Around the NSIC 2/18/14

Each week, The Minot Daily News features a roundup of notable performances, news and results from teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. Here’s what happened last week:

– Minot State’s Carly Boag, unsurprisingly, was named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference women’s basketball player of the week following a record-setting weekend.

Boag finished with a 33.5 points and 18 rebounds per game average in wins over Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State. On Saturday, she became MSU’s all-time leading scorer with 1,718 career points and also set a single-game record, posting 39 against the Mustangs.

She finished the weekend with 15 offensive rebounds total in two games and nine steals. This is the second time this season and the fifth time in two years Boag has been named the NSIC Player of the Week.

MSU closes the regular season with an important road trip to Minnesota State-Moorhead and NSIC North Division leader Northern State Friday and Saturday. The Beavers are currently tied for second in the NSIC North and could finish as high as first and as low as fourth after this weekend.

– For the second straight week and third time this season, Bemidji State guard Brock Lutes garnered men’s basketball player of the week honors. The 6-foot-4 junior recorded his third and fourth consecutive games with 30-plus points. He finished the weekend averaging 32.5 points, 3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game and shot 62.9 percent from the field, 47.1 percent from 3-point land and 86.7 percent from the free throw line.

Friday in a home loss to No. 18 Minnesota State, Lutes registered 32 points and made four treys. On Saturday, Lutes recorded 33 points on 13-of-17 (76.5 percent) shooting and drained four more 3s to lead BSU past Concordia-St. Paul. Lutes leads the NSIC with 21.5 points per game.

– St. Cloud State senior Andy Pokorny helped the Huskies (19-1 overall, 8-0 NSIC) claim their third consecutive NSIC championship by posting a 19-3 technical fall at 5:55 over Matt Paulus of Upper Iowa at 133 pounds on Saturday. The victory gave the No. 3 Huskies crucial extra points in a 28-6 dual win over the No. 6 Peacocks. A two-time All-American, Pokorny is currently ranked second in the nation at 133 pounds and is 12-0.

-Daily News Staff