NU's Church and AU's Daugherty Chosen As GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

NU's Church and AU's Daugherty Chosen As GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Northwood University junior forward Rachel Church (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) and Ashland University junior guard/forward Kari Daugherty (Fresno, Ohio/Dayton) 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:

Rachel Church
5-7, Junior, Guard
Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek

Rachel Church averaged 26.0 points per game in a pair of Northwood wins last week. Church also averaged 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots per game. She opened the season by matching her career-high with 25 points against Illinois-Springfield, connecting on six 3-point field goals.  Church also added five rebounds, two blocks and two assists against the Prairie Stars. Church then bested her career-high by scoring 27 points against Mercyhurst. She went 7-13 from the floor, 5-10 from 3-point range and 8-8 from the foul line against the Lakers.




North Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Sarah DeShone - FS, Briauna Taylor - GV, Maria Blazejewski - LS, Sam Hoyt - MT.

2010-11 North Division "Players of the Week":  (11/15) Rachel Church - NU.


GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:

Kari Daugherty
6-1, Junior, Guard/Forward
Fresno, Ohio/Dayton

Junior Kari Daugherty led Ashland to a 1-1 record last week at the California (Pa.) Convocation Center Tipoff, losing to Minnesota State-Mankato and beating Indianapolis. Daugherty averaged 15.5 points, 12 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game in the tournament. Against MSU-Mankato she grabbed 11 rebounds and chipped in nine points. Daugherty was Ashland’s leading scorer in the 74-69 win over UIndy, and recorded a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 8-14 from the field with five assists.




South Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Saira House - UF, Britt Busson - LE, Phaebre Colbert - WS.

2010-11 South Division "Players of the Week":  (11/15) Kari Daugherty - AU.



Ashland Eagles

AU went 1-1 last weekend at the California (Pa.) Convocation Center Tipoff.  AU lost in the tourney opener, 63-46 to Minnesota State-Mankato. The next day, AU rebounded to stop Indianapolis, 74-69…the win against Indianapolis was the 350th of head coach Sue Ramsey’s career.  Ramsey is in her 25th year as a collegiate head coach.  Ramsey has won 255 games at Ashland. That’s the highest win total for any women’s basketball coach in Ashland history…junior guard-forward Kari Daugherty (Fresno, Ohio/Dayton) posted a double-double against Indianapolis.  The transfer from Dayton had 22 points and 13 rebounds against the Greyhounds…before the trip to California, AU won a preseason game at IPFW, 79-74, last Tuesday (Nov. 8).  Daugherty had 26 points and 17 rebounds in that game…the Eagles have one game this week – Saturday (Nov. 19) at Kentucky Wesleyan.  That’s one of three games the Eagles will play against GLVC schools in the season’s first several weeks.  In addition to the game against Indianapolis last weekend and this week’s game at KWC, AU plays Saint Joseph’s on Nov. 27.


Ferris State Bulldogs

The Ferris State University women’s basketball team started off its 2011-12 campaign on a winning note as the Bulldogs defeated a regional opponent in Lewis (Ill.) by a 81-72 count inside Jim Wink Arena in Big Rapids. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 45-29 lead at halftime and held a 20-point advantage with 16:34 to play en route to the victory. FSU received a game-high 30 points from sophomore guard Sarah DeShone, who was 10-of-14 from the floor and five-of-eight beyond the three-point arc. She added four steals. Senior forward Lindsey Pettit added 17 points in the win while sophomore forward Nikki Arner chipped in with 12 points and five rebounds. Ferris State shot 55.1% (27-49) from the floor and connected on six-of-17 (35.3%) three-pointers to go with a 21-of-27 (77.8%) showing at the free throw line. Ferris State hits the road next weekend and will take part in the Lander Lady Bearcats Tipoff Classic in Greenwood, S.C.  FSU opens action against South Carolina-Aiken on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. (ET) before facing host Lander on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. (ET).


Findlay Oilers

The Oilers began the year with a 73-61 at home over Slippery Rock.  Findlay used a 13-1 run over the final five minutes to capture the victory.  Senior guard Clare Aubry led the team with 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting.  She also added four assists, three rebounds, two steals and a block.  Sophomore guard Saira House and freshman forward Lacey Kessler both came off the bench to contribute 13 and 12 points, respectively, with five rebounds apiece.  As a team, the Oilers shot 44 percent (22-of-50) from the floor while connecting on 25-of-30 (83.3%) of their free throw attempts.  The Oilers out-scored Slippery Rock 36-18 in the paint and also held a 36-8 advantage in bench points.


Grand Valley State Lakers

GVSU returns four starters from a season ago and welcomes two freshman to the squad.  The Lakers also get redshirt sophomore Kellie Watson and redshirt freshman Emily England back in the line up.  Grand Valley State has nine days off to rebound from a 66-47 loss to Saint Joseph’s on Sunday.  The Lakers host Aquinas on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in their home opener.



Hillsdale Chargers

Hillsdale has yet to play a regular season game this year, but will be making a weekend road trip to Ohio to take on Notre Dame (Ohio) at 6:00 pm Friday night and Cedarville (Ohio) at 5:30 pm Saturday night.




