Subway/IBCA Basketball Players of the Week

Hemingway heads IBCA/Subway Players of the Week

Mish Marian junior joined by Foster, Lengacher, Jackson, Dilk and Brown as honorees


Michael Hemingway averaged 31.5 in victories over his team’s two biggest rivals, and the Mishawaka Marian junior paces the honorees in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.

Hemingway is joined by Wes-Del senior Sutter Foster, Barr-Reeve senior Trevor Lengacher, East Chicago Central sophomore TaiYanna Jackson, Carmel junior Amy Dilk and Terre Haute South sophomore Amani Brown as recipients for the week of Jan. 2-7 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Hemingway and Jackson are respective boys’ and girls’ winners for District 1. Foster and Dilk collected boys’ and girls’ accolades in District 2. Lengacher and Brown picked up boys’ and girls’ awards for District 3.

The 5-8 Hemingway led Mishawaka Marian (5-5) to a pair of triumphs. First, he scored 34 points with three rebounds, four assists and two steals as the Knights knocked off South Bend St. Joseph 73-50. Hemingway followed with 29 points, three rebounds, five assists and one steal as Marian defeated Mishawaka 69-62. Over the two games, he sank 20-of-31 shots, two 3-pointers and 21-of-28 free throws.

Foster poured in 38 points in Wes-Del’s only game of the week, a 67-53 decision over Seton Catholic. The 6-5 guard-forward added eight rebounds and five blocks as the Warriors improved to 6-4. He converted 15-of-23 field goals, 1-of-3 3-poitners and 7-of-10 free throws for his big game.

The 6-4 Lengacher tallied 31 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks as Barr-Reeve improved to 10-1 with a 73-33 rout of Williamstown, Ky. Lengacher made 9-of-14 shots, his only 3-point attempt and 12-of-14 free throws.

Jackson averaged 18.0 points, 17.5 rebounds and 7.5 blocked shots in helping the East Chicago Central girls to two victories. The 6-5 front-liner opened with 26 points, 23 rebounds and seven blocks as the Cardinals beat Gary West 81-67. She followed with 10 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks as ECC moved to 13-4 with a 58-53 decision over Valparaiso.

The 5-10 Dilk shined as Carmel knocked off then-Class 4A No.1 Homestead 56-54 in overtime in its only game of the week. Dilk poured in 28 points with five rebounds and six assists as the Greyhounds prevailed for the 14th time in 16 outings. She converted 9-of-15 from the field, including one 3-pointers, and 9-of-12 free throws.

Brown averaged 33.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.0 steals as Terre Haute South (7-8) won a pair of contests. First, the 5-5 guard scored 28 points with two rebounds and three steals as the Braves edged Greencastle 54-48 in overtime. She followed with a career-high 38 points plus five rebounds and seven steals as THS outlasted Bloomington North 60-47.

This is the ninth season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program and the fifth 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. 25. Boys winners will be chosen from now through the week following March 25.


Other nominees for Week 10 (2016-17)

            District 1 boys – Damezi Anderson, South Bend Riley; Brian Doslok, Penn; Brandon Durnell, Homestead; Walter Ellis, South Bend Adams; J.J. Foster, Fort Wayne Dwenger; DeAndre Gholston, Gary 21st Century; Garrett Hewlett, South Central (Union Mills); Matt Jennings, Logansport; Vincent Miranda, NorthWood; Jalen Paul, Churubusco; Zac Pitney, Triton; Matt Strong, John Glenn; Trey Waddups, Pioneer; Nathan Walpole, Whitko; Cameron Wilbon, Merrillville; Malik Williams, Fort Wayne Snider.

            District 1 girls – Diamond Adams, South Bend Washington; Leigha Brown, DeKalb; ShanEttine Butler, Hammond Morton; Courtney Dunlap, Argos; Dana Evans, Gary West; Dayton Groninger, Warsaw; Kia Holder, Morgan Township; Lindsy Kline, Penn; Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead; Kyannah Stull, John Glenn; Daly Sullivan, South Bend St. Joseph; Sydney Taylor, Crown Point; Arielle Thatcher, Fort Wayne Northrop; Hannah Wanamacher, Triton.

            District 2 boys – Mark Albers, Pendleton Heights; Brent Brimmage, Park Tudor; Bryce Cook, Tri-County; Haden Deaton, McCutcheon; Ra Kpedi, Lawrence North; Emmanuel Little, North Central; Cooper Neese, Cloverdale; Keenan Orr, Clinton Central; Grant Pedigo, Franklin Central; Caleb Randolph, North Montgomery; Jon Ross Richardson, Lapel; Michael Roberson, Central Christian; Nike Sibande, Indianapolis Attucks; Mack Smith, Warren Central; Tyler Watson, Tri-West; Billie Webster, Seton Catholic; Hunter White, Tindley; Myja White, Brebeuf Jesuit.

