Division I Wrap – Nov 16-18

Callum McRae scored 15 points and Flynn Cameron 7 points as UC Riverside (2-2) came off second best at San Diego losing 74-62 today.

McRae added 5 rebounds and 4 assists while Cameron came up with 6 boards. Angus McWilliam remains sidelined recovering from injury.

Abilene Christian won 80-71 in overtime against UT Arlington Flynn’s older brother Tobias Cameron posting 5 points and a trio of steals and rebounds.

Dan Fotu and St Mary’s Gaels made it three wins from three outings with a comfortable 70-51 win against Sothern Utah. The Tall Black forward finished with 12 points (6/10FG) and 6 rebounds.

Fotu became the first Gael to pass 50 points on the season when he scored 8 points in a St Mary’s 73-64 win against Bellarmine today – the Gaels 4-0 this term.

It’s not every week you get to play the defending Women’s Division I National Champions but that opportunity came the way of Emme Shearer and the Portland Pilots when they visited Stanford University.

As expected the result went the way of Stanford (77-55) but the Pilots will take heart from a good second half after trailing 43-24 at  half-time. Shearer finished with 5 points, 4 rebounds and her customary pair of steals.

Porirua’s Grace Hunter (11 points) scored in double figures for the first time in NCAA Division I basketball as Florida International University beat Kennesaw State 67-57. 

In her first year at FIU (2-2), after playing two years Junior College for South Plains, Hunter followed that with 13 points in an 81-74 loss to Georgia Southern University (3-0). Tsubasa Nisbett scored 3 points for GSU.

Kaitlin Burgess, another who played two years at Junior College, also scored 11 points (4/7FG) as Boise State downed Oregon Tech 83-48.

Helen Matthews contributed 6 points and 3 rebounds on her birthday but a 61-47 defeat against Florida was not the present she and the Wofford Terriers were hoping for.

Also with 6 points was Tara Manumaleuga as Texas Christian went to double overtime against Tulane before falling 88-78.

Lauryn Mapusua scored 9 points as Houston Baptist. The former NZ U17 international also grabbed a pair of steals.

In other results:

BYU 55 (Tegan Graham 3p, 2a, 1reb, 1block, Arielle Mackey-Williams 2pts, Kaylee Smiler 2rebs, 1a) Arizona State 44

Fresno State 88 (Amiee Book 5pts, 1reb, 1a) Stanislaus State 71

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