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Girls' All-Stars: Madison Central teammates playing together for last time before college

Madison Central's Ashton Feldhaus, left, and Larryn Brooks
Madison Central's Ashton Feldhaus, left, and Larryn Brooks

Next year they will be playing college basketball in the state of Indiana but this week they hope to send the Hoosiers home with a loss.

Ashton Feldhaus and Larryn Brooks were teammates at Madison Central and will be heading to different parts of Indiana next year.

Former Lady Indian forward Feldhaus will head to Indianapolis to play for the Butler Bulldogs, while Brooks will take her talents to Bloomington to play point guard for the Indiana Hoosiers.

For now, their goal is to defeat the Hoosiers twice in the annual Kentucky-Indiana all-star series, which matches the top seniors from each state.

Feldhaus and Brooks led Madison Central to an 11th region championship before losing in the first round of the Sweet Sixteen to Notre Dame.

For Feldhaus, one of the biggest changes next season will be not being around her Madison Central point guard.

"(The All-Star game is) kind of bittersweet," Feldhaus said. "Just knowing this is our last week together, as far as being together all the time."

Feldhaus and Brooks both said that the Kentucky All-Star team will prepare them for the competition they will be seeing at the college level.

"I haven't really had time to get games in," Brooks said. "And that's the best conditioning you need."

"So this is getting me in shape and it's a lot of fun."

Feldhaus said this year's Kentucky All-Star roster has a lot of talent and that playing together will help them.

Brooks called the team "next level".

"Playing together kind of gets you used to what you're getting in to," Feldhaus said. "But I don't think anyone's ever really prepared. I don't really know what to expect but I'm excited and ready to get (to Butler)."

Feldhaus is one in a long line of family members who has played in a Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game.

Her grandfather, Allen Sr., played in 1958. Her dad, Allen Jr., played in 1981. Her grandfather coached the All-Stars in 1982. Her uncle, Darren, played in 1987 and went on to play at the University of Kentucky.

Allen Feldhaus Jr., coached the Madison-Central boys to a state title in March and is coaching the boys all-star team this week while Ashton is playing on the girls team.

"I'm really not getting to enjoy her playing because I'm having to do my part as the coach," Feldhaus Jr., said. "But I'll be taking some sneaks out there during the girl's game, I promise you."

The girls and boys seniors teams will scrimmage the juniors teams on Wednesday June 12 at Madison Central, The girls start at 5:30 p.m., with the boys tipping off at 7.


This weekend

What: Kentucky - Indiana All-Star Game

When: The girls play Friday at Freedom Hall in Louisville at 5:30, with the boys to follow. They move to Indianapolis on Saturday, with the girls game at 5.

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