KNIGHTSTOWN - Knightstown’s Historic Hoosier Gym, movie home of the “Hoosiers” Hickory Huskers, is again the site of the Hoosiers’ Reunion All-Star Classic. The ninth annual girls’ / boys’ doubleheader classic will take place on Friday, June 6, 2014. The girls’ game starts at 6 p.m. The boys’ game follows at 8 p.m. The boys’ coaches will be Knightstown’s Bob Allen (Hickory) and Mooresville’s Bobby Carter (Terhune). The Hickory girls’ team will be coached by Dawn Basicker of Knightstown while the Terhune girls will be led by Melissa Marlow of Rushville.
The evening features 2014 Indiana Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles of AAAA state champion Indianapolis Tech, a Kentucky recruit. Also featured is the 2014 Mr. Basketball runner-up— Trevon Bluiett of AA state champion Park Tudor (Xavier)— and James Blackmon Jr., Marion (Indiana University) who finished third in Mr. Basketball voting. There are two AAA state champion players from Greensburg— Bryant McIntosh (Northwestern) and Sean Sellers (Ball State).
Nine girls will participate in the 2014 Indiana/Kentucky All-Star series including 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball Whitney Jennings, Logansport (Iowa). She will play in the first game of this doubleheader.
The Hickory Husker girls are highlighted by five Indiana All-Stars. Three of them will attend Indiana Division I colleges including 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball runner-up and Indiana University recruit Maura Muensterman, 22.7 ppg, of AAA state runner-up Evansville Mater Dei (Indiana University), Sydney Buck, Homestead (Butler) and Erica Moore, Mt. Vernon-Fortville (Purdue). The other two Hickory Indiana All-Stars are Kayla Brown, Westfield (Miami-Ohio) and Lauren Whitlatch, Bloomington South (Pennsylvania). Three high scoring performers— 20 plus point producers— are also with the Huskers. They are Allison Nash (24.9 ppg), Speedway (Hanover), Haley Cook (23), Hamilton Heights (Kentucky Wesleyan) and Emily Thomas (21), Knightstown (Indianapolis).
Jennings (32 ppg) and three more 2014 Indiana All-Stars lead the Terhune Tigers. The other three are Allyson Bunch, Columbus East (IPFW), Alex Hochstedler, Fishers (Walsh-Ohio) and Destiny Washington, Lawrence North (Loyola-Chicago). Sammy Dillman, from two-time AAAA state champion Bedford North Lawrence (Purdue-Calumet)— as well as two 20 ppg per game scorers in Alicia Wilson (22.9 ppg), Owen Valley (Vincennes University) and Annie Thomas (21.3), Southwestern-Shelby (Henderson State-Arkansas) are on the Terhune roster