FINAL: INDIANA ALL-STARS 133, JUNIOR STARS 111. IU commit James Blackmon, Jr., 26 points to lead all scorers, shooting well from both inside and out for the Juniors. (The initial final score reported was 136-111. but officials subsequently decided not to count a 3 that apparently didn’t beat the buzzer.)
2:03 left. Indiana All-Stars 127, Junior Stars 105: Future Indiana teammates James Blackmon, Jr. and Collin Hartman just traded deep 3s. Blackmon has 26 points to lead the Juniors and Hartman, who has shot dead-eye all night, has 14 for the balanced All-Stars.
7:52: All-Stars 102, Junior Stars 87. Tipton’s Mike Crawford just put the All-Stars past the century mark with his first three of the night to help the home folks head home happy.
12:44 to play: All-Stars 95, Juniors 75. Zak Irvin and James Blackmon, Jr., 21 each to lead all scorers. Bryson Scott 15. Collin Hartman 11 and playing exceedingly well.
15:13: All-Stars 86, Juniors 70. Blackmon hitting his layups this half. Now has 18 points to lead the Juniors
17:40: All-Stars 77, Juniors 60.
HALFTIME: Indiana All-Stars 68, Indiana Junior Stars 51. Got a bit sloppy in the stretch run of the half, but both teams came out sharp. Mr. Basketball Zak Irwin with 16 points to lead all scorers and James Blackmon, Jr., has 12. Collin Hartman hit the only two 3s he tried for six points.
Will try to get halftime word why Devin Davis isn’t playing. In uniform, wearing sandals. Presume some sort of slight injury situation.
James Blackmon, Jr., after a hot start, has now missed a series of contested layups. Was probably fouled on the last one.
6:12: All-Stars 46, Juniors 36. Bryson Scott 3 from top of the key creates first double-digit lead.
8:38: Bryson Scott has now entered the fray.
IU recruit Devin Davis and Purdue recruit Bryson Scott haven’t played in the first 11 minutes for the All-Stars. Don’t know why. Both played well Monday at Sullivan and both are here in uniform.
11:53: All-Stars 26, Juniors 25. Really good ballgame so far. Mike Crawford, trying hard to please the home folks, is cold with his jumper. About everybody else shooting well. Concordia’s D.J. McCall with the play of the night so far, a flying two-handed ram in traffic.
15:41: All-Stars 18, Juniors 14. Don’t think James Blackmon, Jr., will go 3-for-16 tonight like he did at Sullivan. Hit his first 2 shots, including a pair of 3s. He finally missed one, but Mr. Basketball Zak Irvin was going 4-for-4 for the All-Stars meantime, all 3-pointers, before finally missing one at the 16:02 mark.
PREGAME: Here at a classic, very cool (air-conditioned!) Tipton High School gym for the second and final Indiana All-Star scrimmage before they meet their Kentucky counterparts. Tonight, they’re facing many of the state’s best juniors, though Trey Lyles is in Canada for a junior national team opportunity and JaQuan Lyle didn’t make the trip from Evansville. But IU signees Collin Hartman and Devin Davis are both here with the All-Stars and IU commit James Blackmon, Jr., is here to play for the Juniors. We’ll have updates here and via Twitter at htograham.
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