E.c. Central Hs
Tiajaney HawkinsSchool: E.C. CentralGrade: JuniorPosition: G/FNickname: Nae NaeColleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Have not yet committed; DePaul, UIC, IUPUI, Indiana State, Wright State, Toledo, AkronMy favorite basketball player, why: Kobe Bryant, because my dad was always watchin…
Hobart girls basketball coach Mike Hamacher has built a power but has yet to win a sectional. His Brickies are the smallest school in the Class 4A Sectional 2 field. He is in favor of the IBCA's new plan that would put Hobart in a sectional with schools with similar enrollments.
E.C. Central's Denitra Brown is a self-proclaimed "Mama's girl" who spends her holidays without her mother, Catherine Love, who died in 2010. Brown is the fourth, and youngest, of Love's children, all of whom played basketball for the Cardinals.
E.C. Central's Kiana Clark has undergone ACL surgery on each knee in her short high school career.
E.C. Central's Tiajaney Hawkins tied her career high with 27 points, all in the first half, earlier this season against Gavit. "Right now, she's starting to see the things and recognize when she has to take over a basketball game," coach Eric Kundich said.
E.C. Central sophomore Tiajaney Hawkins is averaging a double-double of 15.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
E.C. Central's Shareese Billups is averaging 8.25 rebounds per game, good for second-most on her team.
E.C. Central's Shareese Billups spent the past two seasons at Bowman Academy before returning to East Chicago.
E.C. Central's Laniah Davis shoots against Gavit's Breanna Davis during Wednesday's game at E.C. Central.
E.C. Central's Tiajaney Hawkins drives to the basket against Gavit's Shanika Thorton on Wednesday at E.C. Central.
E.C. Central's Tiajaney Hawkins shoots against Gavit's Mikela Perkins on Wednesday at E.C. Central.
E.C. Central's Dariyelle Ricks shoots against Gavit's Mikela Perkins on Wednesday at E.C. Central.
Hobart's Autumn Beal shoots a three-pointer against E.C. Central at E.C. Central on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.
Hobart players react to a charge by E.C. Central's Dariyelle Ricks at E.C. Central on Wednesday.
E.C. Central's Tiajanay Hawkins takes a shot against Hobart at E.C. Central on Wednesday.
Hobart head coach Mike Hamacher talks to his team before their game against E.C. Central on Wednesday.
E.C. Central's Dariyelle Ricks fights for a loose ball against Hobart's Autumn Beal and Daley Law at E.C. Central on Wednesday.
Hobart's Cailin Trezak reaches for a loose ball against E.C. Central's Tiajanay Hawkins and Shareese Billups at E.C. Central on Wednesday.
E.C. Central head coach Eric Kundich gives instruction to his team during their game against Hobart at E.C. Central on Wednesday.
E.C. Central fans celebrate a three-pointer against Hobart at E.C. Central on Wednesday.
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