A team high 21 points from Kruz Perrott-Hunt wasn’t enough to get South Dakota across the line as the Coyotes fell 82-73 to Oral Roberts in the opening game of the Summit League. The Tall Blacks guard shot 9 from 14 from the field including 3 of 4 from the 3-point arc. The Coyotes leading scorer now has 170 points this season at 14.2ppg.
Another former North Harbour representative Sam Waardenburg posted 12 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists as Miami accounted for Stetson 82-72. Those 12 points carried Waardenburg past 500 career points – only the 16th New Zealand man to have reached that mark in NCAA Division I hoops.
Tobias Cameron scored 11 points as Abilene Christian had its own way against Howard Payne winning 112-41. That’s the third double figure outing by the former Junior Tall Black in the 10 games Abilene have played this season.
Charlisse Leger-Walker continues to do the heavy lifting for Washington State University. The Cougars lost their second game in as many days defeated 69-62 by Stony Brook in a game that had 5 lead changes and 13 ties.
Once again Charlisse topped the Cougars scoring with 19 points to add to 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Krystal L-W chimed in with 9 points, and two’s in rebounds, steals and assists – Washington State will now enjoy a 12-day break before Pac 12 Conference play gets underway.
Emme Shearer and Amiee Book were in opposition as Fresno State Bulldogs entertained Portland Pilots. It was Shearer that departed the grinner as Portland won 67-50. The former Westlake Girls’ standout knocked down a pair of threes on her way to 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a block. Book also made a brace of threes and finished with 8 points and a block.
St Peter’s New Jersey 65 (Victoria Ikenasio 4pts, 5rebs) Canisius 55
Georgia Southern 88 (Tsubasa Nisbett 2pts, 2 rebs, 1a) Bethune-Cookman 59
Wofford 64 (Helen Matthews 5pts, 5rebs, 4a) Northern Kentucky 84