MTU's Lindstrom and HC's Harrison Chosen As GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

MTU's Lindstrom and HC's Harrison Chosen As GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Michigan Technological University senior forward Lindsey Lindstrom (Superior, Wis.) and Hillsdale College senior guard Chelsea Harrison (Lowell, Mich.) have been chosen as the GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", respectively.


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GLIAC North Division Player of the Week:

Lindsey Lindstrom
Michigan Tech
6-0, Senior, Forward
Superior, Wis.

Senior forward Lindsey Lindstrom helped lead Michigan Tech to a perfect 2-0 record last week with wins over Ohio Dominican and Tiffin. For the week Lindstrom averaged 12.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 62.5 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from three point range. In the win over Ohio Dominican, Lindstrom grabbed a team high nine rebounds and also added four points and four assists. She then posted a career-high 21 points and added three rebounds and three assists against ODU.




North Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Tricia Principe - FS, Jasmine Padin - GV, Savannah Stedman - NU.

2010-11 North Division "Players of the Week":  ((11/15) Rachel Church - NU; (11/21) Maria Blazejewski - LS; (11/28) Sam Hoyt - MT; (12/5) Sarah DeShone - FS; (12/12) Lindsey Lindstrom - MT.


GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:

Chelsea Harrison
5-9, Senior, Guard
Lowell, Mich.

Senior guard Chelsea Harrison helped lead the Hillsdale College women’s basketball team to its first two conference wins of the season last week, averaging 15.0 points and 6.5 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game and shot 47.8 percent from the field. Harrison led the team with 18 points and seven assists in a key South Division win over Findlay, and then recorded 12 points, six assists, three rebounds, and two steals in the Lake Superior State win. Harrison currently ranks fourth in scoring average in the GLIAC with 16.1 points per game.




South Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Kari Daugherty - AU, Kayla Brown - UF, Jessica Harris - TU, Juanita Cochran - WS.

2010-11 South Division "Players of the Week":  (11/15) Kari Daugherty - AU; (11/21) Stephanie Rogers - LE;
(11/28) Marissa DeMott - HC; (12/5) Jena Stutzman - AU; (12/12) Chelsea Harrison - HC.



Ashland Eagles

The Eagles begin this week with a seven-game winning streak. The last time the Eagles put together a seven-game winning streak was in 2005-06.  The last time they enjoyed a winning streak longer than that came in 2004-05 when the Eagles won eight consecutive games…junior forward Kari Daugherty (Fresno, Ohio/Dayton) posted career highs in points (29) and rebounds (16) in last week’s 76-60 win over Lake Erie…during this seven-game winning streak the Eagles have had a margin of victory in double digits five times…since the start of last season AU is 15-2 at Kates Gymnasium…in three of the last four games, the Eagles have shot 81 percent or better at the free throw line…redshirt sophomore guard-forward Ashley Dorner (Bellville, Ohio/Clear Fork) tied her career high with 18 points in the win over LEC.  Dorner also had nine rebounds in the game.


Ferris State Bulldogs

A strong second half lifted the Ferris State University women’s basketball squad to a decisive 70-50 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) victory over Northwood on Saturday (Dec. 10) afternoon at the Bennett Sports Center in Midland. Senior guard Tricia Principe (Kalamazoo/Mattawan) led the Bulldogs with a game-high 21 points in the contest, including 18 in the opening half. Bulldog sophomore guard Sarah DeShone (Elkhart,Ind./Jimtown) chipped in with 13 points, nine assists, five rebounds and two steals for FSU. Ferris State limited Northwood to only 29.6% (16-54) shooting for the day, including a four-of-16 (25%) effort in the final 20 minutes. Ferris State’s victory lifted the Bulldogs’ all-time series edge over Northwood to 48-16 as the win was FSU’s 25th in the last 29 series’ matchups. FSU also improved to 24-9 all-time against NU in Midland. Northwood was coming off a 66-59 league home win over Grand Valley State on Wednesday (Dec. 7) evening. Ferris State will host Michigan Tech next on Sunday, Dec. 18, with tipoff set for 1 p.m. (ET) at FSU’s Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids.  The Bulldogs then face Northern Michigan on Monday, Dec. 19, in a 5 p.m. (ET) league home tilt to wrap up the pre-holiday portion of their schedule.





Findlay Oilers

The Oilers went 1-1 last week as they lost 71-57 at Hillsdale on Thursday and won 76-50 at home against Saginaw Valley State on Saturday.  Junior forward Kayla Brown led the Oilers during the week and averaged 13.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.  Senior guard Clare Aubry contributed 15.0 points per game in the two contests.  In the loss to Hillsdale, sophomore guard Ashley Andrews scored a season-high ten points.  In the win over Saginaw Valley State, sophomore guard Karli Beasley contributed a career-high 11 points.





