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Hoosiers sweep

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Loaded Indiana rolls again

By John Herndon

LOUISVILLE – Indiana jumped to a 17-point halftime lead, then cruised to a 64-49 win over the Kentucky All-Stars on Sunday at Knights Hall on the campus of Bellarmine University.

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With the win, Indiana swept the summer basketball series for the fourth time in five years.

Indiana's Errick Peck, a Cornell signee from Indianapolis Cathedral and the last man picked for the team, led his team in scoring for the second straight night, netting 14 points while Purdue-bound D.J. Byrd scored 10.

Central's Ridge Wilson, playing his final organized basketball game, led Kentucky with 11 points. Wilson will be suiting up for the Kentucky football Wildcats this fall. He was the only Kentucky player in double figures. Mr. Basketball Jon Hood hit just 2-of-12 shots and finished with eight points.

It was Kentucky's lowest scoring total since the 1948 team dropped a 70-47 decision.

Fulton City's Aaron Wilson, only 6-3, battled the giant Indiana front line for 15 rebounds.

Anderson County's C.J. Penny was hampered by a hand injury. His official stat line was two points, five rebounds, one foul and one turnover.

“Saturday night, we played with them for 35 minutes and a five-minute spurt killed us,” Kentucky coach Tony Hopper, of Apollo, said. “We just didn't hang in there today.”

The Indiana girls also swept with an 85-75 win in the first game as Notre Dame signee Skylar Diggins led the Hoosiers back from a 43-32 halftime deficit.

For a look back at the all-star games, including comments from Hopper and some of Penny's teammates about the Anderson star, see the June 17 edition of The Anderson News.