Subway/IBCA Players of the Week and all nominees

Lairy, Mangas and Perry named IBCA Players of the Week

Bosse junior, Warsaw senior and Indianapolis Lutheran senior receive honors for week of March 6-11


Evansville Bosse junior Mekhi Lairy averaged 37.5 points and 9.5 assists in a pair of games, leading the Bulldogs to the championship of the Class 3A Washington Regional and earning honors as an IBCA/Subway Player of the Week.

Lairy is joined by Warsaw senior Kyle Mangas and Indianapolis Lutheran senior Brandon Perry as recipients for March 6-11 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Mangas is the winner for District 1. Perry is the recipient for District 2. Lairy received accolades for District 3.

The 5-8 Lairy poured in a career-high 40 points with seven rebounds and eight assists as Bosse outlasted Brownstown Central 81-71 in overtime in a semifinal game. Lairy followed with 35 points, six rebounds and 11 assists as the Bulldogs (20-7) ran past Pike Central 94-66 for the regional crown.

Lairy converted 13-of-25 field goals, 2-of-7 3-pointers and 12-of-13 free throws against Brownstown. He hit 14-of-20 shots, 4-of-6 3-pointers and 3-of-3 free throws against Pike Central.

The 6-3 Mangas also produced a career-high in his first game, unloading 47 points with nine rebounds, two assists and three steals as Warsaw edged East Chicago Central 61-59 in double overtime. The Indiana Wesleyan University recruit then tallied 24 points with two rebounds, one assist and four steals as the Tigers (18-10) dropped a 50-46 decision to Merrillville in the Class 4A Michigan City Regional final.

Averaging 30.5 points over both games, Mangas was 15-of-23 from the field, including 2-of-5 on 3-pointers, and 15-of-17 on free throws against East Chicago Central. He sank 7-of-14 shots, including 3-of-8 from long range, plus 7-of-8 free throws against Merrillville.

The 6-0 Perry averaged 25.0 points and provided a pair of double-doubles as Indianapolis Lutheran (12-13) finished as runner-up to Indianapolis Tindley in the Class A regional at Martinsville. Perry opened with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and one steal as the Saints defeated Hauser 66-60 in the semifinal round. He tallied another 25 points with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal as Lutheran lost to Tindley 78-62 in the title game.

Perry made 8-of-19 field goals, 2-of-4 3-pointers and 7-of-9 free throws against Hauser. He converted 9-of-16 shots, including 4-of-5 3-pointers, and 3-of-4 free throws against Tindley.

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. Boys winners will be chosen from now through the week following March 25. The girls’ season is complete.


Other nominees for Week 19 (2016-17)

            District 1 boys – Carson Blair, Southwood; Jaylen Butz, Fort Wayne North; Brecar Clark, New Haven; Walter Ellis, South Bend Adams; Al Ervin, Griffith; Keegan Fetters, Lakewood Park Christian; J.J. Foster, Fort Wayne Luers; Trey Galloway, Culver Academy; De’Andre Gholston, Gary 21st Century; Cordell Hofer, Fairfield; Jonah Jackson, Merrillville; Colin Kenney, Mishawaka Marian; Markee Lunn, Gary Roosevelt; Parker Manges, Homestead; Aaron Parker, Oregon-Davis; Jalen Paul, Churubusco; Alvion Stubbs, East Chicago Central; Reeve Zolman, Central Noble.

            District 2 boys – Cameron Alford, Brownsburg; P.J. Baron, Carmel; Bryce Bennington, Twin Lakes; Alec Burton, Danville; Brockton Butcher, Madison-Grant; Avery Denhart, Lafayette Central Catholic; Rylan Detling, Frankton; Trevor Eppert, North Vermillion; Gavin Griggs, Shenandoah; Sam Gutierrez, Tipton; Jamall Harris, Indianapolis Attucks; Peyton Hendershot, Tri-West; Aaron Henry, Ben Davis; Eric Hunter, Tindley; Matt Krause, West Lafayette; Emmanuel Little, North Central; Jalen Moore, Cloverdale; Nathan Patton, Tri-County; Spencer Pettit, Covington; Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon; Zach Rogers, Seton Catholic; Tyler Smith, Northeastern; Ronny Williams, Liberty Christian; Hayden Wynja, Heritage Christian.

