The Saint Mary's Huskies have earned four straight victories, allowing them to climb the AUS women's basketball standings with a 4-2 record.
The Huskies fended off StFX on Wednesday night in Atlantic University Sport women's basketball action from the Homburg Centre. StFX's Aliyah Fraser paced all scorers with 23 points while Clara Gascoigne and Arianna Macias had 17 points apiece for Saint Mary's.
Saint Mary's then defeated the X-Women 88-72 in Antigonish Saturday night. Alaina McMillan led the Huskies with 20 points on the night and dished out seven assists. For the X-Women, Marley Bonnick led the scoring with 19 points and added seven rebounds and seven assists.
The UPEI Panthers were dealt a tough blow last weekend when all-stars Carolina Del Santo and Jenna Mae Ellsworth fell to injuries. However, this did not stop the Panthers as they earned two straight victories this weekend. Friday night, the Panthers rose to the challenge and took down the Dalhousie Tigers 66-63. Reese Baxendale led all scorers with 20 points and also chipped in with six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Lauren Rainford and Annabelle Charron each reached double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Hannah Chadwick led the Tigers with a team-high 13 points in the loss.
The Panthers then topped the Tigers 65-48 Saturday evening with three players finishing in double figures for the victors. Karla Yepez led the way with 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals. Fellow starters Reese Baxendale and Annabelle Charron were the other two high-point women for UPEI, who finished with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Chloe Wilson led the Tigers with a team-high 13 points in the loss.
The Cape Breton Capers couldn't overcome an 18 point halftime deficit and dropped an 89-84 decision to the visiting UNB Reds dropped on Friday evening at the Sullivan Fieldhouse. The Reds used a dominant third quarter and outscored the home team by a score of 24-7 in the frame. The Reds had four players score in double-digits and were led by Subway Player of the Game Mikaela Dodig with 21 points and five assists. Bailey Black tied for the team lead with 21 pts. The Capers were led in scoring by Monique Calliste with 29 points and MacKenzee Ryan who had 22 points.
However, the Capers bounced back Saturday night, getting their first win of the season as they topped the Reds 59-56. The Capers were led by Monique Calliste who had 19 points and six rebounds, and MacKenzee Ryan who also had 19 points. Krystal Osbourne led the way for UNB with 14 points and six rebounds.
The Memorial Sea-Hawks and Acadia Axewomen split their weekend games in St. John's, both walking away with two points. The Axewomen beat the Sea-Hawks 89-74 Saturday night to remain undefeated. Haley McDonald led the Axewomen with a game-high 28 points on the night. Haillie Nickerson led Memorial in the loss with 21 points.
The Sea-Hawks bounced back Sunday afternoon to hand the Axewomen their first loss of the season. Alana Short led Memorial to victory with her 25 points, adding five rebounds. McDonald also posted 25 points for Acadia in the loss, adding three rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
StFX 80 at Saint Mary's 88
Sunday, Nov. 17
Acadia 79 at Memorial 87