LSSU's Blazejewski and LEC's Rogers Chosen As GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

LSSU's Blazejewski and LEC's Rogers Chosen As GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Lake Superior State University junior forward Maria Blazejewski (Beulah, Mich./Benzie Central) and Lake Erie College senior center Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio) 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:

Maria Blazejewski
Lake Superior State
6-0, Junior, Forward
Beulah, Mich./Benzie Central

Maria Blazejewski averaged 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game to lead LSSU to a 2-1 finish during last week’s stretch of non-conference games. The wins came against Alma and Michigan-Dearborn, with the lone loss coming in a non-conference game against Wayne State. Blazejewski shot 75 percent from the free-throw line, 60 percent from three-point range, and 51 percent from the field. She scored 20 or more points during all three contests, and currently ranks fifth in the GLIAC averaging 18.4 ppg.




North Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Tricia Principe - FS, Emma Veach - MT, Chelsea Lyons - NM, Kaitlin Susan - NU, Kristen Greene - SV.

2010-11 North Division "Players of the Week":  (11/15) Rachel Church - NU; (11/21) Maria Blazejewski - LS.


GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:

Stephanie Rogers
Lake Erie
6-1, Senior, Center
Mentor, Ohio

Stephanie Rogers averaged 19.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games last week as Lake Erie opened the season with a 3-0 record for the first time in the program’s 32-year history. Rogers led all players with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three blocks against Salem International, becoming just the sixth women’s player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career.  She followed that performance with her 16th career double-doubles, posting season-highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Notre Dame.




South Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Kari Daugherty - AU, Kayla Brown - UF, Chelsea Harrison - HC, Meredith Fox - OD, Mandy Jaeb - TU, Phaebre Colbert - WS.

2010-11 South Division "Players of the Week":  (11/15) Kari Daugherty - AU; (11/21) Stephanie Rogers - LE.



Ashland Eagles

AU played once last week, winning at Kentucky Wesleyan, 80-63. That is Ashland’s second win this season against a GLVC opponent. AU will have the opportunity to add a third victory against that conference this weekend when it hosts Saint Joseph’s at the AU Holiday Inn Express Classic…last week’s win gives the Eagles a bit of extra satisfaction because a year ago, Kentucky Wesleyan edged out the Eagles for the eighth and final playoff spot in the NCAA regional playoffs…junior guard-forward Kari Daugherty (Fresno, Ohio/Dayton) posted her second consecutive double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds at KWC…in addition to Saint Joseph’s, Ashland will play Oakland City this coming weekend. The other team participating in the Classic is Lake Superior State.


Ferris State Bulldogs

Sophomore forward Nikki Arner’s long 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left gave Ferris State a 60-58 upset victory over No. 17 South Carolina-Aiken Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the Lady Bearcat Tipoff Classic at Lander University’s Horne Arena in Greenwood, S.C. Tricia Principe led FSU with 15 points in the victory. Sophomore guard Sarah DeShone added 11 points and a game-high seven assists. On Sunday (Nov. 20), nationally 10th-ranked Lander posted a 72-51 victory over Ferris State in the final game of the two-day tournament. The tournament featured three ranked teams out of four, including No. 17 South Carolina Aiken and 27th-ranked Barton College. Each team went 1-1 in the tournament, including Ferris State’s upset victory over Aiken and Lander’s two-point loss to Barton Saturday. Bulldog senior guard Tricia Principe was 4-for-5 from behind the arc and led the Bulldogs with 12 points on Sunday. Senior guard Kelsey DeNoyelles added 10 points while sophomore guard Sarah DeShone had nine assists. Freshman forward Christina Branch was Ferris State’s top rebounder with six. Ferris State, which is now 2-1 overall, is now idle until the Bulldogs open GLIAC play on the road at Tiffin on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. (ET).



Findlay Oilers

The Oilers went 1-1 last week at home after defeating Notre Dame (Ohio) 58-42 and losing 74-64 to Tusculum.  Junior forward Kayla Brown led the way and averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game during the two contests.  In the Oilers win over Notre Dame, Brown tallied 15 points and seven rebounds.  She followed with 12 points, six rebounds and five steals in the loss to Tusculum.  On the season, junior guard Clare Aubry is leading the team at 13.7 points per game.




