Snider’s Williams named IBCA/Subway Player of Week

Eugene German poured in 52 points in his only game of the week and Malik Williams averaged 34.5 points and 15.0 rebounds over two games to headline the honorees in the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program for the week of Feb. 8-13.

The respective standouts from Gary 21st Century and Fort Wayne Snider are joined by McCutcheon senior Darnell Butler, Evansville Mater Dei senior Devan Straub, Argos junior Courtney Dunlap, Covenant Christian junior Rachel McLimore and Columbus North junior Maliah Howard-Bass as honorees in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

German and Williams are co-winners for boys’ District 1, while Dunlap collected honors for girls’ District 1. Butler and McLimore are respective boys’ and girls’ recipients for District 2. Straub and Howard-Bass were cited in District 3.

The 6-0 German netted 52 points with 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals for Gary 21st Century (14-6) in its only game of the week, a 106-84 triumph over Indianapolis Metropolitan. The Northern Illinois recruit sank 19-of-32 shots from the field, including 5-of-9 3-pointers, plus 9-of-15 free throws for his big game.

Williams produced a school-record 45 points with 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and seven blocked shots in a 75-63 victory over Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian. The outburst topped the Panthers’ previous record of 44 points by Dave Elmer against Huntington North in 1970. The 6-11 forward also tallied 24 points with 17 rebounds, two assists and four blocks in a 54-53 decision over Fort Wayne Luers. In two games, Williams was 24-of-38 from the field, 6-of-12 on 3-pointers and 15-of-19 on free throws.

The 6-4 Butler averaged 24.5 points and 6.0 rebound in two triumphs for McCutcheon (18-3). He began his week with a career-high 41 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals as the Mavericks walloped Benton Central 102-44. Butler then provided eight points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals as McCutcheon topped Richmond 69-34 in the first round of the North Central Conference Tournament.

Straub poured in 41 points with 10 rebounds, two assists and seven steals as Evansville Mater Dei outlasted Jasper 71-63 in overtime in its only game of the week. The 6-1 guard converted 13-of-22 shots, 6-of-11 3-pointers and 9-of-10 free throws as the Wildcats improved to 9-9.

The 5-9 Dunlap averaged 27.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in leading Argos (23-3) to the championship of the Caston Regional. Dunlap opened with 34 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Dragons defeated Bethany Christian 58-38. She then produced 20 points with seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals as Argos knocked off North White 53-33. Dunlap converted 19-of-29 field goals and 13-of-17 free throws in the two games.

McLimore led Covenant Christian (22-5) to the Speedway Regional title by averaging 25.5 points and 4.0 assists. The 5-10 guard tossed in 28 points with three rebounds and five assists in a 76-49 triumph over Cambridge City Lincoln. She followed by scoring 23 points with three rebounds and three assists as the Warriors beat Triton Central 52-34 for the championship.

The 5-9 Howard-Bass averaged 22.0 points and 5.0 rebounds to propel Columbus North (26-1) to a regional crown with victories over Center Grove and Evansville Central. Howard-Bass opened with 18 points, six rebounds and three steals as her team rallied to post a 69-58 overtime decision over the Trojans. She followed with 26 points, four rebounds and three steals as the Bull Dogs outlasted the Bears 86-82 in the title game.

This is the eighth season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program and the fourth season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana, a banner partner of the IBCA. Subway, in its sixth season as an IBCA partner, encourages athletes to “train hard and eat fresh.”

Player of the Week winners are chosen each week from each of the IHSAA’s three districts. Girls winners will be chosen from now through the week following Feb. 27. Boys winners will be chosen from now through the week following March 28.


Other nominees for Week 15 (2015-16)

            District 1 boys – Jordan Anderson, Triton; Kaylen Andrews, South Bend Washington; Dakota Barkley, Churubusco; Paxton Bergdoll, Fort Wayne Concordia; Austin Boucher, Fort Wayne South; Tahj Curry, Homestead; Steve Helm, Valparaiso; Damien Jefferson, East Chicago Central; Matt Jennings, Logansport; Reontre Lawrence, South Bend Riley; Kyle Mangas, Warsaw; Nick Mantis, Lowell; Ignas Masiulionis, Culver Military; Clinton Parker, Elkhart Central; Chandler Pitts, Maconaquah; Jair Rodgers, Mishawaka Marian; Alec Runyan, John Glenn; Nate Walpole, Whitko.

