RRR Peak Performers – Week 4

Posted by RRR on Dec 07, 2010 at 1:21pm | Page Views: 3,546

Lots of great performances were turned in during the week of November 29th through December 5th, including a few record-breakers. Indiana girls and women’s basketball fans continue to enjoy the great talent in and from our state. Congratulations to the Week 4 worthy honorees and nominees!

RRR High School Peak Performer for Week 4

In ICGSA 3A No. 1 Norwell’s 76-53 win against Fort Wayne Wayne on November 30, 6’2 junior forward Jessica Rupright logged 35 points and 23 rebounds. Of note: Rupright’s 35 points set a new Norwell single-game scoring record. Through five games, the Miami (OH) recruit is averaging 26.4 points per game.

Other high school nominees:

  • In Wabash’s 70-32 win against Peru on December 1, 5’8 senior point guard Kaleigh Hensley logged 30 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 8 steals and blocks. Of note: Kaleigh is ranked second in the state in scoring with 24.5 ppg and first in steals per game averaging 6.67. Of note: Hensley followed up her December 1 performance with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals against Tippecanoe Valley on December 4, scoring 20 points in the first half.
  • In Elkhart Memorial’s 71-45 win against Merrillville on December 3, 5’11 senior guard/forward Akyah Taylor logged 24 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks. Of note: The Michigan State recruit’s contributions in the game avenged last year’s loss to Merrillville in the Regional finals, which she missed due to injury.
  • In Mooresville’s 58-35 win against Fishers on December 3, 5’8 senior guard Jama Sharp logged 23 points. Of note: Sharp now has 1,396 career points and leads as Mooresville’s all-time career scoring leader
  • In Fort Wayne Snider’s 64-45 win against Fort Wayne Harding on December 3, 5’11 junior power forward Akilah Sims logged 18 points and 11 rebounds.
  • In Penn High School’s 54-39 win against Heritage Christian on December 4, 5’9 junior combo guard Alex Morton logged 22 points, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Of note: Morton was 8 of 11 from the field and 5 of 5 from the line.
  • In Eastside’s 68-48 conference win against West Noble on December 3, 5’7 senior guard Megan Strock logged a whopping 44 points, nearly outscoring her team’s opponent single-handedly. Of note: Strock hit 7 three pointers and was 13 of 15 from the charity stripe in the win.
  • In Seymour’s 63-60 win against Brownstown Central on December 3, 6’1 senior forward/center Shayna Abel logged 18 points and 13 rebounds.
  • In Rushville’s 55-36 win against Greenfield Central on December 4, 5’10 senior guard/forward Shelbie Justice logged 30 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Of note: Justice went over th 1,000 career point mark in this game. She was 9-13 from 2-point range, 1-1 from behind the arc and 9-9 from the free throw line. She is also only 27 rebounds shy of going over the 500 career rebound mark. In her past three games, Justice has logged 26 , 23 and 30 points, and is averaging 19 points and 9 rebounds per game so far this season, including four double-double performances in her first 7 games.
  • In Lanesville’s 49-46 win against Henryville on December 2, senior Shelbie Timberlake had only 5 points in the game, but 3 of those came as the result of a 40-foot swisher from half court at the buzzer — in overtime — to give Lanesville a last second win.
  • In Fort Wayne Snider’s 72-50 win against Carroll on November 30, senior forward Liza Clemons logged 15 points, 16 rebounds, 7 blocks and 6 assists. Of note: The win against Carroll put the ICGSA No. 11 Panthers at 6-0 for the season.
  • In Ben Davis’s 59-47 win against Lawrence North, 5’11 senior guard/forward Bria Goss logged 30 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals. Of note: The Kentucky recruit’s efforts helped her team extend the Giants’ winning streak to 63 games.
  • In Henryville’s 51-24 win against Medora on November 29, Allison Knox logged 26 points (11-17 from the field) and 9 rebounds.
  • In Bloomington South’s 58-60 loss against Seymour on November 30, 5’11 senior guard Kaila Hulls logged 29 points (3 treys, 10-22 from the field) and 14 rebounds.
  • In Evansville Memorial’s 80-50 win against Henderson County (KY), 6’2 senior forward Mallory Ladd logged 32 point and 14 rebounds. Of note: The Valparaiso recruit amassed 77 points through three wins for the week.

RRR College Peak Performer for Week 4

In Butler’s 81-72 non-conference win against Indiana State on December 4, 5’10 senior guard/forward Brittany Bowen (Columbus North ’07) logged 30 points (3-5 from 3-point), 10 rebounds and 2 steals. Of note: Bowen’s 18 points of her team’s total of 29 in the first half kept the Bulldogs in the game. So far this season, Bowen leads the Horizon League in scoring at 18.0 points per game.

