Category Archives: College Hoops

Div I Wrap – Career high for Sam Waardenburg

Playing his 99th game for the University of Miami Sam Waardenburg enjoyed a career night as the Hurricanes improved to 6-1 in the ACC with a thumping 85-57 win over North Carolina. The former Junior Tall Blacks forward scored 21 points on an impressive shooting night making 7 from 9 from the field including 5 from 6 three-pointers. 

If all goes to plan Waardenburg will play his 100th game on Saturday against Florida State.

Another former Harbour representative Sam Mennenga tallied 2 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists as Davidson eked out a 63-61 win at Virginia Commonwealth. Davidson off to a 5-0 start in the Atlantic 10 Conference 

Charlisse Leger-Walker was within a rebound of a double-double as she amassed 24 points, 9 rebounds and an assist in Washington State’s 71-58 defeat by UCLA. It was a quieter performance from Krystal L-W with 4 assists and a pair of rebounds.

Tera Reed is more facilitator than scorer these days and delivered a game high 7 assists as USC defeated Washington 73-66. Once again she played all 40 minutes accumulating 5 rebounds, 2 points a block and a steal.

Tera has now drawn level with Micaela Cocks in terms of number of NCAA Division I games played, that’s 125 appearances and equal seventh on the NZ women’s all-time list.

Victoria Ikenasio corralled a career high 9 rebounds in St Peter’s 75-53 defeat by Quinnipiac.

Junior College wrap – January 18

Keeley Tini had a massive double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds as Williston State sank Bismarck State 70-65. Keeley is sitting 11th on the National Junior College rebounding list with 179 boards and 27th on the scoring list with 267 points.

Ella Bradley scored 22 points for the third time this season (she also totalled 6 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal) as Utah State Eastern beat Community Christian College (92-51) – Ella now has 201 points this season. In the same game  Brooklyn Pouwhare scored 2 points and  Maclani Michael tallied 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

Ashlee Strawbridge racked up 20 points (4/5 3PG) as #6 Southern Idaho moved to an imposing 19-1 with a crushing 129-41 win against Colorado Northwestern. 

Jordyn Maddix was one point short of a season high, scoring 19 points (5/10 3PG) as Western Texas went under, 83-67 at Midland College. Parehuia Delamere was also in double figures with 10 points.

Cloud County slipped to 9-8 after defeat at Colby (69-60). Kay-Hauata Phillips top scored for Cloud with 16 points (7/11FG) and also grabbed 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Te Araroa Sopoaga once again filled the box score with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and a block.

With 15 points (6/11FG) LeataTe Nana-Williams top scored for Central Maine as they stormed Fort Kent 88-31. Twin sister Safena had an excellent all court game with 7 assists, 6 points, 6 rebounds and 5 steals.

Jenna Rose Mafua scored 12 points, with all her points coming in made threes, as Dodge City beat Pratt 84-49.

Sam Jenkins scored 11 points as well as contributing 5 rebounds and trios in steals and assists as Dawson College (11-6) dominated Miles 78-37.

Molly Cockburn posted excellent numbers as Miles College beat United Tribes Tech 75-67. The Cantabrian guard finished with 9 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and a brace of steals. Shout-out to Ella Paleaae-Cook (2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal) who was thrust into the Miles starting five 48-hours after arriving in the States.

Briarley Rogers made 6 points making 2 from 4 three-pointers as Weatherford accounted for Collin County 90-76 to move to 8-4 this season

Izzy Cook scored 8 points and Rashaan Smith 6 points as 10th ranked Western Nebraska dominated McCook to win 97-63. Western Nebraska now an impressive 17-1 this season.

Molly Cockburn posted excellent numbers as Miles College beat United Tribes Tech 75-67. The Cantabrian guard finished with 9 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and a brace of steals. Shout-out to Ella Paleaae-Cook (2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal) who was thrust into the Miles starting five 48-hours after arriving in the States.

In men’s action Nico Hill scored 16 points (4/6 3PG) and pulled down 6 rebounds in Missouri State-West Plains 71-59 loss to Mineral Area.

Ollie Hayward scored a season high 14 points as Midland College snapped a 5-game losing skid with an 80-72 win against Western Texas.

