Picking up from where they left off…
Picking up from where they left off last year, Ioanna Chatzileonti and Ioanna Krimili lead their universities to get some Ws to start their seasons the right way. Ioanna Chatzileonti with a couple of awesome outings scored 23 pts in her first two games against SIUE and Tennessee State. She’s shooting 7/13 (54%) from the field and 1/1 3pt. Against Tennessee State she knocked down all 8/8 of her free throws, for a perfect 100% to start her season in a focused way, while she carried on her solid rebounding performance from last year (first for her team and among the top rebounders in Big12 and the NCAA). She had 9 rebounds her first game and 8 her second game, with her first double-double probably looming shortly. She added 3 blocks for good measure, and the sky’s the limit for her this year.
Ioanna Krimili, impressive as always, led the University of San Francisco to a win against Morgan State. Ioanna scored 20 points and had 7 rebounds total. She also continued her streak of consecutive games with multiple three-pointers, with a 4/7 performance and 7/11 overall FGs. Next, she and her Dons faced their neighbors, the California Berkeley Golden Bears, and lost; however Ioanna contributed once again, 15 pts, 5 rebounds, a couple of threes, and solid 50% FGs (6/12) in 32 minutes of action.
Katerina Tsineke from the University of Montana played 21 minutes (twice) against Northwest Nazarene and Gozaga. She had 10 points in the first and 3 in her second game, adding 3 rebounds, 3-4 free throws, 5-9 FGs, 3 assists, 4 blocks (!) and 1 steal.
Seval Gul continues her strong performance and significant contributions to the St. Louis Billikens, helping them capture their first regular season W against a feisty and competitive Indiana State team. Sevval did it all, defending, scoring, shooting… She had 8 rebounds,1 steal, 2 blocks, 14 points and a 3-pointer in 34 minutes.
In top NJCAA action, freshman Elena Tzelou had her baptism of fire and played 1 minute against Northeastern Junior College, against her fellow Greeks Goula and Gobejishvili, and had 1-2 free throws. On the other hand, Filippa Goula scored 4/9 3 points, 5/17 FGs, 3 defensive rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals. Also, Lia Gobejishvili had 1/6 FGs, 5 rebounds, 4 defensive and 1 offensive, 3 steals and 1 assist.