Tigers win five straight to clinch playoff berth

Tigers win five straight to clinch playoff berth

With a four-point win over the UPEI Panthers, the Dalhousie Tigers earned their fifth straight victory to claim a berth in the Subway AUS Men's Basketball Championships. The Tigers hosted the Panthers Sunday afternoon in Halifax, where Dalhousie picked up a 98-61 victory. Alex Carson was the top scorer for the Tigers, with 22 points on 7-7 shooting from the free-throw line, while Keevan Veinot earned himself a triple-double with 11 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds.

The Saint Mary's Huskies extended their win streak to 17 games this weekend, earning a huge eight points to remain undefeated on the season. The Huskies hosted the Cape Breton Capers on Friday, where they walked away with a 90-77 victory. Fourth year guard, Kemar Alleyne lead all scoring with 29 points and 3 rebounds. Saint Mary's then travelled to Antigonish to take on the StFX X-Men on Saturday night, where they topped the X-Men 78-71. Nico Brauner earned Subway Player of the Game honours for the Huskies as he finished with 20 points on the night to lead the Huskies in scoring and also dished four assists.

On Wednesday evening, the X-Men hosted the Acadia Axemen, which saw StFX emerge victorious with a 75-72 win as Jayden Smith made a buzzer beating three-point shot from the corner to give StFX a three-point win. For his heroics Smith earned Subway player of the game honours. He finished with nine points and eight rebounds on the night.

Despite falling to the X-Men on Wednesday, the Axemen bounced back on Saturday night with a huge 83-80 overtime win in Wolfville. For his game-winning three, and his team-high 19 points and 13 rebounds, Trevon Grant was named the Subway Player of the Game.

 

Wednesday, February 6
Acadia 72 at StFX 75 (4-point game)

Friday, February 8
Cape Breton 77 at Saint Mary's 90 (4-point game)

Saturday, February 9
Cape Breton 80 at Acadia 83 (OT) (4-point game)
Saint Mary's 78 at StFX 71 (4-point game)

Sunday, February 10
UPEI 61 at Dalhousie 98 (4-point game)

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