I’m not sure what Tessa Boagni conjured up as New Year resolutions but breaking basketball personal bests may have been one of them. Three games into the second half of the season and Boagni has already reeled off a career high 36 points and a pair of double-doubles for California State University Northridge Matadors.
The Christchurch Girls High School alumni opened the year with a career best 36 points, along with 10 rebounds, against California State Fullerton in the opening Big West Conference game of the season – a 70-68 victory.
Most recently Boagni bagged her fourth double-double of the season – 14 points and 11 rebounds in the 84-71 loss to California Poly.
Sandwiched in between the doubles was a strong 25 points and 7 rebounds effort against Santa Barbara.
In her senior year at CSUN Boagni is averaging 13.6 points and 6.9 rebounds across the 17 games played this season.
However her form in 2018 surpasses that as she has collected her 75 points at 25 points per outing and 28 rebounds at 9.3 boards across the three games played in January.
Boagni hasn’t played international basketball for a couple of years but an extended spell with this type of form will have the Cantabrian at the forefront of the Tall Ferns selectors minds.