Good day for Kiwi women – Reed, Jillings, Heremaia, Manuirirangi and Manumaleuga all advance.

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Tera Reed made a successful comeback from injury to help propel Virginia Commonwealth to a semi-final showdown with Kendell Heremaia and Zara Jillings. On a successful day for the Kiwis there were also wins for Kayla Manuirirangi (Tulane University) and Tara Manumaleuga (University of Arizona in Tucson)

 Below is the schedule for the Kiwi women – see who is playing when in NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Conference Championships.

NB All games are US time therefore a day behind NZ –  ie games scheduled for March 4 in the States are played Thursday March 5 in NZ

 Results March 6th

 

Kendell Heremaia and Zara Jillings (Fordham University)

Fordham advanced to the Atlantic 10 semi-finals with a 54-47 win against

Duquesne and now meet VCU. Kendell Heremaia 6 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists whilst Zara Jillings came off the bench to add a steal, assist and rebound.

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Virginia Commonwealth trailed 52-51 with 1:28 to play but eventually prevailed 58-52 to beat Davidson and advance to the Atlantic 10 Conference semi-finals. Tera Reed, having missed the last few games due to injury scored 10 points and collected 4 boards on her return. They meet Fordham and their pair of Kiwis tomorrow.

Kayla Manuirirangi (Tulane University)

#5 ranked Tulane beat #12 Tulsa 67-61 in the first round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament in Uncasville, Connecticut. Kayla Manuirirangi finished with 9 points and 3 rebounds.

Next up (tomorrow) are #4 University of South Florida in the quarter-finals.

Tara Manumaleuga (University of Arizona in Tucson)

No Kiwi woman is playing for a higher ranked team than Manumaleuga with Arizona. Arizona beat Cal Berkeley 86-73 in the Pac 12 Tournament and now face #1 Oregon in the semi-final.

March 7th

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University) v Kendell Heremaia and Zara Jillings (Fordham University)

This semi-final match-up is a replay of last year’s Atlantic 10 Conference Grand Final.

Shalae Salmon, Khaedin Taito 7 Kaylee Smiler (Brigham Young University)

Finished 3rd in West Coast Conference regular season with 13-5 record and head straight to the WCC quarter-finalswhere they meet a conference second round winner.

Kayla Manuirirangi (Tulane University)

#5 ranked Tulane take on #4 University of South Florida in the quarter-finals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.

Tara Manumaleuga (University of Arizona in Tucson)

Arizona beat Cal Berkeley 86-73 in the Pac 12 Tournament and now face #1 Oregon in the semi-final.

Amiee Book (California State University Fullerton)

Fullerton (8-7) have a Big West Conference regular season ending fixture at home against UC Irvine.

 Tsubasa Nisbett (Georgia Southern University)

Last Sun Belt Conference regular season game against Georgia State. Currently 6-11 likely needing a win to progress to conference play-offs.

McKenna Dale (Brown University)

Brown face Dartmouth in their final Ivy League fixture. Only the top four teams qualify for play-offs and Brown are well down the league standings.

March 9th

 Tegan Graham (Colgate University)

Number three seeded Colgate (11-6) meet #6 Lehigh in the Patriot League quarter-finals. Colgate lost their final three regular season games including a home game against Lehigh.

Joellen How (Wagner College)

No 8 seed Wagner College Seahawks are up against it as they face top-seed Robert Norris University in a Northeast Conference Quarter-Final.

Roll of Honour

Katelin Noyer (Fresno State University)

Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions and MWC Tournament runners-up.

Pareunora Pene (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)

Southern Conference Regular Season Champions.

Akiene-Tera Reed (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Atlantic 10 Regular Season Runners-up.

Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team

Zara Jillings (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team

 Kendell Heremaia (Fordham University Rams)

Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team

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