Aimee Book last Kiwi woman eliminated from Div I Tournament play-offs.

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Now there are none.

Aimee Book was the last remaining Kiwi women left in NCAA Division I Conference Tournament play but that involvement finished today.

Despite 14 points (6/13FG) from the Nelson native California State Fullerton Titans were beaten 72-59 by University of Hawaii in a Big West Conference quarter-final tie. The sophomore wing also chimed in with 6 rebounds and assist, playing the whole 40 minutes.

Book has scored in double figures in 17 of the 28 games she has played this season and started in all but one of those appearances.

Roll of Honour

Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions and MWC Tournament runners-up.

Pareunora Pene (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

Southern Conference Regular Season Champions.

Chattanooga invited to Post Season WNIT

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Atlantic 10 Regular Season Runners-up and Tournament Championship Runners-up.

Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team

Zara Jillings (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

Kendell Heremaia (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team

Le’afa and Cameron progress in Tournament play.

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Four Kiwi Men played today in NCAA Division I Tournament games resulting in two wins and two losses. Former Tall Black guard Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa and Sacramento State remained alive at the end of the day as do Flynn Cameron and DePaul Blue Demons.

Results March 11th

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University Hornets)

The Sacramento State Hornets are still buzzing after advancing to the Big Sky Tournament quarter-finals following a 62-54 victory against Weber State.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa posted his second career double-double with a career high 10 rebounds to accompany 13 points. They will meet top seed Eastern Washington in the quarters tomorrow.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University Blue Demons)

#10 De Paul defeated #7 Xavier 71-67 in the Big East Tournament first round at Madison Square Garden in New York. It will be even tougher for the Blue Demons tomorrow facing second ranked Villanova in the quarter-finals.

Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami Hurricanes)

Miami have bowed out in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament falling 69-64 to Clemson. Sam Waardenburg took his career rebounding tally past 250 with a team high 8 rebounds and also had 3 steals and a block in 32 minutes of action.

Sam Timmins (University of Washington Huskies)

A disappointing season concluded for Washington Huskies as they fell 77-70 to Arizona in the First Round of the Pac 12 Tournament. In his final game for Washington Sam Timmins was afforded just 6 minutes of court time. In his four years with the Huskies the former Otago Boys centre tallied 128 appearances

Upcoming Games:

At a glance – see who is playing where and when as Men’s NCAA Division I Conference Tournaments continue this week.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 11 in the States are played March 12 in NZ.

March 12th

Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)

Charlotte 49ers play quarter-final game at Conference USA Tournament.

Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)

Long Beach State face UC Irvine in a Big West Conference quarter-final.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University Blue Demons)

De Paul face second ranked Villanova in the quarter-finals of the Big East Tournament.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)

Sacramento State will meet top seed Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Tournament quarter-finals.

Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)

UC Santa Barbara will take on University of California, Riverside in Big West Conference play .

Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)

The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (7-9) and they face UC Santa Barbara in the BWC quarters.

March 13

Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)

Second seed Abilene Christian will take on an unconfirmed opponent in the Southland Conference Tournament semi-final.

Roll of Honour

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions

Mountain West Tournament Runners-up

Mountain West All-Conference Third Team

Callum McRae (University of California, Riverside)

Honourable Mention All-Big West Conference

Amiee Book double-double helps Titans advance behind closed doors

 

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The remaining two Kiwi women left in NCAA Division I Conference Tournament play were in action today but only one survived.

Amiee Book contributed a double-double as California State Fullerton eased through their First Round Big West Conference tie. There wasn’t such good news for Tsubasa Nisbett with Georgia Southern Eagles eliminated.

Results March 10th

Tsubasa Nisbett (Georgia Southern University Eagles)

No 4 ranked Louisiana proved too strong for Georgia Southern winning their Sun Belt Conference First Round encounter 81-64. Tsubasa Nisbett secured a couple of rebounds for the Eagles.

 Amiee Book (California State University Fullerton Titans)

In a First Round Big West Conference Tournament match up Fullerton defeated California State University Northridge 67-52 with Amiee Book in double-double territory for the second game running. The sophomore standout had 12 points and 10 rebounds and also came up with 3 steals.

The game was played behind closed doors after the Big West Conference organisers announced games would be played without spectators present to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Fullerton meet Hawaii tomorrow in a quarter-final tie.

Roll of Honour

Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions and MWC Tournament runners-up.

Pareunora Pene (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

Southern Conference Regular Season Champions.

Chattanooga invited to Post Season WNIT

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Atlantic 10 Regular Season Runners-up and Tournament Championship Runners-up.

Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team

Zara Jillings (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

 Kendell Heremaia (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team

Fotu and St Mary’s beaten in Conference Final

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In the only Men’s NCAA Division I game being played today involving a Kiwi, Dan Fotu and St Mary’s Gaels played Gonzaga (ranked #2 nationally) in the West Coast Conference Championship game.

St Mary’s were defending champions having beaten Gonzaga in the 2019 Final but struggled in this one going down 84-66.

Dan Fotu finished with 5 points and 2 rebounds.

St Mary’s now have to wait until Selection Sunday (March 15) to see if they receive one of 36 at-large invitations to the NCAA Tournament.

Upcoming Games:

At a glance – see who is playing where and when as the Men’s NCAA Division I Conference Tournaments continue this week.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 11 in the States are played March 12 in NZ.

March 11th

Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)

Miami head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to take on Clemson.

Sam Timmins (University of Washington)

Washington Huskies play in the First Round of the Pac 12 Tournament.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University)

De Paul face Marquette or Xavier in the Big East Tournament first round.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)

Sacramento State take on Weber State in the Big Sky Conference play-offs first round.

March 12th

Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)

Charlotte 49ers play quarter-final game at Conference USA Tournament.

Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)

Long Beach State face UC Irvine in a Big West Conference quarter-final.

Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)

UC Santa Barbara will take on University of California, Riverside in  Big West Conference play .

Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)

The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (7-9) and they face UC Santa Barbara in the BWC quarters.

March 13

Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)

Second seed Abilene Christian will take on an unconfirmed opponent in the Southland Conference Tournament semi-final.

Roll of Honour

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions

Mountain West Tournament Runners-up

Mountain West All-Conference Third Team

Callum McRae (University of California, Riverside)

Honourable Mention All-Big West Conference

Fotu and St Mary’s into Conference Final

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It is good news from Las Vegas.

In the only Men’s NCAA Division I game being played today involving a Kiwi, Dan Fotu and St Mary’s Gaels won an extremely tight West Coast Conference semi-final 51-50.

Fotu, on the receiving end of a couple of questionable offensive foul calls, lasted just 23 minutes before exiting with a fifth foul. The former Rangitoto College forward contributed 10 points (5/6FG), a steal and a couple of rebounds in that time.

Having beaten Pepperdine in double overtime 48 hours earlier the Gaels had their fans on the edge of their seats again having to come from 11 points down in the second half.

Tomorrow they face top seed Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference Championship Game – Gonzaga having won both games in the regular season .

At a glance – see who is playing where and when as the Men’s NCAA Division I Conference Tournaments continue this week.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 10 in the States are played March 11 in NZ.

March 10th

Dan Fotu (St Mary’s College, California)

St Mary’s face Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference Championship Game.

March 11th

Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)

Miami head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to take on Clemson.

Sam Timmins (University of Washington)

Washington Huskies play in the First Round of the Pac 12 Tournament.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University)

De Paul face Marquette or Xavier in the Big East Tournament first round.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)

Sacramento State take on Weber State in the Big Sky Conference play-offs first round.

March 12th

Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)

Charlotte 49ers play quarter-final game at Conference USA Tournament.

Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)

Long Beach State face UC Irvine in a Big West Conference quarter-final.

Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)

UC Santa Barbara will take on University of California, Riverside in  Big West Conference play .

Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)

The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (7-9) and they face UC Santa Barbara in the BWC quarters.

March 13Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)

Second seed Abilene Christian will take on an unconfirmed opponent in the Southland Conference Tournament semi-final.

 

Roll of Honour

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions

Mountain West Tournament Runners-up

Mountain West All-Conference Third Team

Callum McRae (University of California, Riverside)

Honourable Mention All-Big West ConferenceFotu and St Mary’s

Tegan Graham’s efforts in vain as Colgate are beaten

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Two Kiwi women in NCAA Division 1 play today and both suffered defeats.

Results March 9th

 Tegan Graham (Colgate University)

A team high 17 points (7/13FG) from senior guard Tegan Graham wasn’t enough to prevent number three seeded Colgate being defeated by #6 Lehigh in the Patriot League quarter-finals. The former Wellington College standout also added a game high 4 steals and a couple of rebounds in what is likely to be her final game for the Raiders. Graham scored in double figures in seven of her last eight games and finishes with 700 points in 108 appearances for Colgate.

Joellen How (Wagner College)

No 8 seed Wagner College Seahawks pushed top-seed Robert Norris University all the way in a Northeast Conference Quarter-Final but were eventually pipped 65-61 in overtime.