            District 1 girls – Lanie Allen, East Noble; Camryn Buhr, Penn; Dana Evans, Gary West; Grace Hales, Westview; Alexa Holland, Rochester; Shania Kelly, Fort Wayne Concordia; Kyleigh Kubik, Oregon-Davis; Darienne Maust, Bethany Christian; Kristin McGee, Merrillville; Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead; Sophia Nolan, Marquette Catholic; Riley Ott, LaPorte; Brenda Pennington, Hammond Noll; Anne Secrest, Tippecanoe Valley; Daly Sullivan, South Bend St. Joseph; Hannah Yoder, Eastside.

            District 2 boys – Nai Carlisle, West Lafayette; Cam Chadd, Southmont; Ryan Coble, Greencastle; Kyle Guy, Lawrence Central; David Hanyard, Lafayette Jeff; Reggie Jones, Marion; Jacob Kinder, Eastern (Greentown); Chris King, Indianapolis Tech; John Kiser, Noblesville; Trevor Lakes, Lebanon; Jordan Lewis, North Montgomery; Caleb Middlesworth, Oak Hill; Cooper Neese, Cloverdale; Keenan Orr, Clinton Central; Paul Scruggs, Southport; Kris Wilkes, North Central; Cody Wright, North Vermillion.

            District 2 girls – Madeline Adams, Union City; Lindsey Corsaro, Roncalli; Lauren Dickerson, Lawrence North; Amy Dilk, Carmel; Haley Farris, Tri-Central; Kiah Ferrell, Plainfield; Abbie Gressley, Eastbrook; De’Shawna Harper, Heritage Christian; Ariyan Hines, Tindley; Audrey Minix, North White; Kerrigan Neff, Cambridge City Lincoln; Cameron Onken, Lafayette Central Catholic; Erin Patterson, Zionsville; Elizabeth Saunders, Brebeuf Jesuit; Quinn Shelton, Norwell; Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon; Madison Tolen, Benton Central; Madison Wise, Greenfield-Central.

            District 3 boys – Braxton Day, Bedford North Lawrence; Austin Graves, North Posey; Caleb Hamilton, Eastern Greene; Cameron Harris, Mooresville; Jordan Houze, Lawrenceburg; Zach Johnson, Hauser; Justin Kellett, Northview; Mekhi Lairy, Evansville Bosse; Romeo Langford, New Albany; Jaylen Minnett, Terre Haute South; Trey Mullis, Perry Central; Jack Nunge, Castle; Hunter Rowe, Tell City; Dru Smith, Evansville Reitz; Nick Walker, Henryville; Evan Wallpe, North Decatur; Colton White, Pike Central; Tanner Yeryar, Shakamak.

            District 3 girls – Jorie Allen, Bedford North Lawrence; Addison Brasher, Austin; Katie Burkman, Indian Creek; Katie Donovan, Vincennes Rivet; Samantha Felling, Triton Central; Jene’e Goodwin, Vincennes Lincoln; Valerie Hoskins, Edinburgh; Alexis Knear, South Central (Elizabeth); Rosie Newhart, Jac-Cen-Del; Lauren Rau, Center Grove; Claire Rauck, Providence; Taylor Rennirt, North Harrison; Caitlyn Reynolds, Springs Valley; Zion Sanders, Evansville Central; Emily Sullivan, Evansville Memorial; Lexi Vieck, North Knox; Kyra Whitaker, Greensburg.


2015-16 winners

            Nov. 2-7 – District 1 girls: Shamari Tyson, Fort Wayne Wayne. District 2 girls: Jayla Scaife, Muncie Central. District  3: Alexis Thomas, Evansville Central.

Nov. 9-14District 1 girls: Dana Evans, Gary West. District 2 girls: Lindsey Corsaro, Roncalli. District 3 girls: Jackie Young, Princeton.

Nov. 16-21District 1 girls: Dana Evans, Gary West. District 2 girls: Madison Wise, Greenfield-Central. District 3 girls: Jackie Young, Princeton.

Nov. 23-28District 1 boys: Jaylen Butz, Fort Wayne North. District 1 girls: Dana Evans, Gary West. District 2 boys: Desmond Bane, Seton Catholic. District 2 girls: Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon. District 3 boys: Braxton Day, Bedford North Lawrence. District 3 girls: Jackie Young, Princeton.

