Ferris State's Tiara Adam and Tiffin's Mandy Jaeb Chosen As GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", Respectively

Ferris State's Tiara Adam and Tiffin's Mandy Jaeb 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 senior forward Tiara Adams (Lansing, Mich/Waverly) and  Tiffin University junior guard Mandy Jaeb (Louisville, Ohio/Louisville) 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:

Tiara Adams
Ferris State University
5-9, Senior, Forward
Lansing, Mich/Waverly 

Ferris State senior forward Tiara Adams led the Bulldogs to a 1-1 record this past week against Virginia Union and Bowie State in the Lady Bulldogs Holiday Classic. In the win against Virginia Union, Adams recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. Against Bowie State, she tallied 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and two steals. For the week Adams averaged 14.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals per game while shooting 61.1% from the field. Adams was also named to the all tournament team.


North Division Weekly Honor Roll: Jasmine Padin - GV, Lucy Dernovsek - MT, Brittany Burkhardt - SV

2010-11 North Division "Players of the Week": (11/15) Cheritee Green - SV; (11/22) Tricia Principe    - FS; (11/29) Briauna Taylor - GV; (12/6) Emily Joseph - LS; (12/14) Lucy Dernovsek - MT; (12/20) Staci Beckel - NM; (1/3) Tiara Adams - FS;


GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:

 Mandy Jaeb
Tiffin University

5-3, Junior, Guard
Louisville, Ohio/Louisville

Tiffin junior guard Mandy Jaeb helped the Dragons to a 2-0 mark with wins over Salem International and Northern Michigan last week. In the win against Salem International, Jaeb tallied 27 points, seven assists, three steals, and three rebounds. In the win over NMU, she recorded 10 points, seven rebounds, and four steals. For the week Jaeb averaged 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 3.5 steals per game while shooting 68.2% from the field, 71.4% behind the arc, and 100% from the line.

South Division Weekly Honor Roll: Beth Mantkowski - AU, Tai Dotson - UF, Jen Caiola - LE, Abby Glover - OD, Latosha Beasley - WS
 - UF  Felicia Thomas - WS.

2010-11 South Division "Players of the Week": (11/15) Chelsea Harrison - HC; (11/22) Mandy Jaeb - TU; (11/29) Jena Stutzman - AU; (12/6) Stephanie Rogers - LE; (12/14) Daiva Gerbec - AU; (12/20) Tyler Hardy - WS; (1/3) Mandy Jaeb - TU;



 Ashland Eagles

The Eagles went 0-2 last week in San Diego at the Surf and Slam Classic and will be looking to end a three-game losing streak when they travel to Findlay this Wednesday (Jan. 5)…AU lost to Assumption and Mars Hill in San Diego. That’s a change from the original schedule, which called for AU to play 15th-ranked Holy Family.  The Tigers were unable to fly out of Philadelphia last week, so Ashland picked up Mars Hill to replace the game with Holy Family. Mars Hill is coached by former AU assistant coach Jennifer Nance…junior Jena Stutzman (Berlin, Ohio/Kent State) scored a season-high 29 points against Mars Hill.  Stutzman has scored 20 or more points five times this season…sophomore forward-center Beth Mantkowski (Fairlawn, Ohio/Copley) averaged 6.0 rpg., for the two games in San Diego…Assumption held the Eagles to a season-low 48 points.  That’s the Eagles’ lowest point total since Michigan Tech limited them to 34 points last season…Ashland returns to GLIAC play this week with a game at Findlay. A year ago, the Eagles and Oilers split the season series with the Eagles winning at Findlay, 80-68.


Ferris State Bulldogs

The Ferris State University women’s basketball team split a pair of games in the “Cluck U Chicken” Lady Bulldogs Holiday Classic hosted by Bowie State (Md.) on Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 29-30) in Bowie, Md.  FSU topped Virginia Union 69-43 in the first game of the event before falling to host BSU 63-60 in the final contest. Senior forward Tiara Adams (Lansing/Waverly) earned All-Classic Team honors for her play in the event. The 5-9 Adams had 13 points and seven rebounds while playing only 23 minutes in FSU’s  win over Virginia Union.  She then added 15 points and 10 rebounds in a double-double effort as the Bulldogs fell to BSU.  Adams totaled 28 points and 17 rebounds in the two-game stretch while adding six steals and four assists.  She shot 58% or better from the floor in both contests.