Only two Kiwi women are left in Conference Tournament play with both Tsubasa Nisbett and Amiee Book in action on Wednesday (NZ Time)

March 10th

Tsubasa Nisbett (Georgia Southern University)

Georgia Southern open Sun Belt Conference Tournament play.

 Amiee Book (California State University Fullerton)

Cal State Fullerton head to the Big West Conference Tournament for a first round match up.

 

Roll of Honour

Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions and MWC Tournament runners-up.

 Pareunora Pene (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

Southern Conference Regular Season Champions.

Chattanooga invited to Post Season WNIT

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Atlantic 10 Regular Season Runners-up and Tournament Championship Runners-up.

Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team

Zara Jillings (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

 Kendell Heremaia (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team

Season over for Perrott-Hunt and South Dakota

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After a raft of games yesterday there is just one game to report on today and it wasn’t the result we were looking for.

Kruz Perrott-Hunt (University of South Dakota Coyotes)

University of South Dakota carried third seeding into the Summit League play-offs but it counted for little as they were pipped 74-71 by #6 North Dakota. The Coyotes, leading 71-70 inside the final 30 seconds turned the ball over presenting North Dakota with a scoring opportunity they didn’t waste. South Dakota finish the season with a 20-12 record, Kruz Perrott-Hunt having played in 22 of those contests,

At a glance – see who is playing where and when as the Men’s NCAA Division I Conference Tournaments get into full swing this week.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 8 in the States are played March 9 in NZ.

Upcoming Games:

March 9th

Dan Fotu (St Mary’s College, California)

St Mary’s face BYU in a West Coast Conference semi-final.

March 11th

Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)

Miami head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to take on Clemson.

Sam Timmins (University of Washington)

Washington Huskies play in the First Round of the Pac 12 Tournament.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University)

De Paul face Marquette or Xavier in the Big East Tournament first round.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)

Sacramento State take on Weber State in the Big Sky Conference play-offs first round.

March 12th

Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)

Charlotte 49ers play quarter-final game at Conference USA Tournament.

Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)

Long Beach State face UC Irvine in a Big West Conference quarter-final.

Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)

UC Santa Barbara will take on University of California, Riverside in  Big West Conference play .

Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)

The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (7-9) and they face UC Santa Barbara in the BWC quarters.

March 15

Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)

Second seed Abilene Christian will take on an unconfirmed opponent in the Southland Conference Tournament semi-final.

Roll of Honour

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions

Mountain West Tournament Runners-up

Mountain West All-Conference Third Team

Disappointment for Reed and VCU.

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The single news item today is that Tera Reed and Virginia Commonwealth Rams have, for the second successive year, had to settle for Runners-up medals at the Atlantic 10 Championship.

Below is the schedule for the Kiwi women – see who is playing when in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Conference Championships this week.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 8 in the States are played Monday March 9 in NZ.

Result March 8th

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

It was a game that featured eleven lead changes but it just wasn’t to be for Tera Reed and Virginia Commonwealth as they fell 52-48 to #1 Dayton in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship Game. Reed finished the encounter with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. It’s heart ache for VCU who had to settle for second spot last season when they were beaten in the final by Fordham University.

Upcoming:

March 9th

Tegan Graham (Colgate University)

Number three seeded Colgate (11-6) meet #6 Lehigh in the Patriot League quarter-finals. Colgate lost their final three regular season games including a home game against Lehigh.

Joellen How (Wagner College)

No 8 seed Wagner College Seahawks are up against it as they face top-seed Robert Norris University in a Northeast Conference Quarter-Final.

March 10th

Tsubasa Nisbett (Georgia Southern University)

Georgia Southern open Sun Belt Conference Tournament play.

Amiee Book (California State University Fullerton)

Cal State Fullerton head to the Big West Conference Tournament for a first round match up.

2019-20 Season Roll of Honour

Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions and MWC Tournament runners-up.

Pareunora Pene (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

Southern Conference Regular Season Champions.

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Atlantic 10 Regular Season Runners-up and Tournament Championship Runners-up.

Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team

Zara Jillings (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

Kendell Heremaia (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team

Fotu advances in double OT but Wetzell loses in Final

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San Diego State were upset 59-56 by Utah State in the Mountain West Championship game despite a double-double from Yanni Wetzell whilst Dan Fotu and St Mary’s needed double overtime to stay alive in the West Coast Conference.

At a glance – see who is playing where and when as the Men’s NCAA Division I Conference Tournaments get into full swing.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 7 in the States are played March 8 in NZ.

