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Purdue recruit honored after leading team to title

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Scott helps Northrop claim another SAC tourney

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 12:01 am

It was a busy week for the Northrop High School boy's basketball team, but a productive one.

The Bruins participated in both the SAC Holiday Basketball Tournament, as well as the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic in New Castle. They prevailed over previously unbeaten Concordia Lutheran in the SAC title game and for doing so, senior guard Bryson Scott has been recognized statewide.

The Purdue University recruit was named as the IBCA/Subway Player of the Week after leading his team to a 4-1 record and a Summit Athletic Conference Tournament championship.

He is joined by Roncalli senior Michael Clements, Columbus North junior Evan Henry, West Noble senior Haley Richardson, Lebanon senior Katie Curtis, Evansville Mater Dei junior Maura Muensterman and Columbus North junior Tayler Goodall as honorees in the awards program overseen by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

The 6-foot-2 guard claimed boys' District 1 accolades after he averaged 21.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.6 steals over five games. Scott totaled 33 points in a win over Snider and grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out seven assists in a victory over South Side.

In the event at New Castle, Scott had seven steals against Indianapolis Tech.

The Bruins (10-2) defeated Jay County at New Castle after falling to Indianapolis Tech in the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic.

Clements and Henry were chosen for accolades in boys' District 2 and boys' District 3, respectively.

The 6-foot-7 Clements averaged 29.5 and 6.0 rebounds over two games.

First, Clements tallied 30 points and seven rebounds on 13-of-20 shooting to lead Roncalli (4-4) to a 69-60 victory over Hanover Central. Clements followed with 29 points, five rebounds and five blocks in a 66-49 loss to Hamilton Heights.

Henry was cited after earning MVP honors and leading Columbus North (9-1) to the championship of the Bob Wettig Invitational in Richmond. A 6-2 guard, Henry averaged 15.0 points and 5.3 rebounds over four games, including 20 points in a 61-55 championship game victory over Jeffersonville and 17 points in a 67-48 semifinal win over the host Red Devils.

Richardson and Curtis were respective girls' honorees in Districts 1 and 2, while Muensterman and Goodall shared District 3 accolades.

The 6-foot-2 Richardson paced West Noble (9-4) to a 75-62 victory over Tippecanoe Valley in its only game of the week.

The Ball State recruit produced 25 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and five steals while hitting 11-of-19 shots for the Chargers.

Curtis paced Lebanon (11-2) to the championship of the Twin Lakes Invitational, averaging 20.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals over three games. A 5-6 guard, Curtis tallied 23 points with two rebounds, two assists and two steals in a 76-58 win over Evansville Memorial.

The Colgate recruit added 13 points, three rebounds, five assists and five steals in a 56-34 victory over Western. She concluded with 24 points, three rebounds, five assists and five steals in a 72-52 triumph over Twin Lakes.

Muensterman and Goodall both shined in the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic.

The 5-11 Muensterman averaged 31.0 points in helping Evansville Mater Dei (12-1) to a runner-up finish in the 29th annual event. She tallied a semifinal-record 40 points in an 83-54 win over Logansport. She added 22 points in a 63-55 setback to Columbus North. Over both games, she was 25-of-40 from the field, including 9-of-15 from 3-point range.

Goodall averaged 21.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in leading Columbus North (14-0) to the Hall of Fame Classic championship and claiming tourney MVP honors. The 5-9 guard opened with 19 points, four rebounds and five steals in a 53-30 victory over Hamilton Southeastern. Goodall followed with 23 points (including 5-of-7 3-pointers), six rebounds and three steals in the win over Mater Dei.

Other nominees for Week 8 (2012-13)

District 1 boys -- James Blackmon Jr., Fort Wayne Luers; Nate Bubash, Munster; Demetrius Jackson, Mishawaka Marian; B.J. Jenkins, Merrillville; Tyler Jenkins, Fremont; Kyle Joyce, Hebron; Justin Mitchell, Fort Wayne Wayne; Ethan Pike, Bremen; Calvin Prinsen, Lakeland Christian; Brent Simmons, Churubusco; Jordan Simpson, Portage; Darren Taylor, South Bend Clay.

District 1 girls -- Jayla Crump, Kouts; Victoria Gaines, Merrillville; Taylor Lutz, Penn; Nicki Monahan, Portage; Toni Murphy, Michigan City; Morgan Olson, NorthWood; Taylor Parmley, Mishawaka; Haley Schrock, Northridge; Ariana Simmons, Fort Wayne South; Jennifer Walker-Crawford, Warsaw; Deja Wimby, Fort Wayne Snider; Jena Yates, East Noble; Kaitlin Zachary, Knox.

