Hammer Drops Back-To-Back 20-Point Games In Seven Days, Earns Player Of The Week Honor

Hammer Drops Back-To-Back 20-Point Games In Seven Days, Earns Player Of The Week Honor
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics

WAYNE – For the second consecutive week a member of the Wayne State College women’s basketball team has been named the NSIC South Division Player of the Week.

According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota Tuesday afternoon, sophomore Kylie Hammer received this honor following a career-high 21 point performance against Augustana this past weekend.

Also, for the second straight game Hammer dropped 20 or more points after scoring 20 in an 84-74 win against Black Hills State on November 23. Seven days later, WSC defeated Augustana 80-76 thanks to the Wayne-native’s 21-point contest to go along with a career-high eight rebounds.

The 5’6 reserve point guard finished 7-13 from the field (4-6 3PT/3-3 FT) while adding five assists and three steals. Hammer has appeared in all six games off the bench ranking second on the team in scoring (13.0 ppg); three-point shots made (eight); steals (nine) and assists (13).

The Wildcat women secured their fourth straight win improving to 5-1 overall as they’re now 1-0 in league play. Junior forward Erin Norling earned the same honor the week prior.

The Wayne State women will next host Upper Iowa and Winona State this weekend at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday with men to follow.

NSIC North Division women’s Player of the Week: sophomore forward Brooke Olson from Minnesota Duluth.

NSIC North Division men’s Player of the Week: senior guard Harrison Cleary from Minnesota Crookston.

NSIC South Division men’s Player of the Week: junior forward Tyler Riemersma from Augustana.