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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

UConn recruits shine in S.C.

UConn signees Mikalya Coombs and Megan Walker as well as Class of 2018 recruiting target Olivia Nelson-Ododa are putting on a show at the Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Walker, a 6-foot-1 senior forward, hit the game-tying and game-winning foul shots with 4 seconds left to play to lead Monacan (VA) to a 58-57 win over Norcross (GA). Walker had eight of her 22 points in the final 10:02 as Monacan, ranked 19th in the latest USA Today national poll, handed No. 6 Norcross its first loss of the season.

Walker had 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocked shots as Monacan opened the tournament with a 78-27 win over Prairie View (CO).

Coombs and Nelson-Ododa went head to head in a game earlier today. Nelson-Ododa had 27 points (on 10 of 12 shooting) along with seven rebounds as Winder-Barrow topped Wesleyan 65-60 in an all-Georgia matchup. Coombs had 24 points, 10 rebounds and hit four 3-pointers.

Coombs had 22 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot as Wesleyan opened play in the tournament with a 58-35 win over Franklin County. Nelson-Ododa had 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocked shots in just 18 minutes in a 63-37 win over Dreher (S.C.) in the opening round.

Monacan and Winder-Barrow are each a win away from playing in the championship game.


Blogger Derek Allison said...

I have been part of the group of officials for this tournament and these three ladies have shown much more than what you see in the boxscore.. each are individual leaders for their teams, in the most pure sense, through their leadership in action and in word. Watching Walker and Nelson-Ododa in the championship has been a treat, especially knowing they both (hopefully) will be on the court together in Storrs in two years.

3:10 PM 

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