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

LSSU's Joseph 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 senior guard  Emily Joseph (Sterling Heights, Mich./Ford II) and Lake Erie Junior forward/center Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) 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:

Emily Joseph
Lake Superior State
5-6, Senior, Guard
Sterling Heights, Mich./Ford II

Lake Superior State senior guard Emily Joseph led the Lakers to wins over Saginaw Valley and Northwood to open the 2010-11 GLIAC play. She tallied 20 points  four assists and two rebounds in the win over the Cardinals. Joseph than recorded 16 points, six assists, four rebounds, and two steals in the victory over the Timberwovles. For the week she averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 asssists, 3.0 rebounds per game while shooting 52.6% from the floor, and 66.7% beyond the arc.



North Division Weekly Honor Roll: Tiara Adams - FS, Briauna Taylor - GV, Lisa Staehlin - MT, Pam Wilson - NU, Cheritee Green - 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;


GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:
Stephanie Rogers
Lake Erie
6-1, Junior, Forward/Center
Mentor, Ohio/Mentor

Lake Erie College junior forward/center Stephanie Rogers helped lead the Storm to a 1-1 record last week. In a win over Wayne State, she tallied 25 points, nine rebounds, eight blocks, and four steals. Against Hillsdale, she scored 18 points while shooting .875 % from the field and pulled down seven rebounds. For the week Rogers averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game while shooting 75% from the field and 100% from three point range


South Division Weekly Honor Roll:  Rachel Poorman - AU,Chelsea Harrison - HC, Summer Hale - OD, Mandy Jaeb - TU,Clare Aubry - UF, Tyler Hardy - 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



Ashland Eagles

The Eagles won for the second straight year at Hillsdale, downing the Chargers, 75-56 last Thursday. Prior to the two wins last year against HC, AU had dropped six straight to the Chargers. At the other end of the spectrum, the Eagles absorbed their first loss of the season on Saturday at Wayne State. That snapped a five-game winning streak against the Warriors…the Eagles continue to get quality minutes from 6-2 sophomore forward/center Beth Mantkowski (Fairlawn,  Ohio//Copley). Mantkowski has a team-high 10 blocked shots, brings down 3.7 rpg., and is shooting 52.2 percent (12-of-23) from the floor. Her emergence has helped AU overcome the loss of 5-11 sophomore Ashley Dorner (Bellville, Ohio/Clear Fork), who has been lost for the year with a knee injury…in the win over Hillsdale, the Eagles received 32 points from the bench. That charge was led by sophomore guard Lindsay Tenyak, who scored a career-high 18 points. Tenyak was 6-of-8 from the floor, 4-of-5 from three-point range…the Eagles are outrebounding the opposition, 43.3-34.7 and have four players averaging at least 4.2 rpg…when Wayne State outrebounded the Eagles, 34-33, it marked just the second time this season the Eagles lost the battle of the boards.


Ferris State Bulldogs

Ferris State got back on track and gave head coach Tracey Dorow her 200th career victory with a 70-64 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) triumph over league newcomer Ohio Dominican on Saturday (Dec. 4) at Jim Wink Arena. The Bulldogs picked up their fourth win in the last five outings and improved to 4-2 overall along with 1-1 in the GLIAC by virtue of the win.  It marked the 200th time the Bulldogs have won under Dorow, who’s now in her 13th season at the helm...The Bulldogs were paced by the inside trio of senior forward Tiara Adams (Lansing/Waverly), senior center Andrea Clancy (Port Austin/North Huron) and sophomore forward/center Katy Fox (Royal Center, Ind./Pioneer) in the win over the Panthers.  They combined for 38 points in the triumph and helped FSU post a decisive 36-12 edge in points scored inside the paint in the first-ever series’ matchup between the two schools...Thursday’s loss to Tiffin evened FSU’s all-time series’ with the Dragons at three wins apiece.  Tiffin also improved to 2-1 versus Ferris to date inside Wink Arena with its second road win over the Bulldogs in the last two years.