Findlay Oilers

The Oilers fell 59-56 at the University of Puerto Rico-Bayamon on December 29.  The Oilers shot 39 percent (16-of-41) from the floor and turned the ball over 24 times as junior guards Clare Aubry and Laura Bardall led the way with 11 points apiece. Sophomore forward Tai Dotson also contributed ten points and ten rebounds in the loss.  On the season, Aubry is averaging 15.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.  Bardall is clicking for 15.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game.


Grand Valley State Lakers

#9 Grand Valley State played just once over break, defeating Aquinas by an 88-55 score on Sunday (Jan. 2). The Lakers are now 10-1 on the season and host three GLIAC games in the next week and a half…junior Jasmine Padin (Wyoming, Mich.) shared game-high scoring honors against the Saints, as she totaled 18 points, five assists, and four rebounds. Padin was 5-of-6 from three-point range and her final three-pointer pushed her into fourth place all-time in Laker history with 147 made trifectas. She also picked up her 300th career assist during the win, as she now has 304 helpers in two and a half seasons at GVSU…sophomore center Alex Stelfox (Bowie, Md.) was 9-of-12 from the field and scored 18 points. Stelfox, second on the team with 14.5 points per game, was a big reason the Lakers owned a 50-16 edge in points in the paint…Grand Valley State is allowing just 57.5 points per game this season and have given up 70 or more points just once in 11 games.


Hillsdale Chargers

The Hillsdale College women’s basketball team has not played since Sunday, Dec. 19, and will resume play in the 2010-11 season this Thursday, in its first-ever GLIAC meeting against Ohio Dominican University



Lake Erie Storm

Despite a tough match-up with a Division I team and a pair of close contests at the Notre Dame Holiday Tournament, Lake Erie dropped all three games last week... the Storm fell at Cleveland State 81-62 on Tuesday Dec. 28 and then lost two close contests to Shawnee State (68-66) and host Notre Dame (79-75). Lake Erie led in the final minutes of both of those games... Jen Caiola scored 23 points in the loss at CSU - the second straight season she totaled 20 or more points against the D-I Vikings... Caiola also scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 9 rebounds at Notre Dame... Stephanie Rogers picked up her third double-double of the season against Notre Dame. She scored a team-leading 19 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds against the Falcons. She also matched her career high with eight blocked shots... Rogers also scored 15 points and had eight rebounds at CSU... senior Katelyn Prince had a season-high 16 points, hitting four treys, in the loss to Shawnee State.


Lake Superior State Lakers

LSSU, which has been idle since Dec. 18, resumes GLIAC competition with games at Ferris State and Grand Valley State this week. Last season, the Lakers were 1-1 against both opponents during the regular season. They lost the first-round games on the road in January, and won both contests at home in February. They beat GVSU 61-51 during the quarterfinal round of the GLIAC Tournament. Junior center Cassy Schemberger (Park Falls, Wis.), who missed the Dec. 18 against Saginaw Valley State due to injury, leads the GLIAC in overall field-goal percentage at .662 and is eighth in rebounding at 8.0 rebounds per game. Senior guard Ronlea Peterson (Midland, Mich.) is second in the GLIAC in free-throw percentage (.902), while senior guard Emily Joseph (Sterling Heights, Mich.) is second in steals (2.5) and leads the team in scoring (13.6 ppg). LSSU leads the GLIAC in team free-throw percentage (.815).

Michigan Tech Huskies

Michigan Tech won its only game over the holiday break with a 56-47 decision at Southern Indiana Dec. 30 … Lucy Dernovsek (Holcombe, Wis./Lake Holcombe) posted her fourth double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds at USI. The 5-11 senior forward leads the team in points (12.6 per game), rebounds (8.5 per game), assists (31) and blocks (21) … Senior center Lisa Staehlin (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) ranks third in the GLIAC in field goal percentage at 59.4 … Tech’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot just 35.2 percent from the field—tops in the league … The Huskies will wrap up non-conference regular season play this Saturday (Jan. 8) with a game against Marygrove.

Northern Michigan Wildcats

NMU is now 6-6 overall and 1-4 in the GLIAC after a pair of losses in Ohio. Ohio Dominican picked up its first GLIAC win in school history over the ‘Cats 55-54 after Chelsea Lyons missed a jumper at the buzzer. NMU was held to 30 points below its season average in Sunday’s 36-47 loss to Tiffin. It was the first time that Tiffin had beaten the ‘Cats in the fifth meeting. Chelsea Lyons scored 28 points on the weekend with 21 of them coming against Ohio Dominican. Kellie Rietveld scored 21 and Hillary Bowling had 17. NMU didn’t have a player score in double digits for the first time all season in the game at Tiffin. The Wildcats only have one game this week as they travel to Michigan Tech to play the Huskies for the second time this season. Michigan Tech won 77-65 on Dec. 4 in Marquette in the first meeting.

Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood has been off since Dec. 18 and returns to action today against Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras and tomorrow against Puerto Rico-Bayamon.




Ohio Dominican Panthers

The Panthers entered the New Year on a high note, collecting the program’s first ever GLIAC win, holding on late to defeat Northern Michigan, 55-54, at home. Despite 18 second half points by Chelsea Lyons over the final 11:33, ODU was able to overcome a four-point deficit with 3:19 remaining. Meredith Fox (Jr./Springboro, OH) connected on a free throw with 59 ticks left and the Panthers defense denied Northern Michigan’s last shot attempt as time expired to snap their six-game losing streak and two-game home skid. Abby Glover (Jr./Centerville, OH) led ODU in scoring for the third straight game, recording her first double-double of the season, and just the second by a Panther, with 13 points and a season-high 10 rebounds. ODU’s leading scorer Summer Hale (Sr./Galena, OH) reached double figures for the seventh time in 10 games this season with 11 points, including a season-best two 3-pointers. ODU returns home for the second game of their three-game homestand next Monday, Jan. 3 at 5:30 p.m. as they step out of conference, welcoming Ohio Valley (W.Va.) to Alumni Hall.


Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University women’s basketball lost a non-conference contest at home over the holiday break to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers.  The loss drops the Cardinals to 3-7 overall on the season while they still hold a 1-3 mark in GLIAC play.  Senior Brittany Burkhardt led the way with 12 points and three rebounds while freshman Kristen Greene also had 12 points, adding four rebounds.  Junior Marah Kyle and sophomores Cheritee Green and Jasmine Woods all added six points to the Cardinal effort.  SVSU travels to Grand Valley State on Thursday (1/6) for an 8:00 pm match-up before hosting Ferris State on Saturday (1/8) in a 7:00 pm contest.


Tiffin Dragons

Jaeb totaled 37 points in two games this week, connecting on 15 of 22 shots (.681) while also drilling 5 of 7 three point shots (.714) in leading TU to a 2-0 week. She also averaged 4 assists, 3.5 steals, and 5 rebounds per game during that span. She now stands just two points shy of 1000 points for her career… Tiffin University’s women’s basketball team had little trouble at Salem International University, dominating the Wildcats 89-27. The Dragons’ win set a new record for largest margin of victory, as they won by 62 points. They nearly set two other team records, as their 27 points allowed fell one point shy of the 26 points allowed during the 1987-88 season. The Dragons also registered 25 assists, two shy of the 27 in a game set in the 1993-94 season… Karli Mast added 21 points, while Melissa Gilliland also reached double figures with 15 points. Mary Kate Campbell had 7 points and was one of four Dragons players with 5 rebounds. She was joined by Amanda Baute, Jessica Harris, and Jillian Adams. Steph Kelly and Holly Focke also had 6 assists apiece for TU… The Lady Dragons turned up the defense in the second half and relied upon its post to take control over the final 20 minutes, beating Northern Michigan 47-36… Tiffin outscored the Wildcats in the paint 30-20 while also outrebounding them 41-30.


Wayne State Warriors

The Warriors suffered a 67-64 home court setback on Dec. 29 to visiting Saint Joseph’s College (4-6) at the Matthaei. A jumper by Lena Thomas (Bloomfield, Twp., Mich./Andover) was sandwiched around two made free throws each by Britney Cruse and Tatiana Ortiz making it a three-point game (67-64) with 26 seconds left. Latosha Beasley (Flint, Mich./Northern) missed from inside and Cruse missed both foul shots in a double bonus situation giving WSU one last chance to tie it, but a deep triple rattled off the front of the rim. Tyler Hardy (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) led WSU with 13 points, while Beasley contributed 10 points and nine rebounds, including four on the offensive end.  Cruse tallied a game-high 23 points, with both Ortiz and Jasmyne Reynolds adding 17 points. Wayne State held a 43-31 edge on the boards. The Warriors shot 35.4 percent (23-of-65) from the floor, the second lowest of the season.  Meanwhile, the Pumas made 44 percent (22-of-50) of their shots from the field. WSU made 80 percent (16-of-20) of its free throw attempts, the second best mark of the year.