NDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Mr. Basketball Garry Harris had 17 points and five steals Saturday night to lead the Indiana boys All-Star team past Kentucky, 83-73 in the second of a two-game series.
The win marks the third straight season Indiana swept Kentucky.
Jay Johnson scored 16 points and Kentucky Mr. Basketball Nathan Dieudonne had 11 points and nine rebounds for Kentucky, which led by no more than six points in the game.
Former George Rogers Clark guard Bopper Stenzel was a member of the Kentucky squad. Stenzel had two points and dished out six assists in Friday’s 90-85 loss to Freedom Hall.
Indiana led by as much 19 late in the second half after the team came from behind led by Jeremy Hollowell, who had nine points, nine rebounds and three assists, and RJ Hunter, who had 11 points and five rebounds.
“I think we wanted to live up to the hype,” Hunter said. “You know we’re now considered the dream team.”
Indiana recruit Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell had six points, four during a key run.
“When we were down five, I looked at Yogi and said ‘We can’t lose this game at home, we just can’t,” Harris said.
Friday’s game: Indiana 90, Kentucky 85
LOUISVILLE (AP) — The Indiana boys All-Stars held off a stingy Kentucky team to win 90-85 in the first matchup of the two-day high school basketball border war.
Down 86-85, Kentucky had a 3-on-2 fast break broken up along the baseline by Indiana’s Kevin “Yogi” Farrell with about 15 seconds to play. Ferrell started a break of his own as the ball was kicked ahead to Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris. Harris set up a Glenn Robinson III dunk with a behind-the-back bounce pass, giving Indiana an 88-85 lead with 10.5 seconds left.
Stenzel missed a contested three on the next possession to tie it in the final seconds, and Indiana’s R.J. Hunter grabbed the rebound. He was fouled and hit two free throws.
Harris led Indiana with 20 points. Robinson had 13 points and Hunter added 12. Ferrell, the Mr. Basketball runner-up, had 10 points and six assists.
Kentucky’s top player Nathan Dieudonne led his team with 24 points and six rebounds. Mr. Basketball runner-up Tamron Manning had 23 points, 17 coming in the first half.
Girls: Kentucky 92, Indiana 75
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Leasia Wright scored 15 points to lead Kentucky past Indiana 92-75 on Saturday, just Kentucky’s second sweep of the girls All-Star series in the last 20 years.
Miss Kentucky Basketball Sydney Moss had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky, which won 75-47 on Friday. Its last sweep was in 2008 and before that hadn’t done it since 1991.
Indiana shot just 29 percent. CoCo Moore had 18 points and six rebounds, while Indiana Miss Basketball Jessica Rupright scored 13 points, just three in the second half.
Kentucky pulled away late in the first half to lead 52-36 at halftime and never let up in the second half.