Coming off an impressive showing at the Santa Fe Classic Tip-Off, in which the IMG Academy Women's National Team was the only high school program to compete in the junior college tournament, the team scored a big win against Webber International University yesterday (99-53).
Japanese rising star Rina Hill led the charge with 29 points, followed by Canadian Audrey Ann Caron-Goudreau with 24 points and 9 rebounds. La-Torae Nixon of the Cayman Islands put up 12 points on the night.
With the win, the team moves to 4-1 overall against junior college teams:
St. Pete Community College, 52-42
Central Florida Community College, 74-41
Miami Dade College, 73-63
Palm Beach State, 66-75 (L)
Webber International University, 99-53
Both Hill and Caron-Goudreau are new additions to IMG Academy. Hill hails from Nagoya, Japan, where she has played basketball for the past nine years. She is a member of the Japanese U18 Women's National Team that placed 2nd in the Asian Championships and 5th in the World Championships. Hill's younger sister Ellie is also a member of the IMG Academy basketball program.
Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau and her twin sister Khaléann are from Quebec, Canada, where both were members of the SSF Blizzard 2012 Juvenile AAA state champion team, and the 2012 Canadian U17 Women's National Team.
Individually, Audrey-Ann has earned a number of MVP awards over the years. Khaléann has also distinguished herself on the hardwood, having earned a state semi-final MVP in 2010 and state final MVP in 2012, as well as in the classroom as a member of the All-Academic team.