It sounds like the result of a doubles tennis match but it was in fact the first game of the regular season in US college basketball and featured Tall Ferns match-ups. The honours went to the former Rangitoto College duo of Penina Davidson and Brooke Blair.
Davidson, making her 100th appearance for Cal Berkeley Bears recorded the second double double of her college career as the Bears beat St Mary’s Gaels 87-80.
Davidson emerged from a close encounter with 10 points (5/9FG) and a game high 12 rebounds while Stella Beck knocked down 22 points for the Gaels (3/6 3PG) and added 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
Blair top scored for Idaho State with 16 points (3/5 3PG) as the Bengals beat Seattle Redhawks 74-69. Blair also nabbed a game high 3 steals to accompany 3 rebounds and 4 assists.
Jacinta Beckley was one of just three Seattle players in double figures scoring 10 points.
All four Kiwis were busy, Beckley’s 24 minutes the least amount of time on court with Blair and Beck required for over 30 minutes apiece.