IN All Stars Defeat KY All Stars in OT

Owensboro-The Kentucky All Stars fell 73-70 to the Indiana All Stars in overtime Saturday night at the Owensboro Civic Center in the opening game of the annual series.

While no future University of Louisville players participated in tonight's opening game of the annual Kentucky-Indiana All Star series in Owensboro, local stars Sean Booker, Guy Ngarndi, Trey Cape and Chris McCoy represented the city in action.

The Kentucky All Stars trailed 33-30 at half time but rallied in the second half to take a four point lead late in the contest.

However, a layup and two free throws in the final minute of the game by the Indiana All Stars forced overtime.

Kentucky had a chance to win in regulation but turned the ball over at midcourt with two seconds remaining that gave Indiana a desperation ten footer in the lane to win. The shot bounced off the rim and the game went to an extra stanza.

In the overtime, the Indiana All Stars opened a five point lead, 67-62, in the opening minute of action, hitting 5-6 free throws.

However, six consecutive points by Ross Neltner closed the gap to 69-68 and a steal and layup by Jerome Givens gave KY a one point lead at 70-69 with 55 seconds remaining.

Indiana tied the game at 70 on a free throw and took a 72-70 lead on a layup with 28 seconds remaining.

A KY missed shot and a free throw by Indiana made it 73-70 with 12.8 seconds remaining.

Ballard's Sean Booker had an attempt to tie the game but his three pointer missed and the Indiana All Stars defeated the Kentucky All Stars, 73-70.

The two teams will meet next Saturday in Indianapolis.


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