Findlay Oilers

The Oilers defeated Northwood on the road by a score of 85-64 in their only action of the week.  Junior guard Clare Aubry led the way with a career-high 34 points on 13-of-17 shooting.  Aubry’s point total is the fourth highest in school history for a single game and her 7-of-8 performance from behind the three point line tied the school record for made triples in a game.  She also tallied five rebounds in 28 minutes of action and is averaging 16.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game for the Oilers this season.  She is also shooting 54.0 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from behind the three point line.  Junior guard Laura Bardall also had an outstanding game for Findlay, recording 16 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals.  On the season, Bardall is averaging 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game.  She is also shooting 57.1 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from behind the three point line.


Grand Valley State Lakers

#14 GVSU notched a pair of home wins over Ohio Dominican and Tiffin last week, pushing their overall record to 6-0 for the first time since the 2002-03 season. After six games, the Lakers have a +21.2 scoring margin, the best figure in the GLIAC…four Lakers averaged double-figures in points, led by sophomore forward Briauna Taylor (Livonia, Mich.), who averaged 20.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last week. Taylor recorded her second double-double of the season by totaling 20 points and 10 rebounds (and tying a career-high with five steals), while shooting 9-of-16 from the floor against Ohio Dominican. In the win over previously undefeated Tiffin on Saturday, Taylor scored a season-high 21 points and added eight rebounds in the win…junior Jasmine Padin (Wyoming, Mich.) averaged 14.0 points and 5.0 assists per game, while committing just five turnovers in 63 minutes of play in the two GLIAC victories…freshman Dani Crandall (Eaton Rapids, Mich.) averaged 10.5 points per game and shot 72.7 percent (8-of-11) from the field, while senior Elizabeth Van Tiflin (Saginaw, Mich.) pulled down 17 rebounds, averaging 8.5 per contest.


Hillsdale Chargers

The Hillsdale College women’s basketball team opened its conference season with its first two home games over the weekend, losing to Ashland and defeating Lake Erie College…Saturday’s game was the first-ever GLIAC contest between the Chargers and the Storm…After sweeping the season series from Ashland three years in a row, the Chargers have now lost three in a row to the Eagles…Saturday’s 85 points vs. Lake Erie tied a season-high in scoring for the team, but the last time the team scored 85 in a game came in an overtime win over Walsh University…Junior Chelsea Harrison set a new season-high with 22 points in the win over the Storm…Harrison is 23-for-25 from the free throw line this season (92 percent), and leads the Chargers in points scored, minutes played and field goals made…Two players new to the rotation this season are shooting very well from the 3-point line, as Kelsey Raczak (4-for-5) and Marissa DeMott (7-for-15) are the team’s top two percentage shooters from the arc…DeMott averaged eight points per game in just 11 minutes per game in the two games last weekend…She has also made at least one 3-pooint shot in five straight games…Hillsdale will play its third straight home game Tuesday vs. Ferris State, then it won’t play another home game until Thursday, Jan. 13, giving the Chargers a schedule where nine of its first 12 games are on the road.


Lake Erie Storm

Lake Erie posted a 1-1 mark in its GLIAC opening weekend, defeating Wayne State (78-72) and falling to Hillsdale (85-69), both on the road…Junior Stephanie Rogers led the way against the Warriors, scoring a season-high 25 points, grabbing nine rebounds, making four steals and blocking a career-high eight shots in the win… Junior Jen Caiola scored 22 points against the Warriors, for her second 20-point game of the year…She made eight-of-eight free throw attempts in the game, including the final six points of the game in the last 50 seconds… the Storm shot a season-high 54.4% in the win over Wayne State, including 65.5% in the second half… senior guard Brittany Zele scored a season-high 14 points at Hillsdale, while Rogers led the team with 18… junior Britt Busson matched her career high with eight assists at Wayne State, while sophomore Taylor Rogers set a career-high with seven helpers at Hillsdale.


