Two weeks are complete in the 2019-2020 girls basketball season, and four more ladies share honors for the Week-2 IBCA/Subway Player of the Week award.
Bremen Senior Erin Coffel, Northwestern Senior Kendall Bostic, Our Lady of Providence Senior Natalie Boesing, and Columbus East Sophomore Koryn Greiwe have been selected as honorees for Nov. 11-Nov. 16 in the recognition program coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. Coffel is the honoree for District-1. Bostic is the recipient for District-2. Boesing and Greiwe are co-winners for District-3.
District-3 saw several big performances last week, but Our Lady of Providence’s Natalie Boesing might have had the most consistent week. In four games, the 5-11 forward scored no fewer than 24 points and grabbed no less than five rebounds in any single game. She began her week with a 30-point performance in a narrow 55-53 overtime loss at Lanesville. In that game, she added five rebounds, two assists, and two steals. She then helped the Pioneers to a 52-46 overtime win at Corydon Central on Friday evening, scoring 26 points and grabbing nine rebounds (five offensive).
Early Saturday, Boesing continued her strong play with a 24-point, 15-rebound (10 offensive) outing in a 58-33 win against North Central of Farmersburg, only to follow it up that evening with 29 more points and 13 more rebounds (10 offensive) in yet another overtime game, this time a tight 54-48 loss to Crawford County. For the week, the Senior posted 109 points and 42 rebounds (25 offensive) spread across four games.
Koryn Greiwe was equally good in District-3, but she did so in a different manner, exploding for an identical 32 points in consecutive games. Tuesday night, Columbus East traveled to Batesville, where Greiwe was 11-17 from the field, 5-9 from 3-point range, and 5-5 from the free throw line, helping the Olympians to a 75-34 victory. Greiwe added three rebounds, two assists, and four steals to the effort.
The 5-7 guard returned to her home floor Thursday night, and she again shot the ball well in a 54-43 win against Bloomington South. The Sophomore was 8-10 from the field, 2-3 from 3-point range, and a solid 14-16 from the free throw line. The 14 made free throws is a new Columbus East single-game record. Greiwe also contributed a pair of rebounds and collected three steals.
Erin Coffel wants everyone to know she isn’t just a homerun hitter. The Bremen star signed with the University of Kentucky last week to play softball, but she was additionally outstanding on the hardwood. In a Tuesday night win against LaVille, the 5-7 guard compiled 23 points on 8-15 shooting, to go along with eight rebounds, four assists, six steals, and two blocked shots. Coffel was also 6-6 from the free throw line.
he Lions headed to South Bend Clay Friday night, where the Senior helped Bremen to a 49-30 win against the previously unbeaten Colonials. That evening, Coffel went for 27 points on 9-12 shooting, she was 3-3 from 3-point range, plus she was 6-7 from the free throw line. She added nine rebounds, three assists, and five steals, helping Bremen to a 2-1 record to begin the season.
Northwestern Senior post Kendall Bostic helped keep the Tigers on the winning path with a pair of impressive road victories last week. Tuesday evening, they traveled to Noblesville where the 6-1 front-liner approached a triple-double, scoring 19 points, grabbing 12 rebounds, and handing out seven assists. In the effort, she was 9-14 from the field, she collected three steals, and she blocked a pair of shots.
Then Saturday afternoon, Bostic was again efficient, going 8-13 from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line, scoring 20 points in a 66-41 win at Carmel. The Michigan State University signee added nine more rebounds, five assists, a pair of steals, and blocked five shots for the #1 team in the IBCA poll.
This is the 12th season for the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week program, and the eighth season it is presented by Subway Restaurants of Indiana, a banner sponsor of the IBCA. Subway, in its eighth season as an IBCA sponsor, encourages athletes to “train hard and eat fresh”.
Player of the Week winners are chosen each week from each of the IHSAA’s three districts. Girls winners will be chosen from now through the Monday following the IHSAA Girls State Finals. Boys winners will be chosen starting in three weeks and through the Monday following the IHSAA Boys State Finals.
Other Top Nominees for Week-2 (2019-20)
District-1:Courtney Blakely, Hammond Bishop Noll; Jessica Carrothers, Crown Point; LilliannFrasure, North Judson-San Pierre; Hanna Knoll, Angola; Lilly Maple, Maconaquah; Felicity Olejniczak, Knox; Reganne Pate, Penn; Makaya Porter, Elkhart Central; Jazmyn Smith, West Noble; Claire Tanner, Plymouth.
District-2:Allison Bosse, Brownsburg; Katie Burton, Fishers; Tyra Ford, Anderson; Gracie Gilland, Delta; Justis Gordon, Cathedral; RaShaya Kyle, Marion; Madison Layden, Northwestern; Ally Madden, Blue River Valley; Alaina Omonodé, West Lafayette; Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern.
District-3:Madison Gray, Union County; Kenna Hisle, Evansville North; Sydney Jaynes, Trinity Lutheran; Paige Ledford, Jac-Cen-Del; Natalie Niehaus, Castle; Claire Rake, Center Grove; Meredith Raley, Gibson Southern; Kylee Shelton, Bloomfield; Aleiah Thomas, Switzerland County; Ava Weber, Corydon Central.
2019-20 Weekly Winners
Nov. 4-Nov. 9: District-1 girls: LilliannFrasure, North Judson-San Pierre. District-2 girls: Madison Layden, Northwestern, and Ashlynn Shade, Noblesville. District-3 girls: Rebekah Gordon, Heritage Hills.
Nov. 11-Nov. 16: District-1 girls:Erin Coffel, Bremen. District-2 girls:Kendall Bostic, Northwestern. District-3 girls:Natalie Boesing, Our Lady of Providence, and Koryn Greiwe, Columbus East.