Girls Varsity Basketball
Columbus North recent graduate Bailey Hester and Bull Dogs’ rising senior Nadia Lomax each took part in the eight-game Indiana Class All-Star Classic basketball event Friday and Saturday (June 15-16) at Anderson University.
In the boys’ senior game on Friday, Hester scored five points with four rebounds and five assists in helping the Red Team defeat the White Team 93-70. Hester also was honored as the winner of the Kent Benson Fellowship of Christian Athletes award for his team.
Cory McKinney of South Bend Washington scored a game-high 22 points for the Red Team and was chosen the game’s most outstanding player. McKinney also provided six rebounds and three assists. DeShaun Kendrick of Irvington Prep contributed 17 points, Austin Lyons of Lapel added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and James Burns of Lafayette Jeff tallied 13 points and seven rebounds for the Red Team.
JoMel Boyd of Anderson paced the White Team with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Derrick Briscoe of Indianapolis Attucks added 17 points, while Jeff Davis of Christel House had 13 points and Dalton Dubois of Cascade had 12 points.
In the second of two junior girls’ games on Saturday, Lomax scored six points and grabbed four rebounds as the Red Team beat the White Team 61-56.
Addy Blackwell of Bloomington South was the Most Outstanding Player after scoring 10 points with eight rebounds and five assists for the Red. Ariana Booker of Perry Meridian netted a team-best 14 points with seven rebounds, while Morgan Litwiller of Northridge had 11 points and five rebounds.
Riley Ott of LaPorte scored 14 points and Madison Jones of Western Boone had 11 points and eight rebounds for the White Team. Claire Cunningham of Columbus East chipped in six points and seven rebounds for the White.
In other games over the two days:
>> Junior Boys, Game 1: Sam DeVault of Evansville Memorial dropped in 22 points with nine rebounds to propel the White Team to a 95-80 decision. Dustin Hudak of Lowell added 20 points and six rebounds, while Will Penny of Logansport had 13 points and Cooper Yancey of Madison had 10 points. Bryant Robinson of Goshen netted a game-high 22 points with seven rebounds for the Red. Luke Richardson of Lapel added 22 points and Avery Paddock of Alexandria had 16 points for the Red.
>> Junior Boys, Game 2: Cobie Barnes of Floyd Central poured in a game-high 43 points with 12 rebounds and six assists to lift the Red Team to a 125-94 triumph. Drew Comer of Greensburg provided 32 points, while Brennan Neal of Whiteland added 21 points and Kayden Key of Frankton had 12 points. Tim Lawson of Griffith led the White Team with 32 points and six rebounds. Dominique Smith of Lake Station Edison chipped in 18 points and Sam Skaggs of Logansport had 14 points.
>> Future Boys: Trenton Daughtry of Wabash tallied 24 points with five rebounds to lead the Red Team over the White Team 77-69. Dre Davis of Lawrence Central added 15 points, while Carson Barrett of Lafayette Central Catholic tallied 13 points and Johnell Davis of Gary 21st Century had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Brayton Bailey of Bedford North Lawrence led the White Team with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Tayson Parker of Northwestern had 13 points, while Dillon Duff of Fort Wayne Snier had 11 points and Reece Bauer of Northeast Dubois netted 10 points.
>> Senior Girls: Skye Williams of Tindley scored 24 points with seven rebounds and five assists to lead the Red Team over the White Team 82-79. Emelia Bryant of Cascade added 21 points with 12 rebounds, and Olivia Bryant of Cascade had 14 points. Kendall Fisher of Tindley led the White with 24 points, six rebounds and 11 assists. Britney Ballard of Columbus East had five points and six rebounds.
>> Junior Girls, Game 1: Jessica Nunge of Castle scored 18 points with 10 rebounds to spark the White Team to a 73-62 victory over the Red Team. Sylare Starks of Homestead added 15 points and six rebounds, while Elise Scaggs of Mooresville had 12 points and eight rebounds and Dazia Drake of Owen Valley had 11 points for the White. Cameron Tabor of New Castle scored 17 points and Kara Gealy of Homestead had 10 points to lead the Red.
>> Future Girls: Krystin Green of Lafayette Jeff scored 16 points with five assists to lead the Red Team to an 86-79 victory. Kathryn Perry of Shenandoah added 15 points and Sydney Watkins of Heritage Christian had 13 points. Mary Wilson of Center Grove led the White Team with 23 points. Madison Layden of Northwestern chipped in 17 points and five rebounds, while Dash Shaw of Gary West had 15 points and Sydney Jacobsen of Harrison (West Lafayette) tallied 11 points.