WAYNE – As the opening weekend of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference basketball is in the books with the only regular season cross division games, week one Players of the Week were highlighted Monday.
According to a release from the league office in Burnsville, Minnesota, senior forward Erin Norling of Wayne State College and senior guard Brooklyn Bachmann of Bemidji State University were tabbed with women’s Player of the Week honors for their respective divisions.
The Wayne State women suffered a 77-53 road loss at Northern State Saturday but turned around and won 81-73 on Sunday in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
The Loretto, Minnesota native averaged a NSIC-best 21.0 points with 8.0 rebounds per game. Her 28 points scored in Sunday’s win marked her 18th career 20-point game. Norling also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds Saturday while adding 2.5 assists per game and shooting 43% from the field.
The NSIC South Division went 8-5 against North Division opponents this past weekend.
The Sioux Falls at University of Mary games were both canceled this past weekend while the Sunday Minnesota Duluth game at Winona State was canceled after UMD won 68-47 on Saturday.
On the men’s side, South Division teams went 9-6 with just the Sunday Winona State at
UMD games canceled after UMD men won 81-59 over the Warriors Saturday.
The NSIC South Division Player of the Week was senior forward Tyler Riemersma of Augustana University while the North Division recipient went to junior guard Mason Stark of Northern State University.
The Wayne State College women will host Concordia-St. Paul this Friday and Saturday, January 8 – 9 at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Just like this past weekend, there’ll be no ticket sales and no visiting fans permitted. Only immediate family members will be allowed into the weekend games.
Join Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler for both the women’s games on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 for Friday’s game at 6 p.m. and Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9 at 2 p.m. on Saturday. All games carried on the radio can also be heard online at waynedailynews.com.
The Wildcat men will take their 0-2 record on the road to St. Paul, Minnesota at 6/2 p.m. this weekend.