BAY CITY, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University freshman forward Emily Wendling (Flushing, Mich./Flushing) and Malone University junior guard/forward Deborah Simmers (Anchorage, Alaska) have been chosen as the GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", respectively.
GLIAC North Division Player of the Week:
Saginaw Valley State University
6-3, Freshman, Forward
Saginaw Valley State University freshman Emily Wendling posted her second career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds against No. 1 Ashland. The Cardinals fell in the matchup but held the Eagles to their smallest halftime advantage against Division II opponents this season as they trailed 41-37 at the break. Wendling went 9-for-12 from the field and ripped down three offensive rebounds in the process. She has scored 19 points or more in her last five contests. Wendling is also shooting 79.3 percent from the foul line, making on 23-of-29 shots.
North Division Weekly Honor Roll: Sarah DeShone - FS, Briauna Taylor - GV, Lauren Gruber - NM, Maria Blazejewski - LS, Sarah Susan - NU, Phaebre Colbert - WS.
2012-13 North Division "Players of the Week": (11/13) Sam Hoyt - MT, (11/19) Briauna Taylor - GV, (11/26) Maria Blazejewski - LS, (12/3) Sarah DeShone - FS, (12/10) Emily Wendling - SV.
GLIAC South Division Player of the Week:
5-9, Junior Guard/Forward
Malone Univeristy junior Deborah Simmers provided a lift off the bench for Malone last week, averaging 15.5 points, four rebounds and 3.5 assists per game to help the Pioneers tally a 1-1 record in contests at Lake Superior State and Northwood. Simmers tossed in 17 points with five boards and four assists in a 60-47 triumph at LSSU on Thursday. She then posted 14 points, three rebounds and three assists during the Pioneers’ 72-60 loss to Northwood on Saturday. On the week, Simmers shot 37% from the floor, 46% from three-point range and 67% from the foul line.
South Division Weekly Honor Roll: Daiva Gerbec - AU, Angela Bisaro - HC, Katelyn Stuckey - OD, Jessica Harris - TU, Kayla Brown - UF.
2012-13 South Division "Players of the Week": (11/13) Kari Daugherty - AU, (11/19) Kacee Hockenberry - GV, (11/26) Kari Daugherty - AU, (12/3) Kari Daugherty - AU, (12/10) Deborah Simmers - MU.