Four Tall Ferns in College – Four Fine Performances


US College action in the last 48 hours has seen four of our Tall Ferns in action, all making major contributions for their respective teams.

Stella Beck nabbed 17 points as St Mary’s Gaels went down 85-69 to Washington State. The Hutt Valley guard shot 6 from 12 and also added three rebounds and two assists but the Gaels have started the season with two losses.

Waikato’s Krystal Leger-Walker and Northern Colorado Bears have begun the campaign 1-1 after losing at Denver 83-62. The shooting guard, obviously given the green light by the Bears coaching staff, put up 21 shots for NCB connecting with 5 as she produced 11 points to go with 5 assists and 3 boards.

California State Northridge Matadors are also 1-1 after going down to San Diego 76-67. Tessa Boagni was terrific with a double double of 11 points and 14 rebounds for the Matadors. The Cantabrian centre also produced 3 blocks and a steal.

Penina Davidson was the only winner of the four. The Rangitoto College alumni contributed 12 points (6/10 FG) and 6 rebounds as the Golden Bears mauled Santa Clara 73-58. Davidson also snared 3 steals for good measure.

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