Brits in College Women | January-March recap -

Brits in College Women | January-March recap

The college seasons are coming to an end for most players ahead of March Madness, so it’s time for the latest update on how the Brits got on through January-March.

NCAA Division 1

Milly Knowles started 2024 in style with a career-high of 16 points to go with 13 rebounds for a second double-double on the season for Eastern Washington (26-5). The grad student added 14 points with four blocks against Idaho State as the Eagles went on to secure the Big Sky regular season title for the second time in school history.

Hannah Jump finished the regular season with an average of 10.6 points per game for Stanford (26-4) as they secured another Pac-12 title. The sharpshooter had a run of eight games in nine in double figures including a season best of 20 points at Washington State.

Fatmata Janneh fired in a season-high of 28 points at Iona in late January before adding another double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds in the following game. The freshman opened up March for Saint Peter’s (7-20) with a huge double-double of 24 points and 22 rebounds to take season averages to 10.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game – earning a spot on the All-Rookie team.

Carys Roy posted a first double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds before later exploding for 26 points on 11-15 shooting against Niagara in February – adding 10 boards for another double-double. Maya Hyacienth had a run of five starts in six games into February with a best of six points and four rebounds in that span for the Peacocks, while Emily O’Connell registered her first points against Siena in the early 2024.

Issy Bunyan had a string of starts in January that included a best of 12 points before taking on a role off the bench for Montana State (16-15) who had a winning record in conference play to take the No.4 seed.

Esther Little celebrated another regular season title at Gonzaga (29-2) and finished with a season-high of eight rebounds having also had three blocks at Saint Mary’s, while Ella Doherty added another MAC regular season title with Toledo (25-4) as they took their winning run to 12 straight conference games.

Meanwhile, Susannah Rafiu netted 10 points in a game for a third time as Columbia (22-5) defeated Yale in January before scoring a best of 12 points at Harvard as they went on to secure another Ivy League title.

Molly Lavin matched a season-high for American (9-19) with 15 points against Boston in a double overtime victory, whilst adding 11 points in the next encounter between the two sides – resulting in a two-point loss. Teresa Da Silva hit 13 points for Tarleton (9-19) in a tough loss at Utah Tech, and reached double figures again in March with 12 points against Utah Valley, while Emma Imevbore pulled down 11 rebounds for Arkansas State (13-17) during January’s action.

Becky Dwomoh reached double figures for the first time this season at RMU (6-23) with 14 points – along with eight rebounds – against Oakland in a return to the starting lineup; later adding two more games in double figures.

Grace Heeps logged almost 1000 minutes for Canisius (16-12) with a season-high of 15 points coming in January along with two other games in double figures, while GB U20 Kaylie Edge produced a best of eight points in a rare start for Sacramento State (5-24) at the start of 2024.

NCAA Division 2

Megan Jones opened up 2024 with a stat-line of eight points, nine rebounds and EIGHT blocks before recording a first double-double with season-highs of 13 points and 11 rebounds at Chaminade. The junior forward went on to break the Hawaii Pacific (7-19) single-season block record, which previously stood at 61.

Chloe Andrew was inserted into the starting lineup for Newberry (8-20) at the start of 2024 and hit double figures for the first time in February with 14 points before finishing with best of 20 at Coker. Meanwhile, teammate Ella Pearson had tallied a season-high of 11 points in February before starting the final two games.

Sophomore forward Jessie Ford returned to the starting lineup for Eckerd (18-11) during January and produced a strong finish to the regular season – including a 46-minute effort in a double OT defeat against Nova Southeastern. Ford scored 12 and 13 points respectively in the final two games of the regular season before posting 11 points and 10 rebounds to open the SSC tournament and would contribute 15 points and 10 rebounds in their Championship triumph.

Simona Henshaw fired in 19 points in just 17 minutes for Tusculum (3-23) in early January before missing the rest of the season. Anna Nevison also enjoyed a bright start to 2024 with a best of 11 points for Alaska Fairbanks (5-23), and would match it in February at Saint Martin’s.

Macy Spinks reached double figures for the first time this season with 10 points in January, and would hit a season-high 13 points for Southern New Hampshire (17-10) in logging 42 minutes against Saint Rose in the season finale – though they will also be competing in the DII Tournament.

Shaniya Rose pulled down 14 rebounds in a game for a third time for USCB (9-17) before tying a season-high in points with 14 in the following game in late January – also recording 10+ boards in four straight games in the next month.

Esther Oluade recorded a best of seven points for Glenville State (18-11) during February as their season ended in an OT defeated in the conference tournament.

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