Despite a 98-60 loss to Odessa Ollie went one better with 15 points making 9 from 11 at the free throw line a couple of days later.

Nate Wilson had 4 points and a pair of rebounds as South Georgia Tech were pipped 76-73 by Central Georgia.

Also suffering a narrow loss were Neosho County, defeated 70-64 by Hesston. Ezrah Vaigafa had 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in that one.

Tegan Graham sets NZ all-time record

Congratulations to Tegan Graham who made a record breaking 137th NCAA Division I appearance today as Brigham Young University outclassed St Mary’s College 78-36.

Enjoying a fine season, the fifth year senior demonstrated her all court game as she finished with 11 points (3/6 3PG) a game high 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and a block.

With a bunch of West Coast Conference games remaining and post-season play almost a certainty Graham, barring injury, could push that game tally well beyond 150 before the season and her collegiate career come to an end.

The record for the most Division I games played by a New Zealander (male or female) was previously held by Jillian Harmon (Stanford University 2005-09).

The All-time Top 10:

137 Tegan Graham (98 games at Colgate University 2017-20, 39 and counting at BYU, 2020-present)

136 Jillian Harmon (Stanford University 2005-09)

133 Rob Loe (St Louis 2010-14)

132 Sam Timmins (Washington 2016-20)

131 Erin Rooney (Monmouth 2009-11, Fordham 2012-14

131 Penina Davidson (California 2014-18)

130 Kendell Heremaia (Fordham 2017-present)

127 Jack Salt (Virginia 2014-19)

127 Kirk Penney (Wisconsin 1999-2003)

127 Tai Webster (Nebraska 2013-17)

19-points apiece for Dalton and Perrott-Hunt

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.

Plenty to like as second half of Junior College season gets underway

Despite some COVID related cancellations there are still plenty of good Kiwi performances to report on from the first few days of the second half of the 2021-22 Junior College season.

It’s been a great start to 2022 for Ash Strawbridge with a career high 21 points (9/14FG) for College of Southern Idaho in their 67-55 win against Utah State Eastern. Massive numbers for the Kiwis – Ash added 7 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal while Kyra Paniora had 6 points, 3 assists and a steal.

Ella Bradley was terrific in a losing cause – she filled the stats line with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks and a steal for Utah State Eastern with Maclani Michael posting 5 points and 2 rebounds.

CSI then secured a commanding 112-33 win over Community Christian College – Paniora (9 points and 10 assists) and Strawbridge (11 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks) again prominent.

Those wins have pushed Southern Idaho up to a season high national ranking of sixth.

Cloud County have garnered two wins since the start of the New Year with Kay-Hauata Phillips and Te Araroa Sopoaga piling up the numbers.

Sopoaga averaged 13.5 points, 7.5rebounds, 4 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.5 blocks while Phillips averaged 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks across the two fixtures. 

In the 63-58 win against Garden City Olivia Collier-Tuipulotu had 4 points and 2 rebounds.

Keeley Tini has begun 2022 as she finished 2021 – in beast mode!

She secured another double-double as Williston State beat Dakota College at Bottineau 67-61, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Waiaaria Rogers scored a dozen points and added 5 rebounds and a couple of assists as Marshalltown were defeated 79-64 by Iowa Lakes. 

Parehuia Delamere posted 7 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists but Western Texas were defeated 66-48 by Odessa.

Tauranga’s Briarley Rogers claimed 6 points (2/2 3PG) in Weatherford’s 94-83 loss to Hill College.

Yzabelle Tevao mustered 4 points and 4 rebounds as McCook defeated Central 71-54. McCook have a real international flavour with players from Spain, Chile, Macedonia and Sweden as well as Yzabelle, the former Massey High standout.

Harata Coleman and Leata Te Nana-Williams both scored in double figures as Central Maine Mustangs crushed Suny Adirondack 74-19. Leata finished with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and a pair of steals while Harata amassed similar numbers – 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.

In Men’s Junior College action Nico Hill had a productive outing as Missouri State-West Plains downed State Fair 89-75. The Taranaki guard finished with 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

It was largely one way traffic as Midland College were thumped 99-54 by Clarendon but it didn’t stop Ollie Haywardalmost claiming a double-double. Ollie finished with 9 points, 9 rebounds and a couple of assists.

