Hammer Earns South Division Player Of The Week, Second In Conference Scoring

Hammer Earns South Division Player Of The Week, Second In Conference Scoring
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – After recording back-to-back career-best in scoring following a pair of NSIC South Division women’s basketball games, a Wayne native has earned Player of the Week honors.

According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, senior point guard Kylie Hammer was announced Monday morning as the NSIC South Division Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

It’s the second time in her Wildcat career (12/3/19) that Hammer has been named NSIC South Division Player of the Week in women’s basketball.

The 5-6 guard from Wayne had back-to-back career high scoring games against Southwest Minnesota State Thursday and at Sioux Falls Saturday, averaging 28.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per contest. She started the week scoring a career-best 26 points with four rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 69-65 overtime win over the Mustangs.  Hammer made 8 of 14 shots from the field and 9-10 at the charity stripe.

Hammer produced another career-high performance on Saturday in a 76-75 setback at Sioux Falls by scoring 31 points on 10-13 shooting from the field and 8-10 at the free throw line.

For the weekend, Hammer made 18 of 27 shots from the field (66.7%), 4 of 7 3-pointers (57.1%) and 17 of 20 free throws (85%).

Hammer ranks second in the NSIC in scoring this season at 20.0 points per game and has made an NSIC leading 51 free throws (51-64) through just seven games for the Wildcats.

The Wayne State College women are 5-2 on the season and 2-1 in the NSIC South Division. WSC will host Concordia-St. Paul Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Minnesota State Saturday in a 5:30 p.m. contest. The men’s team will play the first game each night this weekend as all four games will be carried on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 and waynedailynews.com.