The Times file photo by Aaron Snyder
Carmel’s John Michael Mulloy guards Noblesville’s Alex Hunt as he drives to the basket when to two teams matched-up earlier this season. John Michael Mulloy, along with Heights’ A.J. Field and Noblesville’s Zack Johnson, received nominations for players of the week.
The Times file photo by Aaron Snyder Carmel’s John Michael Mulloy guards Noblesville’s Alex Hunt as he drives to the basket when to two teams matched-up earlier this season. John Michael Mulloy, along with Heights’ A.J. Field and Noblesville’s Zack Johnson, received nominations for players of the week.
Tayson Parker poured in 41 points in a showdown of standout scorers, and the Northwestern High School junior leads the recipients in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program. Noblesville's Zack Johnson, Heights' A.J. Field, and Carmel's John Michael Mulloy all received nominations for the District 2 honnors, but fell just short of Parker.
Gary 21st Century junior Johnell Davis, Southridge sophomore Colson Montgomery, Central Noble senior Sydney Freeman, Northwestern junior Madison Layden and Bedford North Lawrence senior Jorie Allen join Parker as honorees for the week of Feb. 4-9 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
Davis is the boys’ winner and Freeman is the girls’ winner for District 1. Parker and Layden, coincidentally from the same school, collected respective boys’ and girls’ honors for District 2. Montgomery and Allen received accolades for District 3.
Parker averaged 32.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in two victories for the Northwestern boys. He exploded for 41 points with eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks in a 90-79 victory over Blackford. The 6-1 guard followed with 23 points, eight rebounds, one assist, five steals and one block as the Tigers defeated Rossville 62-45 to improve to 18-1. Over both games, Parker hit 22-of-43 field goals, four 3-pointers and 16-of-17 free throws.
The 6-4 Davis averaged 31.0 points and 13.5 rebounds in two triumphs for the Gary 21st Century boys (14-6). He opened with 32 points, 15 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a 73-67 decision over Gary West. Davis followed with 30 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and one block as the Cougars beat Kouts 73-65. In two games, Davis was 23-of-39 from the floor, 4-of-14 from 3-point range and 12-of-15 from the line.
Montgomery averaged 31.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in two victories for the Southridge boys (15-5). The 6-5 wing tallied 30 points with nine rebounds and four assists in a 64-43 triumph over Perry Central. He then totaled 32 points, eight rebounds and four assists as the Raiders outlasted North Daviess 55-44. Over two games, Montgomery sank 21-of-31 shots, 3-of-8 3-pointers and 17-of-24 free throws.
The 5-7 Freeman averaged 21.7 points and 6.3 assists in three games for the Central Noble girls (27-0). The Ball State signee opened with 16 points, four rebounds, six assists and six steals in a 55-30 victory over Bremen in a delayed sectional final. She produced 28 points with four rebounds, six assists and three steals in a 64-51 regional semifinal triumph over Hammond Noll. Freeman netted 21 points with six rebounds, seven assists and three steals as the Cougars beat North Judson 43-37 in a 2A regional final. In the three games, Freeman made 20-of-43 shots, 13-of-28 3-pointers and 12-of-14 free throws.
Layden averaged 22.0 points and 7.0 assists in keying the Northwestern girls (25-3) to three victories. The 6-1 guard tallied 13 points, eight rebounds, 10 assists and five steals in an 80-23 decision over Maconaquah in a delayed sectional final. The Purdue commit poured in 31 points with six rebounds, six assists and five steals in a 67-34 regional semifinal triumph over Gary West. She followed 22 points, seven rebounds, five assist and two steals as the Tigers topped Mishawaka Marian 47-29 in a 3A regional final. Over three games, Layden went 25-of-50 from the floor, 10-of-21 from distance and 6-of-7 from the line.
The 6-1 Allen averaged 20.3 points and 9.7 rebounds in three games for the Bedford North Lawrence girls (23-6). The Indiana University recruit netted 17 points with nine rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 56-34 victory over Jennings County in a delayed sectional final. She produced 21 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and one steal in a 51-33 regional semifinal decision over Center Grove. She went down with a fight in the regional final, scoring 23 points with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal as the Stars fell 54-48 to Castle in a 4A regional final. In three games, Allen hit 24-of-44 field goals and 13-of-17 free throws.
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 15
District 1 boys – Frankie Davidson, Fort Wayne Blackhawk; Dillon Duff, Fort Wayne Snider; Jackson Erekson, Northridge; Nolan Groninger, Warsaw; Jaden Ivey, Mishawaka Marian; Michael Johnson, Concord; J.R. Konieczny, South Bend St. Joseph; Christopher Mantis, Lowell; Dan McKeeman, Carroll (Fort Wayne); Brandon Newman, Valparaiso; Joe Reidy, Woodlan; G’Angelo Reillo, Whiting; Brandon Scott, Hammond Noll; Dominique Smith, Lake Station; Spencer Sroufe, Whitko; Keon Thompson, Merrillville; Chuck Wilcox, North Judson; Craig Young, Fort Wayne Wayne.
