No fewer than 25 Kiwi women are playing Junior College basketball. Most are enjoying a few days off before fixtures (covid provided) rev up again in January.
There are plenty of fine seasons unfolding with the likes of Ella Bradley, Parehuia Delamere, Samantha Jenkins, Te Araroa Sopoaga, Safena Te Nana-Williams and Keeley Tini being key contributors to their respective teams.
Ella Bradley (Sophomore at Utah State Eastern)
Ella has scored in double figures seven times this season and 20 or more on 3 occasions. Leads the team in points scored (148) and blocks (8). Also second in assists (40), and field goal percentage at 51.6 (47/79).
This season GP 11 GS 10 Points 148, Rebounds 69
Career GP 33 GS 31 Points 326
Rosie Campbell (Freshman at Southeast Community College)
The former Queen Margaret College, Wellington guard scored a season best 4 points against Midland.
This season GP 11 GS 0 Points 6
Molly Cockburn (Sophomore at Miles Community College)
Second on the team in assists (2.1apg) and steals (1.3spg) Molly has scored a season best 9 points on two occasions.
This season GP 14 GS 12 Points 75
Career GP 37 GS 13 Points 140
Harata Coleman (Sophomore at Central Maine Community College)
After a freshman season at Barton CC Harata has played all 12 games for the Mustangs this season playing alongside Safena and Leata Te Nana-Williams. Scored a season high 14 points against Villa Maria.
This season GP 12 GS 1 Points 50
Career GP 19 GS 1
Izzy Cook (Sophomore at Western Nebraska Community College)
Scored a season best 14 points against Central Wyoming. Has passed 100 career points and rebounds for the # 10 ranked Cougars.
This season GP 9 GS 2 Points 42 Rebounds 36
Career GP 30 GS 2 Points 106 RPG 112
Parehuia Delamere (Sophomore at Western Texas College)
Parehuia appears in the national Top-20 for steals with 3.0 per game. In addition she is second on the team’s scoring list averaging 9.4ppg – scored a career high 20 points against Otero.
This season GP 14 GS 1 Points 131 Rebounds 66 Steals 42
Career GP 37 GS 7 Points 201
Samantha Jenkins (Freshman at Dawson Community College)
Nelsonian Samantha Jenkins has already racked up 200 points this season at 13.3ppg. Only Keeley Tini has more junior College points than Samantha this season. Has scored in double figures in a dozen games with a top score of 30 points against Northwest.
This season GP 15 GS 15 Points 200 Rebounds 72 Assists 33
Jordyn Maddix (Sophomore at Western Texas College)
Jordyn has started all 14 games this season – scored a season best 20 points against Weatherford.
This season GP 14 GS 14 Points 103
Career GP 34 GS 17 Points 183
Jenna Rose Mafua (Sophomore at Dodge City Community College)
Jenna Rose is averaging 6.9ppg at Dodge City after playing alongside sister Leah at Otero College last year. Scored a season best 13 points against Butler.
This season GP 14 GS 13 Points 97 Rebounds 56
Maclani Michael (Freshman at Utah State Eastern)
Playing alongside Ella Bradley and Brooklyn Pouwhare the freshman has played all 13 of USE’s games averaging 6.8ppg and 3.8rpg. Scored a season high 12 points against Phoenix College.
This season GP 13 GS 3 Points 89
Kyra Paniora (Freshman at College of Southern Idaho)
Playing alongside Ashlee Strawbridge she scored a season high 11 points against Western Nebraska.
This season GP 16 GS 3 Points 73 Assists 33
Career GP 39 GS 4 Points 136
Kay-Hauata Phillips (Sophomore at Cloud Community College)
The Tauranga forward received limited opportunities in her freshman year at Utah State Eastern so transferred to Cloud CC where she is averaging 9.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Has scored in double digits in half of the 12 games she has played with a best of 21 points against Northwest Kansas Tech.
