Mary Goulding put together her seventh double-double of the season as Fordham University Rams beat Davidson University 58-42. The Rangiora native had 11 points and 11 rebounds as well as dishing 5 assists. Kendell Heremaia also threatened a double-D totaling 7 points and 9 rebounds. The third Kiwi Zara Jillings produced just 2 points but did snare 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
Fordham followed that with a sixth straight win at St Bonaventure (53-44) – the Rams are 10-3 in Atlantic 10 Conference play. Goulding led all scorers with 14 points to go with 7 rebounds and Heremaia posted 8 points and 6 boards.
It was unlucky thirteen for Krystal Leger-Walker and the Northern Colorado University Bears. She strung together 13 points (6/11FG), 4 assists and a pair of steals for the Bears but they were beaten 76-72 by Eastern Washington Eagles.
Two days later Leger-Walker played all 40 minutes as the Bears beat Idaho 77-72 and are now 11-4 in Big Sky Conference play. 10 points (3/7FG) and 5 assists from the Waikato native helped NCU record its bounce back win.
Michelle Nicholls scored 10 points as La Salle University Explorers (1-12 in conference play) were pipped 64-63 by St Joseph’s in a game that featured 15 ties and 16 lead changes. Nicholls also dished 4 assists, that’s 20 dimes in the last five games.
Freshman Aimee Book, who has started the last five games, had 12 points and 7 rebounds in a 73-64 loss against California State University Northridge Aimee scored all her points from beyond the three-point arc making 4 from 7 threes. Six losses on the bounce see the Titans slip to 3-7 in the Big West Conference.
Joellen How scored 11 points as Wagner College Seahawks beat Central Connecticut State 70-62 to pick up its fourth straight win (the last time they won five consecutive games as in 1998). How was highly efficient making four from 5 shots including 3 from 4 threes in just 12 minutes of court time.
A steal and a pair of free throws inside the final six seconds earned Tulane University Green Wave an exciting 61-59 win against the University of Central Florida, the No 2 team in the American Athletic Conference. Kayla Manuirirangi played her part in the win with 8 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in 26 minutes of action
Amy West pulled down a career high 6 rebounds, including 3 offensive boards, in just 10 minutes of play as Liberty University Flames fired past Lipscomb 74-60. The Palmerston North native also scored a couple of points as the Flames moved to 6-5 in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Freshman forward Esra McGoldrick knocked down her first career three for North Carolina State but the Wolfpack suffered just its third defeat of the season going down 95-72 to No 5 ranked Notre Dame.
Both Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth) and Shalae Salmon (Brigham Young) have been sidelined in the past week due to injuries.