Hayden scores 15 points in POSTYOURT game
Cloverdale senior Jordan Hayden scored 15 points to lead the 2A West squad. North Putnam senior chipped in 10 points as the West fell to the East team 102-79.
The East blew out to a 13-4 lead in the early minutes, but the West came back to grab a 30-29 advantage with about six minutes remaining in the first half.
The East regained some momentum to take a 42-36 halftime lead, and then exploded for 60 points in the second half to cruise to the 23-point victory.
All 17 boys on the East team scored in the game, and four were in double figures. Dylan Deilkes of Union County led the way with 12 points, Todd Albertson of Eastern (Pekin) and Spencer Allman of Brownstown Central tallied 11 points each, and Silas Sims of Hauser added 10 points.
The West also had four players score in double digits. Leading the way was Hayden of with five-three pointers for 15 points. Tyler Waite of Tri-West followed with 14 points, and Alex Gardner of Indianapolis Washington and James Hedrick of North Putnam added 10 points apiece.
Isaac Loechle of North Decatur defeated Caleb Stuppy of Linton-Stockton 5-3 in the three-point shooting contest at halftime.
CLASS 3A BOYS GAME:
East 102, West 76
Greencastle's Tyler Lewis scored two points as the West squad fell to the East 102-76.
Leading the way for the East was Alvin P.J. Boutte of Thomas Carr Howe Academy, who impressed those in attendance with his quickness and ball-handling skills on the way to a game-high 21 points. Also scoring in double figures for the victorious East squad was Joel Scudder of South Dearborn with 14 points.
The West also had two double-figure scorers. Jake Thomas of North Montgomery tallied 19 points, and Mario Herron of Hammond Clark tossed in 10 points.
William Hardiman of Hammond bested Seth Small of Hamilton Heights in the three-point shooting contest at halftime 4-3.
CLASS 2A GIRLS GAME: East 53, West 49 (OT)
South Putnam's Kelsey Searles scored six points as the West squad fell to the East 53-49 in overtime.
The game was remarkable for two reasons. First, it was the first time in the seven-year history of this event that a game went into overtime. Secondly, the East had to dig out of a gigantic first half hole to claim victory.
The West built a huge 36-12 lead with about five minutes left in the first half, but the East started chopping away at the deficit and went on an 11-2 run late in the half to close to within 38-23 at intermission.
The East climbed all the way back in the second half to tie the game 49-49 at the end of regulation. Brierra Young of Class 2A state champion Fort Wayne Bishop Luers scored all four of the points in the overtime to give the East the win. Young led the East with 14 points, while Samantha Beatty of South Spencer paced the well-balanced West squad with 7 points.
Nicole Perry of North Posey defeated Gabbie Duncan of Triton Central in the three-point shooting contest at halftime 6-4.