Rayburn named Journal and Courier MVP
Brittany Rayburn was named the Journal and Courier MVP for this past week after leading No.5 Attica to its second straight Bi-County Tournament title. In her player profile, Rayburn's most admired athlete is Stephanie White, she ranked first in her class last year at Attica, and plans to study pre-vet in college.
As a result of a scouting trip by Kelly Curry just over a week ago, Ohio River View's Kristin Daugherty is said to have moved up on the staff's wish list. Daugherty was named the New Philadelphia Times-Reporter Athlete of the Week after the 24 point, 11 rebound performance against Coshocton.
IHSAA state statistical leaders
For games through December 20th, the IHSAA has compiled the state's best averages in several statistical categories. Some of the more notables...
In scoring, the state is lead by Fort Wayne Canterbury's Megan King who is averging 30.2 points per game. Purdue signee Fahkara Malone is tied for 11th with an average of 21.7, and super freshman and Purdue target Skylar Diggins is tied for 19th with an average of 20.7 points per game.
In rebounding, the state has double the number of players averaging over 12 rebounds per game when compared to last season. Leading the state is Indianapolis Washington's Krystal Killebrew with 18.6 rebounds per game. Purdue commit Ta'Shia Phillips ranks third with a 16.6 average, and sophomore target Alex Guyton is tied for seventh with 12.7 rebounds per game.
Other rankings of interest, Ta'Shia Phillips ranks 16th in the state in field goal percentage (.603) and is tied for 17th in blocked shots per game (2.3). Fahkara Malone ranks fourth in the state in steals per game (5.3).
"She’s a heckuva of an athlete, she can shoot from the perimeter, she takes you off the dribble. She’s one of those kids every coach would love to have." -- Washington head coach Mandy Lueking on Fahkara Malone.