The women's basketball season will see more squads take the floor during the second full weekend in November, with several Minnesota College Athletic Conference teams hitting the court for some early season contests on November 11-12. Seven teams in the MCAC will play tonight and/or tomorrow against a variety of two-year and four-year college opponents.
Additionally, a handful of Southern Division programs took to the court last weekend in season opening tournaments, yielding the first MCAC Player-of-the-Week in the Southern Division.
Sophomore Nautika Kotero of Rochester Community & Technical College took home Player-of-the-Week honors for her performance against Milwaukee Area Technical College to open the 2017-18 Yellowjacket season. Kotero had 19 points and six rebounds against MATC, while picking up a steal and five assists. Kotero excelled from the foul line, going a perfect 5-5 on the evening and was 7-17 from the field.
In terms of team results from Southern Division action over the week, in addition to RCTC downing Milwaukee Area Technical College 75-52, Anoka-Ramsey dropped a 80-38 decision to the Lake Region State squad and had a 96-44 setback against the University of Jamestown JV team on November 5th. Western Technical College dropped a mid-week contest to Milwaukee Area Technical College, 72-47 on the road on November 8th. Casey Moger had 13 points to pace Western Tech. Also on November 8th, M State fell to NDSCS, 76-50. Macky Warne and Taylin Schleicher both had 11 points for the Spartans.
Several MCAC squads will play the evening of November 10th, including St. Cloud Technical & Community College and Anoka-Ramsey, who will take on Gogebic Community College and Madison College respectively, in the ARCC Classic. The two teams will swap opponents on Saturday, with ARCC playing GCC while SCTCC will face Madison College.
Also in the Southern Division, Western Technical College will host Bryant & Stratton College in La Crosse at 1pm. Minnesota West will scrimmage the JV teams of both Dordt and Northwestern over the weekend, as will Riverland Community College.
In the Northern Division, Mesabi Range will tip off against their alumni at 1pm on Saturday and Northland CTC will be at the Holiday Inn Express Classic over the weekend, where they will face Dakota College-Bottineau and Lake Region State in Devils Lake, North Dakota. Central Lakes hosts Leech Lake Tribal College on Saturday to open up their 2017-18 season.
MCAC coaches, fans and families can access the Conference statistics via the 'Stats Leaders' page on www.mcacsports.org or by clicking here. New this year, the 'Stats Leaders' page sorts all MCAC athletes in the same statistical categories as designated by the NJCAA. Be sure to bookmark the links below as the season gets underway for 2017-18.
MCAC Basketball schedules can be found at: http://www.mcacsports.org/landing/index
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference website main page is: http://www.mcacsports.org/landing/index
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.