(4-10-22) The Ohio-Kentucky All Star Basketball games played yesterday at Thomas More University saw a split…the boys game was won by Kentucky in OT 94-85, while the Ohio girls picked up a 99-84 win.

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Bowling Green guard Turner Buttry, the 2022 Kentucky Mr. Basketball, was named most valuable player of the team with 13 points. Centerville’s Tom House was named the Ohio MVP scoring 12 points. Antwerp’s Jagger Landers hit three 3’s to end with 9 points.

SKILLS Competition:

  • 1 on 1 Boy’s Champion was Ohio’s Evan Mahaffey.
  • 3 on 3 Boy’s Champion was Ohio’s Tom House, Derrick James and Brandon McLaughlin.
  • 3 point Champion for the boy’s was Kentucky’s Turner Buttry.
  • Slam dunk contest winner was Ohio’s Louie Semona.

KENTUCKY: Buttry 5 1 13, Spikes 5 1 11, Lindsey 4 0 8, Mason 2 0 5, Lewis 1 3 5, Fugate 2 0 4, Stinnett 2 0 4, Blackwell 0 3 3, Blanford 1 0 2, Lado 3 1 7, Milburn 2 0 4, Jewell 1 0 2, Rylee 4 0 8, Bar 4 1 9. Totals: 36 10 85.

OHIO: Robertson 2 0 4, James 2 3 7, Rolf 2 0 5, Hardman 4 0 11, Sheldon 1 0 2, Porter 2 0 5, House 4 2 12, Woods 1 0 2, Mahaffey 3 0 6, Landers 3 0 9, McLaughlin 1 1 3, Simmons 3 7 13, Semona 1 0 2, Pleiman 1 1 3. Totals: 30 14.

Halftime, Ohio 38-30. 3-pointers: Kentucky 3 (Buttry 2, Mason 1); Ohio 10 (Hardman 3, Landers 3, House 2, Rolf 1, Porter 1).

Ohio was led in the win by Chance Gray, a McDonald’s All-American from Winton Woods, who was named the most valuable player scoring 20 points. Reynoldburg’s Imarianah Russell had 15 points and Claire Henson from Valley View added 11 points.

Both rosters featured top players from both states, From Ohio…McDonald’s All-Americans KK Bransford, 2-time Ms. Ohio, from Mount Notre Dame and Winton Wood’s Chance Gray and Gatorade Player of the Year. Reyboldsburg’s Imarianah Russell, the OHSBCA Miss Basketball. Claire Henson from Valley View, the Ohio Division II player of the year.

Anderson County’s Amiya Jenkins, 2022 Miss Kentucky, who led Kentucky with 20 points and wan named the MVP for the Bluegrass team.

SKILLS Competition:

  • 1 on 1 Girl’s Champion was Kentucky’s Jenna Lillard.
  • 3 on 3 Girl’s Champion was Ohio’s Abby Wolterman, KK Branford, and Jenna Van Schaik.
  • 3 point Champion for the girl’s was Kentucky’s Jaya McClure

OHIO: Van Schalk 2 0 4, Long 0 2 2, Vejsicky 2 0 4, Ayler 0 2 2, Kowalski 0 2 2, Taylor 4 0 10, Riggs 1 2 4, McKenney 1 2 4, Gray 8 0 20, Henson 5 1 11, Wolterman 1 3 5, Basye 3 1 7, Bransford 2 5 9, Russell 7 1 15. Totals: 36 21 99.

KENTUCKY: Jenkins 8 0 20, Bradshaw 2 0 4, Cotton 3 5 11, Feldman 4 1 10, McClure 1 2 4, Stone 3 0 8, Turner 1 3 5, Lillard 1 2 4, James 2 0 4, Elswick 1 1 3, Moore 3 0 6, Presley 1 1 3, Webb 1 0 2. Totals: 31 15.

Halftime, Kentucky 48-46. 3-pointers: Ohio 6 (Gray 4, Taylor 2); Kentucky 7 (Jenkins 4, Stone 2, Feldman 1).

Did you know…

One of the highlights of the game…a red, white and blue game ball

The American Basketball Association launched in 1967, it was a maverick operation from the start. One of the distinctive differences between the ABA and the established NBA was the ball itself. The ABA ball was red, white, and blue. It was the brainchild of the first commissioner, Hall of Famer George Mikan.