Grand Valley State Lakers

The Lakers get a weeklong break for finals before hosting two of the top teams in the North Division, Northern Michigan and Michigan Tech.  GVSU continued its back-and-forth start to the season going 1-1 on the week at Northwood and Rochester College.  Junior Brittany Taylor continues to lead the team in scoring, averaging 11.6 points, while Alex Stelfox and Briauna Taylor are also averaging 10.7 and 10.6 points per contest, respectively.  Stelfox also leads the team in rebounding (5.9/gm).  Senior point guard Jasmine Padin recently moved into second in the GVSU record book in career assists with 413.   The Lakers close out 2011 with a trip to Florida to face Tampa and Florida Southern after the holiday break.




Hillsdale Chargers

The Hillsdale College women’s basketball team put together back-to-back wins for the second time this season, defeating Findlay and Lake Superior State at home…The Chargers set new season-highs for margin of victory in each of the games, beating the Oilers by 14, then topping the Lakers by 33…Saturday’s win over LSSU was the team’s biggest blowout since defeating Findlay by 40 points in December 2010…All six of the team’s freshmen earned career-highs in minutes played against Lake Superior State, with Kadie Lowery, Megan Fogt, Betsy Bildner, Chelsea Farrell and Abbey Lovat all setting career highs in scoring…12 different players scored in the win over the Lakers…Hillsdale is 5-0 when it makes more 3-point baskets than its opponents, and 0-3 when it makes fewer such shots…Head coach Claudette Charney now has 488 career victories, leaving her just 12 shy of the lofty mark of 500 for her career…The Chargers are second in the GLIAC in free throw percentage and third in scoring offense…Hillsdale pays its final game before Christmas Saturday at home vs. Ashland.




Lake Erie Storm

The Storm had their record seven-game season-opening winning streak snapped at Ashland on Sunday, 76-60, in its only game last week…  Senior center Stephanie Rogers just missed her fifth double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the loss. She also blocked two shots and had three steals on defense… Jen Caiola added 13 points, the seventh time in eight games she has reached double figures this season… despite the loss to the Eagles, the Storm shot a season-best 88.9% (16-of-18) from the foul line and were 8-of-19 from three-point range.  Those are the second most three’s made is a game for LEC this season… Lake Erie travels to Northwood on Saturday for its final game before the Christmas holiday break.


Lake Superior State Lakers

LSSU first-year coach Justin Rees seeks his first GLIAC win with the Lakers when they take on Saginaw Valley State on Saturday at Bud Cooper Gymnasium. The Lakers are 0-3 in the GLIAC, including a 73-58 loss at SVSU on Dec. 1. They played their last seven games on the road and were 2-5 during that stretch. Junior forward Maria Blazejewski (Beulah, Mich.), who scored 21 points Saturday at Hillsdale, is ranked second in the GLIAC in scoring at 18.7 points per game and is 14-of-16 at the free-throw line in three league contests. Overall, she is averaging 18.4 ppg. Senior center Cassy Schemberger (Park Falls, Wis.) is ranked second in rebounding at 10.7 rpg.


Michigan Tech. Huskies

Michigan Tech remained undefeated in conference play with wins over Ohio Dominican (59-42) and Tiffin (75-59). Junior Sam Hoyt scored a game-high 24 points against Tiffin and senior Lindsey Lindstrom added a career-high 21 points. Tiffin’s 59 points were the most that Tech has allowed in conference play and the second most this season. Tech leads the league in scoring defense allowing 51.4 points per game. Junior Emma Veach leads the league in assist-to-turnover margin (+5.0). Tech will play its first conference road games of the season Sunday (Dec. 18) at Ferris State and Monday (Dec. 19) at Grand Valley State.


Northern Michigan Wildcats

The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team is now 4-5, 1-2 on the season following a 62-54 loss to Tiffin (Dec. 8) and a 69-50 win over Ohio Dominican (Dec. 10)…Senior guard Chelsea Lyons led the Wildcats with 26 points, seven steals and 10 rebounds over the weekend…Sophomore center Annie Rubendunst scored a career high 15 points in the win over Ohio Dominican…NMU ranks fourth in the conference in team defense with an average of 58.0 points per game…The ‘Cats also rank fifth in 3-point field goal percentage with .348 percent…Senior forward Hillary Bowling is eighth in the GLIAC in 3-point field goals made with 19, averaging 2.1 per contest…NMU returns to the road this week traveling to Grand Valley State on (Dec. 18).



Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood went 1-1 last week, downing Grand Valley State 66-59 before falling to Ferris State 70-50 … the Timberwolves are now 6-3 overall, 2-2 in the GLIAC … NU had won its first six home games of the season prior to Saturday’s loss to Ferris State … Northwood has now won three in a row and four of five against Grand Valley State … the Timberwolves trailed GVSU by seven (55-48) with less than five minutes remaining in the game, but NU finished the game on an 18-4 run to earn the win … the Northwood men’s team also defeated GVSU that night, giving NU its first sweep over the Lakers in a GLIAC doubleheader since November 28, 2001 … Rachel Church (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) and Savannah Stedman (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) each averaged 15.0 points per game to lead the way for the Northwood offense … Northwood will host Lake Erie Saturday (December 17).


Ohio Dominican Panthers

ODU suffered its first two road losses of the season, both to GLIAC foes in the Upper Peninsula, as the Panthers fell to No. 8 Michigan Tech 59-42 on Thursday evening and to Northern Michigan 69-50 on Saturday afternoon. ODU gave Tech a scare, leading throughout most of the first, outshooting the Huskies 40 percent (10-of-25) to 37 percent including 45.5 percent (5-of-11) to 27 percent from three-point territory. However, the Panthers only mustered two field goals in the second, hitting just one of their first 15 shots en route to a 2-of-18 effort. Similar to Thursday, ODU found its leading for much of the opening frame, but a 20-5 Wildcat run spanning the closing minutes of the first and the start of the second half was too much to overcome as NMU connected on 20 of its final 36 shots. Sophomore Christina Pentaudi (Dayton, OH) led the Panthers with 10.0 ppg off the bench, hitting on 7-of-18 shots and 6-of-12 from three-point territory. Despite an off week, senior Abby Glover (Centerville, OH) remains the team leader in both points (12.5 ppg) and rebounds (9.5 rpg), good for 17th and third, respectively in the GLIAC. Sophomore Katelyn Stuckey (Millersburg, OH) ran her free throw streak to 21 straight and is now 35-of-39 (89.7 percent), good for fourth in the conference. The Panthers remain on the road next week as ODU will take on Wayne State at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 in Detroit and Findlay at 5 p.m. on Saturday.




Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University women’s basketball team dropped all three of their games last week to fall to 2-6 overall on the season and 1-3 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  They fell 62-55 to Madonna on Monday (Dec. 5), 59-52 to Wayne State on Thursday (Dec. 8) and 76-50 to Findlay on Saturday (Dec. 10) afternoon.  Cheritee Green averaged 8.7 ppg and 7.3 rpg, while Kristen Greene averaged 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last week.   For the season, Jasmine Woods is leading SVSU in scoring at 10.3 ppg.  The Cardinals are averaging 57.4 point per contest this season.  SVSU has outrebounded their opponents in 7-of-8 games this season, and hold a +40 rebound margin over the opposition in 2011-12.  The Cardinals are also shooting .729 (121-for-166) from the free throw line on the season, making more free throws than what have been attempted by their opponents.  Saginaw Valley will play just one contest this week, traveling to Lake Superior State University on Dec. 17 for a 1:00 PM tip.




Tiffin Dragons

Jessica Harris led the Dragons to a 1-1 week, saving her best game for a 75-59 loss at 8th-ranked Michigan Tech. Harris totaled 20 points with 8 rebounds against the Huskies, and averaged 13 ppg for the week with 6 rebounds per game. She also shot 55 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the free throw line… Tiffin University used a smothering first half defense to amass a huge halftime lead, eventually leading to a 62-54 victory at Northern Michigan. Nine different Dragons scored in the game, with Stephanie Kelly leading the way with 11 points while Holly Focke and Karli Mast also reaching double figures with 10 points each. Mandy Jaeb and Jennifer Johnston also had 7 points apiece…In the loss to the Huskies, Karli Mast had 15 points while Mandy Jaeb added 9 points. Holly Focke also had 7 points with 6 rebounds...…Mast now has 691 career points, 24th on TU’s career scoring list….Jaeb now has 1307 career points, moving into fourth all-time for TU. She passed Laura Goins, and is right behind Brienne Beaschler for third place (1309 points). Jaeb also has 123 career treys, fourth all-time for TU. She trails third-place Leanne Lucius’s total of 148…Jessica Harris is now second all-time for the Dragons in per game rebounding average with 8.4. She has 501 rebounds in 59 career games.



Wayne State Warriors

Wayne State began the home portion of its league schedule with a seven-point win over Saginaw Valley … senior Stefani Munro (Harrison Twp., Mich. / Mount Clemens) led the Warriors with 15 points and four assists … sophomore Chloe Srebernak (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / South) nearly had a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds … WSU trailed by four with 7:15 left and outscored the Cardinals 20-9 down the stretch … junior center Juanita Cochran (Saginaw, Mich. / Arthur Hill) had a monster game Saturday at St. Joseph’s with 28 points and 23 rebounds, the most by a WSU player since Marie Doss amassed a school-record 26 rebounds against Northwood on Feb. 22, 1986 … it was the 10th 20-plus rebound game in program history.

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