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  2016-2017     Previous season  

GPAC Ranking
 1. Morningside (6) 14-4(25-6) 
 2. Northwestern, IA (11) 13-5(25-5) 
 3. Briar Cliff (9) 13-5(24-7) 
 4. Dakota Wesleyan (18) 11-7(22-10) 
 5. Hastings 10-8(20-11) 
 6. Concordia, NE 8-10(17-13) 
 7. Doane 8-11(14-18) 
 8. Midland 6-12(16-14) 
 9. Dordt 6-12(12-19) 
 10. Mount Marty 2-16(6-23) 

GPAC Women 2017-2018
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Points Per Game
 Nathan WEDEL
  Northwes.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Wedel, Northwes.22.7 
 2. Kooima, Northwes.20.4 
 3. Spicer, Dakota W.19.9 
 4. Mathieu, Mount M.18.9 
 5. Erdman, Briar Cliff18.9 
 6. Hoglund, Dakota W.18.5 
 7. Wolfe, Briar Cliff17.6 
 8. Kornieck, Doane17.0 
 9. Williams, Midland16.9 
 10. Egger, Morningside15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Clay REIMERS
  Concordi.
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Reimers, Concordi.8.2 
 2. Hiscock, Hastings7.6 
 3. Borchers, Mornings.7.5 
 4. Williams, Midland7.1 
 5. Wolfe, Briar Cliff6.9 
 6. Callaghan, Hastings6.5 
 7. Wedel, Northwes.6.4 
 8. Pierce, Concordi.6.0 
 9. Francis, Northwes.5.7 
 10. Spicer, Dakota W.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jason SPICER
  Dakota W.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Spicer, Dakota W.5.7 
 2. Erdman, Briar Cliff5.0 
 3. Wedel, Northwes.4.0 
 4. Hornick, Concordi.3.9 
 5. Borchers, Mornings.3.7 
 6. Imig, Morningside3.6 
 7. Kooima, Northwes.3.5 
 8. Vandeberg, Dakota W.3.4 
 9. Schumaker, Mount M.3.1 
 10. Fonolla, Midland3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Nathan WEDEL
  Northwes.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wedel, Northwes.1.6 
 2. Erdman, Briar Cliff1.6 
 3. Hoglund, Dakota W.1.3 
 4. Brunsting, Dordt1.3 
 5. Borchers, Mornings.1.2 
 6. Lamb, Briar Cliff1.2 
 7. Imig, Morningside1.2 
 8. Musiel, Hastings1.2 
 9. Laravie, Doane1.2 
 10. ODonnell, Dordt1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Nick KORNIECK
  Doane
  (201-G-97)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kornieck, Doane1.5 
 2. Tupper, Doane1.4 
 3. Reimers, Concordi.1.2 
 4. Borchers, Mornings.1.0 
 5. Gradwell, Midland0.9 
 6. Cheskie, Mount M.0.9 
 7. Pauley, Northwes.0.8 
 8. Spicer, Dakota W.0.8 
 9. Winterfeld, Dordt0.6 
 10. Barkema, Dordt0.6 


Morningside College wins the USA GPAC 2017-2018 title

Morningside College 2017-18
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
3  Egger Brody 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
33  Borchers Tyler 201 (6'7'') C 0 USA
0  Almond Pierce 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
22  Borchers Alex 178 (5'10'') PG 0 USA
12  Imig Zach 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
24  Hahn Matthew 190 (6'3'') F 0 USA
2  Hoskins Ben 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
30  Mounts Wyatt 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
40  Harris Andre 193 (6'4'') F 0 USA
14  Semadeni Andrew 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
21  Cummins Trystan 196 (6'5'') F 0 USA
20  Maher James 178 (5'10'') PG 0 USA
23  Wyant Ethan 183 (6'0'') PG 0 USA
32  Brown Trey 198 (6'6'') C 0 USA
34  Widhelm Jeff 201 (6'7'') 0 USA
Head Coach: Jim Sykes
Coach Assistant: Russ Fuchser
Coach Assistant: Trent Miller


