Rebounding duo Spencer Sroufe and John Michael Mulloy paces IBCA/Subway Players of the Week for Jan. 7-12, 2019
Whitko’s Spencer Sroufe and Carmel’s John Michael Mulloy each collected 21 rebounds in a game, and the senior duo headlines this week’s Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Subway Player of the Week for Jan 7-12.
Sroufe is the District 1 boys winner, while Mulloy shared the District 2 honors with Hamilton Heights sophomore Gus Etchison (District 2)
They’re joined by Springs Valley senior Christian Tucker (District 3 boys), Caston sophomore Jordan Clingler (District 1 girls), Western Boone senior Madison Jones (District 2 girls), Providence junior Natalie Boesing (District 3 girls) and Brown County junior Allison Stogsdill (District 3 girls).
The 6-foot-7 Sroufe scored 25 points while grabbing 21 rebounds with five assists in leading the Whitko boys to a 77-75 victory over Southwood in their only game of the week. He converted 10-of-17 shots, including 2 of 2 3-pointers, plus 3 of 6 free throws in helping the Wildcats improve to 5-7 for the season.
Mulloy stood tall in a big game, scoring 17 points with 21 rebounds, three assists and one steal as the Carmel boys defeated Cathedral 71-56 in their only game of the week. The 6-10 forward, a Butler University signee, was 4 of 8 from the field and 9 of 10 from the line in helping the Greyhounds move to 10-0 for the season.
The 5-11 Etchison poured in 46 points as the Hamilton Heights boys dropped their only game of the week, a 92-85 setback to Lapel. He added eight rebounds, two assists and five steals as the Huskies fell to 8-5. For the game, Etchison hit 18 of 35 shots, including 5 of 12 on 3-pointers, plus 5 of 6 free throws.
Tucker averaged 28.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in propelling the Springs Valley boys to a pair of victories. The 5-9 guard opened with 22 points, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 74-61 victory over West Washington. He followed with 35 points, 13 rebounds, one assist and three steals as the Blackhawks beat Shoals 59-53 to improve to 11-3. For both games, Tucker was 18-for-36 shooting, 9 of 19 from distance and 12 of 14 on free throws.
The 6-0 Clingler unloaded for 45 points, 11 rebounds in keying the Caston girls to a 69-32 triumph over Faith Christian in their only game of the week. She added three steals and two blocks while sinking 19 of 29 shots plus 7 of 12 free throws in helping the Comets moved to 6-12.
Jones averaged 33 points in two victories for the Western Boone girls (12-7). The 5-7 guard scored 26 points with two rebounds, one assist and one steal in an 80-20 decision over Crawfordsville. The Davenport University (Mich.) recruit broke loose for 40 points with five rebounds, eight assists and six steals as the Stars topped Frankfort, 79-38. Jones was 28 of 46 from the field, 4 of 12 from distance and 6 of 8 from the line over both games. That included 17 of 25, 3 of 8 and 3 of 4 in her 40-point outing.
The 5-10 Boesing averaged 29.7 points and 11.7 rebounds in a 2-1 week for the Providence girls (9-10). She opened with 21 points, 12 rebounds and two steals in a 51-41 victory over New Washington. Boesing exploded for 41 points, 11 rebounds and three assists but it was not enough as the Pioneers dropped a 57-45 decision to Charlestown. She completed her week with 27 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and five steals in a 40-32 at Henryville. Over three games, Boesing hit 30 of 57 shots, 3 of 9 3-pointers and 26 of 34 free throws. She was 16 of 25, 3 of 5 and 6 of 8 in the 41-point game.
Stogsdill averaged 29.5 points in two triumphs for Brown County (7-10). The 5-5 guard scored 33 points with 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals in a 73-36 victory over Crothersville. She followed with 26 points, two rebounds, five assists and six steals as the Eagles outlasted Trinity Lutheran 50-45. In two games, Stogsdill was 22 of 41 from the floor, 8 of 16 from long range and 7 of 11 from the line.
