The Times file photo by Aaron Snyder Players wait for the ball to come off the rim during Hamilton Southeastern's victory over Noblesville last month. HSE's Austin Etherington and Hamilton Heights' A.J. Field both received nominations for player of the week this week.
The Times file photo by Aaron Snyder Players wait for the ball to come off the rim during Hamilton Southeastern's victory over Noblesville last month. HSE's Austin Etherington and Hamilton Heights' A.J. Field both received nominations for player of the week this week.
Alex Yoder poured in 41 points in his only game of the week, and the Eastside High School senior leads the honorees in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.
Frankton senior Kayden Key, Princeton senior Stephan Wilkerson, Crown Point freshman Jessica Carrothers, Roncalli sophomore Maddie Bischoff and Mooresville senior Elise Scaggs join Yoder as recipients for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 2 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
Yoder is the boys’ winner and Carrothers is the girls’ winner for District 1. Key and Bischoff collected respective boys’ and girls’ honors for District 2. Wilkerson and Scaggs received accolades for District 3.
The 5-10 Yoder scored a school-record 41 points with six rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Eastside boys improved to 6-10 with a 97-52 triumph over Hamilton in their only game of the week. Yoder went 15-of-23 from the field, including 6-of-11 from 3-point range, plus 5-of-7 on free throws en route to his big game. His output eclipsed the previous school record of 38 points by Charlie Ross from a game in the 1970-71 season.
Key totaled 28 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in propelling the Frankton boys to a 77-71 victory over Hamilton Heights in their only game of the week. The 6-1 guard sank 10-of-18 shots, two 3-pointers, and 6-of-8 free throws as the Eagles improved to 16-3.
The 6-2 Wilkerson produced 35 points with seven rebounds, two assists and four steals in leading the Princeton boys past Mt. Vernon (Posey) 86-47 in their only game of the week. Wilkerson went 14-of-22 from the field, 6-of-12 from distance and 1-of-1 from the line as the Tigers moved their record to 15-3.
Carrothers averaged 26.5 points and 8.0 steals in keying the Crown Point girls to a pair of victories in the Lowell Sectional. The 5-7 guard opened with 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and eight steals in a 77-28 victory over Lowell. She followed with 31 points, six rebounds, four assists and eight steals as the Bulldogs beat East Chicago Central 62-32. Over both games, Carrothers was 20-of-36 on field goals with one 3-pointers and 12-of-14 on free throws as Crown Point improved to 25-0.
The 5-9 Bischoff averaged 22.3 points over three games as the Roncalli girls finished as runner-up in the Southport Sectional. Bischoff opened with a career-high 39 points with one rebound and one steal in a 61-39 triumph over Pike. She followed with 16 points and two steals in a 69-46 decision over Southport. Bischoff tallied 12 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and three assists in a 52-50 setback to Ben Davis in the final. Over three games, she was 20-of-48 shooting, including 6-of-20 on 3-pointers, and 21-of-27 on free throws as the Rebels closed 16-7.
Scaggs averaged 27.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in keying the Mooresville girls to the championship of the Terre Haute South Sectional. The 5-11 forward opened with 21 points, five rebounds and two steals in a 63-59 victory over Plainfield. She followed with 31 points, four rebounds and two steals in a 65-50 triumph over Avon. Scaggs capped her week by scoring 29 points with five rebounds and one steal as the Pioneers (17-9) knocked off Brownsburg 57-52 for the sectional crown. Over three games, Scaggs sank 26-of-41 field goals, 1-of-2 3-pointers and 28-of-32 free throws.
This is the 11th season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program and the seventh 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."
Winners in the Player of the Week are chosen each week from each of the IHSAA’s three districts. Girls winners will be chosen from now through the week following Feb. 23. Boys winners will be chosen from now through the week following March 23.
