The Sideline – December 12

Tell City standout headlines IBCA weekly program

Braeden Beard produced a pair of double-doubles in two hard-fought victories, and the Tell City junior headlines the honorees in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.

Beard is joined by Lake Station junior Dominique Smith and Bishop Chatard sophomore Edreece Redmond II as boys’ winners for the week of Dec. 4 to 9. The girls’ recipients are South Bend Washington junior Timberlynn Thomas, Zionsville junior Maddie Nolan, Sheridan senior Audrey Reed and Whiteland senior Mackenzie Blazek.

Smith and Thomas are honorees for District 1 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. Redmond, Nolan and Reed are winners for District 2. Beard and Blazek are recipients in District 3.

The 6-foot-5 Beard averaged 28.0 points and 11.0 rebounds in propelling the Tell City boys (4-1) to strong week. First, he scored 28 points with 10 rebounds and two assists in a 53-51 decision over Southridge. Beard followed with 28 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots as the Marksmen beat South Central (Elizabeth) 49-45. For the two games, Beard was 23 of 40 from the field, 3 of 8 on 3-pointers and 7 of 9 on free throws.

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Bryan, Landes named HHC weekly honorees

Josh Bryan of Delta and Lauren Landes of Pendleton Heights were named Hoosier Heritage Conference players of the week for the week of Dec. 5.

Bryan set a school record with 10 steals and added 21 points and six rebounds in a 59-35 win over Cowan, then tallied 37 points and 11 rebounds in a 53-38 win over Bluffton. He had 20 points and eight boards in a 59-38 win over Winchester.

Landes scored 16 points for the Arabians in a 51-39 victory over Mt. Vernon, moving Pendleton Heights to 4-1 in HHC play.

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Carmel still No. 1 in IBCA rankings

The Carmel Greyhounds retains the top spot in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s girls Top 20 rankings, released on Sunday. First-place votes are in parentheses.

IBCA Girls Top 20

Rank, School;Record

1. Carmel (18);13-0

2. Pike (1);10-1

3. North Central (Indy) (1);11-0

4. Lawrence North;11-2

5. Homestead;8-1

6. Northwestern;10-1

7. North Harrison;9-1

8. Hamilton Southeastern;10-2

9. Castle;9-0

10. Jeffersonville;7-3

11. Bedford N. Lawrence;9-2

12. Penn;9-1

13. S.B. St. Josephs;8-1

14. Brownsburg;8-2

15. Center Grove;9-1

16. Zionsville;7-3

17. Heritage Christian;7-5

18. Chesterton;10-0

18. Northridge;10-2

20. East Chicago Central;11-2

Other Schools Receiving Votes

Angola, Avon, Ben Davis, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Columbus East, Elkhart Central, Evansville North, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne South Side, Greensburg, Jac-Cen-Del, Lafayette Jefferson, Lake Central, Lawrence Central, Martinsville, Michigan City, Michigan City Marquette, Mooresville, New Albany, New Palestine, North Judson-San Pierre, Northview, Oak Hill, South Ripley, Tindley, Tippecanoe Valley, Valparaiso, Warren Central, Warsaw Community, Whiteland Community