Thunder Forward Meredith Cherne dribbling the basketball during a game

Thunder Forward Meredith Cherne

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Women’s Basketball Forward Meredith Cherne was named Northern Division Player of the Week in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference for games played during the week ending February 17, 2019.
Cherne scored 29 points and hauled down an impressive 22 rebounds in a loss to the nationally #7 ranked Hibbing Community College Cardinals last Saturday afternoon in Cloquet. Cherne was 11-of-25 from the field against Hibbing and seven of her 22 rebounds were on the offensive end of the floor. Meredith is a freshman from Kelsey, Minnesota, and for the week grabbed 32 total rebounds in a pair of conference games. She is a graduate of South Ridge High School.
Meredith is leading the Thunder in scoring with 12.3 points per game average. She also leads the Thunder in rebounding with 9.5 rebounds per game average, which puts her in 4th place overall among conference leaders. She also averages more than 35 minutes of playing time in games this season.
The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Basketball teams will close out the 2018-2019 season with a final home game against Central Lakes College on Wednesday, February 20, followed by road games at Mesabi Range Technical & Community College and at Rainy River Community College on the weekend.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Women’s Basketball Conference includes 16 teams which are divided geographically into Northern and Southern Divisions. More information about the conference is available from the league’s website located at


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