Career best for Leger-Walker the highlight of latest women’s college action



Tirana Clarke & leger-walker

Krystal Leger-Walker was in outstanding form for Northern Colorado Bears. In a productive night the Waikato native scored a career high 22 points (9/12FG) and dished 6 assists in the 74-66 win against Denver.

The Kiwis were prominent as Fordhan University Rams improved to 2-2 after a 71-64 win against Charlotte 49ers. Mary Goulding continued her strong form with 16 points and 12 rebounds, Kendell Heremaia scored 14 points (6/8FG) and Zara Jillings (7pts) was also amongst the scorers for the Rams.

Shalae Salmon crafted 14 points on 5 from 8 shooting from the floor and a perfect 4 out of 4 from the charity stripe as Brigham Young University Provo beat Eastern Washington 80-65.

Amiee Book didn’t miss a shot in California State Fullerton’s 79-65 win against Cal Baptist. She accumulated 14 points on 6 from 6 from the field that included 2 out of 2 triples. Book then scored 12 points (5/9FG) as the Titans went down 83-72 against San Diego.

Also making a dozen points was Tera Reed as Virginia Commonwealth Rams won a low scoring affair against Wake Forest 53-40. The Rams only gave up eight final quarter points as they improve to 3-1 for the season

Sariah Penese was busy for University of Maryland Baltimore in the 81-43 defeat of  Notre Dame. The Retrievers have won their first six games – the best start in programme history – and Penese came up with 3 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists and a block in the win.

Kayla Manuirirangi scored 11 points (three from six threes for the second game running) as Tulane University held off Washington to win 63-51 for a third consecutive win.

Tegan Graham was another to score 11 points but Colgate Raiders slipped to a third straight loss, pipped 64-61 by George Mason.

Suffering a fourth loss on the bounce were La Salle going under 92-68 against Towson. Michelle Nicholls was a bright light in the defeat scoring 11 points on 5 from 8 shooting for the Explorers.

There is a feast of basketball ahead in the coming days as many college teams are taking part in Thanksgiving Weekend tournaments.

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