Carol Duncan, a 6'2 junior center/forward from NorthWood, visited Mackey unofficially on
1/16/01 for the Northwestern game. She possesses a good eye for rebounding, and is
particularly good on the offensive boards. Basketball isn't the only game Duncan excels
in playing. She was a state finalist in the high jump and is an all-state choice
Duncan finished her career with 1,214 points and 828 rebounds. As a senior, she averaged
14.5 points and 9.4 rebounds, placing her as her conference's top rebounder and
second in scoring. Carol was named to the all-state first team by Indiana coaches, and
was named to the Indiana All-Star team as the state's best post player. NorthWood
finished the season 16-6.
As a junior, Duncan averaged 17.3 points and 11.1 rebounds for a 19-4 team. She was
again NorthWood's top scorer, and was named to the Indiana Junior All-Star team.
As a sophomore, Duncan averaged 13.4 points and was NorthWood's top scorer. NorthWood
suffered a 48-44 loss to Wawasee in first round sectional play, finishing 16-5.
Duncan started 24 games as a freshman for the sixth-ranked Panthers. She averaged 8.0
points while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 72.7 percent from the line.
NorthWood won the Class 3A state championship game against Cathedral, finishing 24-3.
Duncan also led NorthWood in rebounding (7.2 per game) and blocked shots (41).
Duncan verballed to Purdue on March 17, 2001, and signed with Purdue during the early
signing period in November 2001.
4-5-02...Carol Duncan, Katie Gearlds and Sharika Webb were all named to the
all-state first team by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports.
3-29-02...Carol Duncan was named third team all-state by the Associated Press.
3-16-02...The Hoosierland Report site has some scouting from the recently completed
Top 40 Workout, a camp used by the Indiana All-Star selection committee as a way to
sort through the top senior talent in the state. While Carol Duncan and Sharika
Webb look to have improved their chances of making the team, Ashley Mays may be
on the bubble. Here's the word on Duncan from the camp..."Coming in to the workout,
many people had questions about who the Indianapolis Star would select for its post
players on the Indiana All-Star team. There seemed to be one consensus among
everyone and that was and is Carol Duncan (6'2 C) of NorthWood, who is going to
play her college basketball at Purdue. Duncan was the best "combination" of size
and athleticism at the workout." (3-14-02, Hoosierland Report)
3-15-02...In the end, having only one player over 6-foot doomed the South Bend
Metro Stars against the Area Stars, 95-58. Especially when the Area Stars boasted
6'5 Kelly Boyd and 6'2 Purdue signee Carol Duncan. Boyd and Duncan contributed 12
points and 11 points respectively.
3-7-02...Carol Duncan has been named to the Northern Lakes Conference first team,
and also named all-area by the South Bend Tribune.
2-12-02...Carol Duncan (NorthWood HS, IN) - Season over. Freshman forward Katie St.
Clair hit a layup with 15 seconds remaining to help St. Joe's knock off NorthWood,
37-35. Carol Duncan had 12 points and 12 boards in the loss. NorthWood finishes the
season with a 16-6 record.
2-9-02...Carol Duncan (NorthWood HS, IN) - Next game: 2/09 vs. St. Joseph's (18-4)
at Northridge HS. Northwood defeated Mishawaka Marian, 63-25. Duncan led all
scorers with 14 points and they held their opponent to just 19-percent shooting
for the evening. Northwood puts their 16-5 record up against a team they defeated
earlier in the season, St. Joseph's (18-4). Tip-off is at 7:30 tonight, and the
game will be broadcast locally on WLRX (95.7 FM).
1-25-02...Including games through January 22, Jeff Sagarin's ratings of Indiana
girls teams has Reicina Russell's Terre Haute South at No. 2, playing the 16th
toughest schedule. Also ranked among the top fifty teams are -- Sharika Webb and
Cathedral at No. 5 (schedule No. 48), Katie Gearlds and Beech Grove at No. 13
(schedule No. 39), Granderson, Norman and South Bend Riley at No. 20 (schedule
No. 97), Ashley Mays and Warren Central at No. 36 (schedule No. 4) and Carol
Duncan and NorthWood at No. 46 (schedule No. 109).
1-23-02...Northwood improved to 14-3 with a 51-39 win over Goshen. Goshen led
23-21 at halftime before NorthWood pulled away in the third. Carol Duncan had
1-17-02...Newly released scoring data from the South Bend Tribune has Suntana
Granderson as the third best scorer in north central Indiana at 21.4 points per
game. Carol Duncan ranks 10th in scoring with a 16.1 average, and 4th in
rebounding with 10.3 boards per game. South Bend Riley's Crystal Norman is
1-5-02...Two of 3A No. 4 NorthWood's three losses on the season are now to 4A
No. 6 Wawasee, as NorthWood fell Friday 75-57 behind a career high from Shanna
Zolman. Carol Duncan had 24 points and 12 rebounds.
