Benton Central (Oxford, Ind.) is off to an 11-0 start and the Bison have won only one game by fewer than 15 points. Senior Caitlyn Tolen is a big reason why.
Tolen scored all 20 of Benton Central's third-quarter points in a 60-45 win over West Lafayette earlier this month, prompting the West Lafayette student section to chant "ball hog." Far from it.
Tolen dished out 10 assists as part of a triple-double that also included a game-high 27 points and 10 rebounds in Benton Central's 91-43 win over Frankfort on Saturday. Tolen shot 4-for-5 from beyond the arc.
For her effort, Tolen leads the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performances of the Week list. The rest of this week’s top high school basketball performances (in alphabetical order):
Tania Davis, Goodrich (Mich.)
Scored 19 of her game-high 22 points in the first half and added six rebounds and five assists in a 77-39 win over Beecher on Thursday.
Madison Rowland, Latham (N.Y.)
Scored 29 points in a 66-40 win over Saratoga on Friday after scoring 17 in a rout of Burnt Hills on Tuesday.
Mercedes Russell, Springfield (Ore.)
The Tennessee commit and preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA selection had 37 points, 18 rebounds and six assists in a 71-63 win over South Medford on Friday that snapped the Panthers' 34-game winning streak.
Steven Burrough, Harding (Charlotte, N.C.)
Burrough recorded his first triple-double in a 74-58 win over West Mecklenburg on Friday. The junior had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks.
Jack Gibbs, Westerville North (Ohio)
The Davidson commit averaged 24.0 points per game in wins over Dublin Scioto and Villa Angela-St. Joseph, including a game-winning 3-pointer from halfcourt.
Matt Jones, DeSoto (Texas)
The Duke commit scored a game-high 23 points in Thursday's nationally televised showdown against Jabari Parker and Simeon (Chicago), leading the Eagles to a 67-57 win.
Jahlil Okafor, Whitney Young (Chicago)
With Duke coach Mike Krzyzewksi in the house, the junior scored 27 points on 13-for-13 shooting and had nine rebounds in a 98-49 win over Westinghouse (Chicago) on Friday.