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Ohio, Kentucky teams split all-star basketball games

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — With so much talent on display, it only seemed fitting that the two states split their all-star games.

The 24th annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Games on Saturday at St. Thomas More College resulted in the Ohio girls posting a 90-80 win while the Kentucky boys came back for a 105-76 win.

Ohio built a 44-35 halftime lead and played virtually even in the second half by outscoring Kentucky 46-45.

St. Joseph Female Flyers’ Hannah Miller scored six points including a 3-point goal. The Shawnee State recruit was one of three Ohio players with a 3-ball.

Miller was also a member of the Ohio 3-on-3 team that beat Kentucky in Friday’s skills competition.

Ohio was led by Centerville’s Shannon Coffee ­— a Stanford recruit — who had 19 points. Other than Coffee who was the only player in double figures, Ohio had balanced scoring as 15 of the 16 players scored.

Alexis Robinson of Ashland had 15 points and Logan Fraley of Boyd County scored nine points for Kentucky.

Kentucky-bound Morgan Rich of Allen County added 10 points.

Kentucky used a big second half to win the boys’ game. Ohio trailed just 48-41 at the half but Kentucky went on a 57-35 blitz after the break.

Northwest’s Drew Scarberry had six points for Ohio while Peebles Beau Justice scored 10 points including two of Ohio’s 11 shots from behind the 3-point arc.

Terrell Grey of Doss led Kentucky with 21 points and Evan Hall of Knock County scored 17 as five players reached double figures.

Girls’ Game

OHIO 44 46 = 90

KENTUCKY 35 45 = 80

OHIO (90): Kym Royster 8, Lauren Cannatelli 7, Alexis Overly 4, Shania Massie 3, Emily Vogelpohl 9, Ali Cartnal 3, Dominique Doseck 2, Kristen Levering 6, Paige Cannon 8, Halee Printz 4, Paige Cannon 8, Ashleigh Parkinson 2, Hannah Miller 6, Shannon Coffee 19, Marissa Brown 8, Arrianna Whitaker.

KENTUCKY: (80): Maci Morris 6, Katie Moore 7, Alexis Robinson 15, Logan Fraley 9, Morgan Rich 10, Kristen Hayes 4, Ajaycia Cotton 5, Alexis Brewer 8, Chelsey Ford 2, Liza Tibbs 2, Martina Lytle 6, Savannah Anderson 4, Shelby Gransbery 2, Leslie Fries.

Free Throws: Ohio 25-32; Kentucky 20-29. Three-pointers: Ohio 3 (Massie, Cartnal, Miller). Kentucky 8 (Moore 2, Fraley 3, Robinson, Rich, Cotton).

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Boys’ Game

OHIO 41 35 = 76

KENTUCKY 48 57 = 105

OHIO (76): D’Mitrick Trice 3, Tommy Bolte 3, Kyle Aherns 4, Beau Justice 10, Jordan Dartis 4, Brian Parker 4, Ahmad Wagner 9, Drew Scarberry 6, Alex White 2, Ben Cassanova 11, Xeryius Williams 7, Derek Pardon 4, Esa Ahmad 5, Michael Davis, Jeremiah Roberts.

KENTUCKY (105): Cameron Justice 8, Eljay Cowherd 6, Jeremiah Bell 5, Terrell Grey 21, Hagen Tyler 4, David Simmons 11, Bo Schuh 2, Evan Hall 17, Will Parker 2, Dwayne Sutton 10, Chris Coffey 10, Kyle Gullett 2, Drew McDonald 7, Trey Moses.

Free Throws: Ohio 9-17; Kentucky 18-24. 3-pointers: Ohio 11 (Beau Justice 2, Jordan Dartis 2, Ben Cassanova 2, D’Mitrik Trice, Tommy Bolte, Kyle Aherns, Drew Scarberry, Xeryius Williams). Kentucky 7 (Cameron Justice 2, Terrell Grey 2, Jeremiah Bell, David Simmons, Drew McDonald).