 Results March 7th

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Ranked #5 in the national polls San Diego State are almost certain of a place in the NCAA Tournament beginning in a couple of weeks’ time. However if they had beaten Utah State in the Mountain West Championship game that place would have been certain. Unfortunately, despite 12 points and 13 rebounds from Yanni Wetzell, San Diego State were upset 59-56 by Utah State.

Dan Fotu (St Mary’s College, California)

It took double overtime but St Mary’s eventually prevailed 89-82 in the West Coast Conference Tournament quarter finals against Pepperdine. Dan Fotu was a strong contributor with 6 points and 8 rebounds in 34 minutes. A semi-final against BYU is next on the agenda for the Gaels.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University)

A disappointing 3-15 in the Big East Conference the Blue Demons were hammered 93-55 by Providence in their final regular season game. Flynn Cameron produced 3 points and 2 rebounds – De Paul up against Marquette or Xavier in the Big East Tournament first round.

Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)

Abilene Christian squeezed home 71-68 against Incarnate Word University in their final Southland Conference regular season fixture with Tobias Cameron notching 4 points and 2 rebounds. The win confirmed second seeding for Abilene and direct passage to the Southland Tournament semis next weekend.

Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)

Long Beach State (6-10) lost 75-69 to California State Fullerton in their final Big West Conference regular season fixture with Max de Geest scoring a couple of points. They now face UC Irvine in the Tournament play-offs.

Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)

Also in Big West Conference play Santa Barbara (10-6) pipped Cal Poly 69-67 in the regular season finale. Matt Freeman had 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in this one. UCSB will take on University of California, Riverside in tournament play on Thursday.

Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)

The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (7-9) and they defeated UC Davis 66-61 in their last regular season game. The ‘Double Macs’ were relatively quiet in this one. Callum McRae finished with 4 points and 5 rebounds whilst Angus McWilliam had 2 points and 3 rebounds.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa filled the stats line in his final regular season game for the Hornets. The Wellingtonian scored 12 points and nestled 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals and a block but couldn’t prevent a 76-72 loss at Portland State. Next up are Weber State in the Big Sky Conference play-offs.

 Jackson Stent (Houston Baptist University)

Jackson Stent scored 3 points in his final appearance for Houston Baptist in their 84-78 loss to Texas A&M Corpus Christi. With just the top eight teams progressing to the Southland Conference Tournament the 4-16 Huskies miss out.

Sam Timmins (University of Washington)

After winning just three of their previous sixteen Pac 12 games Washington Huskies have won their last two regular season outings. The latest victory was a 69-63  success at Arizona with Sam Timmins scoring 5 points including a rare three from the former Tall Blacks centre.

Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)

Miami gained a 69-65 overtime win against Syracuse in their final Atlantic Coast Conference regular season game. Sam Waardenburg contributed 6 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and a career high equaling 3 blocks in the win. Miami head to the ACC Tournament to take on Clemson.

Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)

Charlotte 49ers (10-8) went down 66-43 to Louisiana Tech in their final Conference USA fixture. Anzac Risetto came up with a single rebound in six minutes for the 49ers who will play quarter-final basketball next week.

March 8th

Kruz Perrott-Hunt (University of South Dakota)

USD (10-6) will carry third seeding into the Summit League play-offs where they will take on #6 North Dakota.

March 9th

Dan Fotu (St Mary’s College, California)

St Mary’s face BYU in a West Coast Conference semi-final.

March 11th

Sam Waardenburg (University of Miami)

Miami head to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to take on Clemson.

Sam Timmins (University of Washington)

Washington Huskies play in the First Round of the Pac 12 Tournament.

Flynn Cameron (DePaul University)

De Paul face Marquette or Xavier in the Big East Tournament first round.

Izayah Mauriahooho-Le’afa (Sacramento State University)

Sacramento State take on Weber State in the Big Sky Conference play-offs first round.

March 12th

Anzac Rissetto (University of North Carolina at Charlotte 49ers)

Charlotte 49ers play quarter-final game at Conference USA Tournament.

Max de Geest (Long Beach State University)

Long Beach State face UC Irvine in a Big West Conference quarter-final.

Matt Freeman (UC Santa Barbara)

UC Santa Barbara will take on University of California, Riverside in  Big West Conference play .

Callum McRae & Angus McWilliam (University of California, Riverside)

The third Big West Conference team with Kiwi interest are UC Riverside (7-9) and they face UC Santa Barbara in the BWC quarters.

