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Ring, Van Dyk continue basketball careers in MIAC

Kellie Ring is shown in action in a college game this season.

Kellie Ring of Somerset and Jordan Van Dyk of New Richmond have continued their basketball careers in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Ring is a sophomore guard at St. Thomas and Van Dyk is a freshman guard at Augsburg.

Ring has been a steady contributor for the Tommies this season. As one of the team's top reserves, she is averaging 15.6 minutes per game. Ring, who was known for her quickness at the high school level, has continued to use it as an asset in college. She ranks second on the Tommies in steals. She is also averaging 4.1 points per game.

The Tommies started the season 1-2, but have been terrorizing opponents ever since. The Tommies carried an eight-game losing streak into the weekend to lead the MIAC.

Van Dyk is part of a young team at Augsburg that doesn't include a senior on the roster. Van Dyk saw action if five of the team's first 11 games, averaging 2.4 points per game.

Ring and Van Dyk will get to play against each other again next week. St. Thomas is scheduled to play at Augsburg on Jan. 26. In the first meeting between the two teams, St. Thomas rolled to an 87-48 victory. Ring scored eight points for the Tommies in that game and Van Dyk scored six points for Augsburg.