Three cited as IBCA/Subway Players of the Week
November 19, 2012Richmond High School
Wawasee senior KiLee Knafel, Richmond sophomore Mackenzie Taylor and
Charlestown sophomore Justice Burden are the first IBCA/Subway Players of
the Week for the 2012-13 season. They were recognized for their performances
during the week of Nov. 5-10, 2012.
Knafel, a 5-7 senior wing, poured in a career-high 42 points in a 64-41
season-opening victory over Westview. The IU-South Bend recruit converted
17-of-26 shots from the field, including 7-of-10 3-pointers, in her big
game. She scored 19 points in the first half and 23 in the second as the
The 5-6 Taylor averaged 24.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 7.5
steals in two games as Richmond opened with a pair of victories, 55-24 over
Centerville and 89-36 over Union County. Taylor produced 15 points, 13
rebounds, seven assists and six steals in the opener. She followed with 33
points, five rebounds, nine assists and nine steals in the Red Devils'
Burden, a 5-11 sophomore wing, notched a double-double as Charlestown began
its season with a 64-37 triumph over Southwestern (Hanover). Burden tallied
21 points and 14 rebounds as the Pirates jumped to a big lead and captured
the season-opening decision over the Rebels.
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 will be chosen starting in two weeks and
through the week following March 23.
Other nominees for Week 1 (2012-13)
District 1 -- Kerria Columbus, South Bend Riley; Andrijana Cvitkovic, Culver
Academy; Brandi Dawson, Garrett; Bailey Farley, Fort Wayne Canterbury;
Jaclyn Heath, LaPorte; Whitney Jennings, Logansport; Tiara Murphy, South
Bend Washington; Toni Murphy, Michigan City; Riley Popplewell, South Central
(Union Mills); Rachel Rinehart, Angola; Madison Schrock, Northridge; Kayla
Shaffer, Culver; Ariana Simmons, Fort Wayne South; Aimee Swihart, Goshen;
Jennifer Walker-Crawford, Warsaw; Grace Withrow, Valparaiso.
District 2 -- Jenn Anderson, Westfield; Haley Cook, Hamilton Heights; Sara
Dickey, Riverton Parke; Anne'ka Jones, Indianapolis Ritter; Mikayla Kineer,
North Vermillion; Allison Nash, Speedway; Grace Palmieri, West Lafayette;
Laurhen Pickett, Twin Lakes; Taya Reimer, Hamilton Southeastern; Cali Wetli,
District 3 -- Nicole Anderson, Terre Haute North; Alex Davidson, Salem;
Samantha Dewey, Triton Central; Ashley Elliott, Scottsburg; Brett Green,
Mooresville; Emily Hollis, Henryville; Ashley Johnson, New Washington;
Mikala Lomax, Columbus East; Tanner Marcum, New Albany; Ali Patberg,
Columbus North; Kirsten Ricke, Oldenburg Academy; Annie Thomas, Southwestern
(Shelby); Haley Vogen, Jeffersonville; Lauren Whitlatch, Bloomington South;
Whitney Williamson, Brown County; Jackie Young, Princeton.