Parker, Walker headline IBCA/Subway Players of the Week
Newman, Schmidt, Jacobsen and Davis complete group of six honorees for week of Jan. 1-6
Northwestern sophomore Tayson Parker and Henryville senior Nick Walker each produced 40 points or more in a game, and the high-scoring duo headline the honorees in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.
Parker and Walker are joined by Valparaiso junior Brandon Newman as boys’ recipients for the week of Jan. 1-6 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The girls’ winners are Highland junior Michaela Schmidt, Harrison (West Lafayette) sophomore Sydney Jacobsen and South Central (Elizabeth) senior Ally Davis.
Newman and Schmidt are honorees for District 1. Parker and Jacobsen are winners for District 2. Walker and Davis are recipients in District 3.
Parker averaged 31.3 points and 7.7 rebounds over three games for the Northwestern boys (9-2). The 6-1 guard opened with 44 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals in an 83-73 loss to Lafayette Central Catholic. He followed with 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 55-50 triumph over Hamilton Heights. Parker then tallied 29 points with nine rebounds and four assists as the Tigers beat Clinton Central 57-47. Over the three games, Parker was 30-of-65 on field goals, 9-of-28 on 3-pointers and 25-of-31 on free throws.
The 6-3 Walker averaged 36.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in a pair of triumphs for the Henryville boys (11-3). He poured in 40 points with eight rebounds and seven assists in 68-49 victory over South Decatur. Walker followed with 32 points, five rebounds and three assists in just three quarters of playing time as the Hornets defeated Trinity Lutheran 85-44. Over both games, Walker hit 32-of-46 from the floor, 2-of-4 3-pointers and 6-of-6 from the line.
Newman averaged 35.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in sparking the Valparaiso boys (8-3) to two key victories. The 6-4 wing scored 32 points with 10 rebounds and two steals in a 69-41 decision over Portage. He followed with 39 points, 15 rebounds and two steals as the Vikings topped Penn 76-61. For the two games, Newman made 22-of-40 field goals, 5-of-10 3-pointers and 22-of-27 free throws.
The 6-0 Schmidt averaged 33.5 points and 14.0 rebounds in leading the Highland girls (8-8) to two victories. Schmidt opened with a career-high 38 points, 15 rebounds and seven steals in a 61-36 decision over Hammond. She then tallied 29 points with 13 rebounds and two steals as the Trojans topped Hobart 61-40. In both games, Schmidt was 25-of-38 from the field and 17-of-26 on free throws.
Jacobsen tallied 29.5 points and 5.0 steals as the Harrison girls (11-5) split a pair of games. She dropped in 33 points with four rebounds and six steals in a 76-33 victory over Indianapolis Tech. The 5-9 guard followed with 26 points, three rebounds and four steals a the Raiders fell 65-63 at Twin Lakes. Over two games, Jacobsen sank 19-of-33 was from the floor, 10-of-16 from 3-point range and 11-of-13 from the line.
The 5-8 Davis averaged 25.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in propelling the South Central girls (11-5) to two triumphs. She eclipsed 1,000 career points while netting 17 points with nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a 64-45 victory over Lanesville. Davis then tossed in 33 points with nine rebounds, three assists and three steals as the Rebels clipped Crawford County 58-52. Over both games, Davis was 20-of-30 on field goals, 1-of-1 on 3-pointers and 9-of-9 on free throws.
This is the 10th season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program and the sixth season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana, a banner sponsor of the IBCA. Subway, in its seventh 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. 24. Boys’ winners will be chosen starting in three weeks and through the week following March 24.
Other nominees for Week 10 (2017-18)
District 1 boys – Isaac Anderson, Fort Wayne Northrop; Noah Applegate, Penn; Rishard Balkcom, Merrillville; Austin Boucher, Fort Wayne North; Davion Davis, Calumet; Dillon Duff, Fort Wayne Snider; Jake Dye, Griffith; DeAndre Gholston, Gary 21st Century; Khrye Hines, Hammond Morton; Brandon Scott, Hammond Noll; Mikale Stevenson, Fort Wayne South; River West, Whitko; Cole Wireman, Kouts.
District 1 girls – Jenasae Bishop, East Chicago Central; Courtney Blakely, Hammond Noll; Leigha Brown, DeKalb; Kelli Damman, Carroll (Fort Wayne); Sara Doi, Penn; Karlee Feldman, Bremen; Kathryn Knapke, Fort Wayne Luers; Hanna Knoll, Angola; Courtney Krol, Chesterton; Morgan Litwiller, Northridge; Allison McCormick, LaCrosse; Karli Miller, Andrean; Mariah Plunkett, John Glenn; Ellen Ross, Fort Wayne Dwenger; Lindsey Simpson, Knox; Daijah Smith, Gary Lighthouse; Lindsey Stokes, Kankakee Valley.
District 2 boys – Cameron Alford, Brownsburg; Simon Banks, Brebeuf Jesuit; David Bell, Warren Central; Luke Brown, Blackford; Josh Bryan, Delta; Justin Clary, North Montgomery; Justin DuPree, Centerville; Mason Gillis, New Castle; Maximus Gizzi, New Palestine; Jack Hansen, Guerin Catholic; Dawand Jones, Ben Davis; Jalen Moore, Cloverdale; Micah Poole, Indianapolis Attucks; Zach Rinehart, Avon; Logan Smith, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); Jonah Switzer, Lafayette Central Catholic.
