SDSU’s Wolters, Lingle Honored
South Dakota State's Nate Wolters and Katie Lingle are the Summit League Basketball Players of the week.
Wolters garnered his 13th career accolade and fifth of the season after a record-setting performance. Against Fort Wayne, the senior from St. Cloud posted an NCAA season-best scoring performance with 53 points to set a school-record and a Summit League record for a regulation game. In amassing the highest NCAA point total since 2009, Wolters converted 17-of-28 field goal attempts, including 9-of-14 three-point attempts, and 10-of-11 free throws in South Dakota State's victory.
Two days later, Wolters put up 36 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds at Oakland. In that contest, he made 12-of-20 from the field, including three treys, and converted all nine free throw attempts. For the week, Wolters averaged 44.5 points, five assists and five rebounds per game while shooting 60.4 percent (29-48) overall, 52.2 percent (12-23) from beyond the arc, and 95 percent (19-20) from the free throw line.
Lingle earns her first career Player of the Week award after guiding South Dakota State to a pair of league wins last week. In the win over Fort Wayne on Thursday, the senior from Pierre scored a career-high 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting (.692) with nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists. She followed that performance with 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in only 18 minutes in the win over Oakland.
For the week, Lingle came off the bench to average 14 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and two assists per game while playing only 21 minutes per contest. She also shot 61 percent (14-of-23) from the field on the week. Coming into the week, Lingle was averaging eight points, 4.5 rebounds, one block and 0.6 assists to either double or nearly double each category.