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Indiana All-Stars get underway in new one-week format
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06/08/08 05:00 pm by RRR | Back





  • Exhibition game vs. Junior All-Stars (South)
    Washington HS at the Hatchet House
    Girls game at 6:00 pm EDT
    Admission $7.00
  • Exhibition game vs. Junior All-Stars (North)
    Marion HS at the Bill Green Arena
    Girls game at 6:00 pm EDT
    Admission $7.00
  • Series game v. Kentucky All-Stars
    Indianapolis at Conseco Fieldhouse
    Girls game at 6:00 pm EDT
    Admission $5.00-$18.00
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  • Series game v. Kentucky All-Stars
    Louisville at the Louisville Gardens
    Girls game at 2:00 pm EDT
    Admission $12.00-$18.00

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In an effort to make the series a less drawn-out affair for its participants, the 2008 All-Stars games between Indiana and Kentucky will be played in the same weekend in a Friday-Sunday format this year for the first time in the 69-year history of the games. Conseco Fieldhouse will host the first contest of the series, with the girls' game starting off the action at 6:00 pm (EDT). Sunday's game will be played at Louisville Garden, with the girls again starting the two-state competition, this time at 2:00 pm.


The All-Stars reported for the first day of a nine-day camp at Marian College in Indianapolis yesterday. This, too is a change, as DePauw University in Green Castle has been the camp location for the All-Stars for several years. Don't expect a lot of set offenses and defenses from the All-Stars in this series. The limited amount of time for practice and planning with the All-Stars will have coach Kem Zolman relying more on the capable individual skills of his charges instead of finely-tuned team play. According to the Indianapolis Star, Zolman is excited for this type of opportunity for the All-Star Class of 2008.


"We won't have enough time to give the players too much information," Zolman says in the article. "We'll have just enough time to put a few things in and be there to make sure things go smoothly. It should be a great showcase for the players."


This less structured format for Indiana could produce some record scoring results in the series. Records waiting to be broken include total points in one game (34 by Kentucky's Erica Hallman in 2002; 31 by Indiana's Tiffany Gooden of FW Snider in 1994) and total points for the two-game series (55 by Indiana's Tiffany Gooden in 1994; 54 by Kentucky's Geri Grigsby in 1977). But assist records are more likely to stay intact (14 by Kentucky's Camryn Whitaker in 2000; 12 by Indiana's Stephanie White of Seeger in 1995).


The varied and competent skills of the All-Stars, led by Miss Basketball Brittany Rayburn of Attica, will be on display early and often this week. The seniors will play the Junior All-Stars in the southern exhibition Monday evening at Washington. After another day of practice, the All-Stars will again face the juniors in the northern exhibition on Wednesday night in Marion.


This year's complete list of 2008 All-Stars are as follows:


Name Height Class -High School (Record) College
Betsey Adams 5'7 3A Twin Lakes (22-2) Valparaiso
Briana Bass 5'3 4A North Central (18-6) Tennessee
Maggie Boyer 5'11 3A Lebanon (12-12) Miami (Ohio)
Kayla Drake 5'6 4A Kokomo (18-6) Eastern Illinois
Lindsay Enterline 6'0 3A Heritage (11-10) Indiana
Alex Guyton 6'3 4A Bloomington North (13-8) Purdue
Danielle Havel 6'0 4A Carmel (23-4) DePaul
Felisha Johnson 6'2 4A Lawrence North (20-4) Indiana State
Dejà Mattox 6'0 2A Maconaquah Indiana State
Kaley May 5'11 4A Avon Butler
Emily Phillips 5'4 4A SB Washington (23-3) Penn State
Brittany Rayburn 6'0 1A Attica (15-7) Purdue
Lisa Samplawski 5'9 4A Portage (13-8) Loyola (Chicago)
Lauren Taylor (honorary) 5'11 4A Brownsburg (10-11) New Mexico
Kem Zolman   Wawasee  
Shari Doud Pendleton Heights
Angie Oliver   Evansville Bosse  


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Avon's Kaley May (right) became a late addition to the 2008 Indiana All-Star roster last month. The 5'11 guard/forward had been advised that she was an alternate when the All-Stars were announced in March, but when Northwest's Larretha Draughon became ineligible for the All-Stars due to legal trouble, May received the call that she would be on the roster.  The Butler signee, who averaged 14.0 points and 8.2 rebounds as a senior, becomes Avon's first-ever Indiana All-Star for boys or girls, and does so with some very solid credentials.


  • 1st team Academic All-State by the IBCA

  • North / South Classic All-Star

  • Hoosiers Reunion Classic All-Star

  • Jr All-Star

  • 4 year Avon starter, 2 time team MVP, team captain

  • All-Conference, All-County, All-Indianapolis Star West Side

  • McDonald’s All-American nominee


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The Third Annual Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star Classic took place yesterday in the historic Knightstown' gym of "Hoosiers" movie fame. A number of Indiana All-Stars competed in the contest, divvied up on teams for Terhune and Hickory. Terhune came out on top 101-97, led by Purdue signee Alex Guyton (Bloomington North) who lit up the old-time scoreboard for 26 points. Hickory was led by Kayla Drake (Kokomo) with 22 points, while Miss Basketball Brittany Rayburn added 21. Rosters for the game were as follows (2008 All-Stars in bold):


HICKORY COACH: Curt Bell, New Castle


Kiara Butler, Evansville Harrison
Chelsea Falkenstein, Evansville Memorial
Alex Guyton, Bloomington North
Danielle Havel, Carmel
Jordan Lewis, Greenfield-Central
Kaley May, Avon
Emily Phillips, South Bend Washington
Madison Qualkenbush, New Castle
Brittany Rayburn, Attica
Brittany Schoen, South Central (Elizabeth)
Mallory Schwab, Martinsville
*Kaycee Sullivan, Rushville - Selected but injured

TERHUNE COACH: Dawn Basicker, Knightstown


Betsey Adams, Twin Lakes
Maggie Boyer, Lebanon
Devin Brierly, Southwestern (Hanover)
Ashley Buis, North Montgomery
Megan Craft, Terre Haute South
Kayla Drake, Kokomo
Tiffany Fisher, Westview
Felisha Johnson, Lawrence North
Deja Mattox, Maconaquah
Lisa Samplawski, Portage
Lauren Taylor, Brownsburg

* Briana Bass, North Central (Marion) - Selected but injured


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