Thursday, October 23, 2008

Northern Sun and Summit Previews

#1 posting 9.23.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

Kelly Rae Finley (Breck and Colorado State) just took a basketball position with Harvard

Coach Randi Peterson is the draw at Coe. From the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Here is the proposal to redistrict Class B in North Dakota. From the Bismarck Tribune.

Chicago State is joining the Great West Conference. From KXMB.

Grand Blanc will move to the Kensington Lakes Athletic Association next year. From the Livingston Daily News.

New Mexico hold a scrimmage on Friday.

Waldorf faced their alumni last Saturday.

Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State and Vanderbilt all met the media. You can read quotes by Mia Johnson (Minneapolis North) on the MSU site. Amanda Nisleit (Woodbury) made the trip to Oklahoma City for ISU.

BIG 12: Courtney Paris is the Player to watch this year. The team to watch is more open. From the Des Moines Register.

BIG EAST: Marquette is #25 in the Sporting News poll.

IVY: Dartmouth is slotted for second.

MID AMERICAN: Central Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan are previewed.

MISSOURI VALLEY: Creighton is looking to build off their 21 win season.

SUMMIT: South Dakota State is tabbed as the top team in the Summit. IUPUI is picked for 4th. Western Illinois is picked for 5th. North Dakota State is 6th. IPFW is picked for 7th. UMKC is picked for 8th. Jessica Pike of Oakland has been named preseason Player of the Year.

Northern Sun: MSU Mankato is picked for 1st. Augustana is 2nd. SW MN State is picked for 9th. MSU Mankato's Heather Johnson (JWP) is picked for player of the year. From the Mankato Free Press and the Marshall Independent.

Hope has six new players. From the Holland Sentinel.

DAC: Jamestown is picked for 1st. Minot State is 2nd. From the Jamestown Sun and Minot Daily News.

Morningside is looking to add to their Great Plains title streak. From the Sioux City Journal.

Wayne State Michigan holds a preview party on October 30.

Here are the Wednesday results from the Toronto Star.

Natalee Thomson, Parkdale 31 vs. Ursula Franklin 55-31
Julie Longauer, All Saints 22 vs. Uxbridge 43-37

Next up: when news breaks