With back-to-back wins over the Memorial Sea-Hawks this weekend, the Dalhousie Tigers finished their regular season on an eight-game win streak. The Tigers played to a 87-75 victory on Friday night in St. John's For Dalhousie, Sascha Kappos led the Tigers team with 19 points, while Jason Thompson led the Sea-Hawks with 17 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Dalhousie then topped Memorial 79-61 on Saturday night, where Kappos once again led the Tigers, posting 16 points and seven rebounds. Despite the two losses, Memorial has clinched the final playoff position for the Subway AUS Men's Basketball Championships.
UNB also swept their weekend games, where they handed the Saint Mary's Huskies their only loss of the entire regular season on Friday night. Ibrahima Doumbouya led the Reds with 19 points and 15 rebounds, while Chris Spurrell put up 17 points of his own. The Huskies finished their season with a 19-1 record.
On Saturday evening, the Reds edged the Acadia Axemen with a close 72-70 victory, ending Acadia's hope for a playoff position. Daniel Pitcher had 13 points and eight rebounds, while Doumbouya had 12 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the double-double. Nick De Palma led the Axemen with 23 points and three rebounds while Rowan Power had 19 points and six rebounds.
The UPEI Panthers looked to earn the final playoff position this weekend, but were unable to clinch as they split their weekend games. The Panthers topped the Cape Breton Capers 77-70 in Sydney on Friday night, but then fell to the StFX X-Men 95-80 Saturday evening.
The Saint Mary's Huskies, UNB Reds, Dalhousie Tigers, Cape Breton Capers, StFX X-Men, and Memorial Sea-Hawks have advanced to the Subway AUS Men's Basketball Championships hosted by Atlantic University Sport at the Scotiabank Centre from March 1-3.
The Huskies and Reds both receive a first round bye, while the action gets started on Friday evening as the X-Men face the Capers and the Sea-Hawks take on the Tigers.
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