Indiana girls All-Stars crush Kentucky girls 105-75


Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 1:56 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Notre Dame recruit Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 25 points in the second half, and the Indiana Girls All-Stars beat Kentucky 105-75 on Saturday afternoon.

Diggins, a South Bend Washington graduate, scored all of her second-half points early, and all on jumpers. By the time Indiana's Miss Basketball left for an extended break with 12:27 remaining, her team had extended its 50-40 halftime lead to 77-54.

Alexandria Bentley of Indianapolis Ben Davis scored 14 points, DeAirra Goss of Ben Davis scored 13 and Connecticut recruit Kelly Faris of Heritage Christian scored 11 for Indiana.

Tiara Hopper led Kentucky with 19 points, and the state's Miss Basketball, Adia Mathies of Iroquois, added 15.

The teams will meet again on Sunday in Louisville, Ky.

Kentucky swept the series last year, winning the two games by a combined 56 points. Indiana bounced back to score 100 or more points for the seventh time since the series started in 1976.

Indiana shot 10-for-20 from 3-point range and 49 percent overall. The teams combined to shoot 72 free throws.

Indiana missed its first eight shots as Kentucky rolled to a 9-2 lead. Indiana's first field goal came nearly five minutes into the game.

Indiana rallied and took an 18-16 lead on a layup by Faris with 11:30 left in the first half.

Indiana led 39-37 before back-to-back 3-pointers by Indiana recruit Aulani Sinclair and Bentley made it 45-37 with just under two minutes left in the first half. Indiana extended the lead on a 3-point play by Diggins with 3.8 seconds left in the first half and led 50-40 at the break.

Indiana opened the second half on a 14-6 run. Diggins scored seven points during that stretch, including a 3-pointer that gave her team a 64-46 lead and forced Kentucky to call timeout.

Indiana led by as many as 34 points in the second half.