District 2 girls – Allison Bosse, Brownsburg; Kendall Bostic, Northwestern; Trinity Brady, Lawrence North; Taylor Burns, Twin Lakes; Shelby Caldwell, Jay County; Lexi Dellinger, South Adams; Amy Dilk, Carmel; Tyra Ford, Anderson; Katie Giller, Beech Grove; Tori Harker, Lebanon; Mallory Hawkins, South Vermillion; Blaine Kelly, Alexandria; Kara Kirtley, Hamilton Heights; Emily Kiser, Noblesville; Samantha Olinger, Plainfield; Lexi Thompson, Lafayette Central Catholic; Sydney Tucker, Frankton; Alana Vinson, Roncalli.
District 3 boys – Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central; Braeden Beard, Tell City; Michael Boshears, Brownstown Central; Matt Cornett, South Decatur; Chance Coyle, Bloomington South; Ty Drake, Sullivan; Rilee Epley, Evansville Harrison; Bailey Falkenstein, Jeffersonville; Gabe Gladish, Barr-Reeve; Noah Hupmann, Evansville Day; Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove; Romeo Langford, New Albany; Ty Lawson, Paoli; Glen Rouch, Boonville; Christian Stewart, Clarksville; Stephan Wilkerson, Princeton.
District 3 girls – Britney Ballard, Columbus East; Taylor Bayer, Forest Park; Addisyn Blackwell, Bloomington South; Maya Chandler, Triton Central; Lilly Hatton, North Harrison; Hya Haywood, Evansville Central; Sara Lewis, Washington; Leah Miller, Salem; Chloe Mills, Castle; Kyla Reid, Evansville Harrison; Soffia Rieckers, Evansville Memorial; Lilly Simon, Jac-Cen-Del; Kelsy Taylor, New Albany; Kayana Traylor, Martinsville; Grace Waggoner, Vincennes Rivet; Abby Wahl, Heritage Hills.
Oct. 31-Nov. 4 – District 1 girls: Leigha Brown, DeKalb. District 2 girls: Cassidy Crawford, Tipton; and Madison Layden, Northwestern. District 3 girls: Hya Haywood, Evansville Central.
Nov. 6-11 – District 1 girls: Karlee Feldman, Bremen. District 2 girls: Tomi Taiwo, Carmel. District 3 girls: Abby Wahl, Heritage Hills.
Nov. 13-18 – District 1 girls: Emma Nolan, Marquette Catholic. District 2 girls: Trinity Brady, Lawrence North; and Madeline Lawrence, Winchester. District 3 girls: Alison Hein, Vincennes Lincoln.
Nov. 20-25 – District 1 boys: Damezi Anderson, South Bend Riley. District 1 girls: Keegan Sullivan, South Bend St. Joseph. District 2 boys: Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon; and Garrett Pumphrey, Cambridge City Lincoln. District 2 girls: Mallory Hawkins, South Vermillion. District 3 boys: Romeo Langford, New Albany. District 3 girls: Juliana Kemper, Lawrenceburg.
Nov. 27-Dec. 2 – District 1 boys: Charlie Yoder, Westview. District 1 girls: Courtney Krol, Chesterton. District 2 boys: Luke Richardson, Lapel. District 2 girls: Sydney Tucker, Frankton. District 3 boys: Romeo Langford, New Albany. District 3 girls: Addisyn Blackwell, Bloomington South.
Dec. 4-9 – District 1 boys: Dominique Smith, Lake Station. District 1 girls: Timberlynn Thomas, South Bend Washington. District 2 boys: Edreece Redmond II, Bishop Chatard. District 2 girls: Maddie Nolan, Zionsville, and Audrey Reed, Sheridan. District 3 boys: Braeden Beard, Tell City. District 3 girls: Mackenzie Blazek, Whiteland.
Dec. 11-16 – District 1 boys: Keion Brooks Jr., Fort Wayne North. District 1 girls: Daijah Smith, Gary Lighthouse. District 2 boys: Jalen Moore, Cloverdale, and Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon. District 2 girls: Ella Collier, Danville. District 3 boys: Alex Hemenway, Castle, and Mekhi Lairy, Evansville Bosse. District 3 girls: Hannah Wolford, Providence.
Dec. 18-23 – District 1 boys: Brandon Newman, Valparaiso. District 1 girls: Shamari Tyson, Fort Wayne South. District 2 boys: Aaron Henry, Ben Davis. District 2 girls: Trinity Brady, Lawrence North. District 3 boys: Chance Coyle, Bloomington South. District 3 girls: Mackenzie Blazek, Whiteland.
Dec. 25-30 – District 1 boys: Michael Hemingway, Mishawaka Marian. District 1 girls: Morgan Litwiller, Northridge. District 2 boys: Luke Brown, Blackford, and Armaan Franklin, Cathedral. District 2 girls: Tomi Taiwo, Carmel. District 3 boys: Chayton Howard, Edgewood. District 3 girls: Lilly Hatton, North Harrison.
Jan. 1-6 – District boys: Brandon Newman, Valparaiso. District 1 girls: Michaela Schmidt, Highland. District 2 boys: Tayson Parker, Northwestern. District 2 girls: Sydney Jacobsen, Harrison (West Lafayette). District 3 boys: Nick Walker, Henryville. District 3 girls: Ally Davis, South Central (Elizabeth).