Results 6-10

Basketball
Mercer cracks double figures as Indian completes sweep of Kentucky
Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech scored 18 points, James Blackmon Jr. of Marion added 13 points on a perfect shooting performance, and Plymouth’s Mack Mercer also put up double digits as the Indiana Junior All-Stars completed a double sweep of Kentucky at St. Xavier High School in Louisville Saturday.
The Indiana boys won 86-73, while the Indiana girls won their game 77-57.
Mercer chipped in 10 points for the Indiana Junior All-Stars, which opened the second-year series with a 108-102 win in overtime on Friday at Greenfield-Central High School in Greenfield, Ind. Indiana now holds a 3-1 series edge after the Junior boys’ teams split their inaugural games in 2012.
In a game played in four eight-minute quarters, the Indiana boys shot 53 percent from the field (33-of-62) en route to the convincing decision. Lyles dropped in 7-of-12 from the field, while Blackmon was 5-of-5 from the floor, including 3-of-3 on 3-pointers to paced a well-rounded offense.
Park Tudor’s Trevon Bluiett, Greensburg’s Bryant McIntosh and Guerin Catholic’s Aaron Brennan each contributed eight points for the winners, while Greensburg’s Sean Seller tallied seven points and Evansville Bosse’s JaQuan Lyle had five points.
LaMontray Harris of Pleasure Ridge Park scored 14 points, and Justin Johnson of Perry County Central netted 11 points to lead Kentucky.
Lyles scored six points and Mercer five in the first quarter as Indiana pounded ball inside early to take a 24-14 lead into the first quarter break. Kentucky’s Cunningham and Johnson each scored four in the second quarter as the Bluegrass boys cut their deficit to 41-36 at the half.
The Hoosiers broke the contest open in the third quarter. Blackmon and Sellers each scored five, and Mercer, Lyles and Brennan each put up four as the visitors pushed their lead to 69-54 with a 28-18 burst.
In the final frame, Harris scored 11 points for Kentucky but the Bluegrass side never seriously challenged down the stretch as Indiana countered with four points from Carmel’s Zach McRoberts, three from Brennan and single baskets from six other players.
• INDIANA 86, KENTUCKY 73
At Louisville, Kent.
Indiana: 24 17 28 17 — 86
Kentucky: 14 22 18 19 — 73
INDIANA (86): James Blackmon Jr. 5-5 0-0 13, P.J. Thompson 0-3 0-0 0, JaQuan Lyle 2-4 0-0 5, Trey Lyles 7-12 4-4 18, Jacob Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Bryant McIntosh 4-6 0-0 8, Ernie Duncan 1-6 0-0 3, Trevon Bluiett 2-6 4-4 8, Zach McRoberts 1-2 1-2 4, Aaron Brennan 3-6 1-3 8, Mack Mercer 4-5 1-1 10, Sean Sellers 3-4 0-0 7. Totals: 33-62 11-14 86.
KENTUCKY (73): Cris Cunningham 3-6 2-2 8, Jackson Davis 4-9 0-0 8, LaMontray Harris 5-9 1-2 14, Kelan Martin 3-6 2-2 8, Robert Shaw 1-3 0-0 2, Trey Edwards 4-11 0-0 9, Jordan Green 1-5 0-0 2, Trey Grundy 2-6 1-2 6, D’Angelo Hunter 0-2 0-0 0, Trey Ivory 2-5 0-0 5, Justin Johnson 3-7 5-6 11. Totals: 28-69 11-14 73.
3-point goals: Indiana 9-23 (Blackmon 3-3, Brennan 1-2, McRoberts 1-2, Mercer 1-2, Sellers 1-2, Lyle 1-3, Duncan 1-5, McIntosh 0-1, Thompson 0-3), Kentucky 6-17 (Harris 3-3, Grundy 1-1, Edwards 1-2, Ivory 1-3, Cunningham 0-1, Martin 0-1, Shaw 0-1, Hunter 0-2, Green 0-3). Total fouls: Indiana 16, Kentucky 14.

Baseball
Post 27 opens 2-2
The Plymouth Post 27 Diamond Spyders American Legion baseball team opened its season at an even 2-2 over the weekend, sweeping visiting Kokomo 14-4, 12-5 Saturday, but falling in a pair of competitive games with perennial power Highland Sunday, 4-2 and 8-3.
Bremen’s Eric Knepper homered twice and doubled once on his way to seven RBIs for the Spyders in the 14-4 win over Kokomo Post 6. Glenn’s Tyler Niespodziany got the win on the mound.
Knepper and Niespodziany also rapped out two of eight total doubles by Post 27 in the 12-5 win over Kokomo.
Glenn’s Drew McDonald and Kyle Liedtky and Culver Community’s Nick Pritz also doubled in the win. Jason Ferguson got the pitching win.
On Sunday, Plymouth tied up the first game with three runs in the bottom of the fifth but couldn’t hold on as Highland plated four in the final inning for an 8-3 victory.
McDonald doubled in that loss, and Clayton Adamson took the tough-luck pitching loss.
In the second game, Post 27 racked up eight hits — including a home run in the sixth by Tanner Hampton and a double from Shay Hepler in the first — but left six runners on to fall 4-2 and slip to a 2-2 start to the season. Niespodziany took the pitching loss and stands at 1-1 at the start of the Spyders’ season.
From Sunday
• HIGHLAND 4-8, PLYMOUTH 2-3
At Plymouth
Highland 8, Plymouth 3
Highland: 101 200 4 — 8 9 4
Plymouth: 000 030 0 — 3 9 5
WP: Cody Glass; LP: Clayton Adamson
2B: Jeremy O’Donnell (H), Sean McCarthy (H), Drew McDonald (P)
Highland 4, Plymouth 2
Highland: 210 100 0 — 4 11 0
Plymouth: 100 001 0 — 2 8 3
WP: Anthony Gomez; Sv: Alex Freitag; LP: Tyler Niespodziany
2B: Shay Hepler (P)
HR: Tanner Hampton (P)
From Saturday
• PLYMOUTH 14-12, KOKOMO 4-5
At Plymouth
Plymouth 14, Kokomo 4
Kokomo: 110 200 — 4 7 1
Plymouth: 002 552 — 14 14 1
WP: Tyler Niespodziany; LP: Damon Prater
2B: Connor Milligan (K), Eric Knepper (P), Clayton Adamson (P), Tyler LaFollette (P)
HR: Knepper (P) 2
Plymouth 12, Kokomo 5
Kokomo: 101 010 2 — 5 9 3
Plymouth: 113 331 x — 12 14 2
WP: Jason Ferguson; LP: Connor Milligan
2B: Logan Barnes (K), Milligan (K), Tanner Hampton (P) 2, Drew McDonald (P), Eric Knepper (P), Nick Pritz (P), Kyle Liedtky (P), Peter Shepherd (P), Tyler Niespodziany (P).
HR: Jesse Broomfield (K)

Youth baseball
Plymouth 12U routs Nappanee
The Plymouth Yoder’s 12U travel baseball team hit the road for Nappanee Saturday, shutting out its hosts for a 15-0 win.
Cam Dennie got the win in the start on the mound, and he helped himself out with five RBIs on two hits with a home run. Cole Filson completed the shutout.
Kyle Vanlue finished with two hits and three RBIs in the win, while Evan Zeigler, Clay Hilliard and Kendall Himes each finished with two hits as each player recorded at least one hit in a 16-hit performance by Plymouth.
Plymouth will play its last regular-season home game Wednesday at 7 p.m.