The Golden Eagles are currently tied for sixth in the NSIC standings with U-Mary.

The Scoop   

    The University of Minnesota Crookston women’s basketball team will wrap up January on the road as they take on Minnesota State University-Mankato Fri., Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. and Concordia University, St. Paul Sat., Jan. 27 at 4 p.m.

Previewing the Golden Eagles   

    Minnesota Crookston has been playing some of their best basketball of the season as the Golden Eagles have won two of their last three games and three of their last five games. Minnesota Crookston comes into the weekend with a 5-13 (5-9 NSIC) mark. The Golden Eagles are currently tied for sixth in the NSIC standings with U-Mary.

    Minnesota Crookston has been led of late by the play of freshman Abby Guidinger (Fr., G/F, Waukesha, Wis.). Guidinger tallied 17.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in three games last week. The freshman recorded a season-high 22 points in a win over University of Mary. Guidinger shot 50.0 percent from the field last week and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc.

    In addition to Guidinger, post Isieoma Odor (R-Jr., F/C, Bloomington, Minn.) is averaging 13.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. The Golden Eagles also look to Micaela Noga (Sr., G, Parkers Prairie, Minn.), who became the 11th player in school history to reach 1,000 points last Friday. Noga is averaging 13.1 points per game on the season. Caitlin Michaelis (Jr., G, Marshfield, Wis.) has also had a strong season thus far for Minnesota Crookston with 11.2 points per game. Michaelis is shooting 43.2 percent from beyond the arc.

    The Golden Eagles come into the weekend averaging 64.0 points per game, while giving up 68.9 points per game. Minnesota Crookston is shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 30.9 percent from beyond the arc. The Golden Eagles are leading the NSIC at 81.5 percent from the charity stripe this season.

Previewing the Mavericks   

    Minnesota State comes in with a 6-14 (4-10 NSIC) record. The Mavericks split last weekend with University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State University. Minnesota State lost to Concordia-St. Paul 74-72 Tuesday.

    The Mavericks have looked to Claire Ziegler in the post with 12.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Ziegler is the only player averaging double-figures for Minnesota State. Claire Jordan comes in tallying 9.9 points per game, while Taylor Klug is notching 9.2 points per game.

    Minnesota State is averaging 66.4 points per game, while giving up 71.8 points per game to their foes. The Mavericks are shooting just 38.2 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from beyond the arc. Minnesota State is a 68.1 percent free-throw shooting team. They are out-rebounding their foes 39.2 to 37.4 led by Ziegler and Monica Muth.

Previewing the Golden Bears   

    Concordia-St. Paul enters the weekend with a 6-14 (3-11 NSIC) mark. The Golden Bears are coming off of a 74-72 win over Minnesota State Tuesday.

    Concordia-St. Paul looks to the play of one of the conference’s top scorers in Anna Schmitt, as she is averaging 20.9 points per game. Schmitt has been a major three-point threat shooting 46.4 percent from beyond the arc. She is the only player for the Golden Bears tallying double-figures. Post-player Lindsay Dorr comes in tallying 9.2 points and 7.2 rebounds. Ellie Gess comes in tallying 7.4 points per game.

    The Golden Bears are tallying 63.4 points per game. They are allowing opponents to score 73.2 points per game. Concordia-St. Paul comes in shooting 38.3 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from beyond the arc. They are a 71.8 percent free throw shooting team. Concordia-St. Paul has struggled on the boards as they are giving up 39.5 to their opponents, while grabbing just 33.2.