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Northern Michigan University’s Makaylee Kuhn named top GLIAC player in women’s basketball

Northern Michigan University’s Makaylee Kuhn looks to pass against Wayne State on Jan. 4, 2020, at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

MARQUETTE — A record-setting weekend earned a Northern Michigan University women’s basketball player top honors from the GLIAC this week.

Makaylee Kuhn was named GLIAC North Player of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.

The sophomore guard scored a league-leading 56 points last weekend as the GLIAC opened its season, including a career-high 38 points in a razor-close 77-76 win on Sunday at Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A day earlier, she poured in 18 points in the Wildcats’ 77-74 victory, also at Parkside.

In the two games, she shot 61.1 percent from the field, including 50 percent on 3-pointers by making 3 of 6. With seven rebounds, too, she was cited for her ball-control skills that led to those caroms.

These are online links for this weekend’s home games vs. Saginaw Valley State. Game times are 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday — audio online at rrnsports.com or on the radio at WUPT The Point 100.3 FM and WCHT 600 AM from Escanaba; video at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/nmu/; and live statistics on Saturday at https://nmuwildcats.com/sports/wbkb/2020-21/boxscores/20210116_ky7k.xml and on Sunday at https://nmuwildcats.com/sports/wbkb/2020-21/boxscores/20210117_eol2.xml.

Northern Michigan University's Makaylee Kuhn, top, gets elbowed in the groin by Grand Valley State's Haley Swing, center, while pursuing a rebound with the Lakers' Victoria Hedemark, left, in the third quarter of their GLIAC women's game on Feb. 20 at the Berry Events Center in Marquette. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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