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

FSU's DeShone 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. - Ferris State University sophomore guard Sarah DeShone (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown) 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:

Sarah DeShone
Ferris State
5-7, Sophomore, Guard
Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown

Sophomore Sarah DeShone averaged 18.5 points and shot 52 percent (13-25) from the floor as the Bulldogs won a pair of league home games this past week to head into the holiday break in first place in the GLIAC North Division standings.  DeShone tallied a game-high 24 points as FSU upset nationally seventh-ranked Michigan Tech. She added a team-high 13 points in a 54-38 league home triumph over Northern Michigan.  DeShone added five assists, five rebounds and five steals in the two games combined.




North Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Briauna Taylor - GV, Cassy Schemberger - LS, Sam Hoyt - MT, Savannah Stedman - NU, Jasmine Woods - SV.

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; (12/20) Sarah DeShone - FS.


GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:

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

Junior Kari Daugherty led the Eagles in two wins over Hillsdale and Northwood. Daugherty had a team-high 27 points, nine rebounds, and four assists at Hillsdale. Against Northwood she recorded 23 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. For the week, she averaged 25.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game, and shot 69.2 percent from the floor and 50 percent from three-point range. Daugherty currently is fourth in Division II in scoring (22.4 ppg.) and leads the GLIAC in rebounding (10.4 rpg.).




South Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Kayla Brown - UF, Angela Bisaro - HC, Cate Cianchetti - LE, Abby Glover - OD Mandy Jaeb - TU, Stefani Munro - 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; (12/20) Kari Daugherty - AU.



Ashland Eagles

The Eagles have a nine-game winning streak. This is the program’s longest winning streak since the 1996-97 team won 12 straight games. AU is 5-0 in conference play for the first time since 1996-97…in last Saturday’s game at Hillsdale, sophomore guard-forward Ashley Dorner (Bellville, Ohio/Clear Fork) had a career-high 16 rebounds. She followed that up by scoring a career-best 25 points at Northwood. Dorner averaged 20.0 ppg., 11.0 rpg., and shot 65.3 percent from the field last week…junior forward Kari Daugherty (Fresno, Ohio/Dayton) is fourth in the country in scoring (23.2 ppg.) and 24th in rebounding (10.7 rpg.).  In two games last week she averaged 25.0 ppg., shot 69.2 percent from the floor and averaged 8.5 rpg., 3.5 apg., and 1.5 blocks per game…senior guard Jena Stutzman (Berlin, Ohio/Kent State) is 14th in the nation in three-point field goals per game (3.1).  The Eagles are sixth in the nation in field goal percentage (46.7), 14th in assists (18.0 apg.), 22nd in assist-turnover ratio (1.06) and 23rd in scoring (76.8 ppg.) and scoring margin (16.1)…in the last three games, sophomore point guard Alyssa Miller (Zanesville, Ohio/Dresden) has 20 assists and nine turnovers…the Eagles are idle until they host Walsh on Dec. 30.  AU is 5-0 at home this season.


Ferris State Bulldogs

The Ferris State University women’s basketball squad moved into first place in the GLIAC North Division standings heading into the holiday break with a pair of league home wins this past week at Jim Wink Arena.  The Bulldogs upset nationally seventh-ranked Michigan Tech by a 71-56 count to open the homestand on Sunday (Dec. 18) before posting a 54-38 win over Northern Michigan on Monday (Dec. 19). FSU is currently 6-2 overall and has won four-straight outings to date. The Bulldogs also own a 4-1 GLIAC record. Sunday’s home win represented the second consecutive year in which the Bulldogs have upset a nationally-ranked MTU squad in Big Rapids as FSU handed the Huskies their only league loss last campaign at Wink Arena before beating them again this year. Ferris State trailed MTU by three points at halftime, but outscored the Huskies 39-21 over the final 20 minutes to earn the win. Ferris State returns to action after the Christmas holiday against Indianapolis on Dec. 30. Tipoff at Jim Wink Arena is set for 1 p.m. (EDT).





Findlay Oilers

The Oilers went 1-1 last week at home, losing 74-65 to Tiffin on Thursday and winning 78-56 against Ohio Dominican on Saturday.  They also claimed a 72-66 win on the road Monday night against Cedarville.  In the loss to the Dragons, red-shirt freshman forward Carlay Stahl came off the bench to contribute a season-high 12 points.  In the win over the Panthers, junior forward Kayla Brown led the team with 16 points and five rebounds.  Sophomore guard Saira House stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, seven steals and six assists.  In the win over the Yellow Jackets, Brown again led the team with a season-high 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting to go along with five steals and four rebounds. On the season, Brown leads the team with averages of 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.





