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

MTU's Hoyt and HC's DeMott 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 junior guard Sam Hoyt (Arkansaw, Wis./Durand) and Hillsdale College sophomore guard Marissa DeMott (Sandusky, 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:

Sam Hoyt
Michigan Tech
5-5, Junior, Guard
Arkansaw, Wis./Durand

Junior Sam Hoyt averaged 17.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 steals per game on her way to earning the Radisson Roseville Classic MVP award. Hoyt led Michigan Tech to a 2-0 record in the tournament that was hosted by Concordia-St. Paul. She tallied nine points, five assists, four steals, and two blocks in the 62-52 victory against Minnesota-Crookston. In the 66-52 win over Concordia-St. Paul, Hoyt set career-highs in points (26) and rebounds (6) and shot 8-16 from the field and 6-6 from the foul line.




North Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Brittany Taylor - GV, Cassy Schemberger - MT, Savannah Stedman - NU, Charitee Green - SV.

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


GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:

Marissa DeMott
5-8, Sophomore, Guard
Sandusky, Mich.

Sophomore guard Marissa DeMott led the Hillsdale to a 2-0 record at the Oahu Classic in Hawaii last week. For the week, DeMott averaged 22.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 blocks per game as the Chargers defeated Hawaii-Pacific, and Northwest Missouri State. She shot 57 percent from 3-point range and 53 percent from the floor overall, in addition to putting together her first two 20-point games of her career, coming in back-to-back contests. In Friday’s win over NWMSU, she had a career-high three blocked shots.




South Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Kari Daugherty - AU, Kayla Brown - UF, Jen Caiola - LE, Abby Glover - OD, Karli Mast - TU, Deanna Crumpton - WS.

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



Ashland Eagles

AU begins the week with a four-game winning streak…Ashland’s last two wins came over the weekend in the Ashland Holiday Inn Classic. The Eagles had a 27-point lead at halftime in both games…the Eagles are 13-2 in their last 15 games at Kates Gymnasium…Sunday’s 39-point win over Saint Joseph’s (81-42) was AU’s largest margin of victory since a 40-point win (101-61) over Saginaw Valley State in 2009…junior forward Kari Daugherty scored a season-high 28 points in the win over Saint Joseph’s. Daugherty has three, 20-point games this season…sophomore guard-forward Ashley Dorner (Bellville, Ohio/Clear Fork) ripped down a career-high 12 rebounds against Saint Joseph’s…the Eagles open the GLIAC portion of the schedule this week with games against Hillsdale and Wayne State. The Eagles went 1-1 against both teams last season.  The Eagles will meet the Chargers twice within 16 days.


Ferris State Bulldogs

The Ferris State University women’s basketball team did not play this past week.  The Bulldogs are currently 2-1 overall this campaign.  Sophomore guard Sarah DeShone (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown) is currently averaging a team-high 15.7 points per game this campaign after three contests. FSU opens GLIAC action on the road this coming week as the Bulldogs visit Tiffin on Thursday, Dec. 1, for a 6 p.m. (ET) league tilt in Tiffin, Ohio. FSU then visits Ohio Dominican for the first-time ever on Saturday, Dec. 3, with tipoff set for 1 p.m. (ET) in Columbus, Ohio.






Findlay Oilers

The Oilers won their only game last week, 76-50 over Urbana at home.  Junior forward Kayla Brown scored a season-high 17 points in the victory.  The Oilers shot a season-high 51.9 percent (28-of-54) from the floor and scored 42 of their points in the paint.  The Oilers also racked up a season-high 23 assists on their 28 field goals and out-rebounded Urbana by a 39-29 margin.  On the season, senior guard Clare Aubry is scoring 13.3 points per game while Brown is chipping in 12.8.




Grand Valley State Lakers

GVSU went 1-1 last week, led by double-figure performances from juniors Alex Stelfox and Brittany Taylor and redshirt sophomore Kellie Watson.  In their three games, the Lakers have outrebounded their opponents 123-94 and are holding opponents to less than 37 percent shooting. GVSU now has four games in nine days, including beginning GLIAC play to open up December.





