AKRON — Tippecanoe Valley senior Sophie Bussard was named one of four Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/ Subway Players of the Week for her performance in a win over Logansport last week.
Bussard was joined by North Harrison’s Lilly Hatton, West Lafayette’s Alaina Omonode and New Castle’s Cameron Tabor as winners for the week of Nov. 12-17 in the recognition program coordinated by the IBCA.
Bussard scored 35 points with seven rebounds, three assists and four steals as Valley improved to 3-1 with an 82-51 victory over Logansport in its only game of the week last Tuesday. The 5-9 combo player, who is headed to Southeast Missouri State, made 14 of 21 field goals, including 5 of 7 3-pointers, and 2 of 3 free throws in the contest.
Hatton averaged 37.5 points over two games and set a career record for scoring, moving her career scoring total to 1,616 points and eclipsing the previous North Harrison record of 1,609 set by Kim McMillin from 1999-2003.
Omonode averaged 28.3 points and 17.7 rebounds over three games while breaking West Lafayette school and Franciscan Hoops Classic tournament records. Her 40 points in her school’s opener with Lafayette Jefferson represented a new single-game scoring record for both her school and the tournament. Her 85 total points for the tournament eclipsed the previous record of 82 set by Caitlyn Tolen of Benton Central in 2012, and her 53 rebounds over three games topped the standard of 42 set by Kiaria Lewis of Lafayette Jeff last season in the 14th annual event.
Tabor averaged 35.5 points and 12 rebounds in leading New Castle to a 2-0 week.
This is the 11th season for the IBCA Player of the Week program and the seventh season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana. 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 starting in next week through the week following March 23.