Juniors rally for 84-83 upset in last 60 seconds to defeat the Seniors

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Elmhurst junior Lacia Gorman hits the game winner against the seniors to pull of the 84-83 upset.

For only the fifth time in Indiana All-Stars girls history, the Junior All-Stars upset the seniors in exhibition play as the seniors prepared for their faceoff with Kentucky this upcoming weekend.

After holding a seven-point lead with one minute to go, the seniors saw that lead stolen away after missing three free throws and turning the ball over three times in the last 60 seconds of the game. The juniors capitalized on the seniors’ failure to finish, scoring eight points during that span — including a 3-point dagger by Elmhurst guard Lacia Gorman (right) with 4.2 seconds left — to pull off the 84-83 upset. Photo from the Journal Gazette.

The seniors held the height advantage, outrebounding the juniors 51-40, but the juniors proved to be the better shooters on the night at 48.3% from the field compared to the seniors at 34.2%. The game was close throughout with 15 lead changes and 11 ties, including a 40-40 knot at the half.

The seniors — who were plagued by turnovers and who didn’t score a single field goal in the last 3:39 of the game — were led by Indiana State recruit Anna Munn of Decatur Central who tallied 24 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, while Jasmine Penny of Logansport had 16 points. Miss Basketball Courtney Moses fnished with 11 points, 4 assists and 2 steals while battling foul trouble throughout the game. Purdue recruit Dee Dee Williams (Ben Davis) pulled down a team high 8 rebounds to go with 7 points.

For the juniors, Ben Davis standout and Kentucky recruit Bria Goss was spectacular with 17 points, 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals. She was supported by Wisconsin recruit Gorman, who had 15 points, and Jama Sharp of Mooresville with 10 points.

The seniors will regroup and face the juniors again on Wednesday at Rushville, where they will try to improve on taking care of the ball (19 turnovers) and perimeter defense after giving up 8 treys last night.

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Indiana Juniors 84, Indiana Seniors 83 – Box Score for June 7, 2010

INDIANA JUNIORS (40-44)

Bria Goss 5-8 6-8 17, Lacia Gorman 6-15 0-0 15; Jama Sharp 3-6 3-4 10; Torrie Thornton 3-8 1-2 7; Amanda Corral 2-4 2-2 6; Mallory Ladd 2-3 2-4 6; Jessica Valley 2-2 0-0 6; Jessica Carr 2-6 0-0 5; Akyah Taylor 2-6 1-3 5; , Liza Clemons 1-1 1-4 3; Claire Holba 1-2 0-0 2; Kelly Hopkins 1-1 0-0 2. Totals — 30-62 16-27 84.

INDIANA SENIORS (40-43)

Anna Munn 7-14 7-8 24; Jasmine Penny 6-12 3-4 16; Courtney Moses 2-9 6-8 11; Dee Dee Williams 2-6 3-3 7; Jada Buggs 2-6 1-1 5; Bryonna Davis 2-7 0-0 5; Tabitha Gerardot 2-6 0-0 4; Andrea Newbauer 0-4 3-4 3; Maegan Callaway 1-3 0-0 2; Brandy Woody 0-2 2-2 2; D. Nunley-Lash, D. 1-3 0-0 2; Sarah Hamm 0-1 2-2 2. Totals — 25-73 27-32 83.

3-pointers– Gorman 3; Valley 2; Goss, Carr, Sharp 1 (Juniors); Munn 3, Penny, Davis, Moses, (Seniors). Leaders — Rebounds: Goss 13 (Juniors); Williams 8 (Seniors). Assists: Goss 7 (Juniors); Newbauer 4, Moses 4 (Seniors). Steals — Goss 3 (Juniors); Munn 4 (Seniors). Total fouls — Indiana Juniors 20, Indiana Seniors 19. Technical fouls — None.

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