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March 28, 2016                                                              IBCA Director of Special Projects

 

Four state champions headline IBCA Players of the Week

Langford, Jones, Richardson, Nunn propel their teams to IHSAA state titles; Murphy also honored

 

            New Albany sophomore Romeo Langford, Marion senior Reggie Jones, Lapel junior JonRoss Richardson and Liberty Christian senior Franklin Nunn led their teams to IHSAA state championships, and they headline the winners in the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program for the week of March 21-26.

            The quartet is joined by Griffith senior Tremell Murphy as honorees in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

            Murphy received accolades for District 1. Jones, Richardson and Nunn shared honors for District 2. Langford received the award for District 3.

            Langford scored 28 points with five rebounds and three assists in propelling New Albany (27-1) to a 62-59 victory over McCutcheon for the Class 4A championship. The 6-4 sophomore standout sank 11-of-21 shots, 1-of-8 3-pointers and 5-of-8 free throws en route to his game-high scoring output as the Bulldogs won the school’s second boys’ state title and first since 1973.

            The 6-5 Jones produced 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists in leading Marion (23-7) to a 73-68 triumph over Evansville Bosse for the Class 3A crown. He converted 7-of-18 field goals, 1-of-2 free throws and 10-of-10 free throws as the Giants captured the school’s eighth state championship in boys’ basketball. Jones also had 12 points in Marion’s 60-58 semistate victory over Griffith.

            Richardson tallied 21 points with 12 rebounds, three assists and four blocked shots as Lapel (26-4) knocked off Indianapolis Howe 59-37 for the Class 2A title. The 6-6 guard was 8-of-13 from the floor and 5-of-5 from the free throw line as the Bulldogs claimed the school’s second boys’ basketball state championship.

            The 6-3 Nunn scored 19 points with eight rebounds and four steals to spark Liberty Christian (26-4) to a 64-45 decision over Bloomfield for the Class A championship. Nunn made 6-of-10 field goals, 1-of-2 3-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws as the Lions won the school’s first state championship in any sport.

            Murphy, a 6-5 forward, was honored after he tallied 20 points with eight rebounds for Griffith (25-4) in a Class 3A semistate setback to Marion that was delayed four days after a bus crash prevented the game from being played as scheduled on March 19.

            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."

            This is the final week of award winners for the 2015-16 season.

 

Other nominees for Week 21 (2015-16)

            District 1 boys – None.

            District 2 boys – Eddy Collins, McCutcheon; Brian Warren, Indianapolis Howe.

            District 3 boys – Mekhi Lairy, Evansville Bosse; Brandon Van Sant, Bloomfield.

 

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.

            Feb. 15-20District 1 boys: Konner Platt, Huntington North. District 1 girls: Lexi Minix, Oregon-Davis. District 2 boys: Desmond Bane, Seton Catholic. District 2 girls: Cameron Onken, Lafayette Central Catholic. District 3 boys: Colten Garland, Washington. District 3 girls: Taylor Rennirt, North Harrison.

            Feb. 22-27District 1 boys: Matt Jennings, Logansport. District 1 girls: Camryn Buhr, Penn. District 2 boys: Joey Brunk, Southport. District 2 girls: Libby Bonner, Lafayette Central Catholic, and Tyasha Harris, Heritage Christian. District 3 boys: Joe Ferree, Lanesville. District 3 girls: Lilly Simon, Jac-Cen-Del.

            Feb. 29-March 5District 1 boys: Austin Boucher, Fort Wayne South. District 2 boys: Cooper Neese, Cloverdale. District 3 boys: C.J. Hedgepeth, Evansville Harrison.

            March 7-12District 1 boys: Eugene German, Gary 21st Century, and Paul Marandet, Warsaw. District 2 boys: Marcus Burk, Franklin Central, and Tyler Smith, Northeastern. District 3 boys: Romeo Langford, New Albany, and Blake Ruckman, Evansville Reitz.

            March 14-19District 1 boys: Eugene German, Gary 21st Century. District 2 boys: Tyler Watson, Tri-West. District 3 boys: Chris Gilmore, Bloomfield, and Romeo Langford, New Albany.

            March 21-26District 1 boys: Tremell Murphy, Griffith. District 2 boys: Reggie Jones, Marion; Franklin Nunn, Liberty Christian; and JonRoss Richardson, Lapel. District 3 boys: Romeo Langford, New Albany.

 

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