#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook: No. 7

#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook: No. 7

By: Kelly Shipp

Weekly Notebook 7 W/ Stats

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A busy week is in store for The Summit League as teams complete their non-conference schedules ahead of the holiday break. We have teams in Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, Florida and across the country making one last push before they enter the meat of their schedules in January.

The Opening Tip

The University of South Dakota picked up their second straight player of the week honor and third of the season with Ciara Duffy earning her third career honor. Duffy and the Yotes became the first Summit League squad to reach double-digit wins in their lone contest last week. Duffy scored a game-high 20 points against the SEC's Missouri Tigers. She had a stellar all-around performance with four rebounds and three assists while also going 5-for-5 from the free throw line. With their win over Missouri, USD became the first Summit League program to defeat two top 25 ranked opponents in the same regular season.

Things to Watch

• South Dakota continues to inch closer to the AP and WBCA Top 25 rankings. The Yotes are currently 27th in the AP Poll and 29th in the WBCA. If the Yotes crack the top 25 in either poll next week, they will be the first Summit League women's basketball team to earn a top 25 ranking since South Dakota State finished the 2008-09 season ranked 16th

• SDSU's Macy Miller continues to climb the career scoring ladder in both the Summit League. Miller is already SDSU all-time leading scorer and just 82 points shy of becoming the programs first 2,000-point scorer. She will be the sixth Summit League player ever to surpass 2,000 career points

•  Friday will be a busy day for Summit League members as seven of the nine teams will be in action. Friday's games will be the last before the teams take a week off for the holidays. Games will resume on Dec. 28

• Due to Christmas Eve falling on a Monday, The Summit League will release what would be next week's player of the week on Saturday, Dec. 22

 

Summit League Notes

Denver

• Denver will look to get back into the win column on Thursday when they host Samford

• DU's Samantha Romanowski scored a career-high 33-points against Nebraska while shooting a perfect 8-for-8 from behind the arc

• Denver is averaging 82.7 ppg, 19th best mark in the country

North Dakota

• North Dakota travels to Florida to compete in the 31st Stetson Hatter Classic. While there the Fighting Hawks will play three games in three days

• Senior Lexi Klabo continues to lead the Summit League in scoring at 19.3 ppg. She nearly averages a double-double with 8.4 rpg. She four double-doubles this season

North Dakota State

• North Dakota State travels to Florida to compete in the 31st Stetson Hatter Classic. While there the Bison will play three games in three days

• Sophomore Michelle Gaislerova extended her streak to 11-straight games with double digits points against Valparaiso

• Senior Marina Fernandez scored a career-high 20 points against North Texas Green. It was the first 20-point game of the year for a Bison player

Omaha

• Omaha will close out their non-conference schedule on Friday, Dec. 21 when they travel to Northern Iowa

• The Mavericks will be one of the first teams to get Summit League play started when they tip-off against Denver in Baxter Arena on Dec. 28

• In a loss against Montana State Josie Filer led Omaha with a career-high 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with six rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot

• UNO is 5-6 on the year and has dropped their last two games

Oral Roberts

• Oral Roberts enters the week on a two-game winning streak after traveling to Texas and beating both Sam Houston State and Houston Baptist

• ORU will be back on the road on the 21st when they travel to Stillwater, Okla. to take on Oklahoma State. This will be the Golden Eagles fourth game against Power-5 opponent this season

• Maya Mayberry recorded a career-high 25 points on ORU's win over HBU. She also tied her career-high in rebounds with five

Purdue Fort Wayne

• Purdue Fort Wayne will wrap up non-conference play on Wednesday when they host Valparaiso from the Missouri Valley

• The Mastodons are coming off an impressive 86-45 win over Goshen College, their fourth of the season

• The Mastodons reached double-digit blocks for the second time this season against Goshen while tying a program record with 11 blocks

South Dakota

• South Dakota was just outside of the AP Top 25 this week at No. 27 while also just missing the WBCA Top 25

• The Coyotes traveled to Puerto Rico and will play three games in three days starting on Wednesday. The marquee matchup will be a contest against Indiana on Friday

• USD is on an eight-game winning streak that dates back to Nov. 18. During that stretch, they have knocked off two Power-5 AP Top 25 teams in Iowa State and Mizzou

• The Coyotes are the NCAA's team of the week after beating their second AP Top 25 team this season

South Dakota State

• South Dakota State has been receiving votes in both the AP and WBCA Top 25 polls for the last two weeks

• SDSU has won two straight games and five of their last six

• On Tuesday the Jacks traveled to Montana State and defeated the Bobcats 88-67

• Macy Miller scored 13-points in the contest and is now just 82 points away from 2,000 in her career. She will be the first playing SDSU history to reach 2,000 and the sixth in Summit League history

• Madison Guebert sank six 3-pointers vs. the Bobcats, moving her two treys closer to becoming SDSU's and The Summit League's all-time 3-point shooter

Western Illinois

• Western Illinois will travel to Las Vegas to compete in the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic on Dec. 20-21

• When they hit the floor in Vegas, the Leathernecks will be playing their first game in 12 days

• Danni Nichols scored a career-high 20-points against Eastern Illinois

• Western Illinois has a new floor chief, and her name is Olivia Kaufmann. She's the Leathernecks' primary ball handler with 29 assists credited and is also the team's leading scorer with 14.4 points per game

• WIU ranks 3rd in the country in made 3-pointers (104) and 15th in the country in made free throws (162)

 

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