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NMU Sports Three Stars (Jan. 28-Feb. 3)

February 5, 2013 - Matt Wellens

MARQUETTE — While the Northern Michigan University hockey team was off this weekend, the skiing, track and basketball teams all had successful weekends.

Unfortunately there are only three stars to be named, so someone is getting left out.

The NMU Sports Three Stars works just like three stars in hockey with the third star being the third best performance and first star being the top performer of the week. All NMU varsity NCAA teams are eligible — from hockey to skiing to golf — and a week will be considered Monday through Sunday.

Note that I have the option to add an honorable mention if I see fit. I think I’ll squeeze another in for a second week in a row, but don’t count on a third.

Here are the honorees from last week. Congrats to the victors on such a prestigious award, which is chosen by such a prestigious panel — me.

NMU Sports Three Stars

Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Honorable mention

Matt Craggs, men’s basketball — The junior shot 9 of 14 from the field and hit 2 of 5, 3-pointers en route to 20 points in an upset of Michigan Tech on Saturday. Craggs also grabbed eight rebounds.

Third star

Cheyenne Stewart, women’s track and field — The junior won the long jump by hitting 18 feet, 1.75 inches at the Pointer Invitational on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus on Saturday. She also finished second in the high jump, clearing 5 feet, 3.25 inches.

Second star

George Cartwright, men’s Nordic skiing — Back in the Three Stars for the second week in a row, the junior was a part of two victories at the CCSA Championships at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. Cartwright won the men’s freestyle sprint on Saturday, then was the second leg on NMU’s winning classic relay team on Sunday. Cartwright’s 10-kilometer time ranked fourth overall.

First star

Alyssa Colla, women’s basketball — The sophomore guard was an offensive and defensive force for NMU in the upset of Michigan Tech on Saturday. Colla posted a game-high 22 points and hit all 12 of her free throw attempts. She was also charged with shutting down Tech’s top player — point guard Sam Hoyt — and shut her down she did. Hoyt was held to 3 of 14 shooting for 11 points.

 
 

 

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NMU sophomore guard Alyssa Colla