District 2 boys -- Jalin Beard, Anderson; Caleb Brannon, Lebanon; Aaron Brennan, Guerin Catholic; Mike Crawford, Tipton; Andrew Dakich, Zionsville; Alex Etherington, Hamilton Heights; Jacob Foster, Wapahani; Anthony Johnson, Decatur Central; Tyler Jones, Sheridan; Darius Latham, North Central; Bryan Matthews, Hagerstown; Joel Okafor, Richmond; Jonathan Toles, Providence Cristo Rey.

District 2 girls -- Lamina Cooper, Lawrence North; Cassidy Deno, Benton Central; Lauren DeSutter, Tri-West; Celeste Edwards, North Central; Shannon Gavaghan, Scecina; Stephanie Mavunga, Brownsburg; Allison Nash, Speedway; Bridget Perry, Roncalli; Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville); Abbey Titzer, Franklin Central; Brittany Ward, Pike.

District 3 boys -- Darryl Baker, Jeffersonville; Will Brown, Rock Creek Academy; Perry Fairrow, Evansville Bosse; Jarrett Jones, Orleans; Avory Mickens, Vincennes Lincoln; Blake Simmons, Castle; Evan Stieler, Evansville Day; Trey Sparks, South Ripley; Darius Whitson-Spegal, Southwestern (Hanover); Conner Wittmer, Loogootee.

District 3 girls -- Eve Galbreath, Switzerland County; Ashley Graves, Perry Central; Tanner Marcum, New Albany; Shelby Merder, Jasper; Cailin Nix, Martinsville; Logan Personett, Seymour; Brittani Rizzi, Bedford North Lawrence; Zuriel Sanders, Castle; Katie Wampler, Scottsburg.

2012-13 winners

Nov. 5-10 -- District 1 girls: KiLee Knafel, Wawasee. District 2 girls: Mackenzie Taylor, Richmond. District 3: Justice Burden, Charlestown.

Nov. 12-17 -- District 1 girls: Blayr Poston, Hanover Central. District 2 girls: Jill Morrison, Winchester. District 3 girls: Jenna Allen, Bedford North Lawrence.

Nov. 19-24 -- District 1 boys: Simon Brown, Angola. District 1 girls: Sydney Buck, Homestead. District 2 boys: Zak Irvin, Hamilton Southeastern. District 2 girls: Kelsey Key, Frankton. District 3 boys: Conner Wittmer, Loogootee. District 3 girls: Ali Patberg, Columbus North.

Nov. 26-Dec. 1 -- District 1 boys: Demetrius Jackson, Mishawaka Marian. District 1 girls: Michelle Weaver, South Bend St. Joseph. District 2 boys: P.J. Thompson, Brebeuf Jesuit. District 2 girls: Kelsey Key, Frankton. District 3 boys: Darryl Baker, Jeffersonville. District 3 girls: Jillian Romero, Scottsburg.

Dec. 3-8 -- District 1 boys: James Blackmon Jr., Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. District 1 girls: Tiara Murphy, South Bend Washington. District 2 boys: Lane Mahurin, Rockville. District 2 girls: Caitlyn Tolen, Benton Central. District 3 boys: Brandon Cook, Cannelton. District 3 girls: Ally Hunsinger, Washington.

Dec. 10-15 -- District 1 boys: Clay Yeo, Triton. District 1 girls: Whitney Jennings, Logansport. District 2 boys: Dalton Combs, Adams Central, and J.C. Faubion, Indianapolis Lutheran. District 2 girls: Stephanie Mavunga, Brownsburg. District 3 boys: JaQuan Lyle, Evansville Bosse. District 3 girls: Rhagen Smith, Sullivan.

Dec. 17-22 -- District 1 boys: Markese McGuire, Elkhart Memorial. District 1 girls: Morgan Olson, NorthWood. District 2 boys: Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor. District 2 girls: Dae'Shanique King, Indianapolis Marshall. District 3 boys: Perry Fairrow, Evansville Bosse. District 3 girls: Janisha Lindsey, Evansville Bosse.

Dec. 24-29 -- District 1 boys: Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne Northrop. District 1 girls: Haley Richardson, West Noble. District 2 boys: Michael Clements, Roncalli. District 2 girls: Katie Curtis, Lebanon. District 3 boys: Evan Henry, Columbus North. District 3 girls: Tayler Goodall, Columbus North, and Maura Muensterman, Evansville Mater Dei.