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CN's Goodall helps Indiana All-Star girls post sweep over Kentucky
June 15, 2014Columbus North High School
Columbus North recent graduate scored five points with two rebounds and one assist Saturday night (June 14), helping the Indiana All-Star girls to an 83-56 victory over the Kentucky All-Stars at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The decision, combined with an 83-70 win on Friday (June 13) at the Clive Beck Center in Lexington, Ky., gave Indiana a sweep in the annual two-game series. Goodall contributed three assists but no points in the series opener.
Goodall capped her weekend by being named winner of the John Wooden/MCL Citizenship Award, an honor presented to one All-Star boy and one All-Star girl during the event. Goodall was recognized for her talents as a player, in the classroom and her service to the community in winning the award.
Ana Owens of Lawrence North scored 26 points and Miss Basketball Whitney Jennings of Logansport tallied 21 points as Indiana took the opening game. Javonda Layfield of Louisville Ballard paced Kentucky with 18 points in that game.
Jennings and Sydney Buck of Homestead each scored 14 points while Owens chipped in 10 points as the Hoosier girls won the second game in Indianapolis. Kentucky Miss Basketball Ivy Brown of LaRue County scored 11 points and Eriel McKee of Anderson County tallied 10 points for the Bluegrass girls.
The two victories gave Indiana its first sweep in the girls' series since 2009. Indiana leads the series 43-35.
In the boys' games, Indiana also produced a sweep.
James Blackmon Jr. of Marion poured in 41 points while Trevon Bluiett of Park Tudor chipped in 18 points as the Indiana boys took a 104-94 victory in Lexington. Bryant McIntosh of Greensburg contributed 13 points, while Zach McRoberts of Carmel had 11 points. Kentucky Mr. Basketball Quentin Snider of Louisville Ballard nearly matched Blackmon with 37 points. Christen Cunningham of Cordia added 20 points.
In the return game, Bluiett scored 32 and Blackmon had 23 as Indiana prevailed 111-99 in Indianapolis. Jeremie Tyler of Indianapolis Tech and Tyler Wideman of Lake Central each produced 15 points, while D.J. McCall of Fort Wayne Concordia had 10 points. Snider scored 27 points and Cunningham had 19 points for Kentucky.
Indiana Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech and All-Star Mack Mercer of Plymouth did not play in the games because of medical issues.
Indiana extended its series advantage to 91-42 in games that date to 1940.