Morningside wins 2018 GPAC Tournament - Mar 2, 2018

Morningside College, ranked 6th in NAIA Division II, made a sweep of regular season and post season titles by winning the 2018 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men's Postseason Basketball Tournament, presented by Cypress Risk Management. The Mustangs came from behind late to win over 11th ranked Northwestern 80-76 in game played at the Rosen-Verdoorn Sports Center/Allee Gym in Sioux City, Iowa.
In front of an electric crowd the host Mustangs erased a 12-point deficit with 10:40 to go in the game to pick up the four point win. Northwestern totaled 15 three-pointers in the game (42.9%), but it was the post play of Morningside's Tyler Borchers (6'7''-C) down the stretch that pushed the top seed to the win. Borchers ended with a game high 24 points on 8-12 shooting from the field. Colton Kooima (6'3''-G) paced the Red Raiders with 23. He, Riley Francis (6'4''-G), and Derek Buysse (6'5''-F) all hit four three pointers for the Red Raiders.
Morningside shot 44.3 percent for the game, while Northwestern shot 42.2 %. Both teams committed just nine turnovers in the fast-paced contest. Morningside outscored Northwestern 32-16 in the paint and 15-7 on points off turnovers. There was three ties and five lead changes in the game.
Both teams receive an automatic berth to the NAIA Men's Division II National Tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, which runs March 7-13 at the Sanford Pentagon, since the runner-up gains the berth if the regular season champion (top seed Morningside) won the postseason tournament.

GPAC Tournament Final: Morningside - Northwestern 80-76
GPAC Tournament Semifinals:
Morningside - Dakota Wesleyan 89-59
Northwestern - Doane 77-63

Courtesy of GPAC Sports


All-GPAC Awards 2018 - Mar 2, 2018

All-GPAC 1st Team 2018
Alex Borchers
Borchers
Tyler Borchers
Borchers
Brody Egger
Egger
Erich Erdman
Erdman
Ty Hoglund
Hoglund

Player of the Year: Colton Kooima (6'3''-G) of Northwestern, IA
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Jay Wolfe (6'4''-G) of Briar Cliff
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Kevin Miller (6'2''-G) of Hastings
Freshman of the Year: Nick Kornieck (6'7''-G-97) of Doane
Coach of the Year: Jim Sykes of Morningside

1st Team
PG: Alex Borchers (5'10''-PG) of Morningside
C: Tyler Borchers (6'7''-C) of Morningside
G: Brody Egger (6'2''-G) of Morningside
PG: Erich Erdman (5'11''-PG) of Briar Cliff
G: Ty Hoglund (6'3''-G) of Dakota Wesleyan
G: Colton Kooima (6'3''-G) of Northwestern, IA
F: Jason Spicer (6'6''-F) of Dakota Wesleyan
G: Nathan Wedel (6'4''-G) of Northwestern, IA
F: Ryan Williams (6'7''-F) of Midland
G: Jay Wolfe (6'4''-G) of Briar Cliff

2nd Team
F: Derek Buysse (6'5''-F) of Northwestern, IA
F: Bart Hiscock (6'5''-F) of Hastings
G: Jake Hornick (6'1''-G) of Concordia, NE
G: Nick Kornieck (6'7''-G-97) of Doane
F: Clay Reimers (6'7''-F) of Concordia, NE
G: Jackson Lamb (6'4''-G) of Briar Cliff
G: Marcus Mathieu (5'11''-G-95) of Mount Marty
G: Kevin Miller (6'2''-G) of Hastings
G: Trae Vandeberg (6'3''-G-95) of Dakota Wesleyan
G: Marcus Winterfeld (6'5''-G) of Dordt

Honorable Mention
Blake Wiltgen (6'6''-F) of Briar Cliff
Ethan Freidel (6'0''-PG) of Briar Cliff
Tanner Shuck (6'4''-G/F) of Concordia, NE
Cordell Gillingham (6'2''-G/F) of Concordia, NE
Nygel Drury (6'5''-F) of Dakota Wesleyan
Rylee Zimmerman (6'3''-G) of Doane
Anthony Laravie (6'0''-PG) of Doane
Trace Tupper (6'10''-C) of Doane
Chandler Brunsting (6'1''-G) of Dordt
Connor Musiel (6'1''-G) of Hastings
Jake Hansen (6'3''-G) of Hastings
Tyler Hedlund (6'2''-G) of Hastings
Nick Wood (6'6''-F) of Midland
Zach Imig (6'3''-G) of Morningside
Matthew Hahn (6'3''-F) of Morningside
Conlan Callahan (6'3''-G) of Mount Marty
Riley Francis (6'4''-G) of Northwestern, IA


 

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