Martha Dembek repeats as Frontier Player of the Week

Montana Tech junior Martha Dembek defends MSU-Northern's Cydney Auzenne Feb. 4 at the Montana Tech HPER Complex. (Bill Foley photo)

Martha Dembek of Montana Tech was named the Frontier Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second straight week, the league announced today.

Dembek is a 5-foot-9 junior guard from Winnett. Tech split its final two regular season games over the weekend. On the road the Orediggers lost to No.23 University of Great Falls 63-53 on Friday. On Saturday, Tech upset No. 16 MSU-Northern 80-67.

Dembek averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and one steal per game. She was 13 of 23 from the field (57 percent), 3 of 10 in 3-point field goals and 10 of 15 from the free throw line. Her 31 points against Northern was a career high.

After having a self-described down month in January, Dembek averaged 19.5 points per game in February.

Cassidy Hashley of Carroll College, Erin Legel of the University of Great Falls, Whitney Mitchell of Rocky Mountain College, Aniese Palmore of Montana Western and Sierra Richards of Montana State-Northern were also nominated for the award.

Warren Edmondson of Montana State-Northern took home the weekly men’s honor.

Edmondson is a 6-2 senior guard from Portland, Oregon. Northern closed the regular season with a pair of home wins. The Lights downed Montana Tech 78-64 and upset No. 6 Lewis-Clark State 82-72.

Edmondson averaged 24 points, three rebounds and two assists per game. He was 16 of 29 from the field (55 percent), 7 0f 16 3-point field goals (44 percent) and 9 of 9 from the free throw line.

Jalen Coates of Montana Tech, Rob Nyby of Rocky Mountain College, Zach Taylor of Carroll College, Jacob Wiley of Lewis-Clark State and Connor Woodill of Montana Western were also nominated.

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