Two players who have already given verbal commitments to the Boilers have been chosen to
participate with this summer's Indiana junior all-star team.
While NorthWood's Carol Duncan and Warren Central's Ashley Mays have already made their
college choices, the all-star team also features a few more players getting the attention
of the Purdue staff. Connersville's Missy Taylor and Cathedral's Sharika Webb were also
named to the "core" team, as well as 5'11 wing Candace Dark of Fountain Central.
Dark averaged 21.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, five assists and five steals per game for the 21-4
Mustangs. Fountain Central won their first sectional and regional titles behind Dark
this past season, losing to Shenandoah in the semistate. Dark is a two-time Player of the
Year by the Crawfordsville Journal Review and was named all-state second team by
Hoosier Basketball Magazine.
The Junior All-Star team will scrimmage with the Senior All-Stars in two exhibition games
this summer on June 10 and 13. The locations have yet to be determined.
Three teams of six players are chosen each year to be all-stars. The first six, or the "core"
team, will play in both exhibitions. The second six, or the "north" team, will play with
the core team for one exhibition, while the third six, or "south" team, will join the core
team in the other exhibition.
Candace Dark (5'10 G/F) Fountain Central
Carol Duncan (6'3 C) NorthWood
Mandy Geryak (5'7 G) Martinsville
Missy Taylor (6'2 G/F) Connersville
Sharika Webb (5'9 G) Cathedral
Shanna Zolman (5'9 G) Wawasee
Lauren Bechtold (5'4 G) Hebron
Ashley Buckingham (6'1 C) Center Grove
Megan Dossen (5'10 F) Ft. Wayne Luers
Erin Guy (5'11 F) Twin Lakes
Hilary O'Connell (5'8 G) Warsaw
Alex Webster (5'10 G/F) Crown Point
Melanie Boeglin (5'6 G) Terre Haute South (alternate)
Bridgett Branson (6'1 C) Turkey Run
Megan Liffick (5'10 G/F) Whiteland
Ashley Mays (5'8 G/F) Warren Central
Jenny Pfeiffer (5'7 G) Jennings County
Jessica Scherer (6'1 F) Triton Central
Cyndi Valentin (5'8 G) Bloomington South
Jennifer Rath (5'7 G) Vincennes Lincoln (alternate)
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