RRR Peak Performers – Week 5

Posted by RRR on Dec 14, 2010 at 11:50am | Page Views: 3,493

What another outstanding week for Indiana high school and college players! Lots of great nominees came our way, but  senior Mallory Ladd of Evansville Memorial and junior Maggie Boyer (Lebanon ’08) grab top honors this week with a pair of stellar performances.

RRR High School Peak Performer for Week 5

In Evansville Memorial’s 68-66 win against Plainfield on December 7, 6’1 senior forward/center Mallory Ladd logged 40 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and 4 blocks. Of note: Ladd was 16 of 23 from the field, including 3 of 3 from behind the arc. Ladd’s last jumper was the game winning shot at the buzzer. Through 8 games into the season, Ladd is averaging a double-double of 25.1 points (3rd best in the state) and 12.9 rebounds (2nd best in the state) per game while shooting 61.7% from the field. The Valpo signee is also logging 4.5 steals and 3.0 assists per game.


Other high school nominees:

  • In Hamilton Southeastern’s 52-44 win against 2A #3 Heritage Christian on December 11, 6’3 sophomore forward/center Taya Reimer logged 20 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 1 block. Of note: The talented soph shot 7 of 14 from the field, and held Carmel forward and Xavier recruit Liz Stratman to 12 points on the night.
  • In Hamilton Southeastern’s 61-53 win against 4A, # 17 Pendleton Heights on December 7, 5’10 junior combo guard Jordin Alexander logged 28 points, 1 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Of note: Alexander scored 22 of her 28 points in the second half, opening up a 4-point margin at the half. She also shot 7 of 10 from the field and 12 of 15 from the line. Her performance earned a mention in the ESPN Fab 50 High School Nation Notes. Over her team’s past four games, Alexander is shooting 75% from beyond the arc.
  • In East Chicago Central’s 54-52 win against Andrean on December 7, 6’1 junior forward/center Andrianna Moore logged 25 points and 6 rebounds. Of note: East Chicago improved to 7-1 with Moore’s career high shooting perofrmance.
  • In Western’s 41-39 win against long time cross-town rival Kokomo on December 7, 5’10 junior guard Nicole Rogers logged 24 points. Of note: Rogers keyed a comeback in the third quarter, scoring 7 points to bring the Panthers within striking distance, and hit the game winner with just 14 seconds left on the clock. Western had not beaten Kokomo in 24 previous tries going back to 1989.
  • In 1A defending champion Canterbury’s 76-29 win against Bethany Christian on December 11, 5’9 sophomore guard/forward Bailey Farley logged 32 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Of note: Farley’s offensive effort was a career high, adding to a strong week of games in which she scored 79 points over three wins.
  • In Canterbury’s 76-29 win against Bethany Christian on December 11, 5’10 freshman guard/forward Kindell Fincher logged 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists and 11 steals. Of note: Fincher logged her first triple-double in the just the eighth game of her high school career, all on the heels of winning performances against Austrailia Northside (27 points) and Whitko (28 points and 11 rebounds).
  • In Wabash’s 71-41 win against Warsaw on December 7, 5’8 senior point guard Kaleigh Hensley logged 41 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 7 steals. Of note: Hensely broke Wabash High School’s single game scoring record by dropping in 41 points, which matched the total points scored by the entire Warsaw team. She followed up the Warsaw game with a 27-point, 9-steal effort against Rochester. Hensely is the current state leader in points ( 26.9) and steals (7.0) per game.
  • In Richmond’s 74-65 win against Anderson on December 11, 5’8 senior guard Kim Demmings logged 13 points and 20 rebounds. Of note: Richmond is off to its best start since the 2002-03 season.
  • In Carroll (FW)’s 55-50 win against DeKalb on December 10, 5’9 senior combo guard Ciara Geiger logged 21 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 10 steals. Of note: Carroll trailed by two going into the 4th quarter, but Geiger made two baskets and four free throws in the fourth to lead the come-from-behind victory.

