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Fortnight in Review – March 8

Photo: Idaho State University

Standout Performances

Callie Bourne‘s  Idaho State University Bengals have just concluded their stellar regular season in style – as the Big Sky Conference regular season champions.    During their last fortnight of play, Callie put in two outstanding performances, including a game where she topped points, rebounds and assists (22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists).  As a result, she was named the Idaho State University Student Athlete of the Week.

The Bengals finished their regular season with a 19-3 record (15-2 in Conference play). They begin the Big Sky Championship Tournament this week.  Callie is averaging 10.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.

Other Updates

Stuart Phair‘s Sage College Gators finally took to the court for the first game of their truncated season.   Play will be complete by the first week in April.

John Mapiou had a season-topping game last week at Western Texas, scoring in double-figures (12 points) and achieving a career high 5 steals.

Issie Bourne‘s University of Nebraska Huskers have survived Round One of the Big Ten Championship.

Bourne, a 6-2 sophomore from Canberra, Australia, earned the first conference accolades of her career with her honorable-mention selection. In her first season as a starter, Bourne averaged 13.9 points (25th Big Ten) and 7.9 rebounds (6th Big Ten) while adding 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks. Bourne was named the Big Ten Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness National Player of the Week (Feb. 22). She was also recently named one of 20 semifinalists for the NCAA Division I International Player of the Year Award.” (Huskers News)

Many of our athletes have now finished for the season.  Summaries for those players have been added below.

SENIORS

BUL KUOL
Bul Kuol has ended his season after the Detroit Mercy Titans were knocked out in the second round of the Horizon League Championship.  Despite losing the game, Bul managed to top the scoring with 20 points, bring his season average to 15.6.  With the majority of their wins coming at the tail end of the season, the team’s 12-10 record does not truly reflect the form they were in entering the Championship.  Bul was named in the Horizon League All-League Third Team.

W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W83-7325-Feb-21Robert Morris147-11
L69-702-Mar-21Northern Kentucky20 =G13-2 =G
JAMES TOOHEY
James Toohey‘s SVSU Cardinals were knocked out in the third round of the GLIAC Conference Championship.  Their record for the season was 5-12 (4-11 in Conference play).  James average 2.5 points per game for the season.

W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W77-722-Mar-21Parkside2-31-
W76-744-Mar-21Wayne State4----
L57-835-Mar-21Ashland-1---
NATHAN BROWN
Nathan Brown‘s Bethany College Swedes have finished their season with a 10-13 record (9-11 in Conference play).  Nate averaged a little under 1 point per game.
AUSTIN CLARKE
Austin Clarke‘s Concordia Irvine University Eagles struggled this season, ending with a record of 1-12 (1-11 in Conference play).  Austin averaged 3.6 points per game.

W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
L65-8226-Feb-21Biola822--
L51-7327-Feb-21Biola-1--1
MARIS COLTON
Maris Colton‘s Metropolitan State University Roadrunners ended the season last week with a loss in the first round of the Rocky Mountains Athletic Conference Tournament.  The Roadrunners record for the season was 9-8 (9-6 in Conference play).  After spending a good part of the year sidelined by injury, Maris averaged 8.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W80-6426-Feb-21Chadron St144212 =T
L73-8527-Feb-21Black Hills St13 =T322 =G-
L66-782-Mar-21Adams State832--

JUNIORS

CALLIE BOURNE
W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W79-4925-Feb-21Montana22 G10 G5 =G1-
W72-5627-Feb-21Montana17 T7 T2-2
W86-515-Mar-21Eastern Washington96 =G---
STUART PHAIR
W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W76-691-Mar-21Hartwick87-3 G-

SOPHOMORES

ISABELLE BOURNE
W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
L63-7324-Feb-21Minnesota78 G2 =T11
L75-836-Mar-21Iowa1341--
JOHN MAPIOU
W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
L46-7425-Feb-21Western Texas123215 G
L67-741-Mar-21Odessa932-2
L57-644-Mar-21Howard-2-1-
AJ RODRIGUEZ
W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
L75-8125-Feb-21Murray State-2---
L64-7227-Feb-21NOC-Tonkawa54---
W96-662-Mar-21Western Oklahoma1031--

FRESHMEN

ROSIE SCHWEIZER
After a 50% success rate for the season (11-11), Rosie Schweizer‘s University of the Pacific Tigers bowed out in the first round of the West Coast Conference Championship Tournament. After scoring a career high 21 points early in the season, Rosie finished the season averaging 4.3 points and 3 rebounds per game.

W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W73-6427-Feb-21Saint Marys-----
PYPER THORNBERRY
Pyper Thornberry‘s Southern Utah University Thunderbirds have also finished for the season, after achieving an 11-9 record and making it to the first round of the Big Sky Conference Championship Tournament. Pyper recorded a career high 14 points last month, and finished the season averaging 3.4 points and 2.6 rebounds.

W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W97-8027-Feb-21Northern Arizona147 =G2--
W58-512-Mar-21Portland State44---
L57-605-Mar-21Portland State451--
ETHAN JETTER
Ethan Jetter‘s University of Hawaii Hilo Vulcans completed a very successful season — albeit playing in a Hawaii-based bubble — with a 11-2 record. After scoring in double digits three times this season, Ethan ended his season averaging 5.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W73-6624-Feb-21Hawaii Pacific132---
W64-5325-Feb-21Hawaii Pacific22---
W78-625-Mar-21Chaminade42--1
L62-756-Mar-21Chaminade62---
DHAL FIEG
W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W85-8127-Feb-21Southern Crescent Tech25--2
L67-702-Mar-21Southern Crescent Tech1-1--
W91-764-Mar-21South Georgia2----
ABBY SOLWAY
W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
L57-6924-Feb-21Jones-73 =G-1
W79-3827-Feb-21New Horizon Prep751-1
W84-822-Mar-21Georgia Highlands157--2
L64-785-Mar-21Georgia Highlands61---
L65-726-Mar-21Georgia Highlands-3---
MADDY WHEATLEY
Despite finishing with an almost unblemished record of 13-1, Maddy Wheatley‘s Gannon University Golden Knights have concluded their season with a consolation tournament as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Basketball Championships were cancelled. Maddy played limited minutes in an extremely high calibre team, and will be looking for a greater level of participation in the next season.

W-LScoreDateVSPTSREBASTBLST
W62-5627-Feb-21Saint Rose-3---
W61-4728-Feb-21Saint Rose-21--
W65-473-Mar-21Mercyhurst-----
W73-606-Mar-21Mercyhurst-1---

(Apologies for any errors or omissions. Please let me know of corrections required.)

Story: Cathy Morison