Horizon League News
INDIANAPOLIS – Cleveland State extended its winning streak to nine games and Northern Kentucky earned a road win at Indiana State to highlight this week’s #HLWBB competition.
#HLWBB NEWS & NOTES
• Cleveland State's nine straight wins has tied its program record for consecutive wins, which was last set during the 1982-83 campaign. Vikings are atop the League individual leaderboard in three categories as Mariah Miller is first in points per game (21.9) and Mariah White leads in assists per game (4.2) and steals per game (4.1). Miller is ninth nationally in points per game and White is fourth in steals per game among Division I players.
• Preseason Player of the Year IUPUI’s Macee Williams leads #HLWBB with 9.0 rebounds per game and a .535 field goal percentage.
• Green Bay’s Lyndsey Robson tops qualifying League players with a 2.2 assist-turnover ratio this season.
• Wright State’s Angel Baker is averaging 35.2 minutes per game this season, most among #HLWBB players.
• Northern Kentucky’s Ally Niece led the Norse with a season-high 19 points and eight assists in a road win at Indiana State on Tuesday.
• Oakland ranks 16th in the country in free-throw percentage as the Golden Grizzlies are shooting 78.5 percent from the charity stripe.
• UIC’s Jada Nneji tops the League leaderboard in blocks per game (2.9).
• Youngstown State’s Chelsea Olson tied for the team lead with 14 points and added five rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes at No. 12/15 Indiana on Sunday. She was 5-for-9 from the field, 2-for-4 from 3-point range and 2-for-3 from the free-throw line.
IAMI, Fla. - Jalisha Terry reached double figures for the fifth consecutive game scoring a season second-best 19 points going a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line with four assists and three steals leading Oakland to a 61-55 win over Jacksonville State to close out FIU Thanksgiving Classic play with a undefeated 2-0 mark on Sunday afternoon. Chloe Guingrich added 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting while Kayla Luchenbach chipped in with 10 points.
Guingrich and Luchenbach also lead the way on the glass with six rebounds each while Sydney Gouard and Brianna Breedy each grabbed five boards.
Defensively, Oakland posted 12 points off 14 turnovers while holding JSU to just 3-for-21 from 3-point range. In Classic play, the Golden Grizzlies held both opponents for a combined 7-for-36 (19.4%) from behind the arc.
Each team scored 13 points as Oakland led at the half, 30-24. The third and fourth quarters turned out the be mirror opposites as the Gamecocks outscored the Golden Grizzlies 21-10 to take 45-40 lead at the end of the frame.
Oakland returned the favor in the fourth quarter outscoring JSU 21-10 highlighted by a 11-1 run to take the lead, 51-46, at the 6:36 minute mark.
After JSU cut the lead to one at 51-50, Luchenbach added a pair of free throws and a layup followed by a pair of free throws from Terry, a jumper from Guingrich and another pair of free throws from Kahlaijah Dean to close out the game for good.
Oakland travels to Michigan on Sunday, Dec, 8 at 2 p.m.
PEORIA, Ill. -- Sept. 8- Mackenzie Schneider recorded eight kills, hitting .318, plus seven digs and seven service aces, tying the school record, as the Oakland volleyball team completed a five-set, come-from-behind win over Belmont Saturday at the CEFCU Bradley Invite.
Brittany Welch led all players with 18 kills, and added nine digs and three blocks.
Abby Neidinger recorded a career high 16 kills and a .406 hitting percentage. Also registering double digit kills was Jamie Walling with 13.
Lindsay Wightman (16), Madison Ross (14) and Katelyn Johnson (10) each recorded double digit digs, while Megan Hobler and Jessica Reidl each led Oakland with five blocks. Hobler was named to the all-tournament team after a stellar defensive outing on the weekend, recording 18 total blocks, good for 1.38 blocks per set, in the three matches.
The Golden Grizzlies (4-2) will return to action on Sept. 10 with a home match against Bowling Green.