IBCA/SUBWAY PLAYER OF WEEK
December 18, 2013HOOSIER SPORTS 365
Trevon Bluiett poured in 46.5 points and grabbed 14.5 rebounds over two games to pace this week's winners in the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.
he Park Tudor senior is joined by Garrett junior Justin McCoy, Orleans junior Cale Hall, NorthWood senior Morgan Olson, Lawrence North senior Ana Owens and Princeton sophomore Jackie Young as Week 5 honorees in the program overseen by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
Bluiett, a Xavier University recruit, was the recipient in boys' District 2 after posting a pair of huge games for Park Tudor (4-0). The 6-5 wing opened with 39 points, 16 rebounds, four assists and four steals in a 91-49 victory over Beech Grove. Bluiett followed with 54 points, 13 rebounds and two assists in a 118-49 blowout of Covenant Christian. For the two games, he sank 35-of-49 shots, 8-of-16 3-pointers and 15-of-20 free throws.
McCoy and Hall are respective boys' recipients for District 1 and District 3.
A 6-2 guard, McCoy tossed in 34 points with 12 rebounds, four assists and four steals as Garrett moved to 3-1 with a 70-60 triumph over Fremont. It was the Railroaders' only game of the week.
Hall averaged 36.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in helping Orleans improve to 3-0. The 6-0 guard exploded for 38 points, eight rebounds, four assists and 10 steals as the Bulldogs outlasted Northeast Dubois 74-69 in triple overtime. Hall then produced 35 points, eight rebounds, one assist and three steals as Orleans defeated Springs Valley 69-52. For two games, he converted 24-of-50 shots, 8-of-20 3-pointers and 17-of-24 free throws.
Young, the girls' District 3 honoree, is the first multi-time winner this season. She previously was cited for the week of Nov. 18-23.
A 5-11 wing, Young averaged 29.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in helping Princeton move to 7-0. First, Young tallied 32 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while making 12-of-13 shots, 3-of-3 3-pointers and 5-of-5 free throws in a 56-24 win over Mt. Vernon (Posey). She later netted 27 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists as the Tigers beat Vincennes Rivet 50-36. Young sank 11-of-19 shots, one 3-pointer and 4-of-4 free throws in the latter game.
Olson averaged 25.5 points and 8.0 rebounds for NorthWood (5-3) to capture honors in girls' District 1. The 5-11 senior scored 18 points with three rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Panthers walloped Elkhart Central 60-18. The Youngstown State signee followed with 33 points and 18 rebounds in a 64-50 win over Elkhart Memorial. Over both games, Olson converted 18-of-31 shots from the floor and 15-of-20 free throws.
The 5-6 Owens collected girls' accolades in District 2 after leading Lawrence North (10-0) to the championship of the Marion County Tournament with averages of 19.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 6.0 steals over four games.
The University of Cincinnati recruit opened the tournament with 23 points, three rebounds, seven assists and six steals in a 67-16 rout of Park Tudor. She followed with 28 points, four rebounds, five assists and six steals in an 80-48 decision over Ben Davis. In the semifinals, Owens had 17 points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals in an 88-51 triumph over Perry Meridian. She concluded with 10 points, three rebounds, five assists and eight steals in a 69-47 title-game win over Pike.
This is the sixth season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program and the second season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana, a banner sponsor of the IBCA. Subway, in its fourth season as an IBCA sponsor, encourages athletes to "train 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 8. Boys winners will be chosen from now through the week following March 29.
Other nominees for Week 5 (2013-14)
District 1 boys: Eric Becirevic, Fort Wayne Northrop; Blake Berger, LaVille; Devin Cannady, Mishawaka Marian; Tre'Vion Crews, Fort Wayne North; Terry Davis, SB Adams; Hyron Edwards, East Chicago Central; Arthur Haggard, Bowman Academy; Cole Hartman, DeKalb; Tra'veon Johnson, SB Washington; Shawn Gerron, Westville; Brian Patterson, Lake Station; Keenan Simmons, Michigan City; Jarius Stevens, Merrillville; Marquis Tarver, Hammond Noll; Zach VanHook, Lowell.
District 1 girls: Ashley Campbell, Oregon-Davis; Claire Cromer, Wabash; Deja Felder, Goshen; Whitney Jennings, Logansport; Nicole Konieczny, LaPorte; Citlali Lopez, Whiting; Kylie Mason, Triton; Maddy Minehart, Eastside; Shae Rhonehouse, Fremont; Kayla Shaffer, Culver; Tatyana Skinner, Hammond Morton; Courtney Smith, Fort Wayne Concordia; Aleah Swary, Fort Wayne Northrop; Abi Thompson, Lakeland; Brianna Toppen, Kankakee Valley; Deja Wimby, Fort Wayne Snider.
District 2 boys: Jalen Bell, Franklin Central; Aaron Brennan, Guerin Catholic; Harris Brown, Indianapolis Howe; Hunter Crist, Hamilton Heights; Ryan Curry, New Palestine; Mason Degenkolb, Tipton; Grant Evans, Wapahani; Eron Gordon, North Central; T.J. Henderson, Tindley; Darrell Hutchinson, Indianapolis Attucks; Aaron Korn, Frankton; Adam Kroot, Brebeuf Jesuit; Marquise Moore, Cloverdale; Graham Ortmann, Northwestern; Dwight Sargent, Irvington Prep; K.J. Walton, Brownsburg.
District 2 girls: Kirstin Alexander, Cathedral; Hannah Best, Eastern Hancock; Elizabeth Bowers, Roncalli; Kayla Brown, Westfield; Haley Cook, Hamilton Heights; Hannah Gardner, Indianapolis Chatard; Shannon Gavaghan, Indianapolis Scecina; Alexa McKinsey, Southmont; Mahela Motter, Danville; Jayla Scaife, Muncie Central; Taylor Speckman, Indianapolis Ritter; Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon; Bailee Stevens, Cloverdale; Madi Taylor, Hamilton Southeastern; Brittany Ward, Pike; Madison Wise, Greenfield-Central.
District 3 boys: Blaze Byrer, Bedford N. Lawrence; Cameron Cox, Rushville; Everett Duncan, Evansville Harrison; Adam Eberhard, Evansville Memorial; Kinzer Havill, Princeton; Evan Henry, Columbus North; Kourtlandt Martin, Evansville Central; Cayman Meier, Castle; Logan Miles, New Washington; Bryce Newman, Mt. Vernon (Posey); Landon Perry, Madison; Austin Sievers, South Knox; Cameron Smith, Indian Creek; Jacob Stauber, Evansville Mater Dei; Aaron Tincher, Martinsville; Connor Umphress, Columbus East.
District 3 girls: Sarah Corbin, Mooresville; Mara Cox, Edinburgh; Olivia Crozier, Madison; Ashley Elliott, Scottsburg; Ellen Foster, Mt. Vernon (Posey); Eve Galbreath, Switzerland County; Tayler Goodall, Columbus North; Jene'e Goodwin, Vincennes Lincoln; Claire Higgins, Shawe Memorial; Kassidie Hayes, Tell City; Baylee Krueger, Jennings County; Dominique McBryde, Bedford N. Lawrence; Maura Muensterman, Evansville Mater Dei; Rebecca Nunge, Castle; Tori Sermersheim, Jasper; Jessica Younker, Tecumseh.