During this week, we moved the games to the afternoon in support of the young ladies that’s taking the ACT test. This week was Records Match-Up week. It gave the players the chance to compete against teams with the same record as them.
Syracuse 43 vs Texas 30 (0-2)
Up to this point, both of these teams have not been able to secure a victory. Syracuse was close during Kick Off Week. They lose by 2 points to Washington. This week, Syracuse was clicking on all cylinders. They had balanced scoring from everybody that played. Leading them in scoring was 8th grader Anandi Farrell-Rousseau with 8 points. She has really had an awesome league. During Kick Off Week, she had an explosive game on the boards with 12 rebounds. This is her second year playing in the league and has come back making a presence. At only 5’2, she is super athletic, not afraid to go inside with the trees to get rebounds or score and has 3 point range. Texas struggled in this game. High motor senior guard Heaven Thompson was back this week after visiting and committing to Texas Corpus Christi. She lead Texas with 12 points and had 7 steals.
Oregon State 61 vs Tennessee 27 (1-1)
Both of these teams, had 1 lose and 1 victory. Today Oregon State was just too much for Tennessee. Every player on Oregon State’s team scored. Freshman post Taylor Clemons continued her great playing from last week. She had 18 points last week and lead Oregon State this week with 21 points and 7 rebounds . Tennessee was lead by junior combo guard Sade’ Hudson with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Sade’ is a unique guard who can score for the team, feed teammates and, as seen this week, clean up the boards. She’s averaging 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals.
UCONN 39 vs Washington 49 (2-0)
’20 Guard Zipporah Davis really elevated her game in last 2 Fall Exposure League weeks Avging 16pts 4.5rbs 3.5asts pic.twitter.com/I10QG8Ew6l
— Patosha Jeffery (@patoshajeffery) September 16, 2016
I was very excited to see this match up of the 2 undefeated teams. UCONN broke out with an early lead despite not having their vocal leader, point guard Ashtyn Baker. Unfortunately, she was not able to participate in the game due to health issues. However, she attended the game and lead her team from the bench. I am extremely pleased with the growth of UCONN’s freshman point guard Zipporah Davis. Last season during the league, she played somewhat out of control. This season she has slowed down and does a great job at scoring with the deep three, getting to the basket or converting at the line. She also gets the ball to her teammates when in distributor mode. She co-lead the team in scoring with 15. Athletic Junior forward Jade Wells missed last week due to a volleyball game, but came this week ready to play. If i’m not mistaken she played the entire game to keep a post presence on the floor. She gets up the floor quickly, has a nice jump hook shot and mid range shot. She had 15 points and 11 rebounds. During the first half, it looked as if Washington would be suffering their first defeat. Then the shots stop going in for UCONN and the points begin to add up for Washington. Sophomore guard Jayla Hemingway scored 14 of her 22 points in the second half . Jayla has always had a high motor. But what I like seeing now is her consistent ability to score from long range. She has really broadened her game from being just an aggressive slasher to a jump shooter and distributor.
Fall Exposure League Session 1 Final Week is Rematch Week:
10:15 UCONN vs Oregon State
11:15 Syracuse vs Washington
12:15 Texas vs Tennessee