April 17, 2014

Sports briefs, April 17


---- — Logansport to honor Jennings on May 16

The Berry Boosters and Logansport High School are having a community celebration to honor and recognize the 2014 Indiana Miss Basketball, Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and Parade All-American Whitney Jennings on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Berry Bowl.

Along with recognizing Whitney for her many accomplishments, LHS will retire her No. 15 Berry jersey. There will be both an autograph session with free pictures provided and an opportunity to get your picture taken with Whitney.

Indianapolis Techto rejoin NCC

Indianapolis Tech will rejoin the North Central Conference, the conference announced in a press release Wednesday.

Indianapolis Tech was an original member of the NCC, from 1926-1961. Tech recently won the Class 4A boys basketball state title led by Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles.

The press release states:

“The Principals of the North Central Conference (NCC) met at the IHSAA Building on April 16th to discuss the progress of the NCC to expand its membership to ten members in school year 2015 – 2016. As a result of the meeting, the North Central Conference is excited to announce that Arsenal Technical High School has been offered and accepted membership into the NCC. They will become members of the NCC on April 1, 2015 and will begin scheduling athletic events with current and future members of the conference as the opportunity becomes available.

“The addition of Arsenal Technical High School into the NCC will now allow the Conference to continue to plan for divisional play and conference tournaments in nearly all sports. The goal of the NCC remains the same; bigger, better, stronger and more exciting than ever.

“Additionally, the Principals and Athletic Directors of the NCC will continue to seek other schools for future membership into the Conference as well as remain focused on what is best for the student athletes, coaches, schools and communities of the 10 member schools in the NCC.”

Tech will have the largest enrollment in the NCC at 2,398. That is more than double the enrollment of Marion (1,159).

The NCC is also adding Lafayette Jeff (1,935), McCutcheon (1,809) and Harrison (1,740) for the 2015-16 school year. They’ll join Anderson (1,884), Kokomo (1,879), a consolidated Muncie (1,842), Richmond (1,506), Logan (1,245) and Marion (1,159).

The proposed West Division would include Logan, Kokomo, Harrison, Jeff and McCutcheon. The East Division would include Anderson, Marion, Muncie, Richmond and Tech.

Jasmine Penny named DePaul’s MVP

CHICAGO — The DePaul women’s basketball team celebrated its successful 2013-14 season at Erie Café in Chicago’s River North neighborhood on Tuesday.

Senior Jasmine Penny was named the team’s most valuable player while nine other awards were handed out in an evening in which the Blue Demons celebrated the program’s third NCAA Sweet 16 appearance and its Big East Conference regular season and tournament championships.

Penny was named the team’s MVP after leading the Blue Demons in total points (568) and averaging 15.8 points per game. The senior from Logansport knocked down 58 percent of her shots which was the 11th best field goal percentage in Division I and was key to her being named a WBCA Honorable Mention All-America.

The All-Big East first team selection and Big East Tournament MVP ranks fifth all-time at DePaul in field goal percentage and finished her career with 1,417 points which ranks 17th all-time in the Blue Demon annals.