Leger-Walker, Salmon, King, Book and Manuirirangi all in double figures in Div 1 college games


Tylah King

Tylah King came close to a career best.

Tylah King was within a point of equalling her career high when she scored 14 points as University of Pacific beat San Jose State 91-67. The senior guard added 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for good measure.

Floor general Krystal Leger-Walker set up an exciting win for Northern Colorado Bears against  Southern Methodist, 58-57. She garnered a steal and then provided the pass for teammate Ali Meyer to make the winning layup in the closing 20 seconds of the game. Leger-Walker was impressive throughout finishing with 10 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and a block.

Tirana Clarke & leger-walker

Krystal Leger-Walker

Shalae Salmon scored in double figures (10 points) but BYU Cougars were pipped 67-64 by Southern Utah despite being up by two points with 37 seconds to play. Salmon added 5 rebounds as BYU slipped to just its second defeat of the season.

The Cougers (6-2) bounced back 48 hours later defeating Utah Valley 77-51 with Salmon adding 7 points to a game high 10 rebounds.

Zara Jillings, making her first start of the season, posted an all-round 8 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal playing the whole 40 minutes but Fordham University were well beaten by Georgetown 58-38.

Fordham got back to winning ways a couple of days later winning the Battle of the Bronx against Manhattan 65-61. Kendall Heremaia was everywhere with 7 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal. Jillings had 6 points and Mary Goulding, who missed the game against Georgetown, scored 9 points (plus 5 rebounds) as the Rams improved to 5-4.

Amiee Book threw down a pair of blocks to go with 8 points (3/6FG) as California State Fullerton Titans beat Ivy League school Dartmouth College 67-62. Three days later Book had 10 points (3/5FG) as the Titans improved to 4-4 for the season with a 64-56 home win against CSU Bakersfield.

Tulane Greenwave proved far too good for Florida Atlantic winning 88-45. Kayla Manuirirangi scored 12 points (2/4 3PG, 6/6FT) and dished 5 assists – Tulane now off to a 6-1 start to the season.

Joellen How scored six points but Wagner College dropped their fifth straight game going down 69-57 to St Peter’s.

Akiene-Tera Reed fouled out in 24 minutes as Virginia Commonwealth came from behind to edge Georgetown Hoyas 47-45 in a defence orientated game. Reed had 7 points and an assist in that time.

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