Appropriately on Senior Day Mary Goulding, in her final collegiate year, came up big for Fordham University Rams as they beat Massachusetts 76-64. The Waikato native made 15 points and claimed game highs in rebounds (8), assists (5) and steals (3).
The Rams seventh straight win propels them to 11-3 and maintains them in second place on the Atlantic Coast Conference table.
Amiee Book was once again in good shooting form for California State Fullerton Titans shooting 7 from 10 from the floor on her way to 16 points. It was Book’s fifth double figure points haul in her last six games but the Titans slipped to 4-8 in West Coast Conference play.
Akiene-Tera Reid returned to the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams lineup after a two-game absence due to injury but couldn’t prevent VCU falling 71-68 in overtime to Duquesne University. Reed came up with 11 points (5/8FG) as the Rams, despite the loss, still sit atop the Atlantic 10 Conference with an 12-2 record.
Ten points from Tegan Graham wasn’t enough to get Colgate University across the line against Lehigh, the Raiders going down 75-63 in the Patriot League. Colgate slip to 5-9 in Patriot play after a fifth straight defeat.
Freshman Esra McGoldrick posted 10 points (4/6FG) and 5 rebounds, her best numbers in her fledgling college career, as North Carolina State crushed Wake Forest 80-46 in Atlantic Coast Conference play.
Kayla Manuirirangi scored 8 points for Tulane Green Wave in narrow 83-82 defeat against Houston University.
Former Tall Fern Dru Toleafoa added 5 points to 9 rebounds and 6 assists in her 98thgame for Santa Clara University Broncos. The Broncos bucked Portland 106-68, the SCU 5-11 in West Coast Conference play.