Former St Peter’s trio shine, Dale headed to Virginia

The former St Peter’s School, Cambridge trio of Kendell Heremaia, Charlisse and Krystal Leger-Walker are all in good form.

Charlisse will likely have another Pac-12 Freshman of the Week award after two prodigious performances for Washington State University at the weekend. Firstly WSU knocked off #5 UCLA 67-63 with Charlisse scoring the last nine points for the Cougars to finish with a game-high 28 points. She made 7 of her 15 shots, 4 of 8 from beyond the arc and was 10 of 12 from the free throw line.

Despite WSU then going down 81-71 to USC Charlisse was still in prolific form. 24 points (4/11 3PG, 6/7FT), 7 assists and 4 rebounds testimony to that. 

There was also  big numbers from Krystal L-W who over the two games accumulated 17 points 8 boards and 14 dimes. KL_W now has 401 career assists.

2017 Junior Tall Fern McKenna Dale has announced that she will play for the University of Virginia Cavaliers next season. Dale has spent the last three years at Ivy League school Brown University. 

She has two years of playing eligibility left as she missed her sophomore year at Brown due to an ACL injury, and lost the current season due to COVID as the Ivy League was cancelled. In 2019-20 she was second on the Brown team in scoring (13.4ppg) and rebounding (5.3rpg).

Dale will complete her undergraduate degree from Brown before undertaking the Master’s programme at Virginia studying public policy.

Following her Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week award, the previous week, Kendell Heremaia was again prominent as Fordham secured their fourth straight win, a come from behind 56-53 defeat of Rhode Island.

Heremaia scored 11 points and tallied three each of rebounds, steals and assists.

Tegan Graham scored 13 points (3/4 3PG) and grabbed 4 rebounds as BYU beat Loyola Marymount 69-50 in West Coast Conference play. Kaylee Smiler chipped in with 4 points and a couple of assists as BYU improved to 7-2 in conference play.

Graham has made an impressive 51% (25 of 49) three-pointers this season.

Helen Matthews bagged 9 points as Wofford (6-3) moved up to third on the Southern Conference standings after a 67-44 win against Chattanooga. Pare Pene knocked down her only shot of the game for Cattanooga.

In NAIA action Michelle Nicholls had a nice double at the weekend as Central Methodist (11-5) secured a brace of wins to make that six successes on the bounce. Nicholls had 11 points (3/5 3PG) and 7 rebounds as Central Methodist showed no compassion for Mount Mercy winning 99-74. They followed that with a 71-57 victory over Culver-Stockton with Nicholls making 9 points, 4 assists and 4 steals.

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