Two Division I Women’s Basketball events highlighted the Thanksgiving weekend for Sport Tours International as the company held events in Daytona Beach, FL and Las Vegas, NV. Ten teams embarked upon the Ocean Center in Daytona for the relocated San Juan Shootout, while six teams competed in the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas.
The San Juan Shootout, which was relocated to Daytona Beach in September due to concerns over the Zika virus in Puerto Rico, saw four different teams win both games over the weekend. Clemson highlighted the event with two victories in running its season record to a perfect 7-0 on the young season. Georgetown defeated Wright State and Penn State en route to two victories while Troy and VCU each won two games. Lisa Woodward from Georgetown stood out as her performance in Daytona helped her earn Big East Conference Weekly Honor Roll accolades. The most exciting game of the weekend came when Tiffany Holston of Georgia State nailed a 25 footer at the buzzer to lead the Panthers to a 59-58 win over tough-luck American University.
Two top 25 teams highlighted to South Point Shootout field in Las Vegas as #5 Maryland went 2-0 on the weekend, including a victory against fellow top 25 team #24 Arizona State. The Terrapins opened the event with an 83-42 victory over the Sun Devils before holding off an upset bid from Washington State on Saturday. Four teams split their two games (St. John’s, Virginia, Arizona State and Washington State) while rebuilding Nebraska fell to Washington State and Virginia.
Brionna Jones of Maryland was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Shootout. She was joined on the All-Tournament team by Sophie Brunner (Arizona State), Aaliyah Lewis (St. John’s), Borislava Hristovska (Washington State), Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Maryland), Jessica Shepard (Nebraska) and Lauren Moses (Virginia).