Tayla Dalton scored a career high 19 points to help carry Saint Mary’s College Gaels to an 82-63 win against Loyola Marymount in their West Coast Conference opener. Dalton made 5 threes, also a career high, passing 200 career points in the process.
Despite nursing a shoulder injury Jade Kirisome still came up with 5 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals for the Gaels.
St Mary’s have just 48 hours rest before taking on conference favourites BYU – potentially six Kiwis playing in that fixture.
Kruz Perrott-Hunt scored 19 points (8/18FG) and pulled down 6 rebounds as South Dakota beat Summit League rivals North Dakota 75-68.
Perrott-Hunt now has 417 career points, edging past Jack Salt (415 points) into 20th spot on the New Zealand men’s NCAA Division I all-time scoring list.
Miami University’s winning streak ended at nine after they were pipped by two made free throws inside the final second of the game to lose 65-64 at Florida State.
Sam Waardenburg had 8 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals and 2 assists for Miami who still head the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 5-1 record.
10 points (5/9FG), 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals from Sam Mennenga helped propel Davidson College Wildcats to a 77-67 Atlantic 10 Conference victory against Massachusetts. Davidson off to a strong 3-0 start in A-10 play.