RRR Peak Performers – Week 6

Posted by RRR on Dec 21, 2010 at 1:31pm | Page Views: 2,537

We have our first repeat Peak Performer of the season in IUN’s super junior Sharon Houston (Merrillville). Snider forward and Purdue signee Liza Clemons nabs High School Peak Performer honors for the week of December 13-19. Note: We will be suspending Peak Performer honors over the next holiday week and will resume with awards encompassing the two-week period of December 20 through January 2. Everyone have a Merry Christmas!

RRR High School Peak Performer for Week 6

In Snider’s 71-56 win against Wayne High school on December 18, 6’2 senior center Liza Clemons logged 27 points, 22 rebounds and 7 blocks. Of note: Clemons stepped up her game for the second win this season against four of her former teammates and coach from now-closed Elmhurst for the win. The Elmhurst outburst came after another strong outing against East Noble on December 14 with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. The Purdue signee has been key to 4A No. 6 Snider’s 9 -0 run so far this season.

Other high school nominees:

  • In Elkhart Memorial’s 91-51 against Concord on December 18, Akyah Taylor logged 34 points and 15 rebounds. Of note: Taylor, who is averaging 21.3 points through 10 games, will face this week’s Peak Performer Liza Clemons tomorrow when the Chargers (10-0) face No. 6 Snider (9-0) in Fort Wayne.
  • In Wabash’s 57-23 win against Oak Hill on December 14, 5’8 senior point guard Kaleigh Hensley logged 32 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Of note: Wabash defeated No. 5 Oak Hill for the first time in five years. On Saturday, December 18, Hensely also poured in 26 points against Northfield to go with 10 steals, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. She continues to lead the state in points (27.3) and steals (7.0) per game.
  • In Rensselaer Central’s 54-52 win against Sheridan on December 18, 5’8 senior guard/forward Allie Mattocks logged 35 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals. Of note: The 35 points scored by Mattocks was a new career-high, and is one point shy of the Rensselaer Central record. Mattocks hit 7 treys, which set a new school record in the win as Rensselaer Central matches its win total from last year at 6-4 and improved to 2-1 in conference play.
  • In Chesterton’s 60-59 win against Portage on December 18, 6’1 senior guard/forward Claire Holba logged 26 points (10-17 from the field), 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Of note: With Chesterton behind 53-45 with 5 minutes to go in the game, the IUPUI commit scored 12 of her game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter as the Trojans won their fifth straight game to improve to 5-1 in the DAC. Holba also had 25 points and 10 rebounds in a 78-70 win over Lake Central on November 14.
  • In Portage’s 59-60 loss against Chesterton on December 17, 6’0 senior forward/center Tori Bliss logged 25 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. Of note: Through nine games, Bliss is averaging 18.8 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 53.6% from the field.
  • In Wawasee’s 50-36 win against Warsaw on December 18, 5’7 sophomore guard KiLee Knafel logged 21 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist and 1 block. Of note: Knafel was a perfect 7 of 7 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free throw line while leading her team to their 9th win of the season. At 19.2 points per game, she leads the Warriors in scoring , who are currently 9-1 overall and 2-0 in Northern Lakes Conference play.
  • In Chesterton’s 78-70 win against Lake Central on December 14, 5’9 senior guard/forward Brooke Gardner logged 21 points (7-14 from the field), 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
  • In Lake Central’s 70-78 loss against Chesterton on December 14, 5’9 senior guard Carolyn Sandrick logged 27 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 9 steals and 1 block.
  • In Carmel’s 54-35 win against North Central on December 17, 6’1 senior forward Torrie Thornton logged 14 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks.
  • In Fort Wayne Luers’s 52-51 3OT win against Concordia on December 17, 6’1 junior forward Miracle Woods logged 24 points. Of note: Woods made 12 of 17 free throws, four coming in the three overtime periods and the final two for the win, to lead 2A No. 1 Luers past 3A No. 4 Concordia.
  • In Fort Wayne Canterbury’s 83-54 win over Blackhawk Christian on December 17, 5’9 sophomore guard/forward Bailey Farley logged 27 points, 4 assists and 3 steals.
  • In Fort Wayne Canterbury’s 83-54 win over Blackhawk Christian on December 17, 5’10 freshman guard/forward Kindell Fincher logged 23 points (four treys) and 12 rebounds.
  • In Lake Central’s 62-54 win against Merrillville on December 17, 5’10 sophomore guard/forward Jessica Bell logged 18 points, 16 rebounds (7 offensive), 1 assist and 1 steal. Of note: Bell scored 7 of her 18 points in the final quarter to key an 11-point swing for the come-from-behind win.
  • In Triton’s 55-42 win against Rochester on December 17, 5’7 sophomore guard Shana Anderson logged 23 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Of note: Anderson hit back-to-back threes to put the Zebras ahead by one point late in the third, a lead they would not relinquish in the game.
  • In Waraw High School’s 63-39 win against Columbia City on December 14, 5’11 sophomore guard Lindsay Baker logged 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.
  • In Valpo’s 54-56 loss to Crown Point on December 14, senior Ariana Paul logged 18 points (8-17 from the field), 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 block.
  • In Crown Point’s 56-54 win against Valparaiso on December 14, 5’10 junior guard Kendall Brown logged 21 points (5 treys), 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
  • In Frankfort’s 54-60 loss against Tri-West on December 14, 5’9 senior guard Alex Thompson logged 23 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 blocks. Through 10 games, Thompson is averaging 21.0 points per game and leads her team in assists (43), steals (28) and blocks (17). She reached the 1,000 point plateau earlier this month.