Grand Valley State Lakers

The Lakers did not play this week, but look to rebound against Aquinas on Tuesday in their home opener.





Hillsdale Chargers

The Hillsdale College women’s basketball team opened its 2011-12 season over the weekend, splitting a pair of non-league road games in the state of Ohio…Hillsdale defeated College of Notre Dame 77-67 Friday before losing to Cedarville Saturday…Senior guard Chelsea Harrison led the team with 40 total points, including 25 in Saturday’s loss…She hit all nine of her free throws in that game, and played all 40 minutes…Sophomore Angela Bisaro scored a career-high 18 points in Friday’s win over Notre Dame…Freshman Megan Fogt has made all four of her free throws in her first two collegiate contests…Hillsdale will head to Hawaii over the Thanksgiving holiday to play Hawaii Pacific and Northwest Missouri State.




Lake Erie Storm

Lake Erie won both games last week to improve to 3-0 on the season. It is the first time in the program’s 32-year history that the Storm has opened the season by winning its first three games… senior center Stephanie Rogers scored her 1,000th career point in the 88-39 rout of Salem International, leading all players with 17 points, eight rebounds and four assists. She is just the sixth player in LEC women’s history to reach that mark.  Rogers followed that performance with her 16th career double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds) in the win over Notre Dame… graduate senior Alyssa Wagers, who missed all of last season after suffering a knee injury in preseason practice, picked up her 35th career double-double with a game-high 23 points and 11 rebounds against NDC.  In that game, she became the Storm’s career leader in made free throws (303) and also surpassed the 700-rebound mark for her career (704).  She was 11-of-13 from the line in that game… Jen Caiola scored 14 points against Salem and 17 against Notre Dame. She has scored in double figures in each of the team’s first three games.  She needs just 51 points to join Rogers in the 1,000-point club… the Storm is outscoring its opponents by 46.3 points per game this season and has forced 99 turnovers to date…the win over Salem was the program’s 175th all-time.


Lake Superior State Lakers

Junior forward Maria Blazejewski (Beulah, Mich.) averaged 21.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 3.3 apg to lead LSSU to a 2-1 finish during last week’s stretch of non-conference games. She shot 51 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free-throw line. For the season, Blazejewski is averaging 18.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Senior forward Sarah Cubr (Riverview, Mich.) scored a career-high 18 points during LSSU’s 68-53 victory over Alma on Nov. 15. Cubr is 13-of-28 (.464) from three-point range so far this season. Freshman guard Kandace Crittendon (Byron Center, Mich.) scored a season-high 23 points during a 70-67 non-conference loss at Wayne State on Nov. 18. LSSU plays GLVC opponent St. Joseph’s during a Thanksgiving weekend tournament at Ashland. The Lakers are 803 all-time against St. Joe and playing Oakland City for the first time.


Michigan Tech. Huskies

Michigan Tech split a pair of games last week. Michigan Tech defeated Finlandia 62-26 Tuesday (Nov. 15) and lost at Indianapolis Saturday (Nov. 19). All 15 players for the Huskies scored against Finlandia. Junior Emma Veach scored a career-high 20 points and recorded a career-high three steals at Indianapolis. Freshman Jillian Ritchie grabbed a career-high six rebounds and Krista Kasuboski dished out a career-high four assists against the Greyhounds. The last time Tech lost by 25 points or more was Feb. 2, 2002 at Grand Valley (82-57). The last time the Huskies lost a non-conference game was Nov. 27, 2011 at Concordia-St. Paul (78-70). Tech will play a pair of games at the Radisson Roseville Classic at the Gangelhoff Center on the campus of Concordia-St. Paul this weekend. The Huskies will face Minn.-Crookston Friday (Nov. 25) and Concordia-St. Paul Saturday (Nov. 26).


Northern Michigan Wildcats

The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team is now 2-1 on the season following a 71-39 win over Alma College (Nov. 18) and a 78-55 win over Urbana University (Nov. 19)…Senior guard Chelsea Lyons led the way for the Wildcats, scoring 28 points and grabbing 14 rebounds during the weekend…Freshman center Courtney Lemon scored 25 points over the weekend and grabbed 12 rebounds…The ‘Cats bench combined to score 66 points over the weekend…NMU travels to the University of Indianapolis Tournament this week…The ‘Cats face Marian (Ind.) on (Nov. 25) and Indianapolis on (Nov. 26).



Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood improved to 4-0 on the season with a pair of wins at the Northwood Classic Friday and Saturday (November 18-19)...the Timberwolves defeated Urbana 49-39 before downing Alma marks the first time since the 2008-09 season Northwood has started 4-0...Rachel Church (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) continued her strong start to her junior season, leading the team in scoring for the week at 12.5 points per game...she knocked down five of her six 3-point field goal attempts against Alma...for the season, Church is averaging 19.3 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent from 3-point range (19-40)...freshman Kaitlin Susan (Grand Rapids, Mich./Byron Center) also had a good week for NU, scoring 9.0 points while grabbing 8.0 rebounds per game...Susan had her first career double-double against Urbana, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds...Church and Susan were each named to the All-Tournament team at the conclusion of the event...Northwood travels to Southern Indiana Tuesday for their lone game of this week.


Ohio Dominican Panthers

ODU began the year 2-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 season with a 53-43 road win at future GLIAC foe Malone on Tuesday, followed by a 69-63 victory in Saturday’s home opener versus Ursuline. In each contest, freshman Paige Stought (Pickerington, OH) sparked the game-clinching runs with a pair of heady defensive plays. Senior Katy Rasor (Grove City, OH) led the Panthers at Malone with 17 points, behind a career-high matching five triples, going 5-of-10 from long range. Against Ursuline, senior Meredith Fox (Springboro, OH) paced ODU off the bench for the second straight outing with new career high of 27 points. The Panthers outscored its counterparts 54-18 as Fox finished the week with 40 points on 16-of-28 (57.1 percent) shooting. Senior forward Abby Glover (Centerville, OH) added 21 points on Saturday and collected a total of 23 rebounds in the opening week, matching her previous career-best with 14 boards in the season-opener. The last time ODU had a pair of 20-point scorers in the same game was on Feb. 13, 2010 against Lake Erie as Summer Hale and Kirsten Ruen went for 30 and 23, respectively. ODU is back on the hardwood at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 23 at Molloy as part of the team’s Thanksgiving break trip to New York. ODU closes the trip against the New York Institute of Technology at noon on Friday.




Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University women’s basketball team fell to Wisconsin-Parkside Saturday (Nov. 19), 67-50. The Cardinals were led in scoring by Kristen Greene who scored 14 points, while freshman Samantha Zirzow added eight points. Grace Herzog was a force on the boards, ripping down 13 rebounds. She would also add five blocked shots and five points. For the season SVSU is averaging 56.0 points per game and is also pulling down 43.5 rebounds. As a team SVSU is shooting .732 (30-of-41) from the free-throw line. The Cardinals have also forced 35 turnovers in their two games this season. Saginaw Valley will return to action on Friday (Nov. 25) when they take on Indianapolis at the UIndy Thanksgiving Classic.




Tiffin Dragons

Mandy Jaeb led the Dragons to a 65-51 win at Clarion with 22 points and a team-high 9 rebounds, including hitting 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch. She also had 2 assists and 3 steals along with a block to keep TU unbeaten…Karli Mast also reached double figures with 14 points. Holly Focke had 8 points, Amanda Baute had 5 points and 8 rebounds, and Jessica Harris also had 6 points and 8 rebounds…Overall TU hit on 22 of 28 free throws and held a 44-30 rebounding advantage.…Jaeb now has 1245 career points, fifth all-time for TU. She is closing in on Laura Goins, who stands fourth with 1301 points.



Wayne State Warriors

It was an afternoon of firsts in the Wayne State University women’s basketball team’s thrilling 70-67 comeback victory over Lake Superior State University (2-2) in a non-conference bout on Saturday. Along with starting 2-0 for the first time since 1994, the Warriors won their third in a row over the Lakers for the first time since WSU won five straight spanning from 1983 until 1985. Deanna Crumpton (East Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood) finished with 11 points and six rebounds, while fellow junior forward Phaebre Colbert (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern) posted team-high totals in points (16) and rebounds (7). Point guard Stefani Munro (Harrison Twp., Mich./Mount Clemens (George Washington)) tallied 13 points and two assists, while freshman guard Deiona Rogers (Grand Rapids, Mich./Union) was a spark off the bench chipping in nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

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