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Ohio sweeps all-star games

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — The local girls helped put on an all-star performance.

Fairland Lady Dragons’ Terra Stapleton and four other girls from Southeast Ohio played key roles to help the Ohio All-Stars outscore the Kentucky girls’ team 114-91 Saturday at the 23rd annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star basketball game.

The 6-foot-4 Stapleton scored eight points in the “Battle At The Border” held at St. Thomas More College.

Reedsville Eastern guard Jenna Burdette had 16 points to lead Ohio. Jackson’s Lydia Poe had eight points and Madison Ridout four, and Oak Hill Lady Oaks’ Leanna Adkins added two points.

Ohio State recruit Alexa Hart of Division III state champion Africentric scored nine points.

In the boys’ game, Ohio made it a sweep with a 100-91 win.

Jeff Thomas and Antonio Woods scored 16 each and Kevin Vennatta 11 for Ohio. Grant Benzinger — son of former Cincinnati Reds’ first baseman Todd Benzinger — had eight points for Ohio.

Girls’ Game

OHIO 42 72 = 114

KENTUCKY 46 45 = 91

OHIO (114): LeAnna Adkins 2, Josie Buckingham 1, Jenna Burdette 16, Amanda Cahill 10, Jenna Gunn 6, Alexa Hart 9, Tyra James 15, Brittany Johnson 10, Chelsea Mitchell 3, Kelsey Mitchell 9, Imani Partlow 3, Lydia Poe 8, Ana Richter 10, Madison Ridout 4, Terra Stapleton 8.

KENTUCKY (94): MacKenzie Cann 5, Jamie Castle 4, Devin Conley 13, Sarah Cooley 9, Sarah Futscher 0, Nicole Kiernan 2, Danielle Lawrence 10, Eriel McKee 8, Ashley McMurtrey 2, Rachel Potter 0, Kayla Rankin 15, Madison Raque 10, Erica Rogers 9, Brooke Todd 4, Taylor Wheeler 0.

Free Throws: Ohio 21-33; Kentucky 25-39. Three-pointers: Ohio 7 (Burdette 2, James, Johnson 3, C. Mitchell). Kentucky 11 (Cann, Conley 3, Cooley 2, Lawrence, McKee 2, Raque 2, Rogers).

Boys’ Game

OHIO 50 50 = 100

KENTUCKY 54 37 = 91

OHIO (100): Grant Benzinger 8, Javon Bess 13, Steve Carpenter 0, Mike Deleon 2, Evan French 0, Jalen Hudson 9, Cameron Kuhn 0, Dakota Mathias 6, Teddy Metzen 7, Ronnie Rousseau 3, Mitch Spotelson 4, Jeff Thomas 16, Kevin Vennatta 11, Nic Williams 5, Antonio Woods 16.

KENTUCKY (91): Tra Edwards 6, Jordan Green 5, LaMontray Harris 4, D’Angelo Hunter 5, Joe Jackson 2, Justin Johnson 17, Montrell Little 8, Antonio McDaniels 9, Daulton Peters 4, Quan Poindexter 9, Nick Ruthsatz 6, Jake Schulte 6, Cory Thomas 5, Brandon Trotter 4, Bryan Wallace 2.

Free Throws: Ohio 20-32; Kentucky 15-25. 3-pointers: Ohio 10 (Benzinger 2, Hudson 2, Mathias, Rousseau, Thomas 2, Vennatta, Woods). Kentucky 8 (Hunter, Daniels 2, Peters, Poindexter, Ruthsatz, Thomas, Trotter).