Kentucky’s All-Star girls defeated their Indiana counterparts, 75-67, Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis to end a seven-game losing streak in the series dating back to 2013.
Jaelynn Penn, an Indiana University signee, scored a game-high 20 points and be named MVP for Kentucky. She had nine rebounds, six assists and five steals in 29 minutes as the Kentucky girls rallied from a 33-25 halftime deficit.
Tasia Jeffries, one of Penn’s teammates at Butler High School, had 12 points and shot a game-best 4-for-8 from behind the three-point line.
Franklin County standout Princess Stewart, who’s signed with Xavier University, had 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 22 minutes. Rebecca Cook, a teammate at Franklin County who recently committed to run track at Western Kentucky University, had three points, seven rebounds and a blocked shot. Earlier in the day she was named co-Player of the Year by the Kentucky Associated Press.
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MacKenzie Coleman (Metcalfe County) and Kaylee Clifford (Trimble County) each scored 10 points for Kentucky, which outscored Indiana 23-13 in points off turnovers.
The Kentucky girls were without Miss Basketball Lindsey Duvall, a University of Louisville signee who is still recovering from a minor knee surgery.
KENTUCKY ALL-STAR GIRLS 75, INDIANA ALL-STAR GIRLS 67
KENTUCKY— Tasia Jeffries 12, Jaelynn Penn 20, Princess Stewart 10, Rebecca Cook 3, Mackenzie Coleman 10, Bre Torrens 3, Tonysha Curry 2, Jordan Brock 5, Kaylee Clifford 10, Kristen Mayo 0, Jada Stinson 0.
INDIANA — Karissa McLaughlin 12, Madison Wise 9, Dana Evans 18, Maliah Howard-Bass 6, Macee Williams 4, Rachel McLimore 4, Madisen Parker 2, Destiny Perkins 8, Chyna Anthony 1, Zion Sanders 0, Nicole Konieczny 0, Riley Blackwell 0.