The Juniors took down the Indiana All-Stars Tuesday in New Albany. Despite being without Kris Wilkes, the Indiana All-Stars were determined to not allow that to happen again Thursday in Plainfield. Iowa-bound forward Jack Nunge was a dominant force start to finish as he led the Indiana All-Stars to a 134-92 victory.
The senior squad threw the ball into Jack Nunge on the block during the first possession of the game. He scored on the play and did not stop the rest of the game. Nunge is known for his ability to play on the perimeter despite being 6-11. He played the entire game in the post Thursday night. He took full advantage of the lack of size from the junior team. He shot 11-17 from the field and grabbed seven offensive rebounds on his way to 28 points and 13 rebounds.
The North juniors didn't shot as well as the South team did Tuesday. The North also turned the ball over more and forced fewer turnovers. Those three things put the juniors behind the eight-ball early in the game. Sasha Stefanovic, who missed Tuesday due to graduation, was a major reason why the Indiana All-Stars built a first half lead as well. He scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half. His outside shooting was a major boost to the seniors. Mekhi Lairy and Eric Hunter provided the early scoring for the junior team.
The seniors didn't allow the juniors to make it a game in the second half. They dominated around the basket with Nunge and Jalen Adaway. The Miami of Ohio-bound Adaway had a few highlight reel dunks in the second half. He finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The juniors were unable to get the deficit under 16 points in the second half.
Butler-bound Cooper Neese put on a show for the seniors in the second half. He shot 5-6 from three-point range for the game. He scored a number of points in transition as well. Neese finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Mack Smith joined the fun with 20 points of his own.
Johnny Bernard caught some heat late in the game from behind the arc. He ended with 15 points on 5-11 from three-point range. Kevin Easley tallied some points late in the game as well. He finished with 13.
Indiana All-Stars won going away by the score of 134-92.