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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Eight locals nominated for IBCA/Subway player of week

2014-02-18T22:00:00Z 2014-02-24T20:30:11Z TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Eight locals nominated for IBCA/Subway player of weekTimes Staff nwitimes.com
February 18, 2014 10:00 pm  • 

Eight local basketball players were nominated for the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week.

The list included Anthony Harris (Calumet), Tremell Murphy (Griffith), Dana Evans (West Side), Jaclyn Heath (LaPorte), Hannah Murphy (Morgan Township), Caroline Puntillo (Chesterton), Breanna Toppen (Kankakee Valley) and Jasmine Wright (Merrillville).

Winners included Bryan Hoeing (Batesville), Justin Mitchell (Fort Wayne Wayne), Joey Brunk (Southport), Allison Nash (Speedway), Michaela Kikendall (Morristown) and Deja Wimby (Fort Wayne Snider).

Lake Station 76, Clark 56: Junior center Mark Novakovich scored 20 to lead four Eagles players who scored in double figures against Clark on Tuesday. Brian Patterson and Ben Neals scored 17 apiece for Lake Station (12-5), while Dwayne Haden chipped in 11.

Sophomore guard Eddie Rebeles led Clark with a season-high 22 points, finishing with six 3-pointers on 7-of-15 shooting from the field. Kalil Frith added 16 points for Clark (0-17), which will try to pick up its first win of the season against Gavit on Thursday.

Lowell 71, Morton 44: Zack VanHook scored 26 points to lead the Red Devils' rout. Billy Barker chipped in 11 points, and Brandon Cory had 12, while going 5-of-5 from the free-throw line.

Rayan Elabed's 11 points paced Morton.

River Forest 47, Gavit 42: River Forest took a lead and won the game from the free-throw line. The Ingots (8-9) were 8-of-12 from the line in the final quarter and 9-of-14 overall. Brandon Laas paced River Forest with 11 points, and Anthony Laas chipped in 10.

Eric Sims led the way with 20 points for the Gladiators (4-13).

Rensselaer 63, Kouts 60: Joey Claussen scored a team-high 15 points to lead the Bombers (11-6) over the Mustangs (12-3). Bryce Deno added 12 points.

Jake Bekelya scored a game-high 19 for Kouts. Matt Stewart had 16, while Cody Nelson had 11.

Boone Grove 57, Hebron 48: The Wolves (6-10, 4-3) made only 14-of-33 free throws but hit five 3-pointers to defeat the Hawks (11-6, 3-3) in Porter County Conference play. Ike Mioduski had three 3-pointers and a team-high 16 points. Jon Hogg added 15 points.

Tony Rose scored a game-high 19 for Hebron, while Bryce Hanaway added 12.

LaPorte 61, Michigan City 48: Gage Ott had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Slicers over the Times No. 10 Wolves in Duneland Athletic Conference play. Josh Fleming added 12 points, while Jacobs Jones scored 11 points.

Kankakee Valley 67, Wheeler 44: Dylan Caldwell scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Kougars (7-11) over the Bearcats (6-10). Darrick Webster added 17.

James Miller had a team-high 15 points for Wheeler. Jared Catherman and Austin Greiner each added 12.

Victory Christian 71, Calumet Christian 48: Up by only three points at intermission, Victory Christian exploded for 48 second-half points -- 32 in the fourth -- while advancing to Friday's semifinal round of the South Shore Christian Conference Tournament to face No. 1 seed Kankakee Trinity, which was granted a first-round bye.

Calvin Reisinger, the school's all-time leading scorer, had a game-high 27 points while going 13-of-14 at the foul line for Victory Christian (13-9). Forward Timothy Ramsey added 12 points and three steals.

Girls basketball

Victory Christian 54, Calumet Christian 53: Victory Christian went on a 24-13 run in the fourth quarter and held on to advance to Friday's semifinal round of the South Shore Christian Tournament.

Maria Reisinger led all scorers with 21 points as her clutch free throws late in the game helped seal the win after Leighton Huber's putback put Victory Christian up 52-51. Huber had 14 points and five steals, and Callie Klingbeil had 12 rebounds for VC (9-10).

Calumet Christian (10-10), which led 28-19 at the half, was paced by Cathy Obinger (16 points) and Dahnia Hall (15 points, 19 rebounds).

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