JOURNAL STAFF WBB: USD, Omaha aborted

VERMILLION, S.D.– A positive COVID-19 test within the Omaha women’s basketball program has forced the cancellation of the Mavericks’ two-game series with the South Dakota Coyotes set up for Friday and Saturday in Vermillion.

Men’s basketball video games in between South Dakota and Omaha remain scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Vermillion with tip times arranged for 8 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.

WSC’s Janssen nabs 3rd NSIC honor

WAYNE, Neb.– Wayne State College junior Jordan Janssen was called the Northern Sun Conference Guys’s Basketball South Division Gamer of the Week for the 3rd straight week Monday following his efficiencies in two Wildcat home video games versus Upper Iowa over the weekend. It’s the fifth time in his Wildcat profession that Janssen has been selected NSIC South Division Gamer of the Week.

Janssen, a 6-7 forward, balanced a double-double for the second straight weekend with 17.5 points and 13 rebounds per game in a house split vs. Upper Iowa. Janssen had 23 points and 16 rebounds while making 10 of 15 shots from the field in Friday’s 99-71 win over the Peacocks and produced 12 points and 10 rebounds Saturday in an 82-74 setback to UIU.

For the weekend, Janssen shot 63.6 percent from the field (14-22) and 77.8 percent (7-9) at the complimentary throw line. He also averaged 3 blocks and three helps per video game. Janssen has posted 3 straight double-doubles and has four on the season.

This season, Janssen is averaging 18.5 points (5th-NSIC) and 10.3 rebounds (2nd-NSIC) per contest while shooting 57.7 percent from the field (5th-NSIC). He also ranks sixth in the NSIC in obstructed shots per game (1.6) and is connected for 11th in helps per game (3.0 ).

BVU’s Demers gets ARC award

DTORM LAKE, Iowa– Buena Vista senior Michael Demers has actually been named the American Rivers Conference Guys’s Basketball Gamer of the Week following his efficiency at Wartburg on Saturday afternoon.

This is Demers’ very first career weekly honor.

Demers, a graduate of Storm Lake St. Mary’s High School, scored all of his team-leading 21 points in the second half to help lead Buena Vista to a thrilling 82-78 conference road success in a game that was also the season opener for the Beavers. He went 4-of-4 on free-throw attempts, consisting of 2 huge ones with less than two seconds on the clock to secure the team’s four-point triumph.

He likewise went 3-for-10 from 3-point variety.

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