South Georgia Tech won a nail biter against South Georgia State with Nate Wilson contributing 9 points, 3 rebounds and a brace of blocks. He followed that with 8 rebounds and 5 points as SGT played out another one-pointer in a 62-61 loss to Southern Crescent Tech.

Kiani Saxon had 6 rebounds and 5 points as Louisiana State Eunice lost 80-68 to Southern Arkansas Tech.

Ezrah Vaigafa has started 2022 in style threatening a triple-double as he plundered 11 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists as Neosho County defeated McPherson 70-64.

Div I Wrap: Krystal L-W, Shearer, Graham, Williams and McRae all shine

We are used to Charlisse Leger-Walker heading the Washington State scoring but in the Cougars 60-52 loss at undefeated Arizona it was older sister Krystal that led the way with a dynamic 12 points (5/11FG), 9 rebounds and 6 assists performance.

Charlisse had 7 points – just the second time this season she has failed to score in double figures – and 6 rebounds.

Number 18 ranked BYU opened West Coast Conference play wit victories against San Francisco (76-64) and Pacific (94-68).

Against Pacific Tegan Graham, in her 136th NCAA Division I appearance, had 15 points (5/9 3PG) and 5 assists. Arielle Mackey-Williams (3 points and 2 rebounds) and Kaylee Smiler (5 points and 2 rebounds) made contributions off the bench for BYU.

The 136th appearance by Graham means she draws level with Jillian Harmon for the most NCAA Division I games played by a Kiwi.

Barring injury or covid interference she will hold the record outright when BYU host St Mary’s on January 13.

Also in the West Coast Conference Portland were defeated 76-65 by Gonzaga but not before Emme Shearer put up a career best 17 points (5/9FG). She also tallied a couple of rebounds and 3 steals in 24 minutes.

There was better news from the Big West Conference where Olivia Williams scored 12 points (5/10 FG, 2/2 3PG), one point shy of her season best, as UC Irvine defeated UC Davis 76-59.

Other Results:

USC 58 (Tera Reed 2 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist) Colorado 71

Wofford 72 (Helen Matthews 2 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists) Western Carolina 48

Georgia Southern 69 (Tsubasa Nisbett 1 rebound, 2 assists)  Coastal Carolina 72

In Men’s Division I action Callum McRae powered his way to a double-double of 12 points (6/8FG) and 12 rebounds as UC Riverside defeated UC San Diego 59-51. Flynn Cameron, also a starter for Riverside Highlanders, had 13 points, 4 rebounds and a couple of assists.

Abilene Christian 58 (Tobias Cameron 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists) Stephen F Austin 64

Latest Div I Wrap: Krystal Leger-Walker up another notch

Charlisse and Krystal Leger-Walker showed they belong at the top table of women’s collegiate basketball in Washington State’s encounter with defending national champions University of Hartford.

Despite a sizeable 82-44 defeat the pair were the only Washington players in double figures with 15 points and 12 respectively. In addition, Krystal had 7 rebounds and 3 assists while Charlisse had 4 rebounds 2 steals and a block.

For Krystal it was her 125th Division I game, drawing her level with Micaela Cocks (University of Oregon, 2006-10) and Ashleigh Karaitiana (University of Hawaii, 2012-16) – equal sixth on the NZ all-time list of NCAA Division I appearances.

Ahead of conference play Wofford College dominated Erskine 72-26 and although sophomore guard Helen Matthewsdidn’t score any points she did claim 8 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal.

Tara Manmaleuga had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in Texas Christian’s 79-53 defeat at the hands of Southern Methodist. 

Taine Murray scored 7 points (3/5FG) as Virginia improved to 2-1 in the ACC with a 74-69 win at Syracuse. The freshman added an assist and a rebound.

Tobias Cameron had 4 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds as Abilene Christian improved to 2-0 in the Western Athletic Conference with a 64-50 victory against Dixie State. It was game number 90 in the Abilene purple for Cameron – the 16thKiwi to play 90 games or more in NCAA Division I men’s basketball.

