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Press release by Indiana Basketball Coaches Association
Quadruple-double producers pace Players of the Week
Jennings, Schrope headline winners in IBCA/Subway program for week of Jan. 21-26
Two players who produced quadruple-doubles headline this week's IBCA/Subway Players of the Week.
Logansport junior Whitney Jennings and Eastern Hancock junior Kiersten Schrope each reached double figures in four statistical categories while leading their respective teams to a pair of victories, thus earning accolades in the awards program overseen by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
That duo is joined by Princeton freshman Jackie Young, Elkhart Christian junior Ryan Kupferschmid, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) senior Stephen Turner and Switzerland County junior Austin Clark as honorees for the week of Jan. 21-26.
Jennings, Schrope and Young are respective girls' District 1, 2 and 3 winners, while Kupferschmid, Turner and Clark are respective boys' District 1, 2 and 3 recipients.
The 5-5 Jennings, a University of Iowa recruit, began her week with 40 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and 12 steals as Logansport (20-1) posted an 87-27 victory over Twin Lakes. The University of Iowa recruit then added 24 points, six rebounds, nine assists and seven steals in a 68-56 win over New Castle. In two games, Jennings averaged 32.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 10.5 assists and 9.5 steals. Jennings is a second-time honoree. She previously was cited for the week of Dec. 10-15.
Schrope paced Eastern Hancock (15-4) to victories over Tri and Hauser. Against Tri, a 51-44 win, the 5-5 guard tallied 12 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and nine steals. Later, in a 70-40 triumph over Hauser, Schrope netted 10 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists and 11 steals for the first quadruple-double in program history. She finished the week with 95 steals, smashing the school's previous season record of 82. For the week, Schrope averaged a triple-double that included 11.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 10.0 steals.
The 5-11 Young averaged 30.5 points over two games to lead Princeton (17-5) to a pair of victories. The athletic freshman poured in 34 points with six rebounds, four assists and five steals in a 64-58 victory over Jasper. She followed by dropping in 27 points as the Tigers rolled past Evansville Reitz 90-56.
Kupferschmid averaged 33.5 points over two games to collect laurels as Elkhart Christian (9-5) split a pair of games. The 6-2 forward opened with 45 points, four rebounds and four steals as the Eagles blasted Bremen 80-49. He converted 15-19 from the floor, including a record 11-of-13 3-pointers, plus 4-of-4 free throws in that contest. Later, Kupferschmid netted 22 points in a 79-64 setback to Lakewood Park Christian.
The 6-5 Turner averaged 24.0 points and nine rebounds in helping Mt. Vernon (Fortville) remain undefeated at 14-0. First, Turner scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Marauders defeated Connersville 58-43. Turner then produced 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 76-37 triumph over Delta. For the two games, he made 18 field goals, including two 3-pointers, plus 10-of-12 free throws.
Clark led Switzerland County (11-4) to two victories by averaging 25.5 points. The 6-5 forward dropped in 20 points in a 66-40 triumph over New Washington. Clark followed with a career-high 31 points as the Pacers defeated Milan 66-43. He sank 10 field goals, including three 3-pointers, plus 8-of-9 free throws in the latter contest.
This is the fifth season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program and the first season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana, a primary sponsor of the IBCA. Subway, in its third season as an IBCA sponsor, encourages athletes to "play hard and eat fresh."
Player of the Week winners are chosen each week from each of the IHSAA's three districts. Girls winners will be chosen from now through the week following March 2. Boys winners be selected from now through the week following March 23.
Other nominees for Week 12 (2012-13)
District 1 boys — James Blackmon Jr., Fort Wayne Luers; Riley Charlesworth, LaCrosse; Jacob Heller, Prairie Heights; Demetrius Jackson, Mishawaka Marian; B.J. Jenkins, Merrillville; Nick Kindig, Tippecanoe Valley; Ryan Klikus, Morgan Township; Blake Mann, Lakewood Park; D.J. McCall, Fort Wayne Concordia; Antonio Penny, Logansport; Ethan Pike, Bremen; Gabe Powell, Whitko; Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne Northrop; Zach Shidler, Winamac; Clay Yeo, Triton.
District 1 girls — Jessica Bell, Lake Central; Haley Brown, Fairfield; Sydney Buck, Homestead; Keshyana Cooper, Michigan City; KiLee Knafel, Wawasee; Ashley Lucchese, Bremen; Darby Maggard, Fort Wayne Canterbury; Morgan Miller, Northridge; Dariyan Morris, Merrillville; Madison Peterson, Carroll (Allen); Riley Popplewell, South Central (Union Mills); Blayr Poston, Hanover Central; Kayla Prochno, Argos;Sidney Reed, Northfield; Jessica Schramm, Winamac; Gabbie Sievers, LaCrosse; Laura Tonner, Rensselaer.
District 2 boys — Caleb Brannon, Lebanon; David Clanton, Baptist Academy; Mike Crawford, Tipton; Luke Diener, North White; Matthew Haltom, Riverton Parke; Zak Irvin, Hamilton Southeastern; Carlos Knox, Cardinal Ritter; Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech; Lane Mahurin, Rockville; Michael Morris, New Palestine; Tayler Persons, Kokomo; Jordan Pickett, Pike; Justus Stanback, West Lafayette; Riley Sunderman, Turkey Run.
