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NAIA Women’s Basketball Weekly Report – No. 5

February 08, 2013

By Alan Grosbach, Manager of Communications and Sports Information, and Travis Rae, Communications and Sports Information Intern

NAIA Game of the Week
No. 16 College of Idaho (17-6; 13-2 CCC) at No. 4 Eastern Oregon (25-2; 15-0 CCC)
Friday, Feb. 8; La Grande, Ore., 5:30 p.m. PST, Quinn Coliseum
Live Video | Live Stats - Provided by Eastern Oregon

• The top two teams of the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) square off Friday evening in the NAIA Women's Basketball Game of the week, as No. 16 College of Idaho travels to La Grange, Ore., to face No. 4 Eastern Oregon.
• College of Idaho leads the all-time series, 22-18. The first meeting between these two schools came during the 1996 season.
• Dating back to the 2009-10 season, six of the last eight meetings between the Mountaineers and Lady Yotes have been decided by four points or less. Neither team has scored more than 70 points in the eight games.
• College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon faced each other earlier this season, which saw the Mountaineers defeat the Lady Yotes, 57-53, on Jan. 11. College of Idaho's Felicity Jones led all scorers with 22 points in the contest.
• With an Eastern Oregon win, the Mountaineers clinch the Cascade Collegiate Conference regular season title and earn an automatic berth to the NAIA Division II National Championship.
• The Mountaineers are currently riding a 19-game win streak and are a perfect 13-0 at home this season with 20-straight wins at home.
• Eastern Oregon's offense is averaging 73.3 points per game, while only allowing 52.8 points. For the season the Mountaineers average 7.6 3-pointers made per game, while hitting 35.7 percent of the threes they take.
• Eastern Oregon is led by Brooke Randall, who was named Red Lion Player of the Week for the Cascade Conference on Feb. 4. Randall is averaging 15.4 points per game to lead the Mountaineers.
• Kelsea Hurliman follows Randall in scoring with 12.9 points per game. Hurliman leads the CCC in 3-point field goals made per game and ranks eighth nationally making 2.8 3-pointers per game.
• Korrie Bourn of the Mountaineers leads the team in rebounding as she averages 6.6 rebounds per game.
• Eastern Oregon ranks in the top 10 in a handful of categories. The Mountaineers rank second in the NAIA in total assists (497), scoring defense per game (52.8), assists to turnover ratio (1.2), third in scoring margin (20.4), sixth in field goal percentage defense (.338), seventh in assists per game (18.4) and ninth in 3-point field goal percentage (.357).
• College of Idaho came in at No. 16 this week in the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25. This is the highest rating for the Lady Yotes since being ranked No. 12 in the 2009-10 preseason poll.
• College of Idaho comes in scoring 67.7 points per game this season and allowing 60.0. The Lady Yotes are shooting 40 percent from the floor.
• The Lady Yotes have won their last six contests. They have also won five-in-a-row on the road, the longest streak since seven-straight during the 2008-09 season.
• Felicity Jones leads the Lady Yotes on the offensive end, as she averages 14.1 points per game. She also ranks 23rd in the nation in assists per game averaging 4.2.
• Defensively for College of Idaho, Laura Geis records 2.2 blocks per game and has 50 blocks on the season. Her 50 blocks ranks her No. 8 in a single-season. For her career, Geis has recorded 120 blocks, fourth most in school history for the Lady Yotes.
• College of Idaho ranks 20th nationally in blocks per game as they average 3.7 per game. They also rank 22nd in steals per game averaging 11.2 per game.
• The Lady Yotes are ranked ninth in the nation for offensive rebounds per game, as they average 16.1.

Note - A special thanks to the Sports Information Departments at Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho for providing portions of the information above.

This Week Around the Top 25
Division I
Top 25 Matchups
Tuesday - No. 8 Westmont (Calif.) def. No. 3 Vanguard (Calif.), 70-58 | Recap
Thursday - No. 12 Campbellsville (Ky.) at No. 6 Cumberland (Tenn.)
Thursday - No. 24 Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) at No. 18 Faulkner (Ala.)
Saturday - No. 9 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) at No. 14 Benedictine (Kan.)
Saturday - No. 22 Wiley (Texas) at No. 19 Our Lady of the Lake (Texas)
Saturday - No. 23 William Woods (Mo.) at No. 20 Lyon (Ark.)
Top 25 Upsets
Tuesday - No. 8 Westmont (Calif.) def. No. 3 Vanguard (Calif.), 70-58 | Recap
Division II
Top 25 Matchups
Wednesday - No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan def. No. 3 Saint Francis (Ind.), 59-57 | Recap
Friday - No. 16 College of Idaho at No. 4 Eastern Oregon
Saturday - No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan at No. 15 Bethel (Ind.)
Saturday - No. 6 Morningside (Iowa) at No. 9 Briar Cliff (Iowa)
Top 25 Upsets
Wednesday - No. 9 Briar Cliff (Iowa) def. No. 4 Concordia (Neb.), 89-80 | Recap
Wednesday - St. Francis (Ill.) def. No. 8 Saint Xavier (Ill.), 57-55 | Recap
Wednesday - Valley City State (N.D.) def. No. 13 Jamestown (N.D.), 54-48 | Recap
Wednesday - Robert Morris (Ill.) def. No. 14 Roosevelt (Ill.), 86-69 | Recap

