Heremaia busts 20 then buses to the Bronx

Kendell Heremaia and Fordham University had to bus it back to the Bronx in a snow storm after their flight had been cancelled. The journey was made less uncomfortable after securing a 73-55 win at Davidson on Sunday.

Heremaia posted her second straight 20-point game and notched her ninth career double-double with 11 rebounds whilst also leading the team in assists (4) and steals (3). The senior now has 898 career points for the Rams (6-2 in the Atlantic-10 Conference).

Akienne-Tera Reed made a massive contribution to Virginia Commonwealth’s double success against the two George’s. In the 67-60 victory against George Washington Reed nailed 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and a season high 4 steals. VCU’s leading scorer followed that with 9 points and 8 rebounds in the 64-56 overtime win against George Mason.

VCU now tied with Fordham at 6-2 in the Atlantic 10 Conference – joint fourth on the ladder.

Also enjoying a fine all-round game was Helen Matthews in Wofford Terriers 63-59 win against North Carolina Greensboro. The former Kaiopoi College guard dished 7 assists to go with 9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals playing a team high 34 minutes. 

Mate v Mate

Emme Shearer scored what proved to be the winning basket with under two minutes remaining as Portland beat St Mary’s, California 69-68. Shearer finished with a career high 16 points (7/12FG) as Portland completed the double over the Gaels, moving to 6-3 in West Coast Conference play – 3rd place on the league table.

Tayla Dalton corralled 3 rebounds for St Mary’s with Jade Kirisome scoring 8 points.

Dalton snared a season best 4 steals (plus 5 points) but St Mary’s suffered a 79-52 defeat at the hands of West Coast Conference leaders Gonzaga in their second game of the week.

All good things must come to an end.

Charlisse Leger-Walker had begun her college career with 12 straight double figure scores, a feat that had helped her earn five Pac-12 Freshman of the Week Awards.

That run came to an abrupt halt against Stanford University. In back to back defeats against No 6 ranked Stanford Leger-Walker scored a total of eight points having averaged 20.3ppg in the previous 12 games. 

Krystal Leger-Walker fared a little better totaling 14 points and 8 assists across the two games as Washington State slipped to 6-6 in conference play. 

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