Sea-Hawks tangle with Tigers at Field House
The Sea-Hawks are now 5-7 after a weekend series split against the visiting Dalhousie Tigers in AUS women's basketball. The Tigers improved to 8-3 on the season which puts them in second place in the conference.
Saturday Memorial 84 Dalhousie 75 (boxscore)
The Sea-Hawks used a dominant second quarter run to propel them to an 84-75 victory in the opener of a weekend series against the Dalhousie Tigers on Saturday night at the Field House.
In the first quarter the teams played evenly with the score 21-20 for Memorial after the opening ten minutes.
In the second quarter Memorial caught fire. In the final four minutes of the quarter the Sea-Hawks went on a 19-0 run to go into the half leading 50-26. The run was capped off by three consecutive three-pointers including one by senior guard Kim Devison and a pair by sophomore point guard Megan Robinson.
In the second half Dalhousie continually cut into the big Memorial lead with forward Anna Von Maltzahn leading the way. At the end of three it was 65-49 for Memorial.
A 12-2 fourth quarter run by Dalhousie would bring the Tigers all the way back to within one but the Sea-Hawks wouldn't relinquish the lead. A Grace Fishbein three-pointer with 1:40 left on the clock would push the lead back to four and Memorial would not look back.
The final score was 84-75 for the Sea-Hawks.
Fishbein was the 99.1 HITS FM Player of the Game for the winners with 29 points in 29 minutes of play on a tidy 11-16 from the field. Senior post Ally Forsey would also have a big game for Memorial with 19 points and 9 rebounds in her first home game of the season after rehabbing a knee injury in the fall.
Van Maltzahn would finish with 26 points and 10 rebounds for Dalhousie while Keisha Brown would add 21 in the loss.
Chris Kirby and the Marquee entertained the crowd as part of a special halftime celebration sponsored by The Telegram as part of their involvement in the Warming Hearts campaign for the Iris Kirby House.
Sunday Dalhousie 83 Memorial 68 (boxscore)
A 12-0 Dalhousie run to close the second quarter gave the visitors a lead that would hold up through the second half as the Tigers defeated the Memorial Sea-Hawks 83-68 on Sunday to earn a series split in weekend AUS women's basketball action.
Dalhousie guard Keisha Brown had a big day with 33 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds in the win.
Seniors Ally Forsey and Grace Fishbein led the way for Memorial. Forsey had 18 points and 6 rebounds while Fishbein had 16 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Sam Kavanagh gave the team a spark off the bench with 13 points and some good guard defence.
Memorial coach Doug Partridge was not happy with the team's effort on Sunday, at one point swapping out his full lineup with the bench in an effort to motivate the team.
Memorial remains winless on the season after the visiting Dalhousie Tigers won a pair of games at the Field House this weekend in AUS men's basketball. Memorial fans had some things to cheer about on the weekend but in the end the Tigers pulled out both victories.
Saturday Dalhousie 93 Memorial 71 (boxscore)
The Dalhousie Tigers used a high-powered offensive second quarter to lead them to a 93-71 victory over the Memorial Sea-Hawks men's basketball team at the Field House on Saturday night.
In the first quarter both teams traded baskets with Dalhousie holding a four point lead 24-20 at the end of the opening frame. 6'9 Memorial rookie Vasilie Curcic had quite a start to his career in front of the home fans, scoring the team's first eight points including a big two-handed follow-up dunk off of a Ryan Wood miss that brought the home fans to their feet. Curcic was practicing with the team all fall but became eligible for competition this semester.
In the second quarter the Dalhousie offence heated up as they put up 30 points in the quarter to Memorial's 16 to push the Tiger lead to 18 at the half, 54-36.
Memorial would play better in the second half but Dalhousie kept their lead throughout going on to win 93-71.
Keith Robinson scored 17 off the bench including four three-pointers to lead Dalhousie.
Curcic had 19 to lead Memorial. Noel Moffatt gave the Sea-Hawks a big boost off the bench. Moffatt had 16 points on 7-12 shooting with a team-high six rebounds.
Sunday Dalhousie 84 Memorial 67 (boxscore)
The Dalhousie Tigers held on for an 84-67 win at the Field House on Sunday in AUS men's basketball action.
Dalhousie led 27-22 at the end of the first quarter and pushed the lead to 10 by halftime, 42-32.
The Sea-Hawks made an inspired comeback attempt in the third quarter capped off by an Alpha Kisusi three which cut the Tiger lead to only three with 1:48 to play in the quarter. However Dalhousie would go on a 9-0 run in that final 1:48 that included five made free throws. The run pushed the lead back up to 12 at the end of the quarter.
Memorial could not mount a comeback in the fourth and the Tigers would win 84-67.
Simon Marr had 24 points to lead Dalhousie. Marr also added 6 rebounds.
Memorial had three scorers in double figures. Vasilije Curcic had 16, Kisusi had 15 and Timo Sargent had 13 on a perfect 5-5 from the floor.
The loss puts Memorial at 0-12 on the season while Dalhousie improved to 5-6 on the season.
The Tigers vaulted to fifth place in the AUS with the big eight points in the standings.