NCAA Div I wrap – Heremaia, Dale, Book, Graham and Reed all shine.

Kendell Heremaia

Kendell Heremaia (Fordham University) and McKenna Dale ( are putting up some eye-catching numbers for

Kendell Heremaia, junior at Fordham University Rams

Kendell Heremaia enjoyed a career night as Fordham gained a road win at Richmond prevailing 64-47.

The former St Peter’s, Cambridge standout scored at least five points in every quarter and finished with a career high 29 points on 12 from 17 shooting including 5 made threes from 9 attempts. Add 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and a steal and you can see it was a mighty performance from the Fordham co-captain. She followed that with 17 points and 7 rebounds as Fordham inflicted a first loss on Dayton winning 50-38.

McKenna Dale, junior at Brown University Bears

McKenna Dale has been tearing it up in the Ivy League for the 2-7 Bears. Brown lost 76-66 against Columbia but followed that with a much needed win toppling Cornell 77-73.

Against Columbia she put together a strong-all round performance of 16 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals. Against Cornell she was even more impressive with a stats line to envy –  25 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 blocks and 4 steals. The blocks were a career high as were the steals and 25 points was just one basket shy of a career best.

Amiee Book, sophomore at California State University Fullerton Titans.

Amiee Book equalled her career high rebounding tally with 13 boards (5 at the offensive end) but the Titans went down 57-50 against Tessa Boagni’s former school, California State University Northridge. Book also scored 9 points with Fullerton now 6-6 in Big West Conference fixtures.

Tegan Graham, senior at Colgate University Raiders

Tegan Graham couldn’t have picked a better occasion to lead the Raiders in scoring. Her 22 points came on Senior Night as Colgate beat Loyola 79-70. She also added 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals.

“It was great for Tegan to play the way she did in front of her family and friends. She’s such a hard worker and such a positive person and influence on this team – you love when players like that are rewarded, said Colgate coach Bill Cleary.

The former Wellington Girls College guard followed that with 18 points (3/5 3PG) as Colgate, third on the Patriot League Ladder saw off fourth placed Holy Cross 80-69 on Sunday.

Akiene-Tera Reed, junior at Virginia Commonwealth University Rams

Akiene-Tera Reed is in fine scoring touch at present with her last four outings producing scores of 17, 22, 19 and 23 points but she missed VCU’s win against St Louis (67-60) at the weekend due to injury. The Rams remain second on the Atlantic 10 ladder with an 11-3 record.

In other news:

Sariah Penese has missed the last few games for Maryland, Baltimore due to injury – speedy recovery Sariah and Tera.

Shout out to Katelin Noyer and Fresno State Bulldogs on securing the Mountain West Conference Regular Season Championship. Noyer scored 4 points on 2 from 2 shooting and also grabbed three rebounds as the Bulldogs accounted for Nevada 69-58.  Fresno State are an impressive 16-1 with just one more outing before the Mountain West tournament begins in Las Vegas where they will start as favourites.

A mention also for Charlotte Whittaker and the University of Colorado who beat #11 ranked Arizona 50-38 to improve to 5-11 in Pac-12 play. The freshman forward played her part with 4 points, 3 rebounds and a couple of assists in 18 minutes.

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