District 1 girls – Courtney Blakely, Hammond Noll; Olivia Brooke, Pioneer; Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point; Trinity Clinton, Penn; Morgan Crook, Marquette Catholic; Bella Dangerfield, Fremont; Lilliann Frasure, North Judson; Cassidy Holiday, Plymouth; Hanna Knoll, Angola; Sarah Martin, Kankakee Valley; Lilly Mast, West Noble; Hannah Noveroske, Michigan City; Rylie Parker, Homestead; Dash Shaw, Gary West; Lindsey Simpson, Knox; Kelcie Thomson, Northfield; Makayla Weaver, Mishawaka Marian; Malia Williams, Carroll (Fort Wayne).
District 2 boys – Brooks Barnhizer, Lafayette Jeff; Jalen Blackmon, Marion; Luke Brown, Blackford; Josh Bryan, Delta; Luke Bumbalough, New Castle; A.J. Field, Hamilton Heights; Armaan Franklin, Cathedral; Maximus Gizzi, New Palestine; Zack Johnson, Noblesville; John Michael Mulloy, Carmel; Nijel Pack, Lawrence Central; Wyatt Rudy, Madison-Grant; Michael Schlechty, Jay County; Nate Soltis, Cardinal Ritter; Kolden VanLandingham, Northeastern; Victor Young, Muncie Central.
District 2 girls – Hannah Bolton, Monroe Central; Emme Boots, Bluffton; Ella Collier, Danville; Cassidy Crawford, Tipton; Khera Goss, Ben Davis; Grace Hunter, Bellmont; Madison Jones, Western Boone; Maddie Lawrence, Winchester; Moira McGinley, Bishop Chatard; Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern; Delaney Richason, Zionsville; Lexie Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); Jayla Smith, Lawrence North; Audrey Strawsma, Benton Central; Lindsey Syrek, University; Cameron Tabor, New Castle; Jazmyn Turner, Marion; Taylor Westgate, Oak Hill; Ariana Wiggins, Heritage Christian.
District 3 boys – Brayton Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence; Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central; Drew Buhr, Austin; Tre Coleman, Jeffersonville; Bailey Conrad, Christian Academy; Wyatt Felling, Triton Central; Jack Hawkins, Silver Creek; Alex Hemenway, Castle; Curt Hopf, Forest Park; Jake Johnson, Oldenburg Academy; Zach Kuhn, Shelbyville; Logan Laster, Morristown; Michael Lindauer, Evansville Memorial; Shawn Michaelis, Eminence; Max Newman, Monrovia; Keegan O’Neill, Barr-Reeve; Josiah Ricketts, North Posey; Simon Scherry, Heritage Hills; Lane Sparks, Greensburg.
District 3 girls – Addy Blackwell, Bloomington South; Jocelyn Cox, North Central (Farmersburg); Mariah Day, Jac-Cen-Del; Jossie Hudson, Evansville Mater Dei; Hannah Ivers, South Knox; Kassidy Keltner, West Washington; Addyson Kent, Jennings County; Jenny Lundy, Northview; Leah Miller, Salem; Jessica Nunge, Castle; Kaybree Oxley, Tecumseh; Shelbi Patton, Eastern (Pekin); Meredith Raley, Gibson Southern; Isabella Reed, Greenwood Christian; Victoria Shaw, Morristown; Rylie Stephens, Triton Central; Ella Thompson, Center Grove; Grace Waggoner, Vincennes Rivet.
 
2018-19 winners
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.
Jan. 14-19 – District 1 boys: Christopher Mantis, Lowell. District 1 girls: Bianca Radtke, Rensselaer Central. District 2 boys: Jalen Blackmon, Marion. District 2 girls: Lindsey Syrek, University. District 3 boys: Alex Hemenway, Castle. District 3 girls: Kenna Hisle, Evansville North.
Jan. 21-26 – District 1 boys: Sydney Curry, Fort Wayne Northrop. District 1 girls: Taylor Austin, Lake Station Edison. District 2 boys: Jalen Blackmon, Marion. District 2 girls: Madison Jones, Western Boone. District 3 boys: Wyatt Felling, Triton Central. District 3 girls: Makinzi Meurer, North Knox.
Jan. 28-Feb. 2 – District 1 boys: Alex Yoder, Eastside. District 1 girls: Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point. District 2 boys: Kayden Key, Frankton. District 2 girls: Maddie Bischoff, Roncalli. District 3 boys: Stephan Wilkerson, Princeton. District 3 girls: Elise Scaggs, Mooresville.
Feb. 4-9 – District 1 boys: Johnell Davis, Gary 21st Century. District 1 girls: Sydney Freeman, Central Noble. District 2 boys: Tayson Parker, Northwestern. District 2 girls: Madison Layden, Northwestern. District 3 boys: Colson Montgomery, Southridge. District 3 girls: Jorie Allen, Bedford North Lawrence.