Tanner Andrews is reaping the rewards of his monster game on the basketball court Friday night.
Andrews, a junior standout for Tippecanoe Valley, tops the list of cagers earning IBCA/Subway Players of the Week statewide.
Andrews, a 6-3 forward, poured in a record-tying 51 points Friday night as the Vikings whipped Wabash 146-56 in a Three Rivers Conference home game. Andrews, who played about three quarters in the rout, tied the school single-game scoring record set by Trey Eaton. Andrews made 24 of his team’s 65 field goals in the game and also had an amazing 31 rebounds. He also had 25 points earlier in the week in a 57-50 victory over Maconaquah.
Valley’s offensive outburst against the all-out pressing style of Wabash smashed the school single-game scoring total. The Vikings, whose previous high point total this season prior to Friday night was 77 points, top scoring total prior to Friday night was 118 points in a 118-87 win over Rochester during the 1989-90 season. The prolific point total also approached a couple of state high marks. The all-time state record is 164 points scored by Hartford City during the 1919-20 season, while the modern day standard is 156 points put up by Evansville Bosse during the 1985-86 campaign.
Wabash, which bounced back with a 58-56 win at Caston Saturday night after the thumping at the hands of the Vikings, is 5-10 this season.
Valley sits at 14-2 overall and 6-0 in TRC play. The Vikings look to complete a perfect season in league play at North Miami (1-14) Thursday night.