Friday, November 07, 2008

Edwards, Noonan and Mendes Verbals

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Brianna Edwards of Minneapolis North has verballed Providence. The 6-0 forward averaged 17.7 points for the 11-10 Polars last year. Edwards played with a New York City AAU team this past summer. In the summer of 2007 she played with NC Heat.

Jamie Noonan of Richfield has verballed St. Cloud State. The 5-8 guard averaged 15.5 points for the 24-4 Spartans last winter. Noonan played with MN Suns Fassett duing the AAU season.
Noonan was All Conference in the Classic Suburban the two last seasons.

Jasmin Mendes of Hopkins has verballed UM Crookston. Mendes is a 5-8 guard and played for James Fassett in the Minnesota Suns AAU team this past spring/summer.
Mendes averaged 2 points per game for the 26-3 Royals last winter.

With these two verbals the Minnesota 2009 totals are now at 35 overall, 19 for D1 and 16 for D2.

Photo: Noonan drives in the North Tartan Meltdown. Mendes after the Roosevelt Fall League Championship. Photos by kja.

North Dakota State beat UM Crookston 81-58. Jerri Penly (Ypsilanti Calvary Christian) had 19 for NDSU. Jamie Zelinsky (Park Center) had 13 points for UMC.

Drake beat UM Duluth 75-41. Kristin Turk (DM Lincoln) had 15 points for Drake. Brittnye McSparron (Eastview) 13 points for the Bulldogs. Jheri Booker (Summerville, GA) had 15 for UMD. There was a lot of Des Moines Lincoln on the floor. From the Des Moines Register.

Michigan State beat Saginaw Valley State 97-32. Lykendra Johnson (Trinity, IL) had 23 points for MSU. Kelsey Mausolf (Port Hope, MI) and Morgan Hughes (Pinckney, MI) each had 8 points for SVS.

Wayne State MI beat Detroit 64-52. Jasmine McCall (Detroit CMA) had 21 points for WSM. Chanica Hall (Benilde-St. Margaret's) had 6 points for Detroit.

UI Chicago beat Lewis 68-60. Jessie Miller (Holy Angels) had 12 points for UIC.

UW Milwaukee beat Michigan Tech 70-61 in overtime. Turquoise McCain (Milwaukee Riverside) and Amanda Viehauser (Armstrong) each had 13 for UWM. Sarah Stream (Ishpeming Westwood, MI) had 18 points for MTU.

UTEP beat the Houston Jaguars 78-72. Timika Williams (Southfield-Lathrup) had 19 points for UTEP.

Air Force beat Adams State 55-40. Kathleen Schjodt (Hot Springs, SD) had 10 points for AF.

Northwestern hosts UW Parkside tonight.

BIG 10
Joann Hamlin is doubtful for Iowa's final exhibition. From the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Injuries are taking a toll at Michigan State. Mia Johnson (Minneapolis North) recently had her knee scoped. From the Lansing State Journal.

HORIZON: UW Green Bay is expecting to continue their success.

MID AMERICAN: Central Michigan hasn't won a conference title since 1985. From the Grand Rapids Press.

Bloomfield Hills Sacred Heart, MI is open.

Debbie Hunter (Cloquet) will be inducted into the Gophers Hall of Fame. From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Murray County Central's girls basketball coach Tom Pryor is a cancer survivor. From the Worthington Daily Globe.

UW Whitewater is the top pick for the WIAC Conference. From the Wausau Daily Herald and Wisconsin State Journal.
Only six teams will make the WIAC post season tournament. From the Eau Claire Leader Telegram.
UW Stevens Point is picked for 3rd. From WAOW

Hope is expected to win the MIAA. From the Holland Sentinel.
Albion is picked for 3rd in the MIAA.

Kayla Blom (Centennial) is the starting point guard at the University of Sioux Falls and is averaging 14 points and 7 assists through two games.
New USF coach Travis Traphagen has the Cougars thinking positive. From the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Jamestown Optimist Club Athlete of the Week
Week of October 27 – November 2
Kellie Schuneman – Sophomore – Jimmie Basketball – Hometown: Lino Lakes, Minnesota. Kellie scored 16 points in the Jimmies' 5 point loss to Hastings. She was 5-of-12 from the field, including four 3-pointers, and she was 2-of-5 from the lines. She also had two rebounds and two assists. In the 71-66 win over Briar Cliff, Kellie was a perfect 14-of-14 from the free throw lines for 14 points. She also added 3 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal.

SC4 leans on hustle and heart. From the Port Huron Times Herald.

The Schoolcraft Ocelots are optimistic. From the Hometown Mirror.

Next up: tomorrow