Indiana All-Star activities are underway

Posted by RRR on Jun 07, 2010 at 12:24pm | Page Views: 4,923

Indiana All-Star participants reported for practice Saturday on the campus of Marian University in Indianapolis to prepare for the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series this coming weekend.

The first public event will be the Senior-Junior All-Star game at Bishop Luers in Fort Wayne at 6:00 p.m. (ET) tonight, followed by another Senior-Junior game on Wednesday at Rushville, again at 6:00 p.m.

The juniors have only defeated the seniors four times since the start of the intra-class series in 1996. The last time was in 2008, when the juniors, led by Skylar Diggins (SB Washington), beat the seniors 86-80, featuring 2008 Miss Basketball Brittany Rayburn (Attica). That 2008 team went on to lose two games to Kentucky — the first time Indiana had been swept in 17 years.

But a loss to the juniors is not necessarily an indicator of how Indiana will fare against Kentucky, as the 2007 and 2004 seniors both dropped single games to the juniors, but swept their counterparts to the south in those years. The 1997 senior team was the first to lose to the juniors, but split their series with Kentucky that summer.

After the tune-up games with the juniors, the 2010 seniors will take on Kentucky in a two-day, back-to-back series of games that starts at Bellarmine University in Louisville on Friday at 5:30 p.m. (ET), and which moves to Conseco Fieldhouse on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Since 1976, the Indiana girls lead the series 38-30 and have swept Kentucky 12 times, while Kentucky has swept Indiana eight times, mostly in the late 70s and early 80s. The longest reign of success for Indiana came in 1993 through 1996, when Indiana took eight straight games. Those teams were led by strong Miss Basketball representatives that had some pretty amazing All-Star teammates (see the key All-Star players from 1993-96 at the end of this article).

Courtney Moses, 2010 Miss BasketballThis year’s team also has a tremendous Miss Basketball leader in Courtney Moses (right) from Oak Hill. Moses has been a force on the Indiana prep scene since her freshman season and will take her polished game to Purdue immediately after the All-Star series ends. As a senior at Oak Hill, she put up Miss Basketball-worthy numbers with 31.7 points, 5.0 steals, 4.8 assists and 4.8 rebounds, while shooting 62% from the field, 42% from 3-point and 91% from the line. You can bet that much of the 2010 All-Star team’s offense will pass through the hands of Moses, whether it be scoring, assisting or floor direction. She is a study in Indiana basketball fundamentals and will be displaying those fundamentals to Kentucky this coming weekend. Photo from the Indianapolis Star.

Notes: According to the Indianapolis Star, Evansville Harrison guard Khristian Hart will be unavailable to play in the series. A season injury did not heal in time for her to be released for play.

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2010 Indiana All-Stars

Courtney Moses – Oak Hill 5’ 7” 31.7 Purdue
Dee Dee Williams – Ben Davis 6’ 1” 9.3 Purdue
Tabitha Gerardot – FW Canterbury 6’ 0” 21.6 Valparaiso
Jada Buggs – Elkhart Memorial 6’ 0” 15.8 Wisconsin
Andrea Newbauer – FW Concordia 5’ 8” 13.5 Indiana
Katy McIntosh – Austin 5’ 8” 20.9 Indianapolis
Brandy Woody – Western Boone 5’ 7” 19.3 Ball State
Jasmine Penny – Logansport 6’ 1” 24.6 DePaul
Anna Munn –  Decatur Central 5’ 10” 16.9 Indiana State
Maegan Callaway – Mooresville 6’ 1” 17.7 Valparaiso
Demitria Nunley-Lash – Ben Davis 5’ 8” 9.3 IUPUI
Bryonna Davis –  Merrillville 5’ 7” 20.9 Michigan State
Sarah Hamm – Winchester 6’ 3” 18.8 Butler
Khristian Hart
– Evansville Harrison 5’ 7” 23.9 Evansville

Coaches:
Head coach: Melissa Marlow
Assistant coaches: Stephanie Keller, Indianapolis Arlington; Amy Govert, Merrillville


2010 Indiana Girls Junior All-Stars

Core:
Lacia Gorman- Fort Wayne Elmhurst
Jama Sharp- Mooresville
Mallory Ladd- Evansville Memorial
Torrie Thornton- Carmel
Akyah Taylor- Elkhart Memorial
Bria Goss- Ben Davis

North:
Amanda Corral- Hobart
Liza Clemons- Fort Wayne Elmhurst
Kelly Hopkins- Kokomo
Claire Holba- Chesterton
Jessica Valley- McCutcheon
Jessica Carr- Hamilton Heights

South:
Hannah Douglas- Pendleton Heights
Courtney Larson- Columbus North
Shelbie Justice- Rushville
Kaila Hulls- Bloomington South
Julia Henson- Plainfield
Liz Stratman- Heritage Christian

Coaches:
Head Coach: Joe Voelker, Floyd Central        
Assistants:  Jason Snyder, Kokomo; Gene Johnson, Jimtown
Jr. Team All-Star Manager:  Beth DeVinney


Indiana’s four-year reign at 8-0:

  • 1993
    Abby Conklin
    of Charlestown (Tennessee) with Tiffany Longworth, Kokomo (Penn State), Beth Morgan, Bloomington South (Notre Dame), Danielle McCulley, Gary West (Western Kentucky)
  • 1994
    Tiffany Gooden
    of Fort Wayne Snider (Iowa) with Christy Smith, Benton Central (Arkansas), Angela Hamblin, Gary Wallace (Iowa), Krista Reinking, Bellmont (Illinois) and Debbie Benziger, Kokomo (Butler).
  • 1995
    Stephanie White
    of Seeger (Purdue) with Kristina Divjak, Lake Central (Northwestern), Monica Maxwell, East Chicago Central (Louisiana Tech), Tennille Adams, East Chicago Central (Arkansas)
  • 1996
    Lisa Winter
    of Huntington North (Ball State/Valparaiso) with Jill Morton, North Decatur (Louisville), Lauren Rice, Peru (Duke), Melaniece Bardley, Gary West (Southern Illinois), Mackenzie Curless, Martinsville (Purdue), Rachael Honegger, Lafayette Jefferson (Indiana) and Sarrah Stricklett, Valparaiso (Valparaiso).
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