How’s this for some numbers?
49 points, 15 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 blocks and 7 steals.
That’s what Charlisse Leger-Walker has rattled up in her first two NCAA Division I games for Washington State University.
Washington State have started the season in style defeating Washington 60-52 and Idaho 74-55 where Charlisse bagged 29 points.
Older sister Krystal hasn’t put up such eye watering numbers but a two-game tally of 14 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals and a block plus big minutes in the playmaking role were significant in the Cougars two victories.
California State University Fullerton have unfortunately lost three straight games to begin the season but it hasn’t been through lack of effort from Amiee Book.
Now in her third season with the Titans, Book has scored 50 points across the three games (twice as many points as any other Titan) and is shooting the three-ball at a highly respectable 47% (7/15). The former Waimea College standout is also the second highest rebounder on the team with 16 boards to date.
Jade Kirisome scored a career high 18 points (4/9 3PG) and Tayla Dalton tallied 11 points (3/7 3PG) but it didn’t prevent St Mary’s College, California falling to a fourth straight loss, going down 90-71 at Fresno State.
Dalton’s former Harbour teammate, also a freshman, Emme Shearer scored 13 points (5/8FG) and racked up 5 steals as Portland University Pilots had little trouble navigating past Northwest winning 93-54.
It was a different story 48 hours later as Portland were defeated by Washington University Washington recovered from the defeat against Washington State to win 83-56 – Shearer scored 7 points in that one on 3 from 5 shooting.
Kaylee Smiler and Tegan Graham scored 9 points each as BYU eased past Montana State 72-58, the pair playing 20 minutes apiece off the bench as the Cougars improved to 3-1.
Tsubasa Nisbett scored 4 points and added 3 rebounds as Georgia Southern pasted Coastal Georgia 118-48 to improve to 2-2 on the season.
Wofford College couldn’t quite make it three road wins on the bounce going down 70-64 in Cincinnati to Xavier University.
Helen Matthews has started all five games for Wofford (3-2) producing 4 points, a brace of rebounds, two assists and a steal in 21 minutes.
Taranaki guard Eva Langton and Texas A&M International have made a good start to Lone Star Conference in NCAA Division II play with a brace of wins against Oklahoma Christian. Across the two games she tallied 13 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and a pair of steals.
In NAIA action Michelle Nicholls is going well for the 5-3 Central Methodist University. With seven starts under her belt the former Waitakere rep is averaging 11.4 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.