Nov. 30-Dec. 5District 1 boys: Jagger Surface, Fort Wayne Northrop. District 1 girls: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead. District 2 boys: Cooper Neese, Cloverdale. District 2 girls: Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon. District 3 boys: Bryce Rowe, Southwestern (Shelby). District 3 girls: Holly Hoopingarner, Greenwood.

Dec. 7-12District 1 boys: Ignas Masiulionis, Culver Military. District 1 girls: Marie Steiner, Culver Academy. District 2 boys: Kale Morris, Clinton Prairie. District 2 girls: Myka Roth, Delphi. District 3 boys: Jack Nunge, Castle. District 3 girls: Zion Sanders, Evansville Central.

Dec. 14-19District 1 boys: Canaan Cooper, Portage. District 1 girls: Mykayla Baylor, South Bend Clay. District 2 boys: Vijay Blackmon, Marion. District 2 girls: DeAnn Kauffman, Union (Modoc), and Lyla Muhlenkamp, Jay County. District 3 boys: Dru Smith, Evansville Reitz. District 3 girls: Holly Hoopingarner, Greenwood.

Dec. 21-26District 1 boys: Austin Penick, Prairie Heights. District 1 girls: Grace Hales, Westview. District 2 boys: C.J. Walker, Indianapolis Tech. District 2 girls: Lindsey Corsaro, Roncalli. District 3 boys: Tyler Toopes, Pike Central. District 3 girls: Tiffany Vinup, Rising Sun.

Dec. 28-Jan. 2District 1 boys: Malik Williams, Fort Wayne Snider. District 1 girls: Jenasae Bishop, East Chicago Central. District 2 boys: Desmond Bane, Seton Catholic. District 2 girls: Cameron Onken, Lafayette Central Catholic. District 3 boys: Jaylen Minnett, Terre Haute South. District 3 girls: Jackie Young, Princeton.

Jan. 4-9District 1 boys: Eugene German, Gary 21st Century. District 1 girls: Sydney Taylor, Crown Point. District 2 boys: Mason Degenkolb, Tipton. District 2 girls: Laura Thomas, New Castle. District 3 boys: K.C. Earls, Mooresville. District 3 girls: Taylor Means, Scottsburg.

Jan. 11-16District 1 boys: Jair Rodgers, Mishawaka Marian. District 1 girls: Taya Andrews, Fort Wayne Dwenger. District 2 boys: Franklin Nunn, Liberty Christian. District 2 girls: Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon. District 3 boys: Romeo Langford, New Albany. District 3 girls: Maddie Roark, Trinity Lutheran.

Jan. 18-23District 1 boys: Nate Walpole, Whitko. District 1 girls: Nicole Konieczny, South Bend St. Joseph. District 2 boys: Kris Wilkes, North Central. District 2 girls: Jayla Scaife, Muncie Central. District 3 boys: Tucker Blackwell, Bloomington South. District 3 girls: Allie McCool, East Central.

Jan. 25-30District 1 boys: Tahj Curry, Homestead. District 1 girls: Camryn Buhr, Penn. District 2 boys: Christian Stewart, Roncalli. District 2 girls: Macee Williams, Fountain Central. District 3 boys: Gavin Stanifer, North Central (Farmersburg). District 3 girls: Alexis Nall, Mt. Vernon (Posey).

Feb. 1-6District 1 boys: Damien Jefferson, East Chicago Central. District 1 girls: Dana Evans, Gary West. District 2 boys: Eric Hunter, Tindley, and C.J. Walker, Indianapolis Tech. District 2 girls: Tyasha Harris, Heritage Christian. District 3 boys: Romeo Langford, New Albany. District 3 girls: Candace Danz, Indian Creek.

Feb. 8-13District 1 boys: Eugene German, Gary 21st Century, and Malik Williams, Fort Wayne Snider. District 1 girls: Courtney Dunlap, Argos. District 2 boys: Darnell Butler, McCutcheon. District 2 girls: Rachel McLimore, Covenant Christian. District 3 boys: Devan Straub, Evansville Mater Dei. District 3 girls: Maliah Howard-Bass, Columbus North.


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