Division I wrap – Matthews and Waardenburg excellent

Helen Matthews was in great form in Wofford’s 71-49 victory against Western Carolina to move to 7-1 in the Southern Conference. The Kaiapoi local was a terrific 10 from 14 from the field as she amassed a career high 23 points while adding 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a couple of steals for good measure.

St Mary’s registered consecutive away wins with an 88-81 win at Santa Clara. Tayla Dalton passed 200 points for the season with a highly efficient 18 points (6/8FG, 6/6FT) to go with a couple of assists and 4 rebounds. Jade Kirisone had 5 points in the victory.

Grace Hunter scored a season high 15 points as Florida International were downed 73-61 by Old Dominion. The Wellingtonian guard also had a team high 5 assists despite fouling out in 24 minutes.

Tera Reed made a welcome return to the Southern California line-up but it didn’t prevent the Trojans going down 91-69 to Utah. Reed, in her first game for almost three weeks, had 7 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

Washington State suffered a shellacking at the hands of #24 Oregon losing 83-30. Washington made just 11 of 63 shots (18%) from the field. Krystal Leger-Walker managed 8 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists amongst the carnage with Charlisse L-W scoring 4 points – only the fourth time this season she hasn’t scored in double figures.

McKenna Dale had a double of 6 points and 6 rebounds as Virginia slipped to a 77-70 loss to Syracuse.

Texas Christian 47 (Tara Manumaleuga 6 assists) Oklahoma 76

Sam Waardenburg produced a massive performance for Miami in the 79-70 defeat of Georgia Tech. The former Rangitoto College standout produced 19 points (5/8FG, 3/4 3PG, 6/6FT), 8 rebounds, 5 assists and a block. Miami now 9-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Colorado State improved to 8-3 in the Mountain West Conference with an 82-72 win against Nevada. James Moorsscored 7 points and had quadruples in assists and rebounds. The 4 assists were a season high.

Davidson remain top of the Atlantic-10 Conference after a 73-67 overtime win against Saint Joseph’s. Sam Mennengawas 3 from 3 from the field for 7 points, adding a couple of blocks and assists.

Saint Mary’s 72 (Dan Fotu 2 points) Santa Clara 77

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