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VOTE: ‘The Zone’ Regionals Player of the Week

The logo for WISH-TV's "The Zone," a Friday night special highlighting all the action from high school basketball games across central Indiana. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Last Saturday, WISH-TV’s News 8 at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. featured highlights from some of the best high school basketball games around central Indiana.

Many teams in the area played for regional championships, as highlighted on WISH-TV. You can watch those highlights by clicking here.

Get your votes in by 3 p.m. Friday for the top student-athlete performance from last week. You can vote here, or by using the poll at the bottom of this article.

This week, four student-athletes from central Indiana are up for the award, nominated by members of the News 8 Sports team.

The majority of the nominated athletes played in games that were covered on WISH-TV, but central Indiana athletes with outstanding performances outside of those games can also be considered.

The winner of this week’s honor will be revealed during News 8 at 11 p.m. on Friday.

Plenty of central Indiana athletes had great games in the regional championships, but these four stood out above the rest.


Ben Davis’ Mark Zackery

  • 20 points, 10 assists and 3 assists.
  • 70-59 win over New Palestine at Southport Fieldhouse on Saturday to win the regional championship and advance to semi-state.
  • 6’0 junior guard.

Center Grove’s Jalen Bundy

  • 18 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals.
  • 68-56 win over Franklin at Southport to claim the regional title on Saturday.
  • 6’0 senior guard.

Fishers’ Taden Metzger

  • 18 points, all from 6 made three pointers.
  • 66-52 win over Kokomo and Kansas-bound Flory Bidunga on Saturday to move on to the semi-state round.
  • 6’2 junior guard.

Greenwood Christian’s Max Booher

  • 26 points, scoring the Cougars’ first 14 points of the game.
  • 49-42 win over Oldenburg Academy at Martinsville on Saturday to become semi-state bound.
  • 6’3 junior guard.

Vote below! The winner will be revealed during News 8 at 11 p.m. on Friday.


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