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Nov. 23, 2015                                                             IBCA Director of Special Projects



Young paces honorees in IBCA Player of the Week program

Princeton star pours in 53 points to earn award; Gary West and Greenfield players also honored


            Jackie Young scored a season-high 53 points, and the Princeton star headlines the honorees in the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program for the week of Nov. 16-21.

            Young is joined by Gary West junior Dana Evans and Greenfield-Central junior Madison Wise as winners in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

            Evans is the recipient for District 1, Wise for District 2 and Young for District 3. Evans and Young already are second-time winners this season.

            The 6-0 Young sank 21-of-34 shots, including 6-of-13 3-pointers, plus 5-of-5 free throws en route to her big team as Princeton knocked off Gibson Southern to improve to 3-0. The Notre Dame recruit also contributed 14 rebounds, four assists and six steals in the Tigers’ only game of the week. The output was four points off her career high, a 57-point game that came against Mt. Carmel (Ill.) in a game in December 2014.

            Evans averaged 42.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 8.5 steals over two games for Gary West (3-0). The 5-6 guard totaled 40 points, five rebounds, nine assists and nine steals in an 81-40 victory over Munster. She followed by scoring 45 points with five rebounds, six assists and eight steals as the Cougars defeated Gary Lighthouse CPA 84-64. For the two games, Evans made 28-of-55 from the field, five 3-pointers and 24-of-29 free throws.

            The 6-0 Wise had two-game averages of 29.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 4.0 blocks as Greenfield-Central improved to 4-0. Wise opened with 23 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and five blocks in a 48-42 triumph over Pendleton Heights. She followed by unloading 35 points with 15 rebounds, six assists and three blocks as the Cougars knocked off North Central 77-73 in double overtime. Wise converted 20-of-30 field goals, 3-of-4 3-pointers and 15-of-23 free throws in the two games.

            Young, Evans and Wise provided just three of multiple outstanding performances in the last week. Other players scoring 30 or more points at least once included Taya Andrews of Fort Wayne Dwenger, Bre Boles of Lapel, Tyasha Harris of Heritage Christian, Holly Hoopingarner of Greenwood, Jenna Johnson of Washington, DeAnn Kauffman of Union (Modoc), Myka Roth of Delphi, Alexis Shannon of Noblesville, Sydney Shelton of Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Taylor Smith of Garrett, Kristen Spolyar of Lebanon, Emily Sullivan of Evansville Memorial, Shamari Tyson of Fort Wayne Wayne, Samantha Underwood of New Castle and Mason VanHouten of Fort Wayne Canterbury.

            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 sponsor of the IBCA. Subway, in its sixth season as an IBCA sponsor, 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 starting in next week and through the week following March 28.


Other nominees for Week 3 (2015-16)

            District 1 – Taya Andrews, Fort Wayne Dwenger; Jenasae Bishop, East Chicago Central; Kelly Brooks, Jimtown; Shania Byrd, South Bend Riley; Madi Canady, Huntington North; Justene Charlesworth, LaCrosse; Breanna Douglas, Fort Wayne Northrop; Lauren Grewe, Mishawaka; Damali Karim, South Bend Washington; Kyleigh Kubik, Oregon-Davis; Darienne Maust, Bethany Christian; Julaine Miller, Northridge; Madisen Parker, Homestead; Riley Popplewell, South Central (Union Mills); Anne Secrest, Tippecanoe Valley; Taylor Smith, Garrett; Tori Styers, Culver Academy; Daly Sullivan, South Bend St. Joseph; Shamari Tyson, Fort Wayne Wayne; Mason VanHouten, Fort Wayne Canterbury; Becca Villanueva, Carroll (Fort Wayne).

            District 2 – Brianna Adams, Perry Meridian; Angel Baker, Pike; Bre Boles, Lapel; Kaylan Coffman, Benton Central; Lindsey Corsaro, Roncalli; Vironnica Drake, Marion; Brianna Hahn, Northwestern; Tyasha Harris, Heritage Christian; DeAnn Kauffman, Union (Modoc); Rachel McLimore, Covenant Christian; Maddie Nolan, Zionsville; Jayla Rogers, Indianapolis Shortridge; Myka Roth, Delphi; Alexis Shannon, Noblesville; Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); Felicia Singleton, Indianapolis Metropolitan; Taylor Speckman, Indianapolis Ritter; Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon; Samantha Underwood, New Castle; Allison Van Dyke, Westfield; Aliyah Walker, Brownsburg.

            District 3 – Abbey Ashbrook, Hauser; Mackenzie Blazek, Whiteland; Ally Brandestein, North Posey; Taylor Drury, Eastern (Pekin); Maddie Fulton, Union County; Holly Hoopingarner, Greenwood; Rachel Hopf, Forest Park; Jenna Johnson, Washington; Lauren McBryar, Mooresville; Allie McCool, East Central; Alexis Nall, Mt. Vernon (Posey); Morgan Parker, Shelbyville; Stacy Payton, Northview; Maddie Raley, Gibson Southern; Addie Ramsey, Orleans; Lilly Simon, Jac-Cen-Del; Alli Stumler, Christian Academy; Emily Sullivan, Evansville Memorial; Alexis Thomas, Evansville Central; Brooke Todd, Switzerland County; Kayana Traylor, Martinsville.

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.


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