Hillsdale Chargers

The Hillsdale College women’s basketball team would have had a nice time in Hawaii on Thanksgiving Weekend anyway, but it came away with two wins, to improve its 2011-12 record to 3-1 heading into GLIAC play…The Chargers beat the host school of the Oahu Classic, Hawaii-Pacific, 89-88 Thursday, before taking down Northwest Missouri State University 70-64 Friday…NWMSU was a final four team in Division II last year…All five starters scored in double figures in Thursday’s game, and Friday, junior Lea Jones grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds…Sophomore Marissa DeMott had a big weekend, averaging 22.5 points per game while shooting 57 percent from 3-point land…She also blocked a career-high three shots against the Bearcats…DeMott’s 24 points against Hawaii-Pacific were a career-high… Hillsdale opens up GLIAC play this week on the road, taking on Ashland and Lake Erie College.




Lake Erie Storm

Lake Erie moved to 4-0 for the first time in school history with a 86-62 win at Pitt-Johnstown in the team’s only game last week.  Senior forward Jen Caiola hit a season-high five three-pointers and scored a season-high 24 points in the victory. She needs just 27 points to reach 1,000 for her career… senior center Stephanie Rogers recorded her second straight double-double at UPJ, finishing with 12 points and a season-high 14 rebounds. She is averaging 16.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in her last three contests... senior guard Britt Busson handed out a season-high six assists in the win, giving her 200 for her career – the fifth most ever at Lake Erie… sophomore Chrissy Delaney scored a career-high 11 points at UPJ… after a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Storm has three contests this week.  They open the week Tuesday with a nonconference game at home against Wheeling Jesuit and then begin league play with home games against Wayne State and Hillsdale.


Lake Superior State Lakers

After getting off to a slow start this season, senior center Cassy Schemberger (Park Falls, Wis.) broke out with double doubles in scoring and rebounding during both games of the Holiday Inn Express Classic at Ashland. Schemberger averaged 15.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game while shooting 61.9 percent from the field. Schemberger averaged 6.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game during the Lakers’ first four games of 2011-12. Junior forward Maria Blazejewski (Beulah, Wis.) averaged 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game for the weekend. Blazejewski has scored 20 or more points during four of the Lakers’ last five games. Senior guard Jasmine Brown (Romulus, Mich.) scored a season-high 10 points during the Lakers’ 66-54 victory over Oakland City. LSSU begins GLIAC play this week with games Thursday at Saginaw Valley State and Saturday at Northwood. The Lakers were 2-0 against SVSU and 1-1 against NU last season. Thursday’s contest will be the Lakers’ first against their former coach, Jamie Pewinski, who took over the Cardinals’ program this season.


Michigan Tech. Huskies

Michigan Tech won both of its games at the Radisson Roseville Classic in St. Paul, Minn. The Huskies defeated Minn.-Crookston 62-52 and Concordia-St. Paul 66-52. Junior guard Sam Hoyt was named tournament MVP after scoring a career-high 26 points and grabbed a career-high six rebounds against CSP. Senior center Lynn Giesler also earned all-tournament team honors with a career-high 18 points. Junior Emma Veach currently ranks third in the league in 3-point percentage (.625) and fifth in field goal percentage (.579). Tech will host rival Northern Michigan to open GLIAC play Saturday (Dec. 3). Michigan Tech has won its last 34 games at home.


Northern Michigan Wildcats

The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team is now 2-3 on the season following a 63-49 loss against Marian University (Nov. 25) and a 68-55 loss against the University of Indianapolis (Nov. 26) at the University of Indianapolis Thanksgiving Classic…Senior guard Chelsea Lyons led the way for the Wildcats, scoring 21 points and grabbing 7 rebounds during the weekend…The ‘Cats bench combined to score 50 points over the weekend…NMU travels to Davenport University on (Nov. 28) and opens GLIAC play at rival Michigan Tech on (Dec. 3).



Northwood Timberwolves

The Northwood University women’s basketball team dropped its first game of the season Tuesday falling 90-77 at Southern Indiana … Northwood is now 4-1 overall … free throws and fouls were the story of the game … the two teams combined to shoot 88 free throws and commit 59 fouls … Northwood’s 53 free throw attempts and 37 makes are both new school records, beating the old marks of 47 and 33 set in a game against Hillsdale February 16, 1993 … Southern Indiana had five players foul out of the game. Northwood nearly had as many free throw attempts as field goal attempts (55) … four Timberwolves finished in double figures, led by Savannah Stedman (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) … she registered her third double-double of the season, finishing with 18 points and 11 rebounds … Rachel Church (Midland, Mich./Bullock Creek) had 16 points, while Megan Gonta (Brighton, Mich.) and Sarah Spring (Brighton, Mich.) each had season-highs in points with 13 and 11, respectively … freshman Kaitlin Susan (Grand Rapids, Mich./Byron Center) had nine points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and two steals … Northwood will open GLIAC play at Findlay Thursday before hosting Lake Superior State Saturday.


