February 22, 2011

Final Games for NMU Women

'Cats travel south
'Cats travel south

MARQUETTE, Mich. –The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team will finish the 2010-11 season this week with two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games. NMU (11-13, 6-11 GLIAC) will hit the road and take on Northwood University (14-9, 10-7 GLIAC) Thursday (Feb. 24) and Saginaw Valley State University (7-17, 4-13 GLIAC) on Saturday (Feb. 26). Both games are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

In last Saturday’s win over Ashland (74-66), Steffani Stoeger hit a milestone passing the 1,000 point mark in her career as she finished the game with a season-high 25 points in her last game in the Berry Events Center. NMU defeated Lake Erie (107-75) on Thursday night.

Chelsea Lyons and Staci Beckel continue to pace the Cats’ with Lyons averaging 12.4 points per game and Beckel is at 10.9. Hillary Bowling is ninth in the GLIAC in three point shooting percentage (41 percent) and Stoeger is fourth in the league in steals with 45.

The Timberwolves are currently on a six-game winning streak that started when they defeated NMU back on Jan. 29 (85-66). Northwood’s Pam Wilson (17.7) is currently the top scorer in the GLIAC this season and is second in the league in rebounding at 9.7 a game. Wilson has scored in double figures in every game during the teams winning streak.  Savannah Stedman is second on the team averaging 12.1 points per game and has 38 blocks on the season. Northwood has qualified for the GLIAC tournament.

SVSU is 1-6 in its last seven games of the season. For the year SVSU is averaging 60.3 points per game and is led by Cheritee Green and Kristen Greene, who are averaging 9.8 and 9.4 points this season.

This weekend’s games mark the final time six senior will put on the green and gold as coach Troy Mattson says goodbye to Jaclyn Davey, Erin Powers, Kellie Rietveld, Steffani Stoeger and Callie Youngman. Ryan Beckman brings you all the action on “The Point” 100.3 FM.

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Prepared By
Mike Levy
NMU Sports Information
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