District 2 girls — Becca Bergman, Noblesville; Kayla Brown, Westfield; Katie Curtis, Lebanon; Lauren DeSutter, Tri-West; Celeste Edwards, North Central; Sydney Hall, Heritage Christian; Kelsey Key, Frankton; Shelby Mann, West Lafayette; Jill Morrison, Winchester; Macie Price, Cardinal Ritter; Taya Reimer, Hamilton Southeastern; Jessica Rowe, Muncie Central; Adelena Sibanda, Northwest; Mackenzie Taylor, Richmond; Caitlyn Tolen, Benton Central; J.J. Williams, Carmel; Paige Yando, Riverton Parke.
District 3 boys — Brandon Auker, Evansville Memorial; Tyler Brough, Eastern Greene; Brodie Browe, Shakamak; Andrew Coffman, Evansville Central; Brandon Cook, Cannelton; Ernie Duncan, Evansville Harrison; Kinzer Havill, Princeton; Bryan Hoeing, Batesville; Jaren Hornbeak, Greenwood; Kyle Pease, South Central (Elizabeth); Skylar Thompson, Brownstown Central; Addison Wagler, Barr-Reeve; Conner Wittmer, Loogootee.
District 3 girls — Jenna Allen, Bedford North Lawrence; Carson Casey, Borden; Samantha Dewey, Triton Central; Nicole Dodd, Northeast Dubois; Kaitlynn Henning, Charlestown; Sammie Howe, Mitchell;Ally Lehman, Indian Creek; Janisha Lindsey, Evansville Bosse; Tori Packwood, West Washington; Kelsey Pilant, Shakamak; Maddie Raley, Gibson Southern; Tori Schickel, Evansville Mater Dei; Sophie Sears, Paoli; Rhagen Smith, Sullivan; Jennifer Stinson, Edinburgh; Annie Thomas, Southwestern (Shelby).
Nov. 5-10 — District 1 girls: KiLee Knafel, Wawasee. District 2 girls: Mackenzie Taylor, Richmond. District 3 girls: Justice Burden, Charlestown.
Nov. 12-17 — District 1 girls: Blayr Poston, Hanover Central. District 2 girls: Jill Morrison, Winchester. District 3 girls: Jenna Allen, Bedford North Lawrence.
Nov. 19-24 — District 1 boys: Simon Brown, Angola. District 1 girls: Sydney Buck, Homestead. District 2 boys: Zak Irvin, Hamilton Southeastern. District 2 girls: Kelsey Key, Frankton. District 3 boys:Conner Wittmer, Loogootee. District 3 girls: Ali Patberg, Columbus North.
Nov. 26-Dec. 1 — District 1 boys: Demetrius Jackson, Mishawaka Marian. District 1 girls: Michelle Weaver, South Bend St. Joseph. District 2 boys: P.J. Thompson, Brebeuf Jesuit. District 2 girls:Kelsey Key, Frankton. District 3 boys: Darryl Baker, Jeffersonville. District 3 girls: Jillian Romero, Scottsburg.
Dec. 3-8 — District 1 boys: James Blackmon Jr., Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. District 1 girls: Tiara Murphy, South Bend Washington. District 2 boys: Lane Mahurin, Rockville. District 2 girls: Caitlyn Tolen, Benton Central. District 3 boys: Brandon Cook, Cannelton. District 3 girls: Ally Hunsinger, Washington.
Dec. 10-15 — District 1 boys: Clay Yeo, Triton. District 1 girls: Whitney Jennings, Logansport. District 2 boys: Dalton Combs, Adams Central, and J.C. Faubion, Indianapolis Lutheran. District 2 girls:Stephanie Mavunga, Brownsburg. District 3 boys: JaQuan Lyle, Evansville Bosse. District 3 girls: Rhagen Smith, Sullivan.
Dec. 17-22 — District 1 boys: Markese McGuire, Elkhart Memorial. District 1 girls: Morgan Olson, NorthWood. District 2 boys: Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor. District 2 girls: Dae'Shanique King, Indianapolis Marshall. District 3 boys: Perry Fairrow, Evansville Bosse. District 3 girls: Janisha Lindsey, Evansville Bosse.
Dec. 24-29 — District 1 boys: Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne Northrop. District 1 girls: Haley Richardson, West Noble. District 2 boys: Michael Clements, Roncalli. District 2 girls: Katie Curtis, Lebanon.District 3 boys: Evan Henry, Columbus North. District 3 girls: Tayler Goodall, Columbus North, and Maura Muensterman, Evansville Mater Dei.
Dec. 31-Jan. 5 — District 1 boys: Mack Mercer, Plymouth. District 1 girls: Nicki Monahan, Portage. District 2 boys: Lane Mahurin, Rockville. District 2 girls: Taya Reimer, Hamilton Southeastern.District 3 boys: Aaron Hayes, Christian Academy of Indiana. District 3 girls: Tanner Marcum, New Albany.
Jan. 7-12 — District 1 boys: Jake Howdeshell, Caston. District 1 girls: Rachel Rinehart, Angola. District 2 boys: Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor. District 2 girls: Allison Nash, Speedway. District 3 boys:Bryan Hoeing, Batesville. District 3 girls: Ally Lehman, Indian Creek.
Jan. 14-19 — District 1 boys: Trent VanHorn, Fort Wayne Canterbury. District 1 girls: Nikki Grose, Warsaw. District 2 boys: Mike Crawford, Tipton. District 2 girls: Kelsey Key, Frankton. District 3 boys:Blake Simmons, Castle. District 3 girls: Sophie Sears, Paoli.
Jan. 21-26 — District 1 boys: Ryan Kupferschmid, Elkhart Christian. District 1 girls: Whitney Jennings, Logansport. District 2 boys: Stephen Turner, Mt. Vernon (Fortville). District 2 girls: Kiersten Schrope, Eastern Hancock. District 3 boys: Austin Clark, Switzerland County. District 3 girls: Jackie Young, Princeton.