Indiana's boys routed their Kentucky counterparts 97-64 Friday night at Bellarmine University, giving the visitors a split in the first half of the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star weekend.
Kentucky's girls came back from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat the Indiana girls 79-74 in Friday's first game. The same two teams meet Saturday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, starting with the 5 p.m. girls game.
Indiana State recruits Jake LaRavia and Cobie Barnes combined for 13 points and 6-for-9 shooting from the field in the boys game (although Barnes was 0 for 4 and LaRavia 0 for 1 at the foul line).
LaRavia, a Lawrence Central graduate who started at forward along with Mr. Basketball Trayce Jackson-Davis of Center Grove as Indiana played a three-guard lineup, was 3 for 5 from the field — missing his only 3-point attempt — for six points and also tied for team leadership with four assists. LaRavia also had two rebounds, a block and a steal in 18 minutes and 37 seconds on the court.
Barnes, a Floyd Central graduate, hit 3 of 4 shots including his only 3-point attempt and had seven points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 13 minutes and 15 seconds off the bench.
Leading scorers for Indiana were Brandon Newman of Valparaiso with 18, Isaiah Thompson of Zionsville with 17 and Jackson-Davis with 16.
Indiana's girls had one good quarter, the second, when they outscored Kentucky 23-10. Leading scorers were Miss Basketball Jorie Allen of Bedford North Lawrence and Emma Nolan of Michigan City Marquette with 12 points each and Sydney Freeman of Central Noble with 10.