Girls Varsity Basketball
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Columbus North recent graduate Maliah Howard-Bass scored four points with three rebounds and one steal on Sunday (June 11), helping the Indiana Girls’ All-Stars defeat Kentucky 58-51 in the Frankfort Convention Center.
Rachel McLimore of Zionsville scored a game-high 14 points for Indiana, which salvaged a split in the series with the Bluegrass girls after falling 75-67 on Saturday (June 10). Dana Evans of Gary West added eight points, while Nicole Konieczny of South Bend St. Joseph had seven points and Madison Wise of Greenfield-Central tallied six points.
Jaelynn Penn of Louisville Butler and Kaylee Clifford of Trimble County each scored nine points for Kentucky.
In the boys’ game, Jake Ohmer of Scott scored 30 points and Terry Taylor of Bowling Green netted 22 points with 19 rebounds as Kentucky prevailed 111-110 in double overtime. Pedro Bradshaw of Russellville contributed 16 points and 15 rebounds, and Peyton Broughton of North Laurel had 10 points for the winners, who had fallen to Indiana 94-89 on Saturday.
Mr. Basketball Kris Wilkes scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds on Sunday to lead Indiana, which rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to force the extra sessions. Mack Smith of Warren Central chipped in 23 points, while Grant Smith of Connersville had 17 points and Sasha Stefanovic of Crown Points produced 15 points. Jalen Adaway of Logansport provided 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Indiana continues to lead in the two series after both splits, the Hoosier girls holding a 48-36 edge and the Hoosier boys ahead 96-43.
On Saturday (June 10): Kentucky Girls All-Stars 75, Indiana All-Stars 67
INDIANAPOLIS – Columbus North recent graduate Maliah Howard-Bass scored six points on a pair of 3-pointers Saturday evening (June 10), but the Indiana Girls’ All-Stars dropped a 75-67 decision to the Kentucky All-Stars in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Howard-Bass added two rebounds and two steals for Indiana, but the Hoosier girls saw a seven-game winning streak snapped as Kentucky overcame a 33-25 halftime deficit to claim the victory.
Jaelynn Penn of Louisville Butler scored a game-high 20 points with nine rebounds, two assists and five steals for the Bluegrass girls. Tasha Jeffries of Louisville Butler added 12 points, while Princess Stewart of Franklin County, Mackenzie Coleman of Metcalfe County and Kaylee Clifford of Trimble County each tallied 10 points for Kentucky.
Dana Evans of Gary West netted a team-high 18 points for Indiana. Miss Basketball Karissa McLaughlin of Homestead contributed 12 points, while Madison Wise of Greenfield-Central scored nine points and Destiny Perkins of Lawrence North had eight points. Macee Williams of Fountain Central and Chyna Anthony of New Albany shared game honors with nine rebounds apiece.
In the boys’ game, Mr. Basketball Kris Wilkes of North Central scored 29 points with six rebounds as Indiana posted a 94-89 triumph. Jack Nunge of Castle and Jalen Adaway of Logansport each provided 12 points, while Mack Smith of Warren Central tallied 10 points and Sasha Stefanovic of Crown Point chipped in nine points. Nunge grabbed nine rebounds and Adaway had eight rebounds.
Mr. Basketball Taveion Hollingsworth of Paul Laurence Dunbar paced Kentucky with a game-high 30 points. He also added 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Jake Ohmer of Scott contributed 20 points, while Terry Taylor of Bowling Green notched 14 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Kel Livers of Bardstown had 10 points.
On Thursday (June 8): Indiana Girls All-Stars 107, Junior All-Stars 67
PLAINFIELD, Ind. – Columbus North graduate Maliah Howard-Bass sank five 3-pointers en route to 15 points Thursday evening (June 8), helping the Indiana Girls’ All-Stars to a 107-67 triumph over the Junior All-Stars in an exhibition game at Plainfield High School.
Dana Evans of Gary West dropped in a team-high 19 points for the All-Stars, who had six players reach double figures as they moved to 2-0 against the Juniors in preparation for games this weekend against the Kentucky All-Stars.
Howard-Bass and Nicole Konieczny of South Bend St. Joseph each tallied 15 points, Miss Basketball Karissa McLaughlin of Homestead netted 12 points and Madison Wise of Greenfield-Central and Destiny Perkins of Lawrence North scored 10 apiece for the All-Stars.
Howard-Bass made 5-of-12 shots overall, including 5-of-10 3-pointers. The Ball State recruit also provided three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Keya Patton of Cathedral scored a game-high 20 points to pace the Junior All-Stars. Leigha Brown of DeKalb chipped in nine points and Kayana Traylor of Martinsville had eight points.
In the boys’ game, Jack Nunge of Castle scored 28 points with 13 rebounds to lead four players with 20 points or more as the All-Stars defeated the Junior All-Stars 134-92.
Cooper Neese of Cloverdale added 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Mack Smith of Warren Central and Jalen Adaway of Logansport each provided 20 points. Also, Sasha Stefanovic of Crown Point had 10 points.
Johnny Bernard of Merrillville led the Junior boys with 15 points. Kevin Easley of Lawrence North tallied 13 points, while Eric Hunter of Tindley and Walter Ellis of South Bend Adams each scored 12 points.
On Tuesday (June 6): Indiana Girls All-Stars 112, Junior All-Stars 76
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Maliah Howard-Bass of Columbus North scored five points and grabbed six rebounds Tuesday evening (June 6) to help the Indiana Girls’ All-Stars to a 112-76 victory over the Junior All-Stars in an exhibition game at New Albany High School.
Chyna Anthony of New Albany tallied game highs of 22 points and 12 rebounds to pace the seniors as they won for the 36th time in 46 tries since the Junior-Senior games began in 1996. Miss Basketball Karissa McLaughlin of Homestead and Macee Williams of Fountain Central each added 14 points, while Dana Evans of Gary West scored 11 points and Destiny Perkins of Lawrence North had 10 points.
Cassidy Hardin of Center Grove and Michaela White of Pike each scored 11 points for the Junior All-Stars, who played without core group players Jenasae Bishop of East Chicago Central, Amy Dilk of Carmel and Katlyn Gilbert of Heritage Christian because of injuries. Kayana Traylor of Martinsville and Angel Baker of Pike each contributed 10 points for the Juniors.
In the boys’ game, Damezi Anderson of South Bend Riley dropped in 24 points and De’Avion Washington of Terre Haute South had 21 points as the Junior All-Stars defeated the Seniors 122-110.
Musa Jallow of Bloomington North chipped in 15 points, while Robert Phinisee of McCutcheon notched 14 points and Eric Hunter of Tindley and Aaron Henry of Ben Davis each had 13 points for the Juniors.
Mr. Basketball Kris Wilkes of North Central poured in 33 points with 10 rebounds for the Seniors, whose edge in the Junior-Senior series was cut to 36-10. Jalen Adaway of Logansport tallied 15 points, while Mack Smith of Warren Central provided 14 points. Jack Nunge of Castle netted 13 points and Kyle Mangas of Warsaw had 10 points.