RRR College Peak Performer for Week 6

Sharon Houston (Merrillville ’06) becomes the RRR’s first repeat Peak Performer, but there can be no denying her the honor. The 6’4 junior center/forward scored 43 points to go along with 29 rebounds and 3 blocks in a 75-58 win over Oakland City on December 17. Houston, who was the first College Peak Performer of the season, scored the first 10 points of the game against the Lady Oaks and had notched 26 points and 16 rebounds by the halftime break. Believe it or not, these numbers were not a record-breaking performance for Houston. Her 43 points tied for a career record high, but her 29 rebounds were not enough to match or exceed her own record of 31 rebounds set during her Week 1 performance in November. As of Monday, Houston leads all NAIA D-II players in blocks (4.0) and rebounds (17.1) per game.

Other college nominees:

  • In Bellarmine’s 92-79 non-conference win against Texas A&M International on December 18, 5’4 freshman point guard Kylee Hamilton (Indian Creek ’10) logged 27 points (9-11 from the field, 5-5 from beyond the arc), 5 rebounds, 1 assists, 3 steals and 0 blocks. Of note: The all-around performance against Texas A&M International was on the heels of a 26-point, 4-rebounds, 2-assist outing against Central State on November 15. Hamilton, who is currently averaging 12.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, and shooting 41.7% from three on the year, garnered was named GLVC player of the week for her outstanding play.
  • In Manchester College’s 61-37 non-conference win against Malone on December 18, 5’10 senior forward Kelsey DeMott (Martinsville ’07) logged 16 points, 15 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
  • In Hanover’s 76-61 non-conference win against Roanoke College on December 20, 6’1 senior center Molly Martin (North Vigo ’07) logged 20 points and 12 rebounds. Of note: Martin became only the second player in Hanover history to score over 1,500 points. She has 1,518 points, just 6 behind career scoring leader Jennifer Skaggs’ tally of 1,524 points.
  • In St. Joseph’s 73-82 non-conference loss against Central Washington on December 17, 5’4 junior guard Britney Cruse (Merrillville ’08) logged 25 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
  • In Xavier’s 61-36 non-conference win against Mississippi State on December 17, 6’5 senior forward/center Amber Harris (North Central ’06) logged 22 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks.
  • In toledo’s 63-59 non-conference win against UW Milwaukee on December 19, 5’9 sophomore forward Lecretia Smith (Fort Wayne Elmhurst ’09) logged 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals.
  • In Purdue’s 76-56 non-conference win against Auburn on December 18, 6’1 junior guard Brittany Rayburn (Attica ’09) logged 25 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist.
  • In Massachusetts’s 72-69 non-conference win against Wagner on December 19, 6’3 sophomore forward/center Jasmine Watson (South Bend Washington ’09) logged 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 blocks. Of note: The 2010 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year is currently averaging 11.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a starter for the 2-9 Minutewomen.



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

Week 5Mallory Ladd, Evansville Memorial; Maggie Boyer (Lebanon), Miami (OH)

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