Grand Valley State Lakers

GVSU dropped a tightly contested game against Northern Michigan on Sunday afternoon, but picked up a win over No. 7 Michigan Tech on Monday. The loss against the Wildcats snapped a three-game home winning streak, but the Lakers continued their win-loss trend.  GVSU has used seven different line ups this season, but have not found one that works perfectly. However, the starting line up gets some much-needed assistance from off the bench as GVSU non-starters are outscoring their opponents, 190-118 this season.  Senior Jasmine Padin is now just 50 assists away from the top spot in the GVSU career record book. GVSU now travels south after the holidays to face Florida Southern (Dec. 29) and Tampa (Dec. 30).  It will be the second and final time that GVSU plays back-to-back contests.




Hillsdale Chargers

The Hillsdale College women’s basketball team nearly rallied from a 22-point second-half deficit, but lost at home to Ashland 85-78 Saturday…The series between the Eagles and Chargers has featured a sweep by one team or another in nine of the past 10 years, with 2010-11 the only time the teams split their two meetings…Sophomore forward Angela Bisaro scored Hillsdale’s first 8 points in the game and finished with a career-high 22…Three different players have registered 20-point games for the Chargers this season…Senior Chelsea Harrison has 205 3-point field goals in her career and is just 28 away from breaking the school’s all-time record of 232, set by Ann Iciek in 1997…Hillsdale is now off until it takes on two talented teams, Edinboro and Northern Kentucky, at NKU Dec. 29-30.




Lake Erie Storm

The Storm won its only game last week, bouncing back from its first defeat of the season with an 81-78 win at Northwood on Saturday night…  Cate Cianchetti, making her first career start, scored 24 points and had seven assists – both career highs- in the win. She hit two free throws with 18 seconds to go to clinch the win… Lake Erie hit a season-high 13 three-pointers as a team.  Cianchetti and Britt Busson (12 points) had four each while Liz Stephens hit a pair… Taylor Rogers scored 10 points off the bench for Lake Erie . She also had four rebounds and three assists without a turnover… the Storm committed a season-low nine turnovers in the win… Lake Erie has already surpassed last year’s conference win total.  The Storm was just 2-17 in league play a year ag0 but is 3-1 this year… LEC is idle until Dec. 28 when it plays at Division I Cleveland State in its annual holiday break game with the Vikings.


Lake Superior State Lakers

LSSU first-year coach Justin Rees garnered his first GLIAC win during Saturday’s 69-51 home victory over Saginaw Valley State, which avenged a 15-point road loss on Dec. 1 and snapped a three-game losing skid. Senior center Cassy Schemberger (Park Falls, Wis.) tied her season highs by totaling 17 points and 13 rebounds. She scored 11 of her 13 second-half points during a second-half opening 18-4 run. It was Schemberger’s third double double of the season. Junior forward Maria Blazejewski (Beulah, Wis.) finished with 19 points and five assists. In GLIAC play, Blazejewski is ranked second in scoring (18.8 ppg), while Schemberger is second in rebounding (11.3 rpg). LSSU totaled 10 team blocks against SVSU, which ties a GLIAC single-game high for 2011-12. Saturday’s contest ended a string of seven straight road games. The Lakers play their next four games at home, beginning Jan. 5 against Ferris State.


Michigan Tech. Huskies

Michigan Tech dropped a pair of conference games at Ferris State (71-56) and Grand Valley State (66-40). The last time Tech lost back-to-back games was Feb. 7 and 12, 2009. Tech struggled shooting the ball over the weekend shooting under 30-percent over its last three halves of basketball. Junior Sam Hoyt scored a team-high 20 points against Ferris State. She ranks ninth in the league with 14.1 points per game and ninth in steals with 2.0 per game. The Huskies lead the league in scoring defense allowing just 54.8 points per game. Tech will play its final non-conference game of the year vs Lewis at Portland (Mich.) High School.


Northern Michigan Wildcats

The Northern Michigan women’s basketball team is now 5-6, 2-3 on the season following a 54-52 win over Grand Valley State (Dec. 18) and a 54-38 loss to Ferris State (Dec. 19)…Senior forward Hillary Bowling led the Wildcats with 27 points and 6 rebounds over the weekend…Bowling shot 57.2 percent from field over the weekend and 57.1 percent beyond the arc... NMU ranks third in the conference in team defense with an average of 57.4 points per game…The ‘Cats also rank fifth in 3-point field goal percentage with .352 percent…Senior forward Hillary Bowling is fifth in the GLIAC in 3-point field goals made with 23, averaging 2.3 per contest…NMU is off for the holiday break until Dec. 28 when it hosts Finlandia University in a non-conference matchup.



Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood went 0-2 last week, dropping an 81-78 contest to Lake Erie Saturday before falling to No. 25 Ashland 95-52 … the Timberwolves are now 6-5 overall, 2-4 in the GLIAC … NU’s opponents had strong weeks offensively, shooting 54.3 percent from the floor (69-127) and 48.9 percent from 3-point range (23-47) … Savannah Stedman (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) led the way for Northwood, averaging 17.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game … she had 23 points and 10 rebounds against Lake Erie, which was her seventh double-double of the season … Northwood will return to action December 29 at the Findlay Tournament, taking on Malone and Missouri S & T.


Ohio Dominican Panthers

The Panthers’ road woes continued last week as ODU dropped a pair of games against South Division foes Wayne State, 74-56, on Thursday and Findlay, 78-56, on Saturday. After beginning the year 5-0 and 3-0 on the road, the Panthers have lost five straight, all to GLIAC opponents, including four away from home. After a loss to the Warriors, ODU struggled to find its offensive rhythm as the Panthers committed a season-worst 29 turnovers, allowing the Oilers to cruise to the wire-to-wire victory. Senior Abby Glover (Centerville, OH) averaged a double-double for the week with 12.0 ppg and 11 rebounds in each contest. With a game-high 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting at Findlay, she currently leads the team and ranks second in the GLIAC in both double-doubles (4) and double-digit rebounding efforts (6). Classmate Meredith Fox (Springboro, OH) added 10.5 ppg for the week, including 12 on Saturday, while sophomore Christina Pentaudi (Dayton, OH) continued to lead the Panthers’ bench, averaging 8.0 ppg and 4.0 rpg. ODU has a 12-day layoff for the holiday break before returning to the hardwood on Thursday, Dec. 29 as it takes part in the two-day Northern Kentucky Classic. The Panthers take on host NKU at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and finish the event with a clash against current No. 8 Edinboro (Pa.) at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.




Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Cardinals fell in their only contest of the week at Lake Superior State University by a score of 69-51 on Saturday (Dec. 17).  SVSU is now 2-7 overall on the season and 1-3 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  Jasmine Woods is leading Saginaw Valley in scoring at 10.6 ppg, while Grace Herzog is pulling down 6.8 rebounds to lead the team. As a team, the Cardinals are averaging 56.7 points per contest this season.  They have also outrebounded their opponents in 7-of-9 games this season, and hold a +20 rebound margin over the opposition in 2011-12.  The Cardinals are also shooting .733 (132-for-180) from the free throw line in 2011-12.  Saginaw Valley will play two contests over the holiday break at the St. Edward’s New Year’s Classic in Austin, Tx. on Dec.30 and 31.




Tiffin Dragons

Mandy Jaeb led the Dragons to a 2-1 week, including posting a triple-double in a 74-65 win at Findlay, TU’s first victory at Findlay since 2004-05. Jaeb totaled 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in the victory. She then led TU to another GLIAC win at Wayne State with 12 points and 6 assists before leading the Dragons with 10 points in a loss against Northern Kentucky. Overall she averaged 11 ppg, 4.6 rpg, and 6.6 assists per game for the week while shooting a perfect 12-for-12 from the line…Karli Mast now has 729 career points, 22nd on TU’s career scoring list. She trails Sarah Pitson by 15 points for 21st place….Jaeb now has 1340 career points, moving into third all-time for TU. She passed Brienne Beaschler for third place (1309 points) and now trails Susan Miller for second place with 1448 points. Jaeb also has 126 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 523 rebounds in 62 career games.



Wayne State Warriors

Wayne State concluded its pre-holiday schedule with a home split last week.  Graduate Student Stefani Munro (Harrison Twp., Mich./Mount Clemens) recorded the first triple-double in WSU women’s basketball history in the win over Ohio Dominican with 11 points, 10 assists and 13 rebounds.  She averaged 15.0 points, 9.0 assists and 7.5 rebounds in the Warriors’ two games last week.  Munro has scored in double figures in seven straight games.  Junior center Juanita Cochran (Saginaw, Mich./Arthur Hill) contributed 22 points and 24 rebounds last week, while junior forward Phaebre Colbert (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern) added 36 points and 27 rebounds.  WSU will conclude the non-league portion of its schedule with a pair of home games over the holidays as St. Joseph’s (Dec. 29) and Southern Indiana (Dec. 30) visit the Matthaei for 5:30 p.m. tip-offs.  The Warriors resume GLIAC play with a pair of road games at Hillsdale (Jan. 5) and Findlay (Jan. 7).

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