Lake Superior State Lakers

Senior guard Emily Joseph (Sterling Heights, Mich.), who went into last week’s GLIAC openers averaging 8.7 points per game, shot 52.6 percent from the field and 90.9 percent at the free-throw line, and averaged 18.0 ppg to lead LSSU to road victories over Saginaw Valley and Northwood. Her 20 points against the Cardinals was a season high, and she had a season-high six assists against the Timberwolves. She shot 66.7 percent from three-point range. Sophomore forward Maria Blazejewski (Beulah, Mich.) tied her season high of 17 points against SVSU, and junior center Cassy Schemberger (Park Falls, Wis.) scored a career-high 23 points. Schemberger followed that performance with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Northwood for her third career double double. Schemberger is ranked fourth in the GLIAC in field-goal percentage (.677) and fifth in rebounding (8.3), and is averaging a team-leading 12.1 ppg. Joseph is ranked fourth in the GLIAC in average steals per game (2.4) and ninth in assists (3.9). Senior guard Ronlea Peterson (Midland, Mich.) is ranked seventh in free-throw percentage (.885). Last season, LSSU was 0-2 against this week’s opponent, Hillsdale, losing the two contests by one and five points, respectively.

Michigan Tech Huskies

Michigan Tech defeated Northern Michigan 77-65 last Saturday (Dec. 4). The Huskies have claimed 14 of the last 15 meetings with the Wildcats and 23 of the last 30 games in the series …Senior Lisa Staehlin (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) scored a career-high 23 points at Northern Michigan to reset her previous best of 19. The 6-2 center also buried her first-ever 3-pointer in the game on just her second career attempt … Tech is 33-2 over the last four years when Angela Guisfredi (Hubbell, Mich./Lake Linden-Hubbell) makes a 3-pointer … Backup center Lynn Giesler (Green Bay, Wis./Preble) has scored a combined 26 points over the last two games. She had 14 points at Northern Michigan for a new career high. The 6-1 junior has shot 11-of-14 in the last two games and is second in the GLIAC at 72.0 percent.


Northern Michigan Wildcats

NMU is 4-3 overall and 0-1 in the GLIAC. NMU lost its GLIAC opener to No. 19 Michigan Tech on Saturday (Dec. 4). Chelsea Lyons had a Wildcat season-high 23 points. Staci Beckel had 14 and Steffani Stoeger had 11. NMU hosts UW-Parkside on Saturday (Dec. 11) at 5:30 from the Berry Events Center in game 2 of a 4 game home stand.


Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood went 0-2 last week to open GLIAC play, falling to Findlay 85-63 before losing to Lake Superior State 64-49 ... the Timberwolves are now 2-4 overall, 0-2 in the GLIAC ... Northwood’s shooting cost them in both games, as the Timberwolves finished at 37.9 percent against Findlay before shooting 31.7 percent against LSSU ... NU finished the week at 34.7 percent from the floor, 27.3 percent from 3-point range and 68.0 percent from the foul line ... Pam Wilson (Grand Blanc, Mich.) led NU in scoring for the week, averaging 13.0 points per game ... Megan Gonta (Brighton, Mich.) averaged 12.0 points, while Savannah Stedman (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon) scored 10.5 points per game last week ... Northwood will host Grand Valley State Thursday night before traveling to Ferris State Saturday.