March 15

Tobias Cameron (Abilene Christian University)

Second seed Abilene Christian will take on an unconfirmed opponent in the Southland Conference Tournament semi-final.

Roll of Honour

 

Yanni Wetzell (San Diego State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions and Tournament Runners-up

Mountain West All-Conference Third Team

Reed into Grand Final but disappointing news elsewhere at Women’s Conference Championships

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The big news today is that Tera Reed and Virginia Commonwealth are headed to the Atlantic 10 Grand Final tomorrow. They have done so at the expense of Kendell Heremaia and Zara Jillings, defeating Fordham in a tight semi-final 60-55 after trailing by as manty as 17 points at one stage in the third quarter.

Unfortunately Kayla Manuirirangi (Tulane University) and Tara Manumaleuga (University of Arizona in Tucson) plus the trio of Kiwis at BYU all bowed out of championship contention today.

Below is the schedule for the Kiwi women – see who is playing when in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Conference Championships.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 7 in the States are played Sunday March 8 in NZ

Results March 7th

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Tera Reed and Virginia Commonwealth are headed to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Grand Final tomorrow where they will take on #1 Dayton.

Reed, working her way back to full fitness after an injury lay-off, scored 12 points and also came up with a couple of rebounds, an assist and a steal.

The 60-55 semi-final victory against Fordham avenged last year’s A-10 Tournament loss when they were pipped in the Grand Final against the same opponents..

Kendell Heremaia and Zara Jillings (Fordham University)

There could only be one winner in the battle of the Kiwis and on this occasion it wasn’t to be for Fordham. The defending champions went down in the A-10 semi-final to VCU 60-55. Kendell Heremaia filled the stats line with 5 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and a block. Zara Jillings garnered 4 rebounds and a free-throw.

Shalae Salmon, Khaedin Taito 7 Kaylee Smiler (Brigham Young University)

BYU, ranked third in the West Coast Conference were upset 62-51 by #6 Pepperdine in the WCC quarter-finals.

In their final games for BYU Khaedin Taito failed to score, while Shalae Salmon had 2 points and 2 rebounds. Freshman Kaylee Smiler produced 4 points, 2 rebounds an assist and a block.

Kayla Manuirirangi (Tulane University)

No5 ranked Tulane were beaten 64-50 by #4 University of South Florida in the quarter-finals

of the American Athletic Conference Tournament. The defeat brought the curtain down on senior guard Kayla Manuirirangi’s career with the Green Wave – it was the 119th and final appearance for former New Plymouth Girls High standout.

Tara Manumaleuga (University of Arizona in Tucson)

In the Pac 12 Tournament semi-final Arizona came up against Oregon (ranked #1 in the Pac 12 and #3 in the nation). Arizona hung tough for long spells but were eventually overpowered 88-70.

Amiee Book (California State University Fullerton)

Cal State Fullerton head to the Big West Conference Tournament with an 8-8 record after being downed 68-52 by UC Irvine. Amiee Book recorded her second double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Tsubasa Nisbett (Georgia Southern University Eagles)

Georgia Southern, in their last Sun Belt Conference regular season game, left it late to beat Georgia State. A game winning three with 22 seconds left on the clock propelled the Eagles to a 77-74 win and with it a place in the conference play-offs.

McKenna Dale (Brown University)

Brown University (2-12) concluded a disappointing Ivy League season with a 72-58 loss at Dartmouth. Only the top four teams qualify for play-offs and Brown are well down the league standings. McKenna Dale finished her junior season in style scoring a career high 28 points.

 March 8th

 Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Tera Reed and Virginia Commonwealth are up against #1 Dayton in their return to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship Game.

March 9th

 Tegan Graham (Colgate University)

Number three seeded Colgate (11-6) meet #6 Lehigh in the Patriot League quarter-finals. Colgate lost their final three regular season games including a home game against Lehigh.

Joellen How (Wagner College)

No 8 seed Wagner College Seahawks are up against it as they face top-seed Robert Norris University in a Northeast Conference Quarter-Final.

March 10th

Tsubasa Nisbett (Georgia Southern University)

Georgia Southern open Sun Belt Conference Tournament play.

 Amiee Book (California State University Fullerton)

Cal State Fullerton head to the Big West Conference Tournament for a first round match up.

 Roll of Honour

Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions and MWC Tournament runners-up.

 Pareunora Pene (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

Southern Conference Regular Season Champions.

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Atlantic 10 Regular Season Runners-up.

Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team

Zara Jillings (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

 

Kendell Heremaia (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team