Other college nominees:

  • In Illinois State’s 94-86 non-conference win against UIC on December 4, 5’9 senior guard/forward Shala Jackson (Fort Wayne South Side ’07) logged 19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals in 25 minutes of play.
  • In Valparaiso’s 59-54 non-conference win against Coastal Carolina on December 4, 6’1 freshman forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne Canterbury ’10) logged 13 points, 13 rebounds in 34 minutes of play. Of note: This was the freshman’s third straight double-double of her college career.
  • In Valparaiso’s 59-54 non-conference win against Coastal Carolina on December 4, 5’8 junior guard Betsy Adams (Twin Lakes ’08) logged 15 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals. Of note: Adams was named to the Evansville Aces Classic All-Tournament Team while averaging 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in tourney play.
  • In Butler’s 81-72 non-conference win against Indiana State on December 4, 5’9 senior guard/forward Alyssa Pittman (Elkhart Memorial ’06) logged 22 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. Of note: Pittman exploded for 19 of her 22 points in the second half to help Butler erase a 13-point halftime deficit into a 9-point win. She was 7 of 8 from the field, 4 of 5 from 3-point range and a perfect 4-4 from the line.
  • In Northwestern’s 79-68 Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge win against Missouri on December 5, 5’5 senior point guard Beth Marshall (Hamilton Southeastern ’07) logged 18 points, 2 rebounds 1 assist and 1 steal in 39 minutes of play. Of note: Marshall swished her 100th career 3-pointer in the game while helping Northwestern to one of its best season starts ever at 7-1.
  • In South Carolina Upstate’s 78-70 conference win against East Tennessee State on December 4, 6’1 sophomore forward Lauren McRoberts (Carmel ’09) logged 11 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 29 minutes of play. Of note: Roberts is the third-leading scorer for the Spartans at 10.3 points per game and second-leading rebounder at 6.3 per contest, but ranks only 7th in minutes played.
  • In Xavier’s 69-66 non-conference win against Southern California on December 2, 6’5 senior forward Amber Harris (North Central ’06) logged 28 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. Of note: Amber moved into 3rd place Xavier’s all-time rebound list and garnered A-10 Player of the Week honors after averaging a double-double of 21.3 points and 10.3 rebounds through three games last week.
  • In D-II Bellarmine’s 76-59 conference loss against Southern Indiana on December 4, 6’1 sophomore forward Jalissa Chatlos (North Central ’09) logged 16 points, 7 rebounds and 1 steal in 31 minutes of play.
  • In D-II Hillsdale’s 85-69 conference win against Lake Erie College on December 4, 5’8 sophomore guard/forward Emily Anderson (Heritage Christian ’09) logged 17 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks.
  • In D-II Kentucky Wesleyan’s 79-72 non-conference win against Livingstone on December 5, 5’10 sophomore guard Lauren Goffinet (Tell City ’09) logged 15 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
  • In NCCAA Oakland City’s 76-67 non-conference win against Midway College on December 1, 5’8 senior guard Jesse Oxley (Tecumseh ’07) logged 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.
  • In D-III Hanover’s 71-63 conference win against Manchester on December 4, 5’10 senior guard/forward Torin Franz (Bloomington South ’07) logged a career-high 23 points to go with 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Of note: Franz was named the Heartland CAC Player of the Week after averaging 18.5 points and 8.0 rebounds in two conference victories last week.
  • In D-III Hanover’s 71-63 conference win against Manchester on December 4, 6’1 senior center Molly Martin (North Vigo ’07) logged 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 0 turnovers in 32 minuts of play. Of note: Martin moved into 2nd place on all-time Hanover scoring record list with 1,480 points. She is now 54 points away from capturing the record set by Jennifer Skaggs during her career from 1997-2001.
  • In NAIA Indiana University Northwest’s 75-61 non-conference win against Goshen on December 4, 6’4 junior forward/center Sharon Houston (Merrillville ’06) logged 28 points, 14 rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Of note: Houston’s streak of double digit scoring games has now reached 73 straight games and leads all NAIA players (D-I and D-II) in rebounding 15.5 and blocks 4.5 per game while ranking 8th nationally in scoring at 20.8 points per game.
  • In D-II St. Joseph’s 92-63 conference loss against Drury on December 4, 5’4 junior guard Brittney Cruse (Merrillville ’08) logged 20 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals in 34 minutes of action. Of note: Sor far this season, Cruse is second in scoring for the Pumas at 13.4 points per game and is shooting 44.3% from the field.

Previous Weeks’ Peak Performers:

Week 1Hattie Andrews, Hammond Gavit; Sharon Houston (Merrillville), IU Northwest

Week 2Jama Sharp, Mooresville; Courtney Osborn (Hamilton SE), Miami (OH)

Week 3Tori Bliss, Portage; Amber Harris (North Central), Xavier

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