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Kentucky Junior boys, Indiana Junior girls complete sweeps in Junior doubleheaders

Bluegrass boys cut series deficit to 5-3; Hoosier girls extend their series lead to 8-0

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Michael Moreno scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds Sunday (June 3) to lead the Kentucky Junior Boys All-Stars to a 90-85 victory over the Indiana Junior Boys and a sweep of the two-game series.

The Indiana girls reversed the tables in their series, getting 22 points from Zionsville’s Maddie Nolan en route to a 95-90 triumph for a two-game sweep in the doubleheader played at Ben Davis High School.

In the boys’ game, David Johnson of Louisville Trinity added 23 points and a game-high 12 rebounds while Kyle Rode of Lexington Christian contributed 22 points and nine rebounds as the Kentucky boys trimmed their series deficit to 5-3 with two games each played in 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2018.

Dewand Jones of Ben Davis netted team highs of 25 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana. Armaan Franklin of Cathedral chipped in 21 points and four rebounds, while Ethan Brittain-Watts of Culver Academy tallied 14 points and seven rebounds. Colin Kenney of Marquette Catholic had 11 points.

The teams played to a 45-45 tied in the first half, and the margin never was greater than five points throughout the second half. There were five ties and 11 lead changes over the course of the game.

In the girls’ game, Trinity Brady scored 17 points with seven rebounds in support of Maddie Nolan as the Indiana girls extended their series lead to 8-0. Sydney Freeman of Central Noble and Tai-Yanna Jackson of East Chicago Central each provided 11 points, while Riley Ott of LaPorte had eight points for the Hoosiers.

Savannah Wheeler of Boyd County netted a team-best 15 points for Kentucky. Jasmine Elder of Louisville Butler added 13 points, while Mikayla Kinnard of Louisville Eastern and Nila Blackford of Louisville Manual each had 10 points.

In the opening doubleheader on Saturday (June 2) at Louisville Trinity High School, the Kentucky boys claimed a 113-109 decision in overtime and the Indiana girls claimed a 91-72 victory.

The Indiana Juniors conclude their All-Star experience on Wednesday (June 6) when they play the Indiana Senior All-Stars on 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 BEN DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Game

KENTUCKY (90) – Savannah Wheeler (Boyd County) 5-10 2-2 15, Lauren Schwartz (Ryle) 3-6 2-2 9, Emma King (Lincoln County) 3-10 0-0 7, Nila Blackford (Louisville Manual) 2-7 6-7 10, Cameron Browning (Louisville Male) 3-7 0-0 6, Aaliyah Hamilton (Christian County) 0-3 0-0 0, Maaliya Owens (Scott County) 1-4 0-0 3, Ashlee Harris (Louisville Sacred Heart) 0-3 0-0 0, Ivy Turner (Danville) 0-1 0-0 0, Mikayla Kinnard (Louisville Eastern) 5-8 0-0 10, Jada Higgins (Knott County Central) 1-5 0-0 3, Haley Harrison (George Rogers Clark) 1-1 1-1 4, Emma Hacker (Menifee County) 3-3 0-0 2, Zoie Barth (Fort Thomas Highlands) 0-1 4-4 4, Jasmine Elder (Louisville Butler) 5-9 2-2 13. Totals: 32-78 17-18 90.

INDIANA (95) – Trinity Brady (Lawrence North) 5-11 5-8 17, Maddie Nolan (Zionsville) 8-13 3-3 22, Jorie Allen (Bedford N. Lawrence) 3-9 2-4 8, Sophia Nolan (Marquette Catholic) 2-2 0-0 5, Lilly Hatton (North Harrison) 2-7 2-3 6, Riley Ott (LaPorte) 3-7 2-4 8, Sydney Freeman (Central Noble) 3-6 2-2 11, Morgan Litwiller 0-5 0-0 0, Tai-Yanna Jackson (East Chicago Central) 4-8 3-5 11, Emma Nolan (Marquette Catholic) 1-2 5-8 7. Totals: 31-70 24-37 95.

Halftime score: Indiana 45, Kentucky 31.

3-point shooting: Kentucky 9-27 (Wheeler 3-5, Harrison 1-1, Schwartz 1-2, Elder 1-2, Higgins 1-3, Owens 1-4, King 1-5, Harris 0-1, Kinnard 0-1, Browning 0-1, Hampton 0-2), Indiana 9-21 (M. Nolan 3-4, Freeman 3-5, Brady 2-4, S. Nolan 1-1, Allen 0-1, E. Nolan 0-1, Litwiller 0-2, Hatton 0-3).

Rebounds: Kentucky 43 (Blackford 8, Schwartz 7, Kinnard 6, Hacker 3), Indiana 51 (Brady 7, Ott 7, M. Nolan 6, Jackson 5, Hatton 5, Freeman 4, Litwiller 4, Allen 4, E. Nolan 4).

Assists: Kentucky 17 (Harris 2, Wheeler 2, Turner 2, Schwartz 2, Higgins 2, King 2, Blackford 2, Elder 2, Kinnard 1),

Indiana 16 (M. Nolan 4, Ott 3, Freeman 3, Litwiller 2, Allen 2, Jackson 2).

Turnovers: Kentucky 25 (Schwartz 5, Higgins 4), Indiana 30 (Freeman 6, Ott 4, Jackson 4).

Blocks: Kentucky 5 (Wheeler 1, Kinnard 1, Barth 1, Blackford 1, Browning 1), Indiana 6 (Jackson 5, Hatton 1).

Steals: Kentucky 19 (Wheeler 4, King 3, Blackford 3, Schwartz 2, Elder 2), Indiana 18 (M. Nolan 6, Freeman 4, Jackson 3, Brady 2, Ott 2).

Total fouls: Kentucky 27, Indiana 17.

Fouled out: None.

Technical fouls: None.

 

Boys Game

KENTUCKY (90) – David Johnson (Louisville Trinity) 9-23 2-4 23, Jordan Graham (George Rogers Clark) 0-5 0-0 0, Kyle Rode (Lexington Christian) 9-16 0-0 22,  Michael Moreno (Scott County) 10-16 1-2 25, Isaiah Cozart (Madison Central) 3-7 1-2 7, Diablo Stewart (Scott County) 1-7 1-2 4, Rodriguez Thomas (Paducah Tilghman) 0-0 0-0 0, Jaaga Kalakon (Louisville Waggener) 0-1 0-0 0, Noah Back (Perry County Central) 0-2 0-0 0, Brennan Canada (George Rogers Clark) 1-2 0-0 3, Nick Thelen (Covington Catholic) 1-3 0-0 2, Jamarion Sharp (Hopkinsville) 2-6 0-0 4. Totals: 36-88 5-10 90.

INDIANA (85) – Ethan Brittain-Watts (Culver Academy) 4-15 5-6 14, Colin Kenney (Marquette Catholic) 4-9 2-3 11, Armaan Franklin (Cathedral) 9-12 1-2 21, Ali Ali (East Noble) 1-4 2-4 4, Dewand Jones (Ben Davis) 10-19 5-5 25, Elijah Hales (Westview) 0-0 0-0 0, Noah Applegate (Penn) 1-7 0-0 2, Craig Young Jr. (Fort Wayne Wayne) 4-7 0-0 8. Totals: 33-73 15-20 85.

Halftime score: Indiana 45, Kentucky 45.

3-point shooting: Kentucky 13-32 (Rode 4-6, Moreno 4-7, Johnson 3-8, Canada 1-2, Stewart 1-5, Kalakon 0-1, Graham 0-1, Back 0-2), Indiana 4-16 (Franklin 2-3, Kenney 1-4, Brittain-Watts 1-6, Ali 0-1, Applegate 0-1, Jones 0-1).

Rebounds: Kentucky 51 (Johnson 12, Rode 9, Sharp 7, Moreno 6, Graham 5, Thelen 3, Cozart 3), Indiana 44 (Jones 11, Brittain-Watts 7, Young 7, Franklin 4, Applegate 4, Kenney 3, Ali 3).

Assists: Kentucky 6 (Stewart 2, Back 2, Johnson 1, Moreno 1), Indiana 13 (Brittain-Watts 3, Franklin 3, Jones 3, Kenney 2, Ali 2).

Turnovers: Kentucky 9 (Johnson 3), Indiana 11 (Kenney 3, Franklin 3).

Blocks: Kentucky 9 (Cozart 3, Graham 2, Sharp 2, Johnson 1, Moreno 1), Indiana 5 (Applegate 2, Jones 2, Hales 1).

Steals: Kentucky 8 (Johnson 2, Graham 2, Moreno 2, Stewart 1, Kalakon 1), Indiana 0.

Total fouls: Kentucky 20, Indiana 9.

Fouled out: None.

Technical fouls: None.