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Ky. Girls' All-Stars Sweep Hoosiers; boys end streak

LOUISVILLE, Ky, -- Kentucky Mr. Basketball Darius Miller scored 13 points, and sparked a second-half spurt, to lead his team to a 95-78 win Sunday over the Indiana All-Stars and end an eight-game losing skid in the annual summer series.

It was a big turnaround, in front of approximately 2,000 fans at Louisville Gardens, for Kentucky, which blew an 11-point lead in losing to Indiana 83-82 Friday night at Indianapolis' Conseco Fieldhouse.

Miller was one of five players in double figures for Kentucky, which shot 44.9 percent (31 of 69) from the field, including 42.9 percent (6 of 14) from three-point range in the first half to lead 51-38 at intermission.

Tyler Brown, a 6-foot-2 guard from Apollo High, led Kentucky with 19 points and hit 5 of 6 three-pointers - all in the first half.

Larry Stone led Indiana with 24 points, while Mr. Basketball, 7-0 Tyler Zeller, added 16 points and 10 rebounds.

"They've got a lot of weapons, that's definitely one of the more talented Kentucky teams in some time, especially when they shoot the basketball like that," Indiana coach Rick Baumgartner said.

Shelvin Mack, who led Kentucky with 24 points in the first game, scored 16 in this one, as did Victor Moses.

Miller, the 6-7 forward from Mason County who is headed to the University of Kentucky, made just 2 of 8 shots but hit 9 of 11 free throws. He also added nine rebounds, four assists, three steals with only one turnover. Kentucky, which had 29 turnovers in the first game, had 15 on Sunday.

"It's a great feeling, I'm glad we came out and represented Kentucky well," Miller said. "I think it was mostly us taking care of the ball, we didn't panic with it and didn't make bad decisions with it."

With Kentucky leading 69-60 almost midway through the second half Miller scored on a three-point play, hit two free throws and assisted a basket as Kentucky surged ahead 79-60 with a little more than eight minutes remaining in the game.

Kentucky made 15 of 19 free throws, compared to Indiana's 4 of 5. Indiana also had 12 turnovers, which Kentucky converted into 15 points.

Indiana went inside to Zeller to start the second half. A turnaround by the McDonald's All-American, and North Carolina-recruit, with 14:02 to play pulled Indiana within 62-54. But that's as close as Indiana would get as Miller fueled the 10-0 spurt.


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