Mid-Term Report: Junior College Men

Amongst the ten Kiwi men playing Junior College hoops in 2020-21 fair to say Ollie Hayward, Nico Hill and Ezrah Vaigafa have enjoyed the most success to date this season.

Mandela Baledrokadroka (Sophomore at Tallahassee Community College)

The former Mt Albert Grammar and Waitakere guard has had little playing opportunity this season.

This season GP 5 GS 0 Points 2

Career GP 48 GS 21 Points 124

Daniel Christensen (Sophomore at Barstow College)

The former Taradale High School and Hawkes Bay wing has played 25 minutes so far this season.

This season GP 5 GS 0 Points 0

Career GP 18 GS 0 Points 11

Dallas Clayton (Freshman at Missouri State University West Plains)

Centre Dallas Clayton scored a season best 9 points against Kilgore College.

This season GP 15 GS 0 Points 25

Oliver Hayward (Freshman at Midland College)

The former Northcote College standout has enjoyed more basketball than most with Midland playing 15 games to date. Scored a game high 11 points twice.

This season GP 15 GS 10 Points 82 Rebounds 59

Nico Hill (Sophomore at Missouri State University West Plains)

The Opunake guard is the second highest scorer on the West Plains team – scored a career high 31 points against SEMO Prep making 6 from 9 three-pointers in the game.

This season GP 15 GS 14 Points 157 Rebounds 76

Career GP 61 GS 40 Points 424 rebounds 250

Matariki Kapea (Freshman at Bakersfield College)

The former Hutt Valley High School guard scored a season best 5 points against West Hills Lemoore.

This season GP 10 GS 2 Points 8

Kiani Saxon (Freshman at Louisiana State University, Eunice)

The 2021 Auckland Huskies forward scored a season high 7 points at Lee College in an injury interrupted early season.

This season GP 6 GS 3 points 24

Leo Wenham (Freshman at Southeast Community College)

The former Rosmini College forward scored his first collegiate points against Northeast Community College.

This season GP 5 GS 0 Points 2

Nathan Wilson (Freshman at South Georgia Technical College)

The former Mt Albert Grammar forward scored a season best 11 points against Franklin – has produced double figure rebounding performances on two occasions.

This season GP 14 GS 0 Points 57 Rebounds 68

Ezrah Vaigafa (Freshman at Neosho County Community College)

The 2021 Wellington Saint came within an assist of a triple-double against Ottawa finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists.

This season GP 10 GS 10 Points 84 Rebounds 71 Assists 43

A quick look at recent NCAA Division I action

Numerous college games have been cancelled in the last few days as Covid sweeps across the American sporting landscape. Some fixtures did survive – here is a quick review of what has transpired in NCAA Division I hoops over the past three days.

Washington State dominated a short-handed University of California Berkeley to open Pac-12 play with a 69-42 victory on New Year’s Eve in Pullman, Washington.

With a game high 22 points Charlisse Leger-Walker passed 600 career points in just her 36th game. For good measure she also tallied 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

Not to be outdone Krystal L-W produced team highs in rebounds (6), assists (6) and steals (3) in addition to knocking down 3 from 5 from beyond the arc for 9 points. 

Next up for Washington State is a big test against #2/3 ranked Stanford.

Boise State will have to manage the remainder of the season without Kaitlin Burgess. The former Waitakere and Rangitoto College guard has unfortunately ruptured her ACL and will undergo an extensive period of rehab. 

Amiee Book’s 6 points, in Fresno State’s 73-63 loss to UNLV, took the Nelsonian past Brooke Blair’s 837 career points and up to 17th on the all-time list of NZ scorers in NCAA Division I women’s basketball.

Georgia Southern Eagles opened Sun Belt Conference play with an 84-75 win against Arkansas State. Eagles co-captain Tsubasa Nisbett pulled down a season best 7 rebounds, including 3 offensive boards, to accompany 2 points and a dime.

Wofford College went down 72-62 to Tulane – Helen Matthews came up with 2 points and 5 rebounds for Wofford.

