Vote for top Indiana high school boys basketball performers of the week (Jan. 10-15)

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Get your votes in by noon on Friday for the high school boys’ basketball top performer for the week of Jan. 10-15. The nominees:

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Steele Brasfield, New Palestine

The 6-5 senior had 23 points and two rebounds in a 61-53 win over Pendleton Heights, shooting 8-for-12 from the field and 3-for-5 from the 3-point line. Brasfield then had 26 points and six rebounds in a 70-54 win over Mooresville, shooting 4-for-9 from the 3-point line.

North Central High School junior Joey Brown (11) reacts after hitting the game-winning point from the free-throw line during overtime in a championship game of the Marion County Boys’  Basketball Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Southport High School. North Central High School won in overtime, 74-73.
North Central High School junior Joey Brown (11) reacts after hitting the game-winning point from the free-throw line during overtime in a championship game of the Marion County Boys’ Basketball Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Southport High School. North Central High School won in overtime, 74-73.

Joey Brown, North Central

The 6-6 Brown made two free throws with 2.4 seconds left in overtime of the Marion County tournament championship to defeat Ben Davis, 74-73. Brown had 18 points and 11 rebounds in the championship. Brown had 13 points and six rebounds in a 64-47 semifinal win over Southport and eight points in a 55-51 win over Brebeuf Jesuit in the quarterfinal.

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Ryan Conwell, Pike

Conwell averaged 21.7 points and 8.3 rebounds in three games in the Marion County tournament.

Southport guard AJ Dancler (1) goes up for a shot during the IHSAA Marion County Boys Basketball Tournament semifinal against North Central, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Southport guard AJ Dancler (1) goes up for a shot during the IHSAA Marion County Boys Basketball Tournament semifinal against North Central, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

A.J. Dancler, Southport

The junior guard averaged 24.0 points in Southport’s three Marion County tournament games, leading the Cardinals into the semifinal round. Dancler shot 54% (13-for-24) from the 3-point line in the three games.

Connor Essegian, Central Noble

The 6-4 senior had 28 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals against Angola to become Noble County’s all-time leading scorer. He followed it with 34 points and 11 rebounds in a win over West Noble in the Northeast Corner Conference tournament, then 24 points and six rebounds in a win over Fremont and 39 points and nine rebounds in a win over Eastside in the championship. Essegian has 2,104 career points.

Cooper Farrall, Culver Academy

The 6-6 junior had 30 points in a 54-52 loss to Westfield.

Arlondo Hall, Tindley

The 5-7 junior had 22 points and five rebounds in a 74-43 win over the Homeschool Wildcats and followed it with 24 points and three assists in a 73-62 loss to Lafayette Jeff.

Karson Jenkins, Fort Wayne Snider

The 6-1 senior had 39 points as Fort Wayne Snider knocked off Homestead 74-69.

Hunter Johnson, South Decatur

The senior guard had 34 points and eight rebounds in a 72-58 loss to North Decatur and then broke the school record with 53 points in a 79-67 win over Southwestern of Shelbyville. He also had 12 rebounds. Johnson was 7-for-13 from the 3-point line against Southwestern.

North Central High School sophomore Mason Lewis (12) drives the ball into the defense of Ben Davis High School sophomore K.J. Windham (24) during the second half in a championship game of the Marion County Boys’  Basketball Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Southport High School. North Central High School won in overtime, 74-73.
North Central High School sophomore Mason Lewis (12) drives the ball into the defense of Ben Davis High School sophomore K.J. Windham (24) during the second half in a championship game of the Marion County Boys’ Basketball Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at Southport High School. North Central High School won in overtime, 74-73.

Mason Lewis, North Central

The sophomore guard led North Central with 21 points in a 74-73 overtime victory over Ben Davis in the championship of the Marion County tournament. Lewis also had nine points in the second half of a 64-47 win over Southport in the semifinal.

Wiatt McLaughlin, Whiteland

The 6-1 sophomore scored 14 points to lead Whiteland to a 46-43 victory over Center Grove in the championship of the Marion County tournament.

Demetrius Moss, Gary 21st Century

The 6-5 junior had 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists in an 86-81 win over Lighthouse CPA and then had 29 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots in an 85-77 win over South Bend Adams.

Grant Ott-Large, LaPorte

The 6-4 senior had 26 points, seven rebounds and two assists in a 70-55 win over Griffith, had 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 69-44 loss to Chesterton and had 24 points, eight rebounds, four steals and three assists in a 67-54 win over South Bend Clay.

Pete Suder, Carmel

The senior and Bellarmine recruit had 28 points, eight rebounds and five steals as Carmel knocked off Cathedral 71-57 in its only game of the week. Suder was 11-for-17 from the field, including 3-for-6 from the 3-point line.

Kyle Thomas, Cloverdale

The 6-4 senior had 42 points on 15-for-28 shooting, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals in a 65-55 win over Cascade and then had 19 points on 4-for-9 shooting from the 3-point line, six rebounds and four assists in a 34-31 win over Parke Heritage.

Ashton Williamson, Gary 21st Century

The junior guard had 28 points and 15 assists in an 86-81 win over Lighthouse CPA and followed it with 26 points and 16 assists in an 85-77 win over South Bend Adams.

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This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: Indiana high school basketball top performers of the week Jan. 10-15

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