Ohio Dominican Panthers

ODU continued its hot start to the year, picking up a pair of wins against Molloy (60-56) and NYIT (77-73) on its New York Thanksgiving trip to improve to 4-0, its best start since 2007-08 when the Panthers rattled off nine straight to begin the season. Senior forward Abby Glover (Centerville, OH) averaged 15.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in the two victories with two double-doubles, going 11-of-19 (57.9 percent) from the field and 9-of-12 (75.0 percent) at the charity stripe. Classmate Meredith Fox (Springboro, OH) averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 boards per contest, finishing 5-of-12 (41.7 percent) from long range, while senior Katy Rasor (Grove City, OH) chipped in 11 points per game, including 15 points on a career-best tying five triples on Wednesday. Sophomore Katelyn Stuckey (Millersburg, OH) came off the bench to average a double-double with 10.0 points and 13.0 rebounds, including a career-best 17 boards in 25 minutes at Molloy, the most by a Panther since Summer Hale had 15 against Lake Erie on Feb. 13, 2010. Freshman Paige Stought (Pickerington, OH) also came off the bench to average 9.0 points behind 7-of-11 from the field. ODU returns home for its final two home games of the calendar year, beginning Thursday, Dec. 1 as USA Today/ESPN preseason No. 21 Grand Valley State (Mich.) visits for the 5:30 p.m. conference opener, followed by a bout with Ferris State (Mich.) on Saturday at 1 p.m.




Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University women’s basketball team split their two games this weekend at the UIndy Thanksgiving Classic. They fell in their first game to Indianapolis, 73-54 before defeating Marian 63-59 for their first win of the season. Cheritee Green would lead the Cardinals in scoring (15 PPG) and rebounds (9.5 RPG) this past weekend at the UIndy Thanksgiving Classic. She recorded her first double-double of the season against Indianapolis on Friday with 16 points and 11 rebounds and followed it up with a 14 point, eight rebound performance in SVSU’s 63-59 victory over Marian (Ind.) on Saturday. Jasmine Woods helped lead the way to Saginaw Valley’s first win of the season going a perfect 14-for-14 from the free throw line for the game. All of Woods’ free throws came in the second half against Marian. SVSU is averaging 57.2 points per game this season and have forced their opponents into 61 turnovers through four games this season. SVSU will return to action on December 1 when they host Lake Superior State University for their 2011-12 GLIAC opener at James E. O’Neill Arena at 6:00 PM.




Tiffin Dragons

Karli Mast led the Dragons to a 76-43 win at Malone with 21 points and a team-high 4 three pointers on 5 shots. She totaled 14 of those points by halftime as TU jumped out to a 30-7 lead in improving to 3-0 this season…Jessica Harris had 12 points, while Stephanie Kelly also finished in double figures with 10 points. Mandy Jaeb had 8 points, and Amanda Baute had 6 points with a team-best 10 rebounds..…Mast now has 644 career points, 24th on TU’s career scoring list….Jaeb now has 1253 career points, fifth all-time for TU. She is closing in on Laura Goins, who stands fourth with 1301 points. Jaeb also has 119 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 8.7. She has 477 rebounds in 55 career games.



Wayne State Warriors

Wayne State is off to a 4-0 start after a pair of non-conference wins last week – 66-60 at Malone on Nov. 21 and 84-59 at home vs. Kentucky Wesleyan on Nov. 26 … this is the best start since the 1994-95 Tartar squad began 7-0 … WSU will play its next three games against GLIAC opponents before playing its final non-conference road game at St. Joseph on Dec. 10 … junior forward Deanna Crumpton (Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood) scored in double figures in both contests last week and has reached double digits in four of her last five games dating back to last season … junior center Juanita Cochran (Saginaw, Mich./Arthur Hill) nearly had a double-double against the Pioneers with 15 points and nine rebounds … the 84 points scored by the Warriors vs. KWC was the most since tallying 93 on Jan. 26, 2008, against Mercyhurst.

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