Taine Murray almost stole the show as his 14 points (11 in the second half) nearly claimed a comeback victory for Virginia. However, the Cavaliers came up just short against Iowa losing 75-74, the young Tall Black making 5 from 7 from the field including 4 from 6 three-pointers.
Dan Fotu exploded for 14 second half points to lead Saint Mary’s Gaels to a 67-50 victory over UC Riverside. Named West Coast Conference Player of the Week after averaging 16.3 points per game at the Maui Invitational last week Fotu was all business in the second frame making 6 from 9 from the field whilst also picking up 4 rebounds.
Flynn Cameron (11 points) was one of two Riverside players in double figures while Callum McRae posted a steady 6 points and 3 rebounds and 2 assists in 32 minutes.
Brother Tobias Cameron scored 12 points on 5 from 7 from the field as all 13 Abilene players made points in their 88-47 demolition of Schreiner.
Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game in South Dakota’s 61-52 loss at San Jose State. KP-H scored 14 points and in the process slid past the 100-points mark for the season at 15.0ppg.
Other Men’s Result:
Davidson 75 (Sam Mennenga 2pts, 2rebs, 4a, 1 steal) Charlotte 58
Southern Idaho College Golden Eagles have soared to #10 on the Women’s Junior College rankings after recording two wins over Thanksgiving weekend – with Ashlee Strawbridge in the thick of the action.
Strawbridge, who has signed a letter of intent to play NCAA Division I at the University of Missouri-Kansas City next year, grabbed 3 steals, 6 rebounds and 13 points (6/10FG) as Southern Idaho produced all the gems to defeat Treasure Valley 93-57.
BYU Women, with Tegan Graham, Kaylee Smiler and Arielle Mackey-Williams on the roster, have entered the NCAA Division I National rankings at #21 after an unblemished 7-0 start the season.
Virginia’s McKenna Dale had her most productive outing of the season despite the Cavs going down 74-65 to Richmond. The former Junior Tall Fern finished with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals.
Helen Matthews had season highs in points (11) and assists (5) as Wofford Terriers ran around High Point to win 74-52.
Other Women’s Results:
Saint Mary’s Gaels 79 (Jade Kirisome 7pts, 2rebs, 1a/ Tayla Dalton 4pts/Amy West 3rebs,1a) San Jose State 71
Georgia Southern 89 (Tsubasa Nisbett 3pts, 4 rebs) Charleston 65
Chattanooga 61 (Pareunora Pene 3pts, 1a) Vanderbilt 91
Florida International 33 (Grace Hunter 2pts, 3rebs, 2a) Jacksonville 35
Saint Peter’s New Jersey 62 (Victoria Ikenasio 6pts, 3rebs) Morgan State 66