#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook: No. 2

#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook: No. 2

By: Kelly Shipp

Weekly Notebook 2 W/ Stats

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2018-19 women's basketball season is officially a week old and Summit League programs got off to fast starts with some big wins while also breaking a few records in the process.

The Opening Tip

• Western Illinois set a program record with 136 points in their win against MacMurray College

• The Leathernecks also set an NCAA record of most 3-pointers made with 28

• South Dakota's Allison Arens joined the 1,000-point club in their win against Creighton

• USD's Taylor Fredrick was named the player of the week after dropping a career-high 26-points against Creighton

Things to Watch

• Oral Roberts will take on Kansas Tuesday night at legendary Allen Fieldhouse. They last played Kansas in 2016, falling in double overtime, 64-56

• South Dakota State will battle Creighton at home on Thursday. SDSU will be the third Summit League member to play Creighton this season. The Summit League is 1-1 against the Bluejays

• North Dakota State will play at Wisconsin on Saturday while Purdue Fort Wayne will play at Purdue on Sunday

Summit League Notes

• Denver had five players reach double-digits in their win against Air Force

• The Pioneers are 2-0 for the first time since the 2011-12 season

• North Dakota opened their season against No. 18 Syracuse

• UND used a strong third-quarter to defeat Valparaiso on Sunday

• North Dakota State was sharp from the free throw line making six free throws in the final eight seconds against New Hampshire to seal their victory

• NDSU is 2-1 on the young season

• Omaha is averaging 71 points per game

• They are led by Elena Pilakouta who is averaging 11 ppg

• Oral Roberts traveled to No. 13 Iowa last week and nearly came away with the upset

• The Mastodons were a swatting machine in its season opener, as the 'Dons finished with 10 blocks against IU Kokomo

• Their 10 blocks are tied for third most in program history

• The Last time the Mastodons finished with double-digit blocks as a team came on Nov. 23, 2010 when they had 11 against Indiana Tech

• In her first game as a Mastodon, Sierra Bell became only the third player in program history with eight or more steals, when she made eight against IU Kokomo on Nov. 6

• USD will take on Drake Thursday. Drake is ranked No. 5 in the Mid-Major Top 25 while USD is ranked 10th

• Both USD and Drake went undefeated in conference play last year

• Allison Arens became the 25th 1,000-point scorer in USD history in their win against Creighton

• South Dakota State defeated Central Michigan for the second win of the year. CMU was ranked No. 3 in the Mid-Major Top 25

• Macy Miller has scored at least 20-points in two straight contests

• SDSU has won 53 home openers in program history

• SDSU opens the season with four straight opponents that made the field of 64 last year

• Western Illinois allowed just two points in the first quarter and 10 in the first half

• Six athletes scored in double figures

• Taylor Higginbotham is just five points shy from moving into seventh on the all-time scoring list at WIU


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