Sea-Hawks move into first place with huge 8-point weekend

Sea-Hawks move into first place with huge 8-point weekend

The Memorial Sea-Hawks earned a weekend sweep over the StFX X-Women this weekend, allowing them to walk away with eight points to rise to the top of the AUS women's basketball standings.

Saturday night, Memorial played to a 71-62 victory at the Saputo Centre in Antigonish. Memorial guard Haille Nickerson scored a game-high 23 points in pacing the Sea-Hawks attack. She also had eight rebounds, four assists and two steals in the game. Alana Short scored 14 points, adding five rebounds and a pair of steals to earn Subway Player of the Game honours for the Sea-Hawks. Briar MacDonald was the top scorer for the X-Women with 19 points and seven rebounds.

Memorial then played to an 82-63 win Sunday afternoon, with Nickerson once again finishing with a game-high 26 points. She added five rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals in the win. The Sea-Hawks now sit with an 8-2 record for 16 points on the season. The X-Women scoring was spread throughout the line-up as MacDonald, Aliyah Fraser and Jamie McCarron each scored 11. MacDonald also had a double-double game with 10 rebounds. The Sea-Hawks now sit with a 6-2 record and 16 points on the season. 

The Saint Mary's Huskies extended their win streak to five and collected four points with a close win over the UNB Reds Saturday evening. Alaina McMillan dropped 22 points as the Huskies outscored the Reds 21-9 in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. McMillan's efforts earned her Subway Player of the Game honours. Mikaela Dodig led the Reds with 19 points and four rebounds in the loss. 

The Acadia Axewomen improve to 6-1 on the season as they defeated the Dalhousie Tigers by a score of 95-65 Friday evening in Wolfville. Acadia guard Haley McDonald finished with a game-high 28 points on 11/24 shooting. She also had seven assists and a rebound to earn Subway Player of the Game honours. Chloe Wilson of the Tigers put up 22 points to lead her team offensively. In addition, she had six rebounds and two assists to be named her team's Player of the Game.

The Cape Breton Capers picked up four points Saturday night, earning a 75-71 victory over the UPEI Panthers in Charlottetown. MacKenzee Ryan and Sarah Hiscock led the Capers with a team-high 19 points apiece, with Ryan adding four assists, a rebound, steal and a block, and Hiscock posting 7 rebounds in the win. Reese Baxendale led the Panthers with a game-high 28 points in the loss, adding seven rebounds and six assists.



Friday, Nov. 22
Dalhousie 65 at Acadia 96 (4-point game)

Saturday, Nov. 23
Cape Breton 75 at UPEI 71 (4-point game)
Saint Mary's 54 at UNB 51 (4-point game)
Memorial 71 at StFX 62 (4-point game)

Sunday, Nov. 24
Memorial 82 at StFX 63 (4-point game)

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