In men’s Division I play Dan Fotu filled the stats line with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists and a block as St Mary’s California beat Yale 87-60 ahead of the start West Coast Conference play. Those 4 steals were a career best for Fotu.

Tobias Cameron scored 8 points as Abilene Christian overcame Utah Valley to win 80-60. The former Junior Tall Black knocked down 2 from 3 from beyond the arc as he passed the 200 career points mark. In addition he dished 4 assists and garnered a steal as Abilene won its inaugural game in the Western Athletic Conference.

Mid-Term Report: Junior College Women

No fewer than 25 Kiwi women are playing Junior College basketball. Most are enjoying a few days off before fixtures (covid provided) rev up again in January.

There are plenty of fine seasons unfolding with the likes of Ella Bradley, Parehuia Delamere, Samantha Jenkins, Te Araroa Sopoaga, Safena Te Nana-Williams and Keeley Tini being key contributors to their respective teams.

Ella Bradley (Sophomore at Utah State Eastern)

Ella has scored in double figures seven times this season and 20 or more on 3 occasions. Leads the team in points scored (148) and blocks (8). Also second in assists (40), and field goal percentage at 51.6 (47/79).

This season GP 11 GS 10 Points 148, Rebounds 69

Career GP 33 GS 31 Points 326 

Rosie Campbell (Freshman at Southeast Community College)

The former  Queen Margaret College, Wellington guard scored a season best 4 points against Midland.

This season GP 11 GS 0 Points 6

Molly Cockburn (Sophomore at Miles Community College)

Second on the team in assists (2.1apg) and steals (1.3spg) Molly has scored a season best 9 points on two occasions.

This season GP 14 GS 12 Points 75 

Career GP 37 GS 13 Points 140

Harata Coleman (Sophomore at Central Maine Community College)

After a freshman season at Barton CC Harata has played all 12 games for the Mustangs this season playing alongside Safena and Leata Te Nana-Williams. Scored a season high 14 points against Villa Maria.

This season GP 12 GS 1 Points 50

Career GP 19 GS 1 

Izzy Cook (Sophomore at Western Nebraska Community College)

Scored a season best 14 points against Central Wyoming. Has passed 100 career points and rebounds for the # 10 ranked Cougars.

This season GP 9 GS 2 Points 42 Rebounds 36

Career GP 30 GS 2 Points 106 RPG 112

Parehuia Delamere (Sophomore at Western Texas College)

Parehuia appears in the national Top-20 for steals with 3.0 per game. In addition she is second on the team’s scoring list averaging 9.4ppg – scored a career high 20 points against Otero.

This season GP 14 GS 1 Points 131 Rebounds 66 Steals 42

Career GP 37 GS 7 Points 201

Samantha Jenkins (Freshman at Dawson Community College)

Nelsonian Samantha Jenkins has already racked up 200 points this season at 13.3ppg. Only Keeley Tini has more junior College points than Samantha this season. Has scored in double figures in a dozen games with a top score of 30 points against Northwest.

This season GP 15 GS 15 Points 200 Rebounds 72 Assists 33

Jordyn Maddix (Sophomore at Western Texas College)

Jordyn has started all 14 games this season – scored a season best 20 points against Weatherford. 

This season GP 14 GS 14 Points 103

Career GP 34 GS 17 Points 183

Jenna Rose Mafua (Sophomore at Dodge City Community College)

Jenna Rose is averaging 6.9ppg at Dodge City after playing alongside sister Leah at Otero College last year. Scored a season best 13 points against Butler.

This season GP 14 GS 13 Points 97 Rebounds 56

Maclani Michael (Freshman at Utah State Eastern)

Playing alongside Ella Bradley and Brooklyn Pouwhare the freshman has played all 13 of USE’s games averaging 6.8ppg and 3.8rpg. Scored a season high 12 points against Phoenix College.

This season GP 13 GS 3 Points 89

Kyra Paniora (Freshman at College of Southern Idaho)

Playing alongside Ashlee Strawbridge she scored a season high 11 points against Western Nebraska.

This season GP 16 GS 3 Points 73 Assists 33

Career GP 39 GS 4 Points 136

Kay-Hauata Phillips (Sophomore at Cloud Community College)

The Tauranga forward received limited opportunities in her freshman year at Utah State Eastern so transferred to Cloud CC where she is averaging 9.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Has scored in double digits in half of the 12 games she has played with a best of 21 points against Northwest Kansas Tech.

