The Acadia Axewomen earned weekend wins over the Dalhousie Tigers and StFX X-Women, allowing them to earn a huge 8-points, putting them just two points behind the league-leading Memorial Sea-Hawks.
The Axewomen kicked things off Wednesday night at the Dalplex in Halifax as they visited the Dalhousie Tigers. Putting forth an aggressive pressure defence, the Axewomen were able to take a 70-55 win over the Tigers. Haley McDonald finished with an outstanding 36 points to help lead Acadia to victory. Her teammate Julia Sylvester had a double-double performance of 12 points and 11 rebounds to earn the Subway Player of the Game title. Chloe Wilson led the Tigers on both ends of the floor with 19 points and 9 rebounds.
Sunday afternoon, the Axewomen dominated on both ends of the court, defeating the StFX X-Women by a score of 93-51. McDonald finished with a stat line of 29-7-5 along with a block. She went 10-19 from the field and 5-5 at the line, earning Subway Player of the Game honours. Marley Bonnick helped to keep the X-Women composed throughout the game both on and off the court. With 8 points and 7 rebounds, she was named her team's player of the game.
Friday night, the Tigers hosted the UNB Reds, which saw the visitors earn a 59-43 victory. Grace Simpson finished with nine points and five rebounds for the Reds, while Wilson led the Tigers scorers with nine points and six. One of the keys to the Reds victory included the rebounding battle, in which Krystal Osburn picked up 12 of them for the Reds.
The Reds finished the weekend with eight points, as they then went on to top the Saint Mary's Huskies 62-50 Saturday night. UNB's Osburn and Mikaela Dodig had 16 and 13 points, respectively, while Simpson notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Reds. Arianna Macias netted a game-high 19 points for Saint Mary's in the loss.
The UPEI Panthers held on for a 62-57 victory over the Cape Breton Capers Saturday night. The Panthers received a strong game from Jenna Mae Ellsworth who posted 22 points, while Reese Baxendale added 21 points and Carolina Del Santos had 12 rebounds. MacKenzee Ryan led the Capers in scoring with 24 points, adding four rebounds.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Acadia 70 at Dalhousie 55 (4-point game)
Friday, Jan. 17
UNB 59 at Dalhousie 43 (4-point game)
Sunday, Jan. 19
StFX 51 at Acadia 93 (4-point game)