Reds earn third straight win to rise up women's basketball standings

Reds earn third straight win to rise up women's basketball standings

The UNB Reds earned back-to-back victories over the Cape Breton Capers in Fredericton this weekend, allowing them to climb up the AUS women's basketball standings.

Saturday evening, the Reds started strong and held a double-digit lead for most of the game, winning 64-56. Grace Simpson had 12 points and seven rebounds to earn Subway Player of the Game honours. Audrey Rankin led the Capers with 16 points and five rebounds in the loss.

Sunday afternoon, the UNB Reds broke open a close game in the second half, beating the Cape Breton Capers 60-44. Dodig led all scorers with 21 points, earning Subway Player of the Game honours. MacKenzee Ryan led the Capers, scoring 11 points, while Rankin and Monique Calliste each had six rebounds.

The Panthers also extended their win streak to three, earning weekend wins over the Saint Mary's Huskies. Friday night, Reese Baxendale scored 24 points and Jenna Mae Ellsworth added 20 to lead UPEI over Saint Mary's with a 70-63 win. Arianna Macias scored a team-high 19 points for the Huskies in the loss. 

Saturday evening, Jenna Mae Ellsworth scored 30 points and pulled down five rebounds as UPEI used a dominant fourth quarter to beat Saint Mary's 79-69. Lucina Beaumont had a team-high 17 points for the Huskies. 

The Sea-Hawks split their weekend games in Wolfville, kicking things off with an 86-72 win Saturday evening. Haillie Nickerson led the Sea-Hawks with 33 points, while Haley McDonald had a game-high 34 points for Acadia in the loss.

The Axewomen bounced back Sunday afternoon, topping the Sea-Hawks 81-72. Rachel Clouatre-Trudeau was one rebound shy of a double-double and scored 17 points in the win for Acadia. She was recognized as the Subway Player of the Game for her efforts. McDonald led the Axewomen in points with 29. Haille Nickerson led Memorial with 29 points and seven rebounds, earning her team's Player of the Game award.

The X-Women picked up a win over the Dalhousie Tigers on home court Thursday evening, defeating the Halifax squad 65-46. Subway player of the game Briar MacDonald netted 15 for the X-Women while Marley Bonnick played a strong game off the bench for the X-Women on both sides of the ball. She led the team with 19 points and had nine rebounds. For the Tigers, Chloe Wilson was the top scorer with 14 points. Hannha Chadwick added nine and Chelsea Slawter-Wright scored eight.

Dalhousie bounced back Saturday night, earning a 68-62 victory. Wilson finished with 20 points on the night as the Tigers leading scorer and had a double-double game with 11 rebounds. Bonnick led the X-Women with 15 points and added five rebounds and a trio of steals.



Thursday, Jan. 9
Dalhousie 46 at StFX 65

Friday, Jan. 10
UPEI 70 at Saint Mary's 63

Saturday, Jan. 11
Dalhousie 68 at StFX 62
Memorial 86 at Acadia 72
Cape Breton 56 at UNB 64
UPEI 79 at Saint Mary's 63

Sunday, Jan. 12
Memorial 72 at Acadia 81
Cape Breton 44 at UNB 60

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