            District 2 girls – Ellie Bischoff, Roncalli; Taylor Burns, Twin Lakes; Ariyanna Carroll, Brebeuf Jesuit; Cassidy Crawford, Tipton; Emma DeHart, Southport; Katie Giller, Beech Grove; Samantha Hammel, Pendleton Heights; Sadie Hill, Perry Meridian; Madison Jones, Western Boone; Emily Kiser, Noblesville; Madison Layden, Northwestern; Rachel Loobie, Franklin Central; Audrey Minix, North White; Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern; Keya Patton, Cathedral; Tayler Vauters, Riverton Parke; Madison Wise, Greenfield-Central.

            District 3 boys – Braeden Beard, Tell City; Cooper Bybee, Edgewood; Rilee Epley, Evansville Harrison; Luke Gohmann, Floyd Central; Caleb Hamilton, Eastern Greene; Alex King, Columbus North; Caden Kotter, Vincennes Lincoln; Romeo Langford, New Albany; Hayden Langkabel, Morristown; Mitchell Meagher, Scottsburg; Tyler Nottingham, Jasper; Jack Nunge, Castle; Jacob Overton, Washington; Jacob Sanford, North Posey; Grant Smith, Connersville; De’Avion Washington, Terre Haute South; Colton White, Pike Central; Tanner Yeryar, Shakamak.

            District 3 girls – Ma’Nya Adams, Evansville Bosse; Paige Barrett, Scottsburg; Kaitlyn Blackenberger, North Posey; Merideth Deckard, Martinsville; Allie Fugate, Bedford North Lawrence; Cassidy Hardin, Center Grove; Lilly Hatton, North Harrison; Abi Haynes, Vincennes Lincoln; Erinn Hodges, Evansville Central; Stacy Payton, Northview; Claire Rauck, Providence; Jordan Renn, South Central (Elizabeth); Lilly Simon, Jac-Cen-Del; Allie Smith, Rushville.


2016-17 winners

            Oct. 31-Nov. 5 – District 1 girls: Mason VanHouten, Fort Wayne Canterbury. District 2 girls: Madison Wise, Greenfield-Central. District 3 girls: Kayana Traylor, Martinsville.

Nov. 7-12District 1 girls: Jenasae Bishop, East Chicago Central. District 2 girls: Audrey Minix, North White. District 3 girls: Abby Wahl, Heritage Hills.

Nov. 14-19District 1 girls: Mary Parkman, Westville, and Aly Reiff, Whitko. District 2 girls: Amy Dilk, Carmel. District 3 girls: Katrina Christian, Crothersville, and Grace Holdeman, Bloomington Lighthouse Christian.

Nov. 21-26District 1 boys: Nick Mantis, Lowell. District 1 girls: Dana Evans, Gary West. District 2 boys: Tanner Lambert, Delta, and Garrett Pumphrey, Cambridge City Lincoln. District 2 girls: Nia Clark, Ben Davis. District 3 boys: Tye Collins, Loogootee. District 3 girls: Olivia Seifert, North Decatur.

Nov. 28-Dec. 3District 1 boys: Colin Kenney, Marquette Catholic. District 1 girls: Kyannah Stull, John Glenn. District 2 boys: Cooper Neese, Cloverdale. District 2 girls: Faith Morris, Blackford; Tayler Vauters, Riverton Parke; and Macee Williams, Fountain Central. District 3 boys: Hayden Langkabel, Morristown. District 3 girls: Paige Barrett, Scottsburg.

Dec. 5-10District 1 boys: Tyrese Walker, Westville. District 1 girls: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead. District 2 boys: Kris Wilkes, North Central. District 2 girls: Rikki Harris, North Central. District 3 boys: Isaiah Dunham, Evansville Reitz. District 3 girls: Paige Schindler, Borden.

Dec. 12-17District 1 boys: Nathan Walpole, Whitko. District 1 girls: Dana Evans, Gary West. District 2 boys: Zach Gunn, Hamilton Southeastern. District 2 girls: Macee Williams, Fountain Central. District 3 boys: Jack Nunge, Castle. District 3 girls: Lucy Carrigan, Rising Sun, and Stacy Payton, Northview.

Dec. 19-24District 1 boys: Tysean Sheppard, South Bend Clay. District 1 girls: Courtney Dunlap, Argos. District 2 boys: Courvoisier McCauley, Indianapolis Manual. District 2 girls: Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern. District 3 boys: Romeo Langford, New Albany. District 3 girls: Megg Hensler, Shawe Memorial.

Dec. 26-31District 1 boys: Jermaine Couisnard, East Chicago Central. District 1 girls: Hannah Noveroski, Michigan City. District 2 boys: Jack Hansen, Guerin Catholic. District 2 girls: Sydney Tucker, Frankton. District 3 boys: Nick Walker, Henryville. District 3 girls: Erinn Hodges, Evansville Central.

Jan. 2-7District 1 boys: Michael Hemingway, Mishawaka Marian. District 1 girls: TaiYanna Jackson, East Chicago Central. District 2 boys: Sutter Foster, Wes-Del. District 2 girls: Amy Dilk, Carmel. District 3 boys: Trevor Lengacher, Barr-Reeve. District 3 girls: Amani Brown, Terre Haute South.


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