This is the 11th season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program and the seventh season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana, a banner sponsor of the IBCA. Subway, in its seventh season as an IBCA sponsor, encourages athletes to "train hard and eat fresh."
Winners in the Player of the Week are chosen each week from each of the IHSAA’s three districts. Girls winners will be chosen from now through the week following Feb. 23. Boys winners will be chosen from now through the week following March 23.
Other nominees for Week 11 (2018-19):
DISTRICT 1 BOYS — Colin Burton, Washington Township; Da’Vion Davis, Calumet; Johnell Davis, Gary 21st Century; Dallas Holmes, Southwood; Jaden Ivey, Mishawaka Marian; Jalen Jennings, South Bend Riley; Calvin Larkin, Winamac; Will Shank, Fort Wayne Canterbury; Hank Smith, Elkhart Memorial; Hayden Smithey, Fort Wayne Dwenger; Charlie Yoder, Westview; Ridley Zolman, Central Noble.
DISTRICT 1 GIRLS — Taylor Austin, Lake Station; Nevaeh Feasby, Heritage; Sydney Graber, Homestead; McKenzie Hudgen, Mishawaka Marian; Olivia Klinger, Washington Township; Morgan Litwiller, Northridge; Hannah Noveroske, Michigan City; Ryin Ott, LaPorte; Jensen Reynolds, Westview; Mila Reynolds, South Bend Washington; Mercedes Rhodes, Oregon-Davis; Michaela Schmidt, Highland; Keegan Sullivan, South Bend St. Joseph.
DISTRICT 2 BOYS — Kevin Brown, Adams Central; Luke Brown, Blackford; Luke Bumbalough, New Castle; Sam Comer, Danville; Trevor Eppert, North Vermillion; Armaan Franklin, Cathedral; Kade Fuelling, Bellmont; Cade Gibbs, Plainfield; Ahmoni Jones, Pike; Kayden Key, Frankton; Nijel Pack, Lawrence Central; Luke Richardson, Lapel; Nate Soltis, Cardinal Ritter; Isaiah Thompson, Zionsville; Brody Whitaker, Greencastle.
DISTRICT 2 GIRLS — Taylor Boruff, Taylor; Kalena Bumbala, Indiana Deaf; Maggie Cora, Tri-West; Cassidy Crawford, Tipton; Olivia Dowden, McCutcheon; Maddi Fulks, Bethesda Christian; Madison Layden, Northwestern; Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern; Maddie Patterson, Danville; Zakia Rasheed, Bishop Chatard; Katey Richason, Zionsville; Sara Rose, North White; Karly Smith, Speedway; Cameron Tabor, New Castle; Alana Vinson, Roncalli; Ariana Wiggins, Heritage Christian.
DISTRICT 3 BOYS — Austin Ainscough, Barr-Reeve; Murray Becher, Heritage Hills; Tre Coleman, Jeffersonville; Corbin Crosby, Clay City; Justin DeGraaf, Center Grove; Sam DeVault, Evansville Memorial; Zach Dove, Princeton; Cayman Hayes, Terre Haute North; Alex Hemenway, Castle; Bryce Hoffman, Greenwood; Zach Kuhn, Shelbyville; Logan Laster, Morristown; Donovan McNeal, Evansville Bosse; Josiah Ricketts, North Posey; Jackson Shake, Sullivan; Caleb Swearingen, Northview; Reece Thomson, Franklin; Joey Wiseman, Corydon Central.
DISTRICT 3 GIRLS — Gracie Adams, Lanesville; Hayley Beuhler, North Daviess; Maya Chandler, Triton Central; Jocelyn Cox, North Central (Farmersburg); Mariah Day, Jac-Cen-Del; Makenna Fee, Seymour; Nan Garcia, Jeffersonville; Madison Gray, Union County; Tabby Klem, Gibson Southern; Maycee Lange, Vincennes Lincoln; Jenny Lundy, Northview; Makinzi Meurer, North Knox; Kaybree Oxley, Tecumeseh; Grace Waggoner, Vincennes Rivet.
