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Wendling Named GLIAC North 'Player of the Week'

Wendling Named GLIAC North 'Player of the Week'

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Saginaw Valley State University freshman forward Emily Wendling (Flushing, Mich./Flushing) and Malone University junior guard/forward Deborah Simmers (Anchorage, Alaska) have been chosen as the GLIAC Women's Basketball North and South Division "Players of the Week", respectively.

Emily Wendling posted her second career double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds against No. 1 Ashland. The Cardinals fell in the matchup but held the Eagles to their smallest halftime advantage against Division II opponents this season as they trailed 41-37 at the break. Wendling went 9-for-12 from the field and ripped down three offensive rebounds in the process.

Wendling has scored 19 points or more in her last five contests. Wendling is also shooting 79.3 percent from the foul line, connecting on 23-of-29 shots.

Wendling currently leads the conference in field goal percentage at a clip of 65.2 percent on 45-of-69 shooting. Wendling is averaging 19 points per contest and fourth best in the GLIAC. She is also eighth in the conference in rebounds pulling down 8.2 rebounds per contest.

The Cardinals will continue GLIAC play next Saturday (Dec. 15) when they travel to Malone for a 3:00 PM start.