            District 3 boys – Paxon Bartley, Wood Memorial; Adam Beasley, Crawford County; Brigham Booe, Northview; Bailey Dearwester, Loogootee; Sam Dowen, South Knox; Josh Hall, Bloomington South; Carson Lambring, Brownstown Central; Romeo Langford, New Albany; Matt Martin, Greensburg; Dillan McQueen, South Ripley; Zach Moore, New Washington; Bryant Nalley, Pike Central; Jack Nunge, Castle; Travis Roehling, Center Grove; Hunter Sanford, West Washington; Mason Sherman, Hauser; Grant Smith, Connersville; Tanner Yeryar, Shakamak; Trever Zink, Forest Park.


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 Noveroske, 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.

Jan. 9-14District 1 boys: Craig Young, Fort Wayne Wayne. District 1 girls: Dana Evans, Gary West. District 2 boys: Isiah James, Pike, and Billie Webster, Seton Catholic. District 2 girls: Tayler Vauters, Riverton Parke. District 3 boys: Romeo Langford, New Albany. District 3 girls: Lilly Hatton, North Harrison.

Jan. 16-21District 1 boys: Damezi Anderson, South Bend Riley. District 1 girls: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead. District 2 boys: Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon. District 2 girls: Rachel McLimore, Zionsville. District 3 boys: Brady Ewing, East Central, and Jaylen Minnett, Terre Haute South. District 3 girls: Jaelah Crosby, Evansville Bosse.

Jan. 23-28District 1 boys: Matt Jennings, Logansport. District 1 girls: Sophia Nolan, Marquette Catholic, and Mason VanHouten, Fort Wayne Canterbury. District 2 boys: Mack Smith, Warren Central. District 2 girls: Emily Kiser, Noblesville. District 3 boys: Michael Sizemore, West Washington. District 3 girls: Kyra Whitaker, Greensburg.

Jan. 30-Feb. 4District 1 boys: Nathan Walpole, Whitko. District 1 girls: Sydney Freeman, Central Noble. District 2 boys: Christian Harvey, Richmond. District 2 girls: Madison Wise, Greenfield-Central. District 3 boys: Hayden Langkabel, Morristown. District 3 girls: Jorie Allen, Bedford North Lawrence.

Feb. 6-11District 1 boys: Jalen Paul, Churubusco. District 1 girls: Nicole Konieczny, South Bend St. Joseph. District 2 boys: Tim Leavell, Marion. District 2 girls: DeShawna Harper, Heritage Christian. District 3 boys: Cooper Bybee, Edgewood, and Matt Cornett, South Decatur. District 3 girls: Rachel Stewart, Eastern (Pekin).

Feb. 13-18District 1 boys: John Cory, Lowell. District 1 girls: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead. District 2 boys: Jalen Moore, Cloverdale. District 2 girls: Justiss Cantu, Union City. District 3 boys: Tim Abel, Indian Creek. District 3 girls: Rachel Stewart, Eastern (Pekin).

Feb. 20-25District 1 boys: Cornell Conner, Elkhart Central. District 1 girls: Karissa McLaughlin, Homestead, and Daly Sullivan, South Bend St. Joseph. District 2 boys: Tyler Watson, Tri-West. District 2 girls: None. District 3 boys: Mekhi Lairy, Evansville Bosse. District 3 girls: Brenna Maikranz, Wood Memorial, and Rachel Stewart, Eastern (Pekin).

Feb. 27-March 4District 1 boys: Kyle Mangas, Warsaw. District 2 boys: Jalen Moore, Cloverdale. District 3 boys: Grant Smith, Connersville.

March 6-11District 1 boys: Kyle Mangas, Warsaw. District 2 boys: Brandon Perry, Indianapolis Lutheran. District 3 boys: Mekhi Lairy, Evansville Bosse.

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