Ohio Dominican Panthers

The Panthers received a rude welcoming to the GLIAC last week, falling at No. 14 Grand Valley State 74-50 on Thursday evening and Ferris State, 70-64, on Saturday afternoon. Despite shooting under 30 percent in the first half against the Lakers, ODU only trailed by six at halftime. However GVSU’s size, athleticism and deep bench proved to much in the second as they outscored the Panthers by 17 points to cruise to the home victory. ODU managed to hold Alex Stelfox, the GLIAC scoring leader, to just four points on 2-of-6 shooting, but the Lakers 35-15 advantage on points from the bench made up for the deficit. After hitting on her first seven shots from the charity stripe, Tracy Snider (Jr./Lancaster, OH) missed on her final attempt to snap her school record for consecutive made free throws at 40. After getting down by as many as 13 late in the second half against Ferris State, the Panthers made a spirited comeback to cut the deficit to four with just over a minute remaining, but solid free throw shooting allowed the Bulldogs t pick up their first conference win. Summer Hale (Sr./Galena, OH) led ODU over the two games with a 13.5 ppg average, while Katy Rasor (Jr./Grove City, OH) finished with a 12.0 ppg total.


Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University women’s basketball team split a pair of games over the past week.  The Cardinals defeated Virginia Union University by a score of 73-65 on Monday (11/29).  In that contest, Kristen Greene posted a career-high 18 points.  Cheritee Green had 17 points and five rebounds.  Grace Herzog had a double-double, recording 11 points and 13 rebounds to go along with six blocks on the night.  Aysha Boston added 10 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.  SVSU then dropped a 76-64 contest to visiting Lake Superior State on Thursday (12/2) to open GLIAC play for the 2010-11 season.  Green netted her second double-double of the year, scoring 13 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.  Brittany Burkhardt had a team-high 15 points and five rebounds while Morgan Hughes added nine points.  The Cardinals have two more home games this week, as they host Wayne State University on Thursday (12/9) in an 8:00 pm contest before welcoming the University of Findlay on Saturday (12/11) for a 3:00 pm tip-off.


Tiffin Dragons

The Dragons are off to a strong start,
averaging 76.5 ppg while holding their
opponents to 57 ppg…Tiffin has shot 45 percent from the field while also shooting well from three point, hitting at a 42 percent clip…Tiffin’s defense has been leading the way, as they have forced an average of 25 turnovers per game so far this season…TU has not been in the giving mood, averaging  just 11 turnovers per game on offense…Mandy Jaeb and Karli Mast continue to lead the offense, with Jaeb averaging 17.5 ppg and Mast totaling 13.2 ppg. Jessica Harris is now in double figures at 10.3 ppg and Jennifer Johnston 8.5 ppg…Harris is also averaging 6.7 rebounds per game…Amanda Baute is averaging 6.3 rebounds  while Holly Focke is averaging 6.7 ppg and 4 rebounds…Nine of Tiffin’s 10 players on the active roster are averaging over 14 minutes per game…Tiffin has also posted 80 steals in 6 games while opposing teams have managed just 5.8 steals per game.


Wayne State Warriors

Basketball is a game of runs, and it proved to be the Wayne State women’s basketball teams Achilles heal in a 78-72 loss to GLIAC newcomer Lake Erie in the Warriors’ home-opener at the Matthaei. WSU had its first win in sight, leading 72-69, but the Storm closed the final 2:47 of the game on a 9-0 run, handing the Warriors their sixth straight defeat and first in the GLIAC South. Tyler Hardy scored 18 points and Kiara Smith had 15 points and five rebounds. Amelia Davis’ tip-in as time expired gave the Wayne State women’s basketball team its first win of the season over undefeated Ashland, 77-75, Saturday afternoon. The Warriors, who were 0-6 on the year, also ended a five-game losing streak to the Eagles, last winning on Dec. 8, 2007. On top of hitting the game-winner, Davis drilled a three-pointer with 49 seconds left to put the Warriors ahead, 75-72. But, the Eagles’ Jena Stutzman answered with a three of her own with 23 ticks left. Stutzman led five Ashland players in double-figures with 19 points and six assists. Similar to Davis, sophomore forward Deanna Crumpton was huge down the stretch, scoring five of her game-high 22 points in the final 1:23. Crumpton tied a career-high and also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds.