Kentucky All-Stars Fall to Indiana Friday Night
06/12/2015 11:50 PM
Friday was a tough night for both the boys’ and girls’ Kentucky High School All-Star teams, as each lost to the all-stars from the Hoosier State.
The Kentucky girls were in the game early, only trailing Indiana by five at the half. But the final 20 minutes are where things started to unravel. Indiana opened up a seven point lead early in the second half and would not look back. Indy won by a final score of 93-49, outscoring Kentucky 63-24 in the second half.
Kentucky’s girls shot just 1-13 from three-point range compared to Indiana’s 11-20.
Indiana had five players in double figures, led by Ali Patberg and Michal Miller who had 15 apiece to lead all-scorers.
Kentucky’s Miss Basketball and University of Kentucky signee Maci Morris scored just five points with no assists and three turnovers in 22 minutes of action; while fellow UK signee Morgan Rich finished with eight points, three steals and two assists in 24 minutes.
Things were more competitive on the boys’ side but the result was the same. Kentucky found themselves down by as many as 13 in the first half, but went into half-time down just eight points. The fireworks started in the second 20 minutes as Kentucky would tie the game at 53 near the 12 minute mark and take a two point lead in the final three minutes.
Turnovers and questionable shot selection in the waning minutes of the game would seal Kentucky’s fate, as Indiana escaped the Clive M. Beck Center with an 83-80 win.
Ballard’s Jalen Perry and DuPont Manual’s Dwayne Sutton led Kentucky in scoring with 16 points apiece. Indiana’s Ryan Cline scored a game-high 23 points, shooting 8-14 from the floor and 5-9 from downtown.
The boys’ loss extends their losing streak to seven games in the series since 2008. Indiana has won 20 of the last 22 meetings. It is worth noting however, that neither Knott County Central’s Cam Justice, nor Trinity’s Ray Spalding played for Kentucky in Friday night’s game.
The boys’ and girls’ teams will square off again Saturday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Watch below, as Kentucky’s Jalen Perry and James “Beetle” Bolden discuss what it will take to pull out a win on Saturday.
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