INDIANAPOLIS - Just because they're considered one of the strongest All-Star teams ever from the Hoosier state doesn't mean a rivalry game will be easy.
But like before for the boys team from Indiana, it usually means a victory.
Trailing by one at the half the boys team came back with a strong 20 minutes to end and picked up a 83-73 victory over Kentucky Saturday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
With the victory Indiana has now won the last nine straight over Kentucky and leads the overall series 88-42.
Gary Harris, 2012's Mr Basketball, was named the game's Most Valuable Player as he scored 17 points in the victorious effort. Future Indiana Hoosier Ron Patterson added 14 while former Pike guard RJ Hunter connected for 11 points in the victory.
The Indiana team used a strong second half of shooting-45.9 percent from the field-to outscored the Kentucky stars 43-32 in the final 20 minutes.
Meanwhile the girls team had the opposite happen as they dealt with another long day at the hands of the Kentucky girls All-Stars. After a blowout win Friday in Louisville the girls again started strong shooting 54 percent from the floor to lead Indiana at the break 52-36.
Scott Kreider's team again struggled from the field in the first 20 minutes as the girls hit just 9-of-32 shots from the floor.
Coco Moore of Lawrence Central was the brightsport for the Indiana Girls All-Stars as she socred a game-high 18 points but they could never get the lead under ten as they were swept by Kentucky.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun