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Huskers use 3-point barrage to edge Tigers

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Terhune’s Dawand Jones (15) from Ben Davis shoots a free throw as Tiger teammate Colin Kenney for Marquette Catholic watches during Saturday’s Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Classic boys game at Knightstown. Jones led Terhune with 17 points and Kenney added 15, but the Tigers were edged by Hickory 114-113.
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Mason Gillis (left) and Luke Bumbalough from New Castle wait to shoot around with their Hickory teammates during Saturday’s boys game of the Hoosiers reuinion Classic in Knightstown. Gillis and Bumbalough were named to the Huskers team, but didn’t play in Hickory’s 114-113 victory over Terhune.
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Hickory’s Trayce Jackson-Davis (12) gets ready to go up for a shot against Terhune’s Chaz Hinds (1) as the Huskers’ Armaan Franklon (1) watches from the background during Saturday’s Hoosiers Reunion Classic boys game at Knightstown. Jackson-Davis and Franklin led the Huskers in scoring with 20 points apiece in their 114-113 victory over the Tigers.

By DAVID RISLEY - drisley@thecouriertimes.com

KNIGHTSTOWN — The Hickory boys basketball team used a barrage of three-pointers against Terhune during Saturday’s Hoosiers Reunion Classic All-Star Game at Knightstown’s Historic Hoosier Gym, and needed every one of them to edge the Tigers 114-113.

The Huskers sank a whopping 21 shots from behind the arc compared to just six for Terhune, which was just enough to offset the Tigers’ advantage in total field goals and in points from the free throw line.

New Castle’s Luke Bumbalough and Mason Gillis were members of the winning Hickory team, but did not play in the contest. Both were present to offer support and encouragement to their Husker teammates.

Also, as a nice gesture, former Knightstown High school boys basketball player Dylan Hiner was assigned Hickory jersey No. 15. Hiner would’ve played in this game as a senior, but died in an automobile accident two years ago a month or so after completing his sophomore season for the Panthers.

This game was fast-paced, much like the girls’ game that preceded it, and the Huskers raced out to a 30-26 lead after one quarter of play.

Terhune utilized a 29-21 advantage in scoring in the second period to grab a 55-51 advantage at halftime.

The Tigers again tallied 29 points in the third quarter, but Hickory did better than that by scoring 36 points in the period to lead 87-84 after three.

For the third quarter in a row, Terhune poured in 29 points, and that was enough to help it grab a 113-111 advantage with just under one minute to play.

But Hickory’s Isaiah Thompson of Zionsville, a Purdue recruit, buried the final one of 21 treys for the Huskers, the Tigers’ final shot rattled in-and-out, and Hickory held on for the one-point victory.

IU-bound Armaan Franklin of Indianapolis Cathedral and Trayce Jackson-Davis of Center Grove led the Huskers with 20 points apiece, Aaron Etherington of Hamilton Southeastern had 14, Thompson and Isiah Moore of Warren Central 13 apiece, and Frank Davidson of Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian added 10 to account for Hickory’s double-figure scorers.

Scoring in double figures for Terhune were Dawand Jones of Ben Davis with 17, Colin Kenney of Marquette Catholic and Jared Hankins of Lawrence North with 15 points apiece, John-Michael Mulloy of Carmel 13, Sam Skaggs of Logansport 12, and Cameron Alford of Brownsburg and Nathan Childress of Zionsville with 11 each.


Hickory Boys 114, Terhune Boys 113


Chaz Hinds 2 1-2 7, Manuel Brown 3 2-3 8, Sam Skaggs 5 0-0 12, Colin Kenney 4 6-6 15, David Bell 1 0-0 2, Jesse Bingham 1 0-0 2, Cameron Alford 5 1-4 11, John-Michael Mulloy 5 3-3 13, Jared Hankins 6 1-2 15, Nathan Childress 5 0-0 11, Dawand Jones 8 1-3 17. Totals 46 15-23 113.


Armaan Franklin 8 0-0 20, Isiah Moore 4 1-2 13, Isaiah Thompson 4 2-2 13, Frank Davidson 4 0-0 10, Jalen Windham 2 2-2 8, Logan Laster 1 0-0 3, Ben Nicoson 2 0-1 5, Cobie Barnes 1 1-4 3, Trayce Jackson-Davis 9 2-3 20, Aaron Etherington 5 0-0 14, Sydney Curry 2 0-1 4). Totals 42 9-17 114.

Terhune 26 29 29 29 – 113

Hickory 30 21 36 27 – 114

3-point goals – Terhune 6 (Sam Skaggs 2, Jared Hankins 2, Colin Kenney, Nathan Childress), Hickory 21 (Armaan Franklin 4, Isiah Moore 4, Aaron Etherington 4, Isaiah Thompson 3, Jalen Windham 2, Frank Davidson 2, Logan Laster, Ben Nicoson).