Lake Erie Storm

The Storm officially opened the 2011-12 season in impressive fashion with a wire-to-wire 97-31 victory over traditional nonconference rival Ursuline College on Saturday night.  Earlier in the week, a shorthanded Storm team trailed at Division I Ohio University by just three points in the second half (28-25) before the deeper Bobcats pulled away for a 70-52 win in an exhibition game on Tuesday night.  Lake Erie was missing two starters and two key reserves due to class conflicts and illness… the 66-point margin of victory over Ursuline was the highest in school history, surpassing the 62 point margin in a 90-28 win over Kent State-Ashtabula on Jan. 30, 1989… junior guard Taylor Rogers scored a career-high 13 points to share scoring honors with senior guard Britt Busson.  Busson had a career-high six steals as the Storm forced the Arrows into 36 turnovers and limited Ursuline to just 17.5% shooting… Saturday night marked the fifth time in seven seasons the Storm won its home opener and the second straight year LEC opened its season with a victory.


Lake Superior State Lakers

LSSU first-year head coach Justin Rees debuted against defending Big Ten champion Michigan State on Nov. 3 and lost 94-31. The Lakers gave Rees a 59-52 victory over Mercyhurst on Nov. 11 during his first official game as they opened with a 1-1 finish at the Timberwolf Classic. Junior forward Maria Blazejewski (Beulah, Mich.) averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game to lead LSSU. Senior forward Sarah Cubr (Riverview, Mich.) made 7-of-12 three-point attempts and chipped in 10.5 points per game. Blazejewski was named to the pre-season All-GLIAC First Team, while senior center Cassy Schemberger (Park Falls, Wis.) was named to the second team. Schemberger averaged 6.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game last weekend.


Michigan Tech. Huskies

Michigan Tech opened the 2011-12 season with a 64-52 win over NAIA foe Madonna. Senior Lynn Giesler and junior Sam Hoyt each scored a team-high 13 points. Senior Lindsey Lindstrom added 12 points. Tech struggled from the free throw line shooting just 50 percent (13-26). The Huskies dominated the boards finishing with a 47-38 advantage. Michigan Tech will host cross bridge rival Finlandia Tuesday (Nov. 15). Tech will play at Indianapolis Saturday (Nov. 19).


Northern Michigan Wildcats

The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team fell to Minnesota-Duluth 63-60 in its home opener…The Wildcats were led by senior guard Chelsea Lyons with 17 points and eight rebounds…Freshman guard Alyssa Colla had 12 points and five rebounds in her first collegiate start…NMU travels to Northwood University for the Northwood Classic this weekend…The ‘Cats face Alma College on Friday (Nov. 18) and Urbana University Saturday (Nov. 19).



Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood opened the season with a pair of home wins last week, defeating Illinois-Springfield 71-62 before downing Mercyhurst 82-71 … Northwood was led by a pair of upper classmen for the week – junior Rachel Church (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) senior Savannah Stedman (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) … Church averaged 26.0 points per game, scoring career-highs in both games (25 vs. Illinois-Springfield, 27 against Mercyhurst) … she shot 50.0 percent from the floor, connected on 11 3-point field goals and went 11-11 from the foul line …  Church had two blocked shots for the week – she had blocked a total of one shot in the first 62 games of her career … Stedman averaged 24.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game … Stedman shot 69.6 percent from the floor and 83.3 percent from the foul line for the week … a pair of freshman were very impressive for the Timberwolves as well … point guard Gabrielle Rivette (Fenton, Mich.) averaged 11.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals per game for NU … Kaitlin Susan (Grand Rapids, Mich./Byron Center) opened her career with a 15 rebound game and averaged 11.5 boards over the two games … Northwood will host Urbana and Alma Friday and Saturday (November 18-19).


Ohio Dominican Panthers

The Panthers open the 2011-12 campaign at 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, Nov. 15 as the women head north to battle former AMC foe, Malone. ODU hosts Ursuline in its home opener at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.




Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University women’s basketball team dropped their season-opener to Southern Indiana on Saturday evening by a 76-62 decision. The Cardinals were led by sophomore guard Kayla Womack who recorded a game-high 17 points and eight rebounds in the loss. Junior forward Cheritee Green finished with nine points and nine rebounds, while Jasmine Woods tallied 11 points in the contest. Grace Herzog rounded out the SVSU attack with 13 points and nine rebounds. Saginaw Valley will travel to Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday for a 1:00 pm tip in hopes of notching their first victory under first-year head coach Jamie Pewinski.




Tiffin Dragons

Tiffin University’s women’s basketball team opened on a 13-4 run and never looked back, streaking past Salem International in their season debut 64-30 at the Gillmor Center. Eleven different Dragons scored in the game, with Mandy Jaeb totaling 12 points with 4 assists and 3 steals. Karli Mast had 11 points. Jessica Harris had 7 points and 7 rebounds while Melissa Gilliland also had 7 points…TU outrebounded Salem 44-33, with Harris (7), Jillian Adams (7), and Amanda Baute (6) leading the way. Tiffin also had 10 different players with assists…Jaeb now has 1223 career points, fifth all-time for TU. She is closing in on Laura Goins, who stands fourth with 1301 points.



Wayne State Warriors

Wayne State recorded its first opening night win since 2008 with a 76-51 victory over Rochester College on Friday … WSU controlled the points in the paint category outscoring its counterpart, 50-6 … Phaebre Colbert led with a game-high 21 points (7-of-11 FG, 7-of-9 FT) and eight rebounds … junior guard Paige Sickmiller nearly tallied a double-double with 17 points (7-of-11, 2-of-3 3FG) and nine rebounds … graduate student Stefani Munro recorded nine points, seven assists, six rebounds and five steals … junior center Juanita Cochran contributed eight points and seven rebounds including six offense boards … Wayne State garnered 36 points off turnovers, held a 51-26 rebounding advantage and posted 20 fast break points … WSU hosts Lake Superior State in a non-conference game on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m.

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