Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Outliers, Talent, 7 More Signings, & Bad Economy

#4 posting 11.18.2008
your daily dose of girls basketball news & information

Why does North Dakota State assistant coach Jaime Berry root for South Dakota State? From the Fargo Forum.

UW Green Bay's Rachel Porath (Luxemburg-Casco, WI) was named the Horizon Player of the week.

#25 UN Kearney beat UN Omaha 87-79. Debi Johnson (Perkins County, NE) had 18 points for UNK. Ashley Nelson (Lincoln Southwest) had 20 points for UNO.

MSU Moorhead beat Regis 56-53.

UM Crookston is on the right track. From the Crookston Times.

KBJR has video of UM Duluth's loss to Northern Michigan on Saturday.

Lakeland beat Carroll 79-75. KC Blahnik had 29 points for Lakeland. Hoewisch had 19 points for Carroll. From the Sheboygan Press.

MSOE is previewed.

Davenport's Kallie Benike (Campbellsport, WI) was named WHAC player of the week.

Defense is the key to the 5-1 start by Mount Marty. From the Yankton Press & Dakotan.

Luther JV beat Riverland 60-53 in overtime on Saturday. Brooke Monson (Austin) had 12 points for Riverland. From the Austin Post Bulletin.

Des Moines Area CC beat Marshalltown last Wednesday 82-60. Keisha Dotson had 22 points for DMACC. DMACC beat Wartburg JV on Saturday 63-39. Ellie Ritscher had 12 points for DMACC. From the Boone News Republican.

Iowa Central CC beat Wartburg JV last night 86-38. Abby Brend had 17 for ICCC. From the Fort Dodge Messenger News.

Madison Area TC beat Gogebic 73-68. From the Ironwood Daily Globe.

NDSCS beat Minneapolis on Saturday 84-42. From the Wahpeton Daily News.

BIG 12
Missouri has added 5-6 guard Trenee Thornton of Kansas City Central, MO.

Kansas has signed 2 more players
5-10 guard Monica Engelman of San Antonio Madison, TX
forward Tania Jackson of Lawrence, KS. Jackson will miss her senior year due to an ACL.

Buffalo has signed 2 players
guard Nicki Hopkins of Bath, OH
guard Amy Gardner of Medina Walsh Jesuit, OH

Kent State has signed 2 players
5-10 guard Sam Price of Eau Claire North
6-3 center Leslie Schaffer of Verona, WI

Ohio has signed 4 players
6-0 power forward Porsha Harris of Chicago Whitney Young
5-11 guard Symone Lyles of Silver Spring Good Counsel, MD
6-1 forward Tina Fisher of Park-Cottage Grove
5-7 point guard Ashley Fowler of Cincinnati, Mount Notre Dame, OH

Mary signed 5-11 forward Shauna Knife of Bottineau. That pushes the Mary total to 6.

Northern State has signed 5 players
6-1 post Yvonne Freese, Lanesboro
6-0 forward Sarah Hintz of Woodbury
5-9 forward Alexis Holt of Bloomington Kennedy
6-2 post Audra Schmidt of Westbrook-Walnut Grove
5-10 guard Brittany Zins of Bloomington Kennedy
From the Aberdeen American News

The economy is forcing some schools to tinker with the schedules. From the Escanaba Daily Press.
The Mankato school district is facing $3 million dollar deficit. Cutbacks are coming. From the Mankato Free Press

Menasha is looking to move out of the Fox Valley Association. From the Appleton Post Crescent.

The Clinton Herald has some Monday results from Illinois. Annawan beat Fulton 51-35.

Here are two books---not necessarily basketball themed---that you may want to look at--
Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin. Here is an article in Money/Fortune on what is important ---deliberate, intense practice.
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. Which deals with why some people are successful. One of the points----the 10,000 hour rule.

Sydney Stewart, Erie 28 vs Alexis United 65-37
Kelly Buresh, Annawan 23 vs Fulton 51-35

Next up: later more news