#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook: No. 4

#SummitWBB Weekly Notebook: No. 4

By: Kelly Shipp

Weekly Notebook 4 W/ Stats

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Summit League women's basketball is back for week four action. This week all nine programs are in action with games scattered across the country and against some of the best competition to date.

 

The Opening Tip

Denver's Madison Nelson was in a zone this past weekend as she earned her first career player of the week honor. Nelson posted back-to-back double-doubles last week including a 20-point, 20-rebound performance against Lamar. Nelson's 20-point and 20-rebound game was the first 20/20 game in The Summit League since 2014, while her 20-rebounds makes her one of just three Summit League players to grab at least 20 boards in the last four seasons. Nelson is just the second women's basketball player from Denver to earn a Summit League Player of the Week honor.

 

Things to Watch

• South Dakota will look to break a tie atop the league standings with Denver with games against Iowa State and Green Bay

•  There have been 11 double-doubles from Summit League student-athletes this season

•  South Dakota State's Macy Miller jumped to eighth on the Summit League scoring record list. Miller needs just 43 points to move into seventh

• SDSU's Madison Guebert is ranked third on the career three-point field goals made list. She is just 20 made threes from second and 24 made threes away from being the conference's all-time leader

 

Summit League Notes

Denver

• Denver's Lauren Loven leads the country in three-point field goals per game at 5.0

• Loven also leads the country in three-point field goals made with 30

• Samantha Romanowski's 13 assists against Lamar is the third most in the country this season

 

North Dakota

• North Dakota has yet to play a home game this season and will not be at home until Dec. 7

• UND led Penn State by 11-points before falling 75-68

• Lexi Klabo earned a double-double against Penn State with 27 points and 10 rebounds

 

North Dakota State

• North Dakota State's Marina Fernandez posted career-highs against North Texas in points (20) and rebounds (14)

• The Bison are averaging 59.2 points per game this season while allowing 68.5

• NDSU has been outscored by their opponents in the second-quarter 112-75

 

Omaha

• Josie Filer grabbed 14 rebounds in the Mavericks win against Florida A&M. Her 14 boards were the most in a game by a Maverick since Mikaela Shaw pulled down 14 against Indiana State on Nov. 25, 2016. She also earned all-tournament accolades

• Omaha's lone double-digit scorer is Elena Pilakouta who is averaging 10 points per game

• The Mavericks have played a lot of close games and currently have a scoring margin of -1.2 points

• Omaha is back in action on Thursday when they travel to Detroit Mercy

 

Oral Roberts

• Oral Roberts enters the week on a two-game winning streak after beating Kansas City and Texas State

• In their win over Texas State, Rylie Torrey scored a career-high 22-points

• Oral Roberts will continue their early-season run against Power-5 opponents when they travel to Arkansas on Wednesday

• The Golden Eagles' Lakota Beatty ranks 23rd nationally in three-pointers made with 19

 

Purdue Fort Wayne

• Purdue Fort Wayne enters the week with a 3-4 record. The Mastodons are one win away from tying their total from last season

• Purdue Fort Wayne is led by De'Jour Young who is averaging 12.9 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game

• The Dons' are averaging 65.7 points per game while allowing 66.6

• Purdue Fort Wayne is averaging 8.4 steals per game

 

South Dakota

• South Dakota's Ciara Duffy posted career-highs in points (26) and blocks (3), in the Coyotes win over Montana

• The Yotes win at Montana was the programs first ever victory in the state of Montana

• USD is 5-1 on the year and atop The Summit League Standings

• Three different Yotes are averaging double-digit points: Duffy (13.8), Taylor Frederick (12.0) and Madison McKeever (11.7)

• South Dakota is outscoring their opponents by 24.2 points per game this season

 

South Dakota State

• South Dakota State has played the toughest strength of schedule in The Summit League this season. Their strength of schedule is ranked 18th

• SDSU just missed a monumental upset of No. 4/5 Baylor in Las Vegas. The Jacks fell 72-66 but led late into the third-quarter

• In the loss to Baylor SDSU's Macy Miller became just the third Jackrabbit to score more than 1,800 points

• Miller was named to the South Point Shootout Thanksgiving All-Tournament team

• SDSU enters the week with a 3-3 record after going 0-2 in Las Vegas

 

Western Illinois

• Western Illinois is one of just two Summit League teams that have played a top 50 strength of schedule so far this season. Their schedule is ranked 35th so far

• The Leathernecks 136 points against MacMurray College is the second most points scored this season

• WIU had to change the date of their game against William Woods, originally scheduled for Monday night, after inclement weather forced the game to Tuesday

• Head coach JD Gravina passed former coach Bea Yeager for the second-most wins in program history (122) in a 139-39 home victory over DIII MacMurray on Nov. 12

 

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