 
Other nominees for Week 14
District 1 boys – Ali Ali, East Noble; Noah Applegate, Penn; Frankie Davidson, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian; Da’Vion Davis, Calumet; Johnell Davis, Gary 21st Century; Noah Drapala, Fort Wayne Canterbury; Trey Galloway, Culver Academy; Gavin Herrema, Covenant Christian (DeMotte); Cooper Hochstedler, North Judson; Michael Johnson, Concord; Dan McKeeman, Carroll (Fort Wayne); Drew Miller, West Noble; Brandon Newman, Valparaiso; Dominique Smith, Lake Station;  Cole Wireman, Kouts.
District 1 girls – Courtney Blakely, Hammond Noll; Sophie Bussard, Tippecanoe Valley; Kenzie Casselman, Garrett; Trinity Clinton, Penn; Ariel Dale, Northfield; Carissa Garcia, Fort Wayne Concordia; Bailey Hartsough, Lakeland; Taiyanna Jackson, East Chicago Central; Jaci Jones, Fort Wayne South; Sarah Martin, Kankakee Valley; Aleena Mongerie, Munster; Emma Nolan, Marquette Catholic; J’Asia Scott, Fort Wayne Northrop; Dash Shaw, Gary West; Sylare Starks, Homestead; Keegan Sullivan, South Bend St. Joseph; Makayla Weaver, Mishawaka Marian.
District 2 boys – Jalen Bingham, Warren Central; Jalen Blackmon, Marion; Luke Brown, Blackford; Josh Bryan, Delta; Luke Bumbalough, New Castle; Austin Etherington, Hamilton Southeastern; A.J. Field, Hamilton Heights; James Franklin, Cathedral; Will Geiger, Norwell; Kale Lawson, Tri-County; Luke Richardson, Lapel; Jaden Thomas, International; Brody Whitaker, Greencastle; Warren Williams, Indianapolis Metropolitan; Karsten Windlan, Carmel.
District 2 girls – Meghan Busick, Bellmont; Katie Burton, Fishers; Shelby Caldwell, Jay County; Ella Collier, Danville; Cassidy Crawford, Tipton; McKenna Dietsch, Adams Central; Sydney Jacobsen, Harrison (West Lafayette); Madison Jones, Western Boone; Ra’Shaya Kyle, Marion; Madison Layden, Northwestern; Kiara Lewis, Lafayette Jeff; Maddie Nolan, Zionsville; Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern; Lexi Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); Lindsey Williams, Blue River.
District 3 boys – Kade Badger, Henryville; Brayton Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence; Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central; Paxon Bartley, Wood Memorial; Adam Bury, Evansville North; Kevin Figg, Sullivan; Ty’Ran Funchess, Evansville Bosse; Alex Hemenway, Castle; Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove; Kooper Jacobi, Silver Creek; Tyler Kramer, Southwestern (Hanover); Colt Meyer, Batesville; Colson Montgomery, Southridge; Brody Ruggles, Vincennes Lincoln; Derrick Stevenson, New Albany; Noah Thomas, South Knox; Isaac Wagler, Barr-Reeve; Cooper Yancey, Madison.
District 3 girls – Gracie Adams, Lanesville; Taylor Browning, Rushville; Lauren Conner, Bloomington South; Mariah Day, Jac-Cen-Del; Alayasia Douglas, New Albany; Zayda Hatfield, Terre Haute South; Jossie Hudson, Evansville Mater Dei; Maycee Lange, Vincennes Lincoln; Jade Nutley, Madison; Meredith Raley, Gibson Southern; Sara Stice, West Washington; Emma Utterback, Center Grove; Grace Waggoner, Vincennes Rivet; Madison Webb, Bedford North Lawrence; Callie Wilder, Jennings County.
 
2018-19 winners
Oct. 29-Nov. 3 – District 1 girls: Darliesha Reed, Hammond Gavit. District 2 girls: Madison Jones, Western Boone. District 3 girls: Addy Blackwell, Bloomington South, and Amani Brown, Terre Haute South.
Nov. 5-10 – District 1 girls: Sydney Freeman, Central Noble, and Dash Shaw, Gary West. District 2 girls: Maggie Cora, Tri-West. District 3 girls: Hannah Sisk, Princeton.
Nov. 12-17 – District 1 girls: Sophie Bussard, Tippecanoe Valley. District 2 girls: Alaina Omonode, West Lafayette, and Cameron Tabor, New Castle. District 3 girls: Lilly Hatton, North Harrison.
