A break-out performance from Cantabrian Molly Cockburn highlights the latest Junior College roundup.
Molly nailed all four of her three-point shots on her way to a season best 17 points as Miles Community College climbed over Rocky Mountain 78-42.
Although well beaten former St Peter’s and Waikato forward Dominique Stephens peaked the Rocky effort with 12 points and 8 rebounds.
The North Harbour pairing of Jazz Kailahi-Fulu and Keeley Tini continue to carry a heavy load for Williston State College. In their 61-55 road win at Dakota at Bottineau, the pair scored half the teams points and secured 50% of the rebounds also.
Jazz finished with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists while Keeley produced 14 points and 8 rebounds. The pair are leading Williston’s scoring this season, each averaging a shade over 14 points per game.
The pair again led the Williston scoring a couple of days later when they were defeated 64-52 by North Dakota State College of Science. Jazz led all scorers with 16 (7/9FG) and Keeley bagged 9 points.
No fewer than six players featured in Southern Idaho’s 64-52 success against Utah State Eastern. For the victors Kaitlyn Burgess continued her good scoring form and Ashlee Strawbridge demonstrated her rebounding prowess.
Kaitlyn finished with 15 points (6/8FG) and Ashlee 8 rebounds to go with 6 points while Kyra Paniora scored a couple of points.
For Utah State Brooklyn Pouwhare secured a pair of rebounds, Hannah Wentworth scored 6 points and Ella Bradley made 4 points to go with 5 rebounds.
Rashaan Smith posted her highest collegiate score tallying 11 points (5/6FG) as Dawson College easily accounted for United Tribes 106-44. Imogen Noble scored 4 points for Dawson in the same game.
Porirua’s Grace Hunter had a nice stats line of 9 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals as South Plains got the better of Clarendon College 79-58. South Plains are 5-0 in the Western Athletic Conference. South Plains are a highly touted #3 in the nation.
Heeni Blakey conjured 3 steals and a brace of assists to go with 8 points although Marshalltown were quashed 92-36 by Iowa Western.
Congratulations to Harata Coleman who scored her first collegiate points at the weekend. The former Opunake standout scored 3 points (1/2 3PG) as Barton cooked Neosho County 117-71.