan (Zionsville) 5-12 8-9 18, Jorie Allen (Bedford N. Lawrence) 5-7 2-2 12, Lilly Hatton (North Harrison) 3-9 9-10 15, Makinzi Meurer (North Knox) 3-4 1-2 7, Addy Blackwell (Bloomington South) 6-10 0-0 16, Grace Waggoner (Vincennes Rivet) 1-5 3-3 5, Kinnidy Garrard (Pike) 0-1 0-2 0. Totals: 28-65 28-35 91.

KENTUCKY (72) – Savannah Wheeler (Boyd County) 0-5 5-6 5, Emma King (Lincoln County) 2-5 2-3 6, Zoie Barth (Fort Thomas Highlands) 4-6 1-1 11,  Nila Blackford (Louisville Manual) 4-8 4-6 12, Jasmine Elder (Louisville Butler) 2-6 1-2 5, Aaliyah Hamilton (Christian County) 0-4 0-0 0, Maaliya Owens (Scott County) 0-4 1-2 1, Ashlee Harris (Louisville Sacred Heart) 2-6 1-1 5, Ivy Turner (Danville) 1-6 0-0 2, Mikayla Kinnard (Louisville Eastern) 2-12 2-3 6, Lauren Schwartz (Ryle) 3-9 3-4 10, Jada Higgins (Knott County Central) 0-4 0-0 0, Haley Harrison (George Rogers Clark) 2-6 0-0 5, Emma Hacker (Menifee County) 1-2 0-1 2, Cameron Browning (Louisville Male) 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 24-84 18-26 72.

Halftime score: Indiana 44, Kentucky 39.

3-point shooting: Indiana 7-18 (Blackwell 4-8, Brady 3-5, Waggoner 0-1, Nolan 0-4), Kentucky 6-30 (King 2-3, Barth 2-4, Harrison 1-3, Schwartz 1-4, Turner 0-1, Elder 0-1, Hampton 0-2, Harris 0-2, Wheeler 0-3, Higgins 0-3, Owens 0-4).

Rebounds: Indiana 53 (Nolan 14, Hatton 11, Brady 9, Garrard 5, Beeler 3, Allen 3), Kentucky 50 (Blackford 9, Schwartz 7, Browning 7, Hampton 4, King 4, Wheeler 3,  Harrison 3, Hacker 3).

Assists: Indiana 16 (Beeler 4, Brady 4, Nolan 4, Waggoner 2, Girrard 2), Kentucky 8 (Wheeler 2, Higgins 2, Turner 1, Schwartz 1, Barth 1, Elder 1).

Turnovers: Indiana 16 (Blackwell 3, Beeler 3), Kentucky 12 (Owens 3).

Blocks: Indiana 6 (Hatton 2, Beeler 1, Brady 1, Waggoner 1, Girrard 1), Kentucky 4 (Browning 3, Harrison 1).

Steals: Indiana 7 (Nolan 3, Beeler 2, Meurer 1, Blackwell 1), Kentucky 10 (Owens 2, Barth 2, Wheeler 1, Turner 1, Kinnard 1, Schwartz 1, King 1, Browning 1).

Total fouls: Indiana 24, Kentucky 28.

Fouled out: None.

Technical fouls: None.

 

Boys Game

INDIANA (109) – Alex Hemenway (Castle) 7-13 3-4 22, Cameron Alford (Brownsburg) 3-15 0-0 6, Jared Hankins (Lawrence North) 8-16 2-2 20, Zach Kuhn (Shelbyville) 1-4 0-0 2, Cobie Barnes (Floyd Central) 11-23 5-10 30, Manuel Brown (Scecina) 3-4 1-2 7, Armaan Franklin (Cathedral) 7-21 5-6 22, Mason Gillis (New Castle) 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 40-96 16-24 109.

KENTUCKY (113) – David Johnson (Louisville Trinity) 11-22 5-7 28, Jordan Graham (George Rogers Clark) 6-12 0-0 13, Nick Thelen (Covington Catholic) 5-9 0-0 10, Michael Moreno (Scott County) 9-14 0-1 20, Isaiah Cozart (Madison Central) 6-10 1-2 13, Diablo Stewart (Scott County) 1-7 0-0 3, Rodriguez Thomas (Paducah Tilghman) 0-1 0-0 0, Jaaga Kalakon (Louisville Waggener) 2-3 0-0 5, Noah Back (Perry County Central) 0-0 0-0 0, Brennan Canada (George Rogers Clark) 1-2 0-0 2, Dieonte Miles (Walton-Verona) 3-7 4-7 11, Kyle Rode (Lexington Christian) 4-18 0-0 8, Jamarion Sharp (Hopkinsville) 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 48-106 10-17 113.

Halftime score: Indiana 43, Kentucky 42. End of regulation: Indiana 97, Kentucky 97.

3-point shooting: Indiana 13-39 (Hemenway 5-9, Barnes 3-6, Franklin 3-11, Hankins 2-6, Kuhn 0-3, Alford 0-4), Kentucky 7-27 (Moreno 2-4, Kalakon 1-1, Graham 1-2, Miles 1-3, Stewart 1-5, Johnson 1-5, Canada 0-1, Thelen 0-2, Rode 0-4).

Rebounds: Indiana 48 (Barnes 15, Franklin 7, Hankins 6, Alford 5, Kuhn 4, Hemenway 3), Kentucky 78 (Rode 13, Moreno 12, Thelen 10, Cozart 10, Miles 7, Johnson 6, Graham 3, Sharp 3).

Assists: Indiana 20 (Alford 10, Brown 3, Franklin 3, Kuhn 3, Barnes 1), Kentucky 21 (Johnson 6, Moreno 5, Stewart 2, Rode 2, Thelen 2, Cozart 2, Canada 1, Graham 1).

Turnovers: Indiana 9 (Brown 2, Alford 2, Kuhn 2), Kentucky 14 (Thelen 3, Moreno 3).

Blocks: Indiana 3 (Barnes 2, Brown 1), Kentucky 6 (Miles 2, Johnson 1, Rode 1, Thelen 1, Sharp 1).

Steals: Indiana 10 (Alford 3, Brown 2, Franklin 2, Hemenway 1, Hankins 1, Kuhn 1), Kentucky 3 (Johnson 1, Graham 1, Moreno 1).

Total fouls: Indiana 14, Kentucky 16.

Fouled out: None.

Technical fouls: None.