The Indiana girls’ All-Star team was handily defeated by its counterparts from Kentucky at Freedom Hall in Louisville Friday by the score of 75-47.
Game 2 of the twin bill is today (5 p.m.) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Friday, the Indiana squad had an early 6-2 lead, but were on the wrong end of a massive run by the Kentucky team and fell behind 39-27 at intermission.
“We started really well then we got a little flustered,” said former Mt. Vernon guard Jessica Brown. “They hit four three’s back to back and we never really got our rhythm back.”
It only got worse in the second half for Hoosiers, who were scoreless until the 14-minute mark, which made the score 53-32 in favor of the home team.
Indiana shot 26 percent for the game. Sydney Moss, daughter of NFL wide receiver Randy Moss, paced the Kentucky unit with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
“Hopefully we can regain ourselves (today) and come back,” added Brown, an Indiana Wesleyan recruit.
Indiana still leads the overall series 40-32.
As for Brown, following today’s contest she will work a children’s basketball camp at Wesleyan for a week starting on Monday. Brown has the rest of the summer off before she reports to school in September.
The Indiana boys’ team followed the girls’ tilt and won 90-85. The boys second game with Kentucky will follow today’s girls’ game.