Nov. 19-24 – District 1 boys: Sam Skaggs, Logansport. District 1 girls: Mila Reynolds, South Bend Washington. District 2 boys: Colton Brown, Covington, and Luke Brown, Blackford. District 2 girls: Ella Collier, Danville. District 3 boys: Drew Buhr, Austin. District 3 girls: Nan Garcia, Jeffersonville.
Nov. 26-Dec. 1 – District 1 boys: Colin Kenney, Marquette Catholic. District 1 girls: Lilliann Frasure, North Judson. District 2 boys: Luke Brown, Blackford. District 2 girls: Jayla Smith, Lawrence North. District 3 boys: Josiah Ricketts, North Posey. District 3 girls: Jewel McCormick, Springs Valley.
Dec. 3-8 – District 1 boys: Tanner Behnfeldt, Fremont. District 1 girls: Emma Nolan, Marquette Catholic. District 2 boys: Zach Banks, Westfield. District 2 girls: Grace Hunter, Bellmont. District 3 boys: Kade Badger, Henryville. District 3 girls: Myah Montgomery, Southridge.
Dec. 10-15 – District 1 boys: Brandon Newman, Valparaiso. District 1 girls: Hannah Noveroske, Michigan City. District 2 boys: Luke Brown, Blackford. District 2 girls: Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern. District 3 boys: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove. District 3 girls: Grace Waggoner, Vincennes Rivet.
Dec. 17-22 – District 1 boys: Chuck Wilcox, North Judson. District 1 girls: Courtney Blakely, Hammond Noll. District 2 boys: Luke Bumbalough, New Castle. District 2 girls: Shelby Caldwell, Jay County. District 3 boys: Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central. District 3 girls: Meredith Raley, Gibson Southern.
Dec. 24-29 – District 1 boys: Jaden Ivey, Mishawaka Marian. District 1 girls: Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point. District 2 boys: Armaan Franklin, Cathedral. District 2 girls: Cassidy Crawford, Tipton. District 3 boys: Alex Hemenway, Castle. District 3 girls: Ella Thompson, Center Grove.
Dec. 31-Jan. 5 – District 1 boys: G’Angelo Reillo, Whiting. District 1 girls: Emma Nolan, Marquette Catholic, and Hannah Noveroske, Michigan City. District 2 boys: Harold Bennett, Indianapolis Attucks. District 2 girls: Kendall Bostic, Northwestern. District 3 boys: Drew Buhr, Austin, and Khristian Lander, Evansville Reitz. District 3 girls: Makinzi Meurer, North Knox.
Jan. 7-12 – District 1 boys: Spencer Sroufe, Whitko. District 1 girls: Jordan Clingler, Caston. District 2 boys: Gus Etchison, Hamilton Heights, and John Michael Mulloy, Carmel. District 2 girls: Madison Jones, Western Boone. District 3 boys: Christian Tucker, Springs Valley. District 3 girls: Natalie Boesing, Providence, and Allison Stogsdill, Brown County.
Jan. 14-19 – District 1 boys: Christopher Mantis, Lowell. District 1 girls: Bianca Radtke, Rensselaer Central. District 2 boys: Jalen Blackmon, Marion. District 2 girls: Lindsey Syrek, University. District 3 boys: Alex Hemenway, Castle. District 3 girls: Kenna Hisle, Evansville North.
Jan. 21-26 – District 1 boys: Sydney Curry, Fort Wayne Northrop. District 1 girls: Taylor Austin, Lake Station Edison. District 2 boys: Jalen Blackmon, Marion. District 2 girls: Madison Jones, Western Boone. District 3 boys: Wyatt Felling, Triton Central. District 3 girls: Makinzi Meurer, North Knox.
Jan. 28-Feb. 2 – District 1 boys: Alex Yoder, Eastside. District 1 girls: Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point. District 2 boys: Kayden Key, Frankton. District 2 girls: Maddie Bischoff, Roncalli. District 3 boys: Stephan Wilkerson, Princeton. District 3 girls: Elise Scaggs, Mooresville.