Kiwis Amiee Book and Flynn Cameron were cooking today with a combined 11 from 16 (69%) from beyond the 3-point line.
Fresno State beat Utah Valley 71-62 with Book making 15 points, all three’s, for Fresno. Shooting an impressive 5 from 8 from beyond the arc the Nelsonian scored in double figures for the 44th time in her collegiate career. She also added 4 rebounds and a block.
Meanwhile Cameron was also in good form as he tallied a career high equalling 18 points as California Riverside squeezed home 66-65 against Arizona State – their game winning shot made on the buzzer from inside Riverside’s half. Cameron made 6 from 8 from deep as well as a couple of rebounds and a steal.
Callum McRae pulled down 10 rebounds to go with 5 points and 3 assists with Riverside having balanced the ledger – a win and a loss in the opening two games.
Kruz Perrott-Hunt top scored for South Dakota Coyotes as they flew over Air Force 59-53.
The junior guard finished with 14 points (6/13FG), 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 28 minutes.
Akienne-Tera Reed is now just 23 points shy of 1,500 NCAA Division I career points after her 11 points helped USC Trojans down Hawaii 90-50. The Tall Fern wing also produced a game high 5 assists.
Emme Shearer missed Portland’s pre-season game with a minor injury but was thrust straight into the starting line-up in the 91-48 win against UC San Diego. However the ex-Harbour guard suffered the wrath of the referees fouling out in just 8 minutes after contributing a block, steal, rebound and assist.
2019 NZ U17 representative Olivia Williams scored 8 points, including 2 from 3 from beyond the arc, as UC Irvine beat Southern Utah 81-65 to make it two wins from two outings for the Anteaters.