The Sideline – December 27

Henry headlines IBCA Players of the Week

Aaron Henry poured in 45 points with 12 rebounds in his only game of the week, and the Ben Davis senior paced the honorees in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.

Henry is joined by Valparaiso junior Brandon Newman and Bloomington South senior Chance Coyle as boys recipients for the week of Dec. 18 to 23. The girls winners are Fort Wayne South senior Shamari Tyson, Lawrence North junior Trinity Brady and Whiteland senior Mackenzie Blazek.

Newman and Tyson are honorees for District 1 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. Henry and Brady are winners for District 2. Coyle and Blazek are recipients in District 3.

The 6-foot-6 Henry erupted in the second half to keep the Ben Davis boys in the game against Hamilton Heights Christian Academy of Tennessee, but the Giants (5-2) dropped a 77-74 decision despite his 45 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in their only game of the week. The Michigan State recruit made 16 of 23 field goals, 2 of 5 3-pointers and 11 of 15 free throws.

48th Hoosier Basketball Magazine released

Hoosier Basketball Magazine, which presents an annual comprehensive survey of basketball in Indiana ranging from preps to the Indiana Pacers, has announced the release of its 48th edition.

To honor the late Garry Donna, Hoosier Basketball Magazine is printing a nostalgia “throw-back” cover to the 1970-71 season, Donna’s first year as publisher.

This nostalgia edition can be ordered by mail only. Traditional editions also are for sale. To order, visit hoosierbasketball magazine.com, email hoosier bbllmag@att.net or call 317-925-8200.

Stanford’s 17 year-run in women’s hoops poll ends

NEW YORK — Stanford’s 17-year run in the top 25 is over. The Cardinal on Monday fell out of The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time since the 2001 season, ending a streak of 312 consecutive ranked weeks.

The remarkable run started with the 2001-02 preseason poll and ended on Christmas. Stanford (6-6) lost at home last week to Western Illinois and Tennessee to fall to .500 on the season. Five of the Cardinal’s six losses this season have come to teams that were in the top 10 when they played.

Prep calendar

Today

Girls basketball

Eastern Hancock at Monroe Central, 7:30 p.m.

Greenfield-Central Classic

Hauser at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

Twin Lakes Tournament

Mt. Vernon vs Carroll (Flora), 4:30 p.m.

Coed swimming

Eastern Hancock at Mooresville Invitational, 8 a.m.

Thursday

Girls basketball

Greenfield-Central Classic

Indianapolis Herron at Greenfield-Central, noon

Winchester at Greenfield-Central, 7:30 p.m.

Twin Lakes Tournament

Mt. Vernon vs. TBD, 11 a.m.

Boys basketball

Lebanon Tournament

Greenfield-Central vs. Gary 21st Century, 6 p.m.

Wrestling

New Palestine at Evansville Mater Dei Holiday Classic, 11 a.m.