Indiana boys cruise 114-60; Kentucky girls hold on in all-star series openers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Indiana boys team made quite a statement Friday, June 14, beating host Kentucky 114-60 — the biggest margin in series history — in the first of two games in the annual Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series. Meanwhile, the Kentucky girls used speed and quickness to defeat their Indiana rivals 84-78.
Marian’s Demetrius Jackson started at the point and played 18 minutes for the Indiana boys, scoring six points while adding two assists and two steals as Indiana rolled.
V.J. Beachem of New Haven, who will join Jackson at Notre Dame next fall, led Indiana with 22 points. Clay Yeo of Triton had 12 points for Indiana, which had five players in double figures.
Indiana shot 60 percent from the field and 59 percent from 3-point range. Already leading by 15 at halftime, Indiana outscored Kentucky 70-31 in the second half.
In the girls game, Penn’s Taylor Lutz had five points, three assists and three rebounds, but Kentucky dominated much of the game, leading by as much as 17 in the first half.
Kentucky not only hit 12 shot from beyond the arc (compared to just four for Indiana), but it outscored its rivals 22-6 on fast-break points and 34-13 off turnovers.
Bridget Perry of Roncalli led Indiana with 19 points while Ally Lehman of Indian Creek and Taya Reimer of Hamilton Southeastern each scored 10. Reimer, a Notre Dame signee, was in foul trouble much of the game. Bridget Perry, who will play her college ball at Butler, led Kentucky with 20 points. All five starters were in double figures for the winners.
The four teams will meet again on Saturday, June 15 in Indianapolis