Kendell Heremaia and Shalae Salmon both returned career best NCAA scoring performances over Thanksgiving Weekend.
Salmon scored a career high 19 points (8/15FG) as BYU went 2 from 2 at the San Diego State Thanksgiving Classic. California Baptist were defeated 76-69 with Salmon also snaring 7 boards on a productive night that helped BYU registered a fourth straight victory.
At the Gulf Coast Showcase Tournament in Florida, Fordham University Rams finished runners-up to Texas going down 72-54 in the final. Despite the loss the former Waikato forward Kendell Heremaia improved her career best points tally twice during the event making 17 points in the final after tallying 13 in the semi-final win the previous day.
Cantabrian Mary Goulding scored 16 points (plus 14 rebounds) in the opening game with Zara Jillings posting 6 points and 3 assists in game two.
Akiene-Tera Reed scored a season high 20 points (8/15FG) as Virginia Commonwealth Rams clawed Weber State Wildcats 64-36 on Saturday. She led the Rams scoring again 48 hours later with 17 points. However VCU dropped that game losing 64-62 to Purdue University Indianapolis.
Amiee Book continued her good work for California State Fullerton Tigers. The Tigers went down 83-74 against Portland but Amiee still managed 13 points converting three from seven from beyond the arc. In her first five NCAA Division 1 games Aimee is 11 from 21 from three-point land at a striking 52%.
Krystal Leger-Walker scored 10 points, including a step back three to tie proceedings at 46 apiece, as Northern Colorado Bears eked out a 53-47 win against Colorado State. L-W added 6 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals for the Bears who have made a 3-2 start to their campaign.
Kayla Manuirirangi scored 8 points and shared 4 assists as Tulane University moved to 4-1 for the season after defeating Cleveland State 81-72.
Tegan Graham produced 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists as Colgate Raiders enjoyed a first win of the season defeating Canisius 67-53.
Pareunora Pene made her debut for Tennessee Chattanooga in their 75-60 win against Liberty. The Rotorua freshman scored with both shots, one three, to record 5 points in her first appearance for the Mocs.