Movie court of Hickory Huskers hosts all-star doubleheader

Posted by RRR on May 18, 2011 at 4:49pm | Page Views: 3,422

Knightstown’s Historic Hoosier Gym, movie home of the “Hoosiers” Hickory Huskers, is again the site of the Hoosiers’ Reunion All-Star Classic. The sixth annual girls/boys doubleheader classic will take place on Friday, June 3, 2011. The girls game starts at 6:00 p.m. The boys game follows at 8:00 p.m. New Castle High School coaches Steve Bennett (boys) and Curt Bell (girls), along with Knightstown coaches Bob Allen (boys) Dawn Basicker (girls), will coach the teams.

Twelve girls who will participate in the 2011 Indiana/Kentucky All-Star series as Indiana All-Stars, highlighted by 2011 Miss Basketball Bria Goss, Ben Davis (KENTUCKY), will play in the first game of this doubleheader.

The Hickory girls are led by Goss and 2011 AAA IHSAA State Champion frontliner Mallory Ladd, Evansville Memorial (VALPARAISO) along with six other All-Stars — Jessica Carr, Hamilton Heights (VALPARAISO), Kaila Hulls, Bloomington South (BOWLING GREEN), Shelbie Justice, Rushville (BALL STATE), Jama Sharp, Mooresville (STETSON), Torrie Thornton, Carmel (PURDUE) and Jessica Valley, McCutcheon (INDIANA STATE).

The Terhune girls have the state’ leading scorer from the 2010-2011 regular season in Kaleigh Hensley (27 ppg), Wabash (ST. FRANCIS) as well as four 2011 Indiana All-Stars. They are Liza Clemons, Fort Wayne Snider (PURDUE), Courtney Larson, Columbus North (MIAMI-OH), Liz Stratman, Heritage Christian (XAVIER) and Akyah Taylor, Elkhart Memorial (MICHIGAN STATE).

Coordinating this event are Garry Donna, Publisher of Hoosier Basketball Magazine and the Historic Hoosier Gym Committee of Knightstown. To purchase tickets (there are only 665 seats – all reserved) call (317) 925-8200 or e-mail





Courtney Baker, New Castle                      5-6             GUARD         HUNTINGTON

Jessica Carr, Hamilton Heights                   5-7             GUARD         VALPARAISO

Bria Goss, Ben Davis                                 5-10            GUARD         KENTUCKY

Kaila Hulls, Bloomington South                   5-11            FORWARD    BOWLING GREEN (OHIO)

Darion Hutchinson, Scottsburg                    6-0             FORWARD    BELLARMINE

Shelbie Justice, Rushville                            5-10            FORWARD    BALL STATE

Mallory Ladd, Evansville Memorial             6-1             CENTER        VALPARAISO

Kayla Negley, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)          5-8             GUARD         BALL STATE

Haley Seibert, Terre Haute South               5-5             GUARD         IPFW

Jama Sharp, Mooresville                             5-7             GUARD         STETSON

Torrie Thornton, Carmel                             6-0             FORWARD    PURDUE

Jessica Valley, McCutcheon                       5-10            GUARD         INDIANA STATE

COACH – Coach Curt Bell, New Castle





Liza Clemons, Fort Wayne Snider               6-2             CENTER        PURDUE

Kim Demmings, Richmond                         5-7             GUARD         WRIGHT STATE

Hannah Douglas, Pendleton Heights            5-9             GUARD         BUTLER

Jamie Drummer, Muncie Central                5-7             GUARD         HOUSTON

Amanda Raker, Perry Meridian                  6-1             FORWARD    BUTLER

Kaleigh Hensley, Wabash                           5-7             GUARD         ST. FRANCIS

Julia Henson, Plainfield                               5-10            FORWARD    WESTERN MICHIGAN

Haley Howard, Whiteland                          5-11            FORWARD    BUTLER

Courtney Larson, Columbus North              5-9             GUARD         MIAMI (OHIO)

Liz Stratman, Heritage Christian                 6-3             CENTER        XAVIER

Akyah Taylor, Elkhart Memorial                 5-11            FORWARD    MICHIGAN STATE

Alex Thompson, Frankfort                          5-9             FORWARD    IUPUI

COACH – Coach Dawn Basicker, Knightstown

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