Week-8 of the IBCA/Franciscan Health Player of the Week Program Highlights Six; Knepp & Hull Stand Out

Week8 of the IBCA/Franciscan Health Player of the
Week Program Highlights Six; Knepp & Hull Stand Out

With Christmas Eve falling on a Friday and Christmas Day falling on a Saturday, last week left us
just four days with opportunities to play games. While a number of schools chose to take the week off
entirely, there were still several memorable performances, and six players were selected as their districts
IBCA/Franciscan Health Players of the Week.

Fort Wayne South Side Senior Ashton Johnson, Mount Vernon (Fortville) Senior Armon Jarrard,
BarrReeve Senior Hagen Knepp, Warsaw Senior Kacilyn Krebs, Zionsville Junior Laila Hull, and Bedford
North Lawrence Sophomore Chloe Spreen have been selected as recipients for Dec. 20Dec. 25 in the
recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. Johnson is the boys
winner, while Krebs is the girls winner in Disrict1. Jarrard and Hull are the boys and girls recipients,
respectively, in District2. Knepp takes home boys honors, while Spreen takes home girls honors in

The Archers of Fort Wayne South Side participated in the Summit Conference Classic on
Tuesday, taking on South Bends John Adams, and finishing the day with a nice 6247 victory. Senior
Ashton Johnson was key to their success, as he scored 22 points on 914 shooting, plus he was 24 from
deep and made both free throw attempts. The 62 guard also snagged three rebounds, found teammates
for seven other scores, and collected six steals in success.

The Warsaw Lady Tigers took on IBCA #7 Lake Central Wednesday night, upsetting the Lady
Indians in impressive fashion, 6639. Senior Kacilyn Krebs was a big catalyst in the win, knocking down
916 from the floor, including a superb 610 from behind the arc, as she scored 24 points to help her Lady
Tigers. The 59 wing, committed to the University of Indianapolis, also managed to grab seven rebounds,
hand out five assists, and pick off a steal in the effort.

Senior Armon Jarrard and the Mount Vernon Marauders picked up a huge Hoosier Heritage
Conference win Thursday night, as they went into the New Castle Fieldhouse and won 6352. The 62
point guard was everywhere, scoring 16 points, collecting eight caroms, dishing out four assists, picking
off a pair of steals, and blocking three shots in the triumph. The IUPUI commit was also an efficient 611
from the field and 45 from the charity stripe.

The Zionsville Eagles managed to find a way to play three games last week, and Junior forward
Laila Hull put forth three nice efforts, with doubledoubles each time she took the floor. Monday evening,
the Eagles traveled to TriWest, where they took care of the Lady Bruins, 6545. Hull began her week with
a nice 21point, 11rebound performance, plus she added four assists and a pair of blocked shots.

Then on Wednesday, Zionsville and Hull headed South to the Walt Raines Classic in Franklin,
Indiana. In their first game of the day, they dispatched of Terre Haute North Vigo, 4934. The 61 forward
scored 20 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, handed out three assists, and nabbed a pair of steals, as the
Eagles advanced to the championship game.

In that final game of the day, Zionsville ran into the host school, 160 and IBCA #2 Franklin
Community, falling 6548 in the evening tilt. The Junior Hull did her best to give the Eagles a chance,
scoring 26 points and collecting 11 rebounds, while also picking up two more steals and two more
blocked shots in defeat.

BarrReeve headed to Northeast Dubois Tuesday night for a Blue Chip Conference game just
before Christmas, and the Vikings took care of the host Jeeps, 6643. Senior Hagen Knepp was
outstanding in the effort, making 1421 shots, knocking down a pair of triples, while also burying four of

his five free throw attempts, scoring 34 points in total. The 63 wing nearly posted a doubledouble with
his nine rebounds, but he also contributed a pair of assists, four steals, and a blocked shot, helping the
Vikings to a 20 start in conference play.

Wednesday, the Bedford North Lawrence Lady Stars hosted their own tournament, with an
impressive field of four highly ranked teams taking the floor throughout the day. The IBCA #4 Lady Stars
began their day with a hardfought, 4740 win over the 17th ranked East Central Lady Trojans. Talented
Sophomore Chloe Spreen managed 15 points, six rebounds, and a trio of assists for the Lady Stars in the
lowscoring, tough win.

Later, in the championship game, Bedford North Lawrence took on IBCA #5 Noblesville in a battle
of elite backcourts. The 59 Spreen was dialed in, knocking down 1217 shots from the field, 36 from
long range, while adding a point from the line, scoring 28 points in total. The Sophomore guard added six
rebounds, three assists, a steal, and two blocked shots, as the Lady Stars won convincingly, 5940.

This is the 14th season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week
program, but just the second season it is being presented by Franciscan Health, a corporate sponsor of
the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Player of the Week winners are chosen each week from each of the IHSAA’s three districts. Girls
winners will be chosen through the Monday following the IHSAA Girls State Finals. Boys winners will be
chosen through the Monday following the IHSAA Boys State Finals.

Other Top Nominees for Week8 (202122)

District1 Boys: Luke Andree, Kankakee Valley; Brayden Betzner, Maconaquah; Ben Garwood,
LaCrosse; Tyvon Henry, South Bend Career Academy; Chris Hood, East Noble; Ben Keil, Lakeland;
Fletcher Loyer, Homestead; Isaiah Malone, Prairie Heights; Reece Marrs, Hebron; Trey Schoch, South

District1 Girls: Allison Capouch, Kouts; Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point; Sidney Elijah, Hebron;
Eva Fisher, Northridge; Ellia Foster, Bremen; Ella Haupert, Southwood; Bailey Kelham, Garrett; Kennedy
Kugler, Prairie Heights; Kate Thomas, Kankakee Valley; Zoe Willems, Bethany Christian.

District2 Boys: Landon Biegel, Oak Hill; Javan Buchanan, Lafayette Jefferson; Will Grissom,
Guerin Catholic; Logan Imes, Zionsville; Jonah Lucas, West Lafayette Harrison; Chrishon McCray, Avon;
A.J. Roseman, Bishop Chatard; Braden Smith, Westfield; Javon Tracy, Decatur Central; Jackson Ullom,
Monroe Central.

District2 Girls: Sydney Argo, Faith Christian; Asiah Baxter, Warren Central; Riley Flinn, West
Lafayette Harrison; McKenna Layden, Northwestern; Ally Madden, Blue River Valley; Jaelynne Murray,
Pike; Mady Rees, Liberty Christian; Ashlee Schram, Tipton; Ashlynn Shade, Noblesville; Adrianne Tolen,
West Lafayette.

District3 Boys: Connor Agler, Evansville Memorial; Zach Cole, Southwestern (Hanover); Chad
Cox, Franklin County; Raedhyn Foust, Northeastern; Cameron Gelhausen, Evansville North; Ian Hall,
Orleans; Mason Harvey, Seton Catholic; Sam King, Columbus North; Branden Northern, Silver Creek;
Trent Sisley, Heritage Hills.

District3 Girls: Madi Allen, North Decatur; Jenna Donohoo, Tecumseh; Kylee Edwards,
Shelbyville; Lauren Foster, Indian Creek; Jaidn Green, Evansville North; Keylee Hudson, Eastern
Greene; Kencia Levasseur, Washington; Madelyn Poe, Hauser; Josie Trabel, East Central; Ava Weber,
Corydon Central.

202122 Weekly Winners
Nov. 1Nov. 6: District1 girls: Mila Reynolds, South Bend Washington. District2 girls: Emily
Livingston, Union City. District3 girls: Kyia McKinley, Eastern (Pekin).

Nov. 8Nov. 13: District1 girls: Julia Mantyla, Northridge. District2 girls: Isabella Gizzi, New
Palestine. District3 girls: Zoe Stewart, Terre Haute North Vigo.

Nov. 15Nov. 20: District1 girls: Asia Donald, Hobart. District2 girls: Adrianne Tolen, West
Lafayette. District3 girls: Bailey Tabeling, Trinity Lutheran.

Nov. 22Nov. 27: District1 boys: Joe Reidy, Woodlan. District1 girls: RaShunda Jones,
South Bend Washington. District2 boys: Ryan Conwell, Pike. District2 girls: Camryn Wise,
Wapahani. District3 boys: Hunter Johnson, South Decatur. District3 girls: Saige Stahl, Columbus

Nov. 29Dec. 4: District1 boys: Fletcher Loyer, Homestead. District1 girls: Nevaeh Foster,
Mishawaka Marian. District2 boys: Brady Ruggles, Danville. District2 girls: Ashlynn Shade,
Noblesville. District3 boys: Wes Aigner, Castle. District3 girls: Macey Timberman, Northview.

Dec. 6Dec. 11: District1 boys: Markus Burton, Penn. District1 girls: Ayanna Patterson,
Homestead. District2 boys: Jake Chapman, TriCentral. District2 girls: Caitlyn Campbell, Winchester,
and McKenna Layden, Northwestern. District3 boys: Caleb Dewey, Edinburgh. District3 girls:
Reagan Martin, Owen Valley.

Dec. 13Dec. 18: District1 boys: Brauntae Johnson, Fort Wayne North Side. District1
girls: Ashlynn Brooke, Pioneer. District2 boys: Isaac Andrews, Wapahani. District2 girls: Alli
Harness, Carroll (Flora). District3 boys: Branden Northern, Silver Creek. District3 girls: Faith
Wiseman, Indian Creek.

Dec. 20Dec. 25: District1 boys: Ashton Johnson, Fort Wayne South Side. District1 girls:
Kacilyn Krebs, Warsaw. District2 boys: Armon Jarrard, Mount Vernon (Fortville). District2 girls: Laila
Hull, Zionsville. District3 boys: Hagen Knepp, BarrReeve. District3 girls: Chloe Spreen, Bedford
North Lawrence.

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