Latest Women’s Team of the Week includes Kayla Manuirirangi

Kayla Manu

The votes are in for the latest NCAA Division I Team of the Week! Charlotte Whittaker makes a welcome return after injury and Kayla Manuirirangi’s shooting performance also earns her a spot in the five.

Full team:

Kayla Manuirirangi, senior at Tulane University

Kayla Manuirirangi was given the green light from beyond the arc as she totalled 19 points for Tulane University who are 6-1 in the American Athletic Conference. The former New Plymouth Girls High standout put up a massive 16 shots from three-point land connecting with 6 for her season best scoring performance. She also added 5 rebounds and 3 assists in the 60-59 home win against Central Florida.

Akiene-Tera Reed, junior at Virginia Commonwealth University

Tera Reed score 14 points as Virginia Commonwealth prevailed 82-63 against George Mason. The consistent Reed has now scored 14 points or more in 10 of her last 11 games for the Rams who have a 6-0 record in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Next up is a blockbuster against Fordham University in a repeat of last year’s A-10 Grand Final.

Kendell Heremaia, junior at Fordham University

Fordham University came from 12 points down to defeat St Louis 66-54 for a win that gives the defending champions a 4-1 record in Atlantic 10 Conference fixtures. Co-captain Kendell Heremaia finished with 5 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 28 minutes for Fordham. A couple of days later Fordham again trailed by 12 but couldn’t recover on that occasion losing 48-44 to Dayton. Once more Heremaia was prominent with a season high equalling 14 rebounds to accompany 5 points, 3 assists and a couple of steals.

Tsubasa Nisbett, sophomore at Georgia Southern University

Another start and another handy contribution from Tsubasa Nisbett as Georgia Southern beat rivals Georgia State 81-56 to improve to 3-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Cantabrian contributed 8 points and four each of assists and rebounds.

Amiee Book, sophomore at Cal State Fullerton

Despite Amiee Book getting a team high 17 points (8/13FG) Fullerton fell 75-66 to UC Santa Barbara – a third straight loss for the Titans who slip to 2-3 in the Big West Conference.

Charlotte Whittaker, freshman at University of Colorado

It is great to see Charlotte Whittaker back on court after a hip injury had kept her sidelined for a couple of weeks. The former St Andrew’s College star came off the bench to total 9 points and 7 rebounds as the Buffaloes won at Cal 62-50 to improve to 3-5 in the Pac 12.

Bubbling Under

In front of over 2,000 fans Shalae Salmon came up with 4 points (2/2FG), 5 rebounds and a brace of blocks as Brigham Young University won 57-44 against San Francisco. BYU moved to 3-2 in West Coast Conference play a couple of days later with an emphatic 71-48 win against Santa Clara. Salmon had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists with Kaylee Smiler chipping in with 3 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

Brown University are 0-2 in Ivy League games after suffering a 73-40 home defeat to Yale. McKenna Dale had 4 points and 5 rebounds for the Bears.


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