Indiana-Kentucky Senior All Star Game (Girls)
June 11, 2021
Indiana coach Jeff Lawrence (Bedford North Lawrence) started the following lineup: 6-0 Jayla Smith (North Lawrence), 5-8 Ally Becki (Brownsburg), 6-3 Meg Newman (North Central), 5-6 Kaitlyn Costner (Penn), and 5-7 Ariana Wiggins (Heritage Christian). Kentucky coach Kes Murphy countered with 5-11 Ella Thompson (Bethlehem), 5-10 Macey Blevins (Wayne County), 6-2 Marie Kiefer (Bishop Brossart), 5-7 Dynastee White (Butler), and 5-7 Alexa Smiddy (Southwestern).
The score was tied 29-29 at halftime but Indians outscored Kentucky 19-5 in the third quarter to take control of the game on their way to a 69-58 victory. There were five lead changes and there were two ties in the game. Indiana shot 36.7% from the field including three of 19 from the three point line. They connected on eight of 11 free throws, pulled down 48 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 22 Kentucky turnovers. Kentucky shot 31.4% from the field including eight of 27 from beyond the arc. They connected on six of 16 free throws, pulled down 52 rebounds, and scored five points off 11 Indiana turnovers.
Jayla Smith led a balanced Indiana scoring attack with 13 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, three assists, and five steals. Meg Newman added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ariana Wiggins recorded 10 points and four rebounds. 5-7 Courtney Blakely (Hammond Noll) chipped in with 10 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Ally Becki recorded nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, four steals, and two blocked shots.
Dynastee White led Kentucky with 14 points including two three point baskets. Macey Blevins added 12 points, eight rebounds, and two assists. Ella Thompson recorded eight points, seven rebounds, and four assists. 5-7 Amelia Hodges (Bethlehem) chipped in with seven points including two three point baskets and three rebounds. Alexa Smiddy added six points on two three point baskets, four rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Marie Kiefer recorded five points, 13 rebounds, and three blocked shots.
Indiana (69) – Smith 13, Becki 9, Newman 10, Costner 2, Wiggins 10, Blakely 10, Burton 7, Shafford 4, Shoup-Hill 2, Jaynes 2.
Kentucky (58) – Thompson 8, Blevins 12, Kiefer 5, White 14, Smiddy 6, Hodges 7, Dunn 2, Hill 2, Price 2.
A special thanks to the event staff for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.