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Kuhn leads conference in rebounding

- Staff Report

The Hoosier Heritage Conference released its weekly report for basketball on Tuesday. 

Boys Players of the Week

Dec. 17-22: Luke Bumbalough, New Castle

Bumbalough scored 51 points against Mt. Vernon.

Dec. 24-29: Luke Dunn, Yorktown

Dunn tallied 50 points in two games, including a career-high 31 against Rising Sun.

Dec. 31-Jan. 5: Peyton Meadors, Mt. Vernon and Josh Bryan, Delta

Meadors had 27 points, 5 boards and hit 9-14 from the field in a win over Greenfield-Central. Bryan scored 30 points and added eight boards and four assists in the Eagles’ victory over New Palestine.

News and Notes

Mt. Vernon and Delta both took the lead in the HHC race over the last few weeks. MV moved to 3-0 with a victory over New Castle Dec. 21, then to 4-0 with Friday’s 51-44 win over Greenfield-C. and Peyton Meadors’ 27-point game and six assists from Keith Rupert. Gavin Rose had a 13-point, 14-rebound game for G-C, his second double-double of the week. Rose also had 13 points and 12 boards Monday against Knightstown at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

• Zach Kuhn had 30 points and nine boards for Shelbyville in Saturday’s 87-84 OT loss to Greensburg. D.J. Kramer added 21 and Josh Williams 18. Kuhn leads the conference in rebounding (9.9 per game) and is third in scoring (21.6 points per game). 

• Delta moved to 2-0 in the conference and 10-0 overall Friday with a 64-48 win over New Palestine behind Josh Bryan’s 30 points. Tyler Wilburn added 17 points for the Eagles. Matthew True and Maximus Gizzi led NP with 14 points each.

• Delta is now ranked No. 5 in the AP Class 3A poll.

• New Castle’s Luke Bumbalough continues his strong play. After a 51-point outing against Mt. Vernon Dec. 21, he began the new year with 37 points on 12-20 shooting against Richmond, then tallied 35 points in a come-from-behind OT win at Connersville.

• New Palestine’s Maximus Gizzi also had a big day during the holiday break, tallying a career-high 30 points in the Dragons’ loss to Decatur Central.

• Christian Jones had a solid week for Pendleton Heights as the Arabians went 2-1 at the Madison County Tournament. He averaged 14.7 points and 3.0 assists.