In another packed day of Thanksgiving Weekend action Tegan Graham and BYU Cougars came back from 13 points down to defeat #22 West Virginia 58-57 in the St Pete Showcase Championship game.
Graham played almost 39 minutes making 11 points while also claiming a pair of rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block – the Wellingtonian now up to 975 career points.
The # 1 ranked team in the West Coast Conference take home the silverware and an unblemished 7-0 record to start the season.
Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored a team high 19 points (4/9 3PG) but couldn’t prevent South Dakota losing 83-70 to Nebraska. The former Nelson Giant also came up with 6 rebounds, 3 assists, a block and a steal in 37 minutes. Perrott-Hunt has scored in double figures in five out of six USD games this season averaging 15.2ppg.
It wasn’t a game to remember for Krystal and Charlisse Leger-Walker at the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship in the Bahamas.
Washington State went down 62-34 to NC State on a night when nothing went well for the Cougars. Washington shot a miserable 26% (14/55) from the field with the Waikato pair faring even worse as they made just one basket apiece from a combined 15 attempts.
On the plus side Krystal had 4 rebounds and the same number of assists while Charlisse had 6 boards, a block and a steal.
Other Women’s Results:
Fresno State 46 (Amiee Book 6pts, 7rebs, 3 assists) Drexel 63
St Mary’s Gaels 68 (Amy West 4pts, 3rebs, 2 steals/ Tayla Dalton 2rbs, 1a, 1 steal/ Jade Kirisome 1reb, 3a, 3 steals)UC Santa Barbara 45
Boise State 45 (Kaitlin Burgess 3pts, 2rebs, 1 steal) Wisconsin 60
Houston Baptist 54 (Lauryn Mapusua 3pts, 2rebs) Grand Canyon 63
USC 47 (Tera Reed 2pts, 5rebs, 2 assists) UCF 56
Fordham 43 (Kendell Heremaia 2pts, 2rebs, 1 assist) Arizona State 58
Florida International 67 (Grace Hunter 2pts, 1reb, 1a, 1 steal) Eastern Michigan 60
Saint Peter’s New Jersey 61 (Victoria Ikenasio 2pts, 4rebs) NJIT 67
Other Men’s Results:
Abilene Christian 89 (Tobias Cameron 4pts, 5rebs, 1a, 4 steals) McMurry 54
Davidson 88 (Sam Mennenga 8pts, 4rebs, 1 assist) Robert Morris 70
Colorado State 88 (James Moors 2pts, 1a, 1 steal) Northern Colorado 79