FORT WAYNE – Kindell Fincher from Canterbury and Homestead’s Sydney Buck will play in a pair of statewide All-Star games, including the big ones against the Kentucky All-Stars.
The seniors were recently named to the prestigious 13-player Indiana All-Star team that will battle Kentucky’s best June 13 in Lexington, Ky., and June 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The Indiana All-Stars, coached by Norwell’s Eric Thornton, also play a pair of exhibition games against the state’s Junior All-Stars.
Fincher and Buck are also scheduled to play in the 26th annual North-South Indiana All-Star Classic on April 13 in Vincennes.
Fincher, a Xavier recruit, averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds per game in leading the Cavaliers to a Class 2A state runner-up finish. Buck, a Butler recruit, put up 17 points in leading the Spartans to a 4A sectional championship and an NHC title.
Academic All-State teams selected
Norwell had three players named to the IBCA Academic All-State boys basketball first team – Brent Bales, Drew Shively and David Vogel. Also named to the first team were Fremont’s Alex Beams, Huntington North’s Kyle Platt and Garrett’s Matt Singleton.
For the girls, Homestead’s Sydney Buck and West Noble’s Kelsie Peterson made the first team.
DeKalb boys coach stepping down
DeKalb boys basketball coach Jon Everingham resigned, the school’s athletic director Ron Kock confirmed. Everingham was 67-72 in six years at the school, including 8-15 this past season.
Ex-Luers coach All-Star assistant
Marion boys basketball coach and former Bishop Luers boys coach James Blackmon Sr. was named as one of two assistant coaches for Indiana All-Stars head coach David Benter.
Blackmon was 18-5 in his first season at Marion, his alma mater, after going 146-63 in nine years with the Knights, including two Class 2A state championships.
North Side’s Tre’Vion Crews and Mike Davis have both committed to play men’s basketball at Jackson (Mich.) Community College. Bishop Dwenger football players Antonio Blackmon and Juston Stewart signed to play at Saint Francis.
Dwenger, Northrop win indoor titles
Bishop Dwenger took the boys title and Northrop won the girls title of the SAC division at the New Haven indoor track meet last Saturday at IPFW.
The Saints scored 71 points, and the Bruins had 96.5. Also, Homestead won the open boys division.