RRR College Peak Performer for Week 5

In Miami OH’s 101-92 non-conference win against Cal State Bakersfield on December 11, 5’11 junior guard Maggie Boyer (Lebanon ’08) logged 34 points, 1 assist and 2 steals in 29 minutes of play. Of note: Boyer’s 34 points — 20 scored in the second half — was a college career high. She was 11 of 16 from the field, including 6 of 7 from beyond the arc. So far this season, Boyer is averaging 13.0 points per game.

Other college nominees:

  • In Purdue’s 100-55 non-conference loss against Texas A & M on December 12, 5’6 freshman guard Courtney Moses logged 26 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in 36 minutes of play. Of note: Moses was 9-16 from the field, including 4-6 from long range, and was perfect from the line at 4-4.
  • in Calumet College’s 79-67 win over Mid-Continent College on December 10, Lisa Upshaw (East Chicago ’06) scored 32 points to lead the Calumet College women’s basketball team to a 79-67 victory over Mid-Continent College.
  • In Purdue Calumet’s 65-63 conference win against Holy Cross on December 12, 5’8 sophomore guard Tierra Turner (Merrillville ’09) logged 21 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in 38 minutes of play. Of note: Turner shot 50% from the field and 9 of 10 from the line to help PUC snap a 3-game losing streak in a tightly battled contest.
  • In Indiana University Northwest’s 69-63 conference win against Bethel on December 12, 5’7 junior guard Juliette Keller (Kouts ’08) logged 19 points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Of note: With her team down by as many as 16 points in the second half, Keller had 3 treys in the period to lead all IUN scorers in an upset of #22 nationally ranked NAIA power Bethel.
  • In Anderson’s 65-48 conference win against Earlham on December 11, 5’9 senior forward Ellen Thompson (Seymour ’07) logged 28 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
  • In Bellarmine’s 83-71 conference win against Oakland City on December 12, 6’1 sophomore forward Jalissa Chatlos (North Central ’09) logged 27 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals.
  • In Wright State’s 74-70 non-conference win against Longwood on December 11, 6’1 junior forward Molly Fox (Brown County ’08) logged 18 points, 16 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. Of note: Fox shot 7 of 12 from the field and pulled in 10 offensive boards, more than the total number of offensive boards by the entire Longwood team.
  • In Notre Dame’s 91-54 non-conference win against Creighton on December 11, 6’1 senior forward Becca Bruszewski (Wheeler ’07) logged 17 points and 6 rebounds and 1 block in 25 minutes.
  • In Miami University (OH)’s 67-61 non-conference win against indiana University on December 9, 5’10 sophomore combo guard Courtney Osborn (Hamilton Southeastern ’09) logged 26 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Of note: This was second week of three games and wins for the Redhawks. On December 6 in a 89-63 win over Marshall, Osborn had 26 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals in 29 minutes. On December 11, Miami defeated Cal State Bakersfield 101-92, with Osborn contributing 23 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 37 minutes. Osborn was named MAC East player of the week for her outstanding play.
  • In Indiana State’s 92-64 non-conference win against USC Upstate on December 12, 6’1 junior guard/forward Deja Mattox (Maconaquah ’08) logged 22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in 26 minutes of play. Of note: Mattox has started 8 games for the Sycamores this season and is averaging 7.9 points per game.
  • In IPFW’s 78-66 non-conference win against Detroit on December 12, 5’5 sophomore guard Kayla Drake (Kokomo ’08) logged 19 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 28 minutes of play. Of note: Drake’s 19 points was a career high as a Mastadon and the sixth time she has reached double figures this season.
  • In Eastern Illinois’s 63-62 non-conference win against UIC on December 12, 5’8 sophomore guard Ta’Kenya Nixon (Michigan City ’09) logged 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Of note: Nixon hit 2 free throws with 15 seconds remaining to give Eastern Illinois the win.
  • In Butler’s 105-98 non-conference win against Ball State on December 12, 5’8 freshman guard Mandy McDivitt (Connersville ’10) logged 13 points, 3 assists and 1 steal in 23 minutes of play. Of note: McDivitt drained a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds to send Butler and Ball State into overtime. In the second overtime period, McDivitt hit back-to-back treys, giving the Bulldogs a lead that the Cardinals eventually could not overcome.

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

Week 4Jessica Rupright, Norwell; Brittany Bowen (Columbus North), Butler

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