Oct. 29-Nov. 3 — District 1 girls: Darliesha Reed, Hammond Gavit. District 2 girls: Madison Jones, Western Boone. District 3 girls: Addy Blackwell, Bloomington South, and Amani Brown, Terre Haute South.
Nov. 5-10 — District 1 girls: Sydney Freeman, Central Noble, and Dash Shaw, Gary West. District 2 girls: Maggie Cora, Tri-West. District 3 girls: Hannah Sisk, Princeton.
Nov. 12-17 — District 1 girls: Sophie Bussard, Tippecanoe Valley. District 2 girls: Alaina Omonode, West Lafayette, and Cameron Tabor, New Castle. District 3 girls: Lilly Hatton, North Harrison.
Nov. 19-24 — District 1 boys: Sam Skaggs, Logansport. District 1 girls: Mila Reynolds, South Bend Washington. District 2 boys: Colton Brown, Covington, and Luke Brown, Blackford. District 2 girls: Ella Collier, Danville. District 3 boys: Drew Buhr, Austin. District 3 girls: Nan Garcia, Jeffersonville.
Nov. 26-Dec. 1 — District 1 boys: Colin Kenney, Marquette Catholic. District 1 girls: Lilliann Frasure, North Judson. District 2 boys: Luke Brown, Blackford. District 2 girls: Jayla Smith, Lawrence North. District 3 boys: Josiah Ricketts, North Posey. District 3 girls: Jewel McCormick, Springs Valley.
Dec. 3-8 — District 1 boys: Tanner Behnfeldt, Fremont. District 1 girls: Emma Nolan, Marquette Catholic. District 2 boys: Zach Banks, Westfield. District 2 girls: Grace Hunter, Bellmont. District 3 boys: Kade Badger, Henryville. District 3 girls: Myah Montgomery, Southridge.
Dec. 10-15 — District 1 boys: Brandon Newman, Valparaiso. District 1 girls: Hannah Noveroske, Michigan City. District 2 boys: Luke Brown, Blackford. District 2 girls: Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern. District 3 boys: Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove. District 3 girls: Grace Waggoner, Vincennes Rivet.
Dec. 17-22 — District 1 boys: Chuck Wilcox, North Judson. District 1 girls: Courtney Blakely, Hammond Noll. District 2 boys: Luke Bumbalough, New Castle. District 2 girls: Shelby Caldwell, Jay County. District 3 boys: Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central. District 3 girls: Meredith Raley, Gibson Southern.
Dec. 24-29 — District 1 boys: Jaden Ivey, Mishawaka Marian. District 1 girls: Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point. District 2 boys: Armaan Franklin, Cathedral. District 2 girls: Cassidy Crawford, Tipton. District 3 boys: Alex Hemenway, Castle. District 3 girls: Ella Thompson, Center Grove.
Dec. 31-Jan. 5 — District 1 boys: G’Angelo Reillo, Whiting. District 1 girls: Emma Nolan, Marquette Catholic, and Hannah Noveroske, Michigan City. District 2 boys: Harold Bennett, Indianapolis Attucks. District 2 girls: Kendall Bostic, Northwestern. District 3 boys: Drew Buhr, Austin, and Khristian Lander, Evansville Reitz. District 3 girls: Makinzi Meurer, North Knox.
Jan. 7-12 — District 1 boys: Spencer Sroufe, Whitko. District 1 girls: Jordan Clingler, Caston. District 2 boys: Gus Etchison, Hamilton Heights, and John Michael Mulloy, Carmel. District 2 girls: Madison Jones, Western Boone. District 3 boys: Christian Tucker, Springs Valley. District 3 girls: Natalie Boesing, Providence, and Allison Stogsdill, Brown County.