Tyson Kalien, Guard, 6-1, 210, Junior, Chippewa Falls,
Kalien helped lead the Blugolds to a 2-1 record over Christmas break which included playing two games at the Tampa Bay Shootout in Florida. In a 83-78 double-overtime victory over Hobart (NY) Kalien scored 24 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists. Kalien went eight-for-12 (.667) from the three-point line in a game which the Blugolds were trailing 42-27 at the half. Advancing to the Tampa Bay Shootout championship game where the Blugolds loss to DePauw (IN) 66-48 Kalien scored seven points on two-of-four shooting from the floor including one-of-two from the three-point line and two-of-three from the free throw line. The Blugolds earned their first conference win of the year in a 83-78 victory at UW-La Crosse that saw Kalien lead all scorers with 32 points connecting on 10-of-17 field goal attempts, five-of-seven seven three-point field goals and seven-of-10 free throw attempts. Kalien also grabbed four rebounds and added one assist. Over the last three games Kalien has averaged 21 points, three rebounds and 1.7 assists making 20-of-36 field goals (.556), 14-of-21 three-point field goals (.667) and nine-of-13 free throws (.692).
Courtney Lewis, Forward, 5-10, Senior, Prairie du Chien,
Lewis helped lead the Blugolds to a 2-1 record over Christmas Break which included two games in Texas. In a 66-53 overtime win over McMurry (TX) Lewis led the Blugolds with 14 points and four assists to go along with three rebounds and two steals. In a 60-46 loss to Trinity (TX) scored led the Blugolds with four assists to go along with four points, one rebound and one blocked shot. Lewis posted a game-high 17 points in a 66-46 win against UW-La Crosse. Against the Eagles Lewis tied for the team lead in assists with three to go with five rebounds and one steal. In three games Lewis averaged 11.7 points, 3.7 assists, three rebounds and one steal per game connecting on 13-of-36 field goals (.361), three-of-seven three-point field goals (.429) and six-of-seven free throws (.857) to with a 2.2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Jennifer Thomsen, Forward, 5-7, Freshman, Apple Valley,
Thomsen scored her first collegiate goal as the Blugolds returned to the ice with a home-and-away series with St. Mary’s University (MN). Down 3-0 on the road, Thomsen scored her first goal of the season at 16:46 of the second period cutting the Cardinal lead to 3-1.