For the Record
Division I

• No teams remain unbeaten in Division I. The Master's (Calif.), who was the last remaining, fell Jan. 22, 68-57, against Westmont (Calif.). The Master's was 17-0 before its first loss.
• There are three one-loss teams in Division I: Cumberland (Tenn.) (22-1), Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (22-1) and Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) (22-1). The trio is also tied with an NAIA-best 22 victories on the season.
• Oklahoma City owns an NAIA-best 18-game win streak. The Stars' most recent defeat came against NCAA Division II Northeastern State (Okla.), 66-52, on Nov. 10. Oklahoma City looks to extend its streak Thursday at Science & Arts (Okla.) before returning home to face John Brown (Ark.) Saturday.
• Fifty-five teams have a .500-or-better winning percentage in games played through Feb. 6.
• Eleven programs boast at least 20 victories.
• There are no winless teams in Division I. Allen (S.C.) was the last remaining, but claimed its first victory on the year when the Yellowjackets defeated NCAA Division II Spelman (Ga.), 50-44, on Jan. 12
• Dale Neal, head coach at Freed-Hardeman, rests only seven wins shy of becoming the fourth coach in Division I history - seventh in NAIA women's basketball - to reach 500 wins. Neal and the Lady Lions continue this quest Thursday against Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
• Lewis-Clark State's (Idaho) Brian Orr is seven victories shy of reaching the 300-win plateau with a 293-98 career record.
• Freed-Hardeman overtook Oklahoma City with a single-game high for scoring and scoring margin in its 140-29 victory over NCCAA Crowley's Ridge (Ark.) on Tuesday. The output is the third most points scored by an NAIA women's basketball team in a single game. Oklahoma City previously held the mark with a 133-24 win at Central Christian (Kan.) on Nov. 24.
• Lorna Hudson of Bethel (Tenn.) overtook Tugce Canitez of Westmont (Calif.) as Division I's single-game scoring leader with a 45-point effort in the Wildcats 111-43 thrashing of NCCAA Morthland College (Ill.) on Jan. 12. The 5-8 guard finished the night 13-of-27 (48.1 percent) shooting, including a 38.9 percent (7-of-18) clip from beyond the arc. Canitez had held the previous high with 43 points against William Jessup (Calif.) on Dec. 14.
• Treshenia Solomon of Our Lady of the Lake owns the Division I single-game high in rebounds with 27 against Texas Wesleyan on Jan. 21.
• Nicole Ballestero of Vanguard (Calif.) set the single-game high with 15 assists against Arizona Christian on Jan. 19.
• Southern-New Orleans' (La.) Sabrina Scott is the lone Division I player to post more than one triple double on the season with three. The 6-4 center's first triple double came on Jan. 19 against Edward Waters (Fla.) when she tallied 26 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks. Two games later, Scott matched the performance with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 15 blocks. Outside of Scott, only four triple doubles have been recorded this season. Her third came against Fisk (Tenn.) on Feb. 2 - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 12 blocks.
Division II
• Five players, BreeAnn Hageman of Waldorf (Iowa), Dani Carlman of Walla Walla (Wash.), Kayla Kepler of College of the Ozarks (Mo.), Qurimisha Spence of Johnson & Wales (Fla.), and Jessica Zaruba of College of Saint Mary (Neb.) are the only players in Division II to collect a triple-double this season.
• Indiana Wesleyan leads the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball with 26 wins. Eastern Oregon follows with 25 wins.
• Michigan-Dearborn's Chelsea Davis was selected as the NAIA National Player of the Week, which was announced on Feb. 5.
• Eastern Oregon has won 19-straight contests, the longest streak in the NAIA.
• Sixty-three teams have a .500 record or better this season.
• Kristen Ward of Johnson & Wales (Colo.) holds the game high in scoring, as she scored 47 points on Dec. 7 against Arizona Christian.
• Grand View (Iowa) head coach Garey Smith won his 700th game on Jan. 30, by defeating AIB (Iowa), 47-45. Coach Smith is currently the only active coach in Division II with 700 career wins.
• Head coach Lonnie Kruse of Sterling (Kan.) is seven wins shy of 700 career wins as he currently stands at 693-223.
• Head coaches, Linda Nash of Aquinas (Mich.) and Bobbi Vandenberg of Viterbo (Wis.) are closing in on winning their 300th career game. Coach Nash is five wins away with a record of 295-223, while coach Vandenberg sits nine wins from 300, with an overall record of 291-338.
• On Nov. 16, Indiana Southeast put up a season-high in points by scoring 148 points. In the same contest, the Grenadiers made a season-best 62 field goals.
• Saint Xavier's (Ill.) Morgan Stuut had an NAIA-best 23 rebounds against Trinity Christian (Ill.) on Nov. 17.
• Morningside (112) and College of the Ozarks (105) are the only teams who have been ranked in the Top 25 for over 100-consecutive weeks. Saint Xavier (Ill.) is the next closest with 99 straight-weeks, including being ranked in the Division I poll.

National Statistics*
Division I
Individual

• Scoring per Game - Hollie German, Lee (Tenn.), 20.86
• Field Goal Percentage - Ashley Rainey, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.), 0.667
• 3-Point Field Goal Percentage - Cynthia Woodward, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), 0.486
• Free Throw Percentage - Jessica Lankston, Oklahoma City, 0.929
• Rebounds per Game - Gabby Harvey, Brenau (Ga.), 12.92
• Blocks per Game - Sabrina Scott, Southern New Orleans (La.), 5.77
• Assists per Game - Tyra Kourtney, Georgetown (Ky.), 6.65
• Double-Doubles - Brittney Carter, Faulkner (Ala.)/Amber Arceneaux-Francis, St. Thomas-Houston (Texas), 18
Team
• Scoring Offense per Game - Our Lady of the Lake (Texas), 87.91
• Scoring Defense per Game - Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.), 46.30
• Field Goal Percentage Offense - Lubbock Christian (Texas), 0.510
• Field Goal Percentage Defense - Southern-New Orleans (La.), 0.310
• Free Throw Percentage - Lubbock Christian (Texas), 0.796
• Rebounds per Game - Martin Methodist (Tenn.), 46.84
• Turnover Margin - Oklahoma City, +13.91
Division II
Individual

• Scoring per Game - Ariel Nickell, Alice Lloyd (Ky.), 25.00
• Field Goal Percentage - Megan Holland, Indiana Northwest, .673
• 3-Point Field Goal Percentage - Celeste Beck, Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.), .505
• Free Throw Percentage - Laura Carroll, Asbury (Ky.), .947
• Rebounds per Game - Ariel Nickell, Alice Lloyd (Ky.), 12.64
• Blocks per Game - BreeAnn Hageman, Waldorf (Iowa), 4.24
• Assists per Game - Nichole Jackson, Warner Pacific (Ore.), 9.19
• Double-Doubles - Ariel Nickell, Alice Lloyd (Ky.), 17
Team
• Scoring Offense per Game - Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), 100.50
• Scoring Defense per Game - Indiana Wesleyan, 46.89
• Field Goal Percentage Offense - Northwestern (Iowa), .485
• Field Goal Percentage Defense - Southeastern (Fla.), .326
• Free Throw Percentage - Huntington (Ind.), .791
• Rebounds per Game - Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), 55.23
• Turnover Margin - Davenport (Mich.), 12.39

*Statistics are as reported to DakStats. As of the morning of Feb. 7, 2013

List of NAIA Schools Participating in Division I Women's Basketball
List of NAIA Schools Participating in Division II Women's Basketball
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Winningest Coaches
NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Winningest Coaches
NAIA Women's Basketball Regular-Season Records

Looking Ahead to the National Championships
33rd Annual NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship
• Frankfort Convention Center, Frankfort, Ky.
• March 13 - 19, 2013

22nd Annual NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship
• Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa
• March 6 - 12, 2013

Division I National Championship Fan and Visitor Information
Division II National Championship Fan and Visitor Information
NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship Records
NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship Records

National Championship Superlatives
Most All-Time Championship Appearances
Division I Division II
School Record School Record
1. Union (Tenn.)* 23 1. College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 18
T2. Southern Nazarene (Okla.)* 20 T2. Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) 16
T2. Wayland Baptist (Texas) 20 T2. Sterling (Kan.) 16
4. Oklahoma City 18 4. Shawnee State (Ohio)% 15
T5. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 16 T5. Hastings (Neb.) 13
T5. Xavier (La.) 16 T5. Saint Francis (Ind.) 13
T5. Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) 16    
 
Most Wins in Championship Appearances
Division I Division II
School Record School Record
1. Union (Tenn.)* 67 1. Northwestern (Iowa) 39
2. Southern Nazarene (Okla.)* 58 2. Hastings (Neb.) 31
3. Oklahoma City 54 3. College of the Ozarks (Mo.) 30
4. Southwestern Oklahoma* 37 4. Morningside (Iowa) 15
5. Wayland Baptist (Texas) 25 T5. Shawnee State (Ohio)% 22
    T5. Saint Francis (Ind.) 22
 
Programs with the Most Championship Titles
Division I Division II
School Record School Record
1. Southern Nazarene (Okla.)* 7 1. Northwestern (Iowa) 5
2. Oklahoma City 6 T2. Hastings (Neb.) 3
T3. Southwestern Oklahoma* 5 T2. Morningside (Iowa) 3
T3. Union (Tenn.)* 5 T4. Northern State (S.D.)* 2
5. Arkansas Tech* 2 T4. Western Oregon* 2

*No longer an NAIA member institution
% Now a member of NAIA Division I