Kendell Heremaia has produced one of the finest individual scoring performances by a Kiwi in NCAA Division I women’s basketball this season – possibly ever.
The former Waikato and St Peter’s School, Cambridge forward scored 35 points but couldn’t prevent Fordham University going down 60-57 at Massachusetts to slip to 7-4 in the Atlantic-10 Conference.
Those 35 points included 11 made threes from 19 attempts (58%) – a new programme record for 3-pointers made in a single game in Fordham Rams women’s basketball. The previous record of 9 made threes was set back in 1994.
She finished the contest with 11 rebounds, her third double-double of the season (13th of her career), and 3 steals, playing 37 minutes.
Heremaia now has 1,224 career points moving ahead of Micaela Cocks (1,195 points for Oregon Ducks, 2006-10) and up to 6th spot on the all-time list of Kiwi points scorers in NCAA Division I women’s basketball.
She now has impressive career numbers of 766 rebounds, 303 assists and 137 steals in 139 games (with 111 starts) to add to her points haul.