This season GP 12 GS 8 Points 114 rebounds 71

Career GP 12 GS 0 Points 149

Brooklyn Pouwhare (Sophomore at Utah State Eastern)

The former Avonside Girls High forward has played just four games this season.

This season GP 4 GS 0 Points 0

Career GP 24 GS 0 Points 38

Briarley Rogers (Sophomore at Weatherford College)

Briarley knocked down 2 of 3 three-pointers for 6 points in her first game back after five weeks on the side-line.

This season GP 2 GS 0 Points 6

Career GP 26 GS 24 Points 193

Waiaaria Rogers (Sophomore at Marshalltown College)

The former Rangitoto College guard is second on the team for 3-point percentage making 17 from 45 at 38%. Scored a season best 14 points in the last game before the Christmas break against North Iowa Area.

This season GP 12 GS 8 Points 64

Career 27 GS 13 Points 124

Dejaan Schuler (Sophomore at Casper College)

Dejaan scored a career best 15 points against Northeastern – is third on the Casper scoring averaging 8.7ppg and second on the 3-point shooting list with 34 from 77 at a highly respectable 42%.

This season GP 18 GS 3 Points 142

Career GP 40 GS 3 Points 182

Rashaan Smith (Sophomore at Western Nebraska College)

After getting little opportunity at Dawson College Rashaan transferred to Western Nebraska where she has been quite a force off the bench averaging 6.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Scored a career high 18 points against Miles.

This season GP 14 GS 0 Points 85 Rebounds 49

Career GP 31 GS 1 Points 126

Te Araroa Sopoaga (Freshman at Cloud Community College)

Te Araroa has been the leading light for Cloud, incredibly she leads the team in points (13.1ppg), rebounds (7.1rpg), assists (3,7apg), steals (2.9spg) and blocks (12).

This season GP 14 GS 14 Points 184 Rebounds 99 Assists 52 Steals 40

Ashlee Strawbridge (Sophomore at College of Southern Idaho)

The Cantabrian forward played at the NJCAA Women’s National Championships last season. Played all 24 games for the Golden Eagles and finished second on the rebounding list averaging 6.2rpg. Southern Idaho are now 11-1 after defeating Colorado Northwestern 82-58. Southern Idaho are ranked #9

Career GP 24 GS 12 PPG 5.9 RPG 6.2

Safena Te Nana-Williams (Freshman at Central Maine Community College)

The Mustangs co-captain is second on the team in scoring (9.9ppg) and leads the team in assists (5.0apg) and steals (3.5spg). Has scored a season high 20 points on two occasions.

This season GP 12 GS 12 Points 119 Assists 60

Leata Te Nana-Williams (Freshman at Central Maine Community College)

Leata scored a season best 14 points against Massasoit and season high 9 rebounds against Berkeley.

This season GP 12 GS 3 Points 77

Yzabelle Tevao (Sophomore at McCook Community College)

The former Massey High School forward played her freshman season at Lake Region State College where she played 21 games for the Royals. Scored a season best 8 points against Air Force Prep.

This season GP 10 GS 0 Points 15

Career GP 31 GS 1 Points 82

Keeley Tini (Sophomore at Williston State College)

Keeley has 225 points and 142 rebounds to her name this season – she sits 22nd on the Junior College Division I scoring list and 13th on the rebounding table. Six double-doubles to her name plus 12 double figure scoring efforts with a career best 25 against United Tribes.

This season GP 15 GS 13 Points 225 Rebounds 142

Career 39 GS 37 Points 614

Te Oriwa Tuipulotu (Freshman at Cloud Community College)

The former Gisborne Girls High player scored a season high 23 points against York College – had a season best 6 rebounds in the same game.

This season GP 14 GS 3 Points 83

Bree Trego (Freshman at College of Southern Nevada)

Played 16 games as a freshman at Miles CC but has now moved on to Southern Nevada.

This season GP 11 GS 0 Points 26

Career GP 27 GS 0 Points 48