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Scouting Grand View’s Opponent Thursday at NAIA WBB Tourney

March 8, 2012

The Flames of College of St Mary are from Omaha, Nebraska.  They finished the season with a record of 22-10 and finshed tied for second at 9-5 in the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference.  The Flames have 2 common opponents with the Vikings. William Penn and AIB.  St. Mary beat William Penn by 30 at home and split 2 games with the Eagles.  College of St Mary is an all female catholic school.  This is St Mary’s 2nd trip to the national tournament.  Their only other appearance came in 2006.  They beat MidAmerica Nazarene 64-48 before falling to Hastings (NE) 70-51. (Grand View is making their 5th trip and have an overall mark of 4-4.  The Vikings last trip came in 2010, where they won 2 games and reached the Elite 8).

The Flames are 1-5 vs the tournament field of 32.  Losses to College of the Ozarks (3), Concordia (NE) and Corban (OR).  Lone win vs Menlo (CA).  (Grand View is 4-3 vs the field.  Wins over Concordia (MI), Briar Cliff and Mt Mercy (2).  Losses to Northwestern, Mt Mercy and Morningside).

St Mary’s features a balanced attack with 5 players averaging in double figures led by Theresa Elworth’s 14.0 ppg.

The Flames lead the nation with 335 three point field goals (#2 is Morningside with 279) and are also tops with 10.47 three point makes per game.

St Mary’s was the first team mentioned in receiving votes in the Final NAIA Division II Women’s Coaches Top 25 Poll on 2/29.

Tipoff at 8:45 tonight! Listen LIVE with myself and Jon Kelly on 88.1 FM KDPS or online at  Go Vikings!

From → Grand View

  1. Mary Jo Wilson permalink

    When we looked at WP’s stats, it stated that St. Mary’s won by 3 not 30, but a win is a win.

  2. Thanks Mary Jo. The St Mary’s website apparently had the score wrong they had 99-69.

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