Indiana boys beat Kentucky All-Stars with second half surge


Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:55 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis Cathedral's Errick Peck had 16 points and 12 rebounds as the Indiana All-Stars beat Kentucky 78-65 on Saturday.

Peck, a Cornell recruit, made 7 of 12 shots and had three blocks. He scored just two points in the first half.

Evansville recruit Colt Ryan scored all 12 of his points in the second half for Indiana.

Jordan Hulls, Indiana's Mr. Basketball, finished with just two points on 0-for-7 shooting, but the Indiana recruit out of Bloomington South had six assists in the second half. He didn't score until he made the first of two free throws with 2:38 to play.

Mooresville's Matt Kenney added 11 points for Indiana, which has won nine of the last 10 meetings in the series.

Kentucky's Jon Hood, a University of Kentucky recruit, led his team with 20 points. The teams will play again Sunday in Louisville.

Kentucky led 37-35 at halftime, but Indiana started the second half on a 9-1 run. A 3-pointer by Ryan gave Indiana a 44-38 lead and forced Kentucky to call timeout.

Peck converted a 3-point play, then Ryan made another 3-pointer to increase Indiana's lead to 54-40 six minutes into the second half. The game was never close after that.

Very little went right for Indiana in the first half. Hulls went scoreless on 0-for-5 shooting, and the team made just 4 of 20 3-pointers and shot 32 percent from the field.

Hood, scored 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting in the first 20 minutes. Still, Kentucky led by just two points at halftime because it committed 14 turnovers and didn't shoot much better than Indiana.

Kentucky shot just 32 percent from the field in the second half.

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