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LSSU Basketball Welcomes a Pair of GLIAC Rivals in Weekend Home-stand

LSSU Basketball Welcomes a Pair of GLIAC Rivals in Weekend Home-stand



Cullen Maksimowski,

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.— The Lake Superior State men's and women's basketball teams will square off with Great Lakes Intercollegiate foes Saginaw Valley and Northwood this weekend in a pair of home contests inside the Bud Cooper Gymnasium.

On Thursday, the Lakers take on the Cardinals at 5:30 p.m.(women) and 7:30 p.m. (men). On Saturday afternoon, Lake State hosts the Timberwolves for a double header with the women tipping off at 1 p.m. and the men beginning at 3 p.m.

WBB Game Notes: Lakers vs Cardinals

Lake Superior will enter Thursday evening's matchup searching for their first league win of the season. Last time out, the Lakers fell to Ferris State, 75-59, on the road.

In their first meeting (Dec.7), the Lakers fell on the road to the Cardinals, 64-52. LSSU sits at 1-16 overall this season and are 0-12 in GLIAC contests. SVSU is 5-14, 5-7.

For the season, Lake State is shooting 41.1 percent from the field with a 32.0 percentage from three-point range. Saginaw Valley is shooting 36.7 and 30.5 percent.

Senior forward Tamara Novic the Lakers in scoring and rebounding this season averaging 11.8 points per game 6.5 boards per game. Novic also ranks No.3 in the conference in field goal percentage at 58.3.

Junior guard Courtney Jacobsen leads the team and is No.4 in the GLIAC in three-point shooting with a 40.7 clip from behind the arc.

Laurel Jacqmain leads the Cardinals offensively averaging 11.3 points per game. Hannah Settingsgaard is posting 10.1.

MBB Game Notes: Lakers vs Cardinals

The Laker men are looking for a bounce-back after suffering a, 78-67, loss to No.3-ranked Ferris State on the road last Sunday.

In their first meeting (Dec.7), LSSU handed SVSU at, 89-60, loss on their home court. The Lakers sit at 15-5 overall this season and are 9-3 in the GLIAC which includes a 7-0 mark at home. The Cardinals are 8-12, 5-7.

Lake State comes in averaging 81.0 points per game, which ranks No.2 in the league while allowing 69.0. Saginaw Valley is posting 67.0 points per game while allowing 74.8.

Senior guard Akaemji Williams paces the team in scoring and ranks No.3 in the conference averaging 19.4 points per game. Williams leads the league and ranks No.10 nationally in ball handling with 6.9 assists per contest.

Michael Nicholson, a senior, leads the GLIAC and ranks No.4 nationally in offensive efficiency with a 69.9.0 field goal percentage on the year. Nicholson is averaging 12.3 points per game and leads the team on the glass with 7.5 boards per game.

Blake Marquardt has been the team's best sharpshooter this season with a 50.4 percent clip from behind the arc which ranks No.2 in the GLIAC and No.4 nationally.

Mike Wells Jr. leads the Cardinals offense averaging 13.5 points per game. DJ Hoskins is posting 10.1.

Scouting Northwood:

The Timberwolves women's team is 11-7 overall the season with a 7-5 mark in the GLIAC to start to their season. They will take on Ferris State at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

NU is shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from behind the arc this season. Lindsay Orwat leads the Wolves in scoring averaging 16.9 per game. Karli Herrington is averaging 10.1

The Northwood men are 9-11 overall this season with a 5-7 clip in league action. They play at Ferris (5:30) on Thursday.

NU is shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from long distance. Trey McBride leads the team offensively averaging 11.7 points per contest. Nick Spitzley is posting 10.

Catch The Action:
Tickets for this weekend's home stand are available at the Norris Center Ticket Office or online at Both games will be streamed live on Stretch TV.