Wildcats Worldwide – Mid December ’18

Read about how our Wildcats’ alumni are getting on in our latest fortnightly wrap

Tessa Boagni’s first overseas professional assignment has come to an end – read about that and how our other Wildcats alumni are getting on in our latest fortnightly wrap. #wildcatsalumni

Tessa has been playing in Kuala Lumpur for the Hatchers Valkyries club. Unfortunately, Hatchers were knocked out at the semi-final stage of the Malaysian Women’s Basketball League play-offs last weekend. Hatchers finished second in the table in the regular season but were eliminated by third placed Matrix in their semi-final going down 69-65. Tessa put together a huge performance in the semi logging a game high 23 points plus 12 rebounds and 3 steals.

Antonia Edmondson and Perth Lynx split their Australian Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) double header last weekend. The Lynx suffered a heavy defeat at Dandenong (96-76) on Sunday having beaten Bendigo 86-68 at home a couple of days earlier. Just past the half-way mark of the regular season the Lynx remain top of the WNBL ladder with a 9-3 record ahead of a tough road trip to Townsville and Canberra this coming weekend.

In NCAA Division I action Mary Goulding scored 14 points on 6 from 9 shooting, including 2 from 2 from beyond the arc, as Fordham University Rams beat Columbia 69-48 to improve to 6-5 this season. Mary leads the Rams rebounding effort this season averaging 7 boards per game and is third in scoring with 10 points per outing.

Amiee Book set new college highs in steals and rebounds as Cal State Fullerton Titans came away from a trip across country to New York with a 61-58 victory over Columbia. Book snared a game high 5 steals, to go with 7 boards and 7 points. That rebounding record was extended to nine 48 hours later as the Titans cruised to another road win, 69-45 at St Peter’s. Book came very close to a double-double as she added 12 points to those 9 rebounds.

Amiee is one of four Titans averaging double figure points this season (12.0ppg) and is shooting the three ball at a lofty 48% so far (16 from 33).

Esra McGoldrick is in her first year at North Carolina State University where the Wolfpack have made a sensational start to the season. They have won their first ten games and are now ranked #10 in the latest Associated Press polls – their latest win an impressive 76-65 win at Georgetown. As a freshman on an elite team Esra is having to bide her time – currently she averages 4 minutes playing time per game.

In NCAA Division II action Lauryn Hippolite scored 4 points and also grabbed a steal as Hawaii Pacific University Sharks beat cross-town rival Chaminade 71-44. The Sharks are now 3-0 in PacWest Conference play and face Holy Names University (0-3) later this week with a chance to further extend their winning sequence.

Photos courtesy each respective team/league.


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