Cubs’ duo ousted; Neese scores 19 in all-star game

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Lydia Trout

KOKOMO — Greencastle’s No. 1 doubles team of senior Lydia Trout and junior Nicole Newgent competed in the Kokomo Regional on Saturday for undefeated duos whose teams were previously eliminated.

Nicole Newgent

Trout and Newgent played against senior Maddy Heiney and sophomore Payton Krahm of Homestead, with the Homestead team winning 6-1, 6-0.


• Neese shines in Hickory game — Playing in his first competitive game since the Cloverdale season ended in March, Clover standout Cooper Neese participated in the “Hoosiers” Reunion All-Star Classic on Friday at the Hoosier Gym in Knightstown.

Cooper Neese

Neese played for the Hickory team, which won a 152-130 decision over Terhune.

Neese had 19 points for the Hickory squad, which was led in scoring by Jalen Adaway of Logansport with 27.

Mount Vernon-Fortville’s Michael Ertel added 23, while Matt Jennings of Logansport had 22, Tyler Smith of Northeastern had 17, David Froedge of New Castle had 14 and Courvoisier McCauley of Indianapolis Manual had 12.

Terhune was led by Nike Sibande of Indianapolis Crispus Attucks with 26 points, while Kobe Webster of Park Tudor had 16, Alex King of Columbus North had 14, Mack Smith of Warren Central had 13, Jacob Redding of Carroll-Fort Wayne had 12 and Jaylen Minnett of Terre Haute South had 11 and Grant Smith of Connersville had 10.

“Miss Basketball” Karissa McLaughlin had 27 points for Hickory in the girls’ game, but her team lost 87-75 to Terhune.

Neese and four other players in the boys’ game (Minnett, Grant Smith, Adaway and Ertel) kicked off a full week of basketball in the Hickory game that will continue all week for the Indiana All-Star team.

The All-Stars played an exhibition game on Tuesday night at New Albany, and will have another game on Thursday at Plainfield.

The first of the two-game series with Kentucky is at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, with the second game at 4 p.m. on Sunday in Frankfort, Ky.

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