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June 7, 2014

Korn, Bentley prove they belong in 'Hoosiers' classic

KNIGHTSTOWN — Growing up in the small town of Frankton (population 1,837), Aaron Korn immediately latched onto the basketball mystique surrounding the celebrated Hollywood tale of “Hoosiers.”

Taking numerous pilgrimages through the years to Knightstown to see the fabled hoops home of the Hickory Huskers — officially named the Historic Hoosier Gym — the sharp-shooting guard already knew the sheened sweet spots around the floor.

“I was probably 7 or 8 years old the first time I saw ('Hoosiers'). Honestly, I’ve seen it too many to remember,” Korn said. “This is probably the fourth or fifth time being here, but every time I walk in, I think about quotes from the movie and the scenes, especially from the locker room.

“Being here again, I just wanted to go out and have fun.”

Lacing up his sneakers as a member of the Huskers for the Hoosiers Reunion All-Star Classic boys/girls doubleheader on Friday night along with Anderson’s Chelsea Bentley, Frankton’s all-time leading scorer was ready for his close-up.

Knocking down four 3-pointers for the Hickory boys team, Korn scored a team-high 18 points in a nip-and-tuck defeat to the Terhune Tigers 118-117. Meanwhile, Bentley chipped in four points and five rebounds for the Huskers as the girls lost to Terhune 116-101.

“This was a lot of fun,” Bentley remarked on her All-Star experience. “It was crazy to be around so many good players. Everyone here is going to a great college so that made it amazing. Plus, the historic part of it made it unforgettable.”

While Bentley is a few dozen viewings shy of matching Korn’s “Hoosiers” movie-going record, her appreciation for the film’s lessons were in full frame from the opening tip. Pegged a starter for the Huskers, Bentley was an active contributor as Hickory battled back from a steep 17-point first-half deficit.

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