INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana All-Star boys basketball team extended its winning streak over Kentucky Saturday night.
Devin Cannady helped to make sure of it.
Cannady, a former standout at Mishawaka Marian High School, led the way as Indiana topped Kentucky 88-77 in the finale of the annual series at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Cannady poured in a team-high 17 points off the bench as Indiana won its 14th straight in the annual two-game affair.
Cannady hit a pair of key 3-pointers early in the second half to spark a 7-0 run by the All-Stars. He finished the game 6-10 from the field, including 3-4 from distance. Cannady, who will play at Princeton University, played 20 minutes and was also named as the Player of the Game.
The game was close throughout with eight ties and 14 lead changes. Kentucky led 33-32 at halftime as Indiana shot just 25 percent from the field in the opening half.
Indiana hit 53 percent from the field in outscoring Kentucky 56-44 in the final half.
The winners were without Mr. Basketball Caleb Swanigan, who is attending a tryout for the U.S. National team in Colorado. Swanigan, a Purdue recruit, led Homestead to the Class 4-A state championship this past season.
Kentucky also played both games of the series without their Mr. Basketball as Camron Justice is already enrolled at Vanderbilt was was unable to play.
Matt Holba of Guerin Catholic netted 16 points and Ryan Cline of Carmel had 11 for the winners.
Indiana hit 7-22 on 3-pointers, while Kentucky was just 4-17. The Hoosier squad was 25-33 from the free throw line and Kentucky was 21-30.
The game drew a crowd of 6,533, the largest since 2005.