12-15-02...Seven shots from the field and two from the line gave Carol Duncan
a game-high 16 points as No. 6 NorthWood beat Plymouth, 43-34. NorthWood
improves to 8-1, with Duncan averaging 13.9 points and 10.3 rebounds through
nine games. Duncan surpassed the 1,000 point milestone in NorthWood's previous
12-8-02...Carol Duncan grabbed 14 rebounds and added 12 points in a 59-31
Northwood (7-1) win over Elkhart Memorial.
11-29-02...In serious foul trouble most of the game, Carol Duncan was held to
five points in a 40-21 loss to Penn on Tuesday. Duncan had four fouls four
minutes into the third quarter, but did not foul out of the game. No. 3 NorthWood
would score only eight points in the final two quarters of the game. Odd stat
of the week: NorthWood finished the game with 21 shots, 21 turnovers and a
total of 21 points.
11-26-02...Honors of a different sort for Carol Duncan. Duncan was named to the
Indiana Senior All-Star North Team for volleyball by the Indiana Coaches of
11-25-02...In the first close game of the season, NorthWood rallied to beat South
Bend Adams 40-39 behind Duncan's game-high 17 points.
11-21-02...NorthWood remains undefeated with a 71-42 win over South Bend St.
Joseph's. Duncan hit for 10 points, grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and blocked
11-20-02...With the official announcement today, Purdue has received all five
expected signings for the freshman class of 2002-2003. This confirms both Webb
and Taylor have signed, adding to confirmed signings late last week from Mays,
Keys and Duncan. Comments from Kristy Curry are below in the Scouting Reports
11-16-01...Carol Duncan officially signs with Purdue! The three-sport star at
NorthWood High says she will concentrate on just basketball when she hits campus
11-15-01...In NorthWood's season opener against South Bend LaSalle, Carol Duncan
scored 18 points and hit 6-of-8 shots from the line in the 57-33 win. Teammate
Nikki Franz had five three-pointers to lead NorthWood with 22 points.
11-10-01...A 2001-02 season outlook for NorthWood (schedule posted below)...
Coach: Steve Neff (424-102 in 24 seasons at NorthWood)
2000-2001 Record: 19-4 (7-1 in NLC)
SR Katie Chamberlin, 5'10 F
SR Carol Duncan, 6'1 C
JR Ashley Bowen, 5'7 F
JR Chelsey Bowers, 5'9 F
JR Nikki Frantz, 5'9 G/F
JR Carlea Howard, 5'7 F
JR A.J. Jenkins, 5'4 G
JR Kelsey Newcomer, 5'9 G
SO Jessica Focht, 5'5 G
FR Lizzie Burns, 5'8 F
FR Audrey Duncan, 6'0 C
FR Carrie Egging, 5'10 G/F
FR Lauren Zeltwanger, 5'6 G/F
10-28-01...The latest Street & Smith All-American teams have been released.
Players of interest receiving honorable mention by the magazine include Camille Lenoir,
Carol Duncan, Sharika Webb, Missy Taylor, Ashley Mays, Reicina Russell, Katie Gearlds
and Amber Harris.
4-9-01...The Louisville Courier-Journal has released their 2001 Indiana all-state teams.
Sophomore Katie Gearlds and junior Missy Taylor were named second team all-state,
junior Sharika Webb made the third team, and Purdue-bound Carol Duncan and Ashley Mays
both made the honorable mention list.
3-19-01...I just returned from vacation in St. Louis to find a lot of movement in
women's recruiting over the past few days. We got the tip last week that it was likely
Carol Duncan would choose to commit this weekend, which is what happened. The 6'2
junior forward from NorthWood HS (IN) chose Purdue over Indiana and Valparaiso.
Duncan now joins fellow junior Ashley Mays of Warren Central as the first two junior
2-25-01...Carol Duncan (NorthWood, IN) - Season over. NorthWood (19-4) fell for the
fourth consecutive time to Wawasee, this time a season-ending loss in the sectional
championship game, 65-59. Carol Duncan finished with 17 points and a game-high 16
rebounds. Duncan finished the season averaging 17.3 points per game.
2-21-01...NorthWood fell for the fourth consecutive time to Wawasee, this time a
season-ending loss in the sectional championship game, 65-59. Carol Duncan finished
with 17 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.
2-7-01...NorthWood moved to 16-3 on Carol Duncan's double-double, dropping South Bend
LaSalle 61-43. Duncan had 26 points and 13 rebounds.
1-28-01...Despite Carol Duncan's 23 points and 13 rebounds, both game-high marks,
Angola defeated NorthWood 57-47. Duncan was 9-of-16 from the field and 5-of-9 from
the line. Duncan contines to lead the Northern Lakes region with 11.1 rebounds per
1-16-01...A few prospects were spotted at the Purdue blowout of Northwestern.
Sophomore Katie Gearlds of Beech Grove HS (IN) was the one recognized right away.
In today's J&C, Mike Carmin identified two more. Ann Strother, a 6'1 forward from
Highland Ranch (CO), and Carol Duncan, a 6'2 center/forward from NorthWood (IN).
Duncan is a new name.
Scouting report by Kristy Curry..."Carol has size and strength, and she can
definitely help solidify our inside. She is a scorer, a rebounder and can get up
and down the floor quickly in transition." (11/19/01, Purdue SID)
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