This season GP 12 GS 8 Points 114 rebounds 71
Career GP 12 GS 0 Points 149
Brooklyn Pouwhare (Sophomore at Utah State Eastern)
The former Avonside Girls High forward has played just four games this season.
This season GP 4 GS 0 Points 0
Career GP 24 GS 0 Points 38
Briarley Rogers (Sophomore at Weatherford College)
Briarley knocked down 2 of 3 three-pointers for 6 points in her first game back after five weeks on the side-line.
This season GP 2 GS 0 Points 6
Career GP 26 GS 24 Points 193
Waiaaria Rogers (Sophomore at Marshalltown College)
The former Rangitoto College guard is second on the team for 3-point percentage making 17 from 45 at 38%. Scored a season best 14 points in the last game before the Christmas break against North Iowa Area.
This season GP 12 GS 8 Points 64
Career 27 GS 13 Points 124
Dejaan Schuler (Sophomore at Casper College)
Dejaan scored a career best 15 points against Northeastern – is third on the Casper scoring averaging 8.7ppg and second on the 3-point shooting list with 34 from 77 at a highly respectable 42%.
This season GP 18 GS 3 Points 142
Career GP 40 GS 3 Points 182
Rashaan Smith (Sophomore at Western Nebraska College)
After getting little opportunity at Dawson College Rashaan transferred to Western Nebraska where she has been quite a force off the bench averaging 6.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Scored a career high 18 points against Miles.
This season GP 14 GS 0 Points 85 Rebounds 49
Career GP 31 GS 1 Points 126
Te Araroa Sopoaga (Freshman at Cloud Community College)
Te Araroa has been the leading light for Cloud, incredibly she leads the team in points (13.1ppg), rebounds (7.1rpg), assists (3,7apg), steals (2.9spg) and blocks (12).
This season GP 14 GS 14 Points 184 Rebounds 99 Assists 52 Steals 40
Ashlee Strawbridge (Sophomore at College of Southern Idaho)
The Cantabrian forward played at the NJCAA Women’s National Championships last season. Played all 24 games for the Golden Eagles and finished second on the rebounding list averaging 6.2rpg. Southern Idaho are now 11-1 after defeating Colorado Northwestern 82-58. Southern Idaho are ranked #9
Career GP 24 GS 12 PPG 5.9 RPG 6.2
Safena Te Nana-Williams (Freshman at Central Maine Community College)
The Mustangs co-captain is second on the team in scoring (9.9ppg) and leads the team in assists (5.0apg) and steals (3.5spg). Has scored a season high 20 points on two occasions.
This season GP 12 GS 12 Points 119 Assists 60
Leata Te Nana-Williams (Freshman at Central Maine Community College)
Leata scored a season best 14 points against Massasoit and season high 9 rebounds against Berkeley.
This season GP 12 GS 3 Points 77
Yzabelle Tevao (Sophomore at McCook Community College)
The former Massey High School forward played her freshman season at Lake Region State College where she played 21 games for the Royals. Scored a season best 8 points against Air Force Prep.
This season GP 10 GS 0 Points 15
Career GP 31 GS 1 Points 82
Keeley Tini (Sophomore at Williston State College)
Keeley has 225 points and 142 rebounds to her name this season – she sits 22nd on the Junior College Division I scoring list and 13th on the rebounding table. Six double-doubles to her name plus 12 double figure scoring efforts with a career best 25 against United Tribes.
This season GP 15 GS 13 Points 225 Rebounds 142
Career 39 GS 37 Points 614
Te Oriwa Tuipulotu (Freshman at Cloud Community College)
The former Gisborne Girls High player scored a season high 23 points against York College – had a season best 6 rebounds in the same game.
This season GP 14 GS 3 Points 83
Bree Trego (Freshman at College of Southern Nevada)
Played 16 games as a freshman at Miles CC but has now moved on to Southern Nevada.
This season GP 11 GS 0 Points 26
Career GP 27 GS 0 Points 48