Suggs, Chastain earn Player of the Week nominations
North Central freshman guard Bryton Suggs and Sullivan’s Ike Chastain each put up career highs in scoring, earning nominations for the IBAC/Subway Players of the Week for boys in District 3.
Suggs made 11 field goals, including seven 3-pointers, in a 70-36 win over Washington Catholic.
He also added two free throws as he finished with 31 points.
Chastain scored six points in the first quarter, eight in the second, eight in the third and four in the fourth, finishing with 26 points in a 66-47 win over Owen Valley.
He made 12 baskets and added two free throws.
Romeo Langford poured in a career-best 63 points in one game and averaged 53.5 points over two, and the New Albany senior standout headlines the recipients in this week’s IBCA/Subway Player of the Week program.
The 6-5 Langford had a week for the ages as he propelled the New Albany boys (17-1) to a pair of victories. First, Langford erupted for a 63 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, seven steals and three blocks in a 102-52 rout of Jennings County. He followed with 44 points, 12 rebounds and four assists as the Bulldogs defeated Columbus East 89-60.
For the week, Langford sank 38-of-63 field goals, 8-of-25 3-pointers and 23-of-25 free throws. Those numbers included a 22-of-35, 6-of-14 and 13-of-14 output in his 63-point explosion.
The 63-point outing ties for the 19th-best single-game performance in Indiana boys basketball annals and is the most points in a game since Orleans’ Craig Robbins scored 63 on Jan. 29, 1988.
Langford’s 107 points for the week moves his career total to 2,696 and fourth on the state’s all-time list.
He has passed Union (Dugger) guard Brody Boyd, who finished with 2,632 points.
The only players ahead of Langford on the Indiana all-time scoring list are Bedford’s Damon Bailey (3,134 from 1986-90), Lewisville’s Marion Pierce (3,019 from 1957-61) and Fort Wayne Luers’ DeShaun Thomas (3,018 from 2006-10).