JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – In the aftermath of Sunday’s surprising 115-104 loss for the Indiana Junior All-Stars to Kentucky, Bloomington South’s Anthony Leal vowed that the rematch would be different.
Leal and the Indiana juniors backed up that proclamation on Monday evening at Jeffersonville’s Johnson Arena.
After trailing Kentucky 33-32 midway through the first half, the Indiana juniors reeled off a 42-17 run to claim a comfortable 74-50 lead at intermission.
The game never got competitive in the second half as Indiana rolled to an easy 142-105 victory. Indiana led by as many as 40 in the second half.
Six Indiana players finished in double figures as Jeffersonville’s Tre Coleman and Lawrence North’s Tony Perkins had 22 points each. Late in the game, Perkins completed a between the legs dunk and then another between the leg dunk off of a bounce to himself on consecutive breakaway possessions.
Lawrence Central’s Dre Davis, a Nebraska commit, added 19 points and Mishawaka Marian guard Jaden Ivey, who is committed to Purdue, had 18 points.
Indiana recruiting target Trey Galloway of Culver Academies finished with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting while Leal added five points on just four field goal attempts.
Leal and Galloway, who are both core junior all-stars, played sparingly in the second half as Indiana’s lead continued to balloon.
Indiana shot 42-of-66 on 2s and had 64 points in the paint compared to just 30 for Kentucky. Indiana also had 30 points off of turnovers compared to just eight for Kentucky.
Dayvion McKnight of Martha Layne Collins High paced the Kentucky juniors with 15 points.
The Indiana Junior All-Stars will be back in action on Wednesday night at New Castle in an exhibition against the Indiana All-Stars, who will be led by Mr. Basketball and IU signee Trayce Jackson-Davis.
Corrected box from Indiana Junior All Stars rout of Kentucky: pic.twitter.com/UOWcILancd
— Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) June 4, 2019