Sea-Hawks battle Acadia in Wolfville
(Jan. 12, 2014) The Memorial Sea-Hawks basketball teams opened their 2014 schedule with a pair of games in Acadia. The women earned a split while the men lost a pair to an Acadia team that is favoured by many to win the AUS championship this season.
Saturday Memorial 65 Acadia 50 (boxscore)
The Memorial Sea-Hawks defeated the Acadia Axewomen 65-50 in AUS women’s basketball on Saturday night in Wolfville. Kelia Pond led Memorial with 16 points in a game that earned the Sea-Hawks four points in the tight AUS standings.
Pond, a fourth year forward, shot 7 of 15 from the floor on her way to player of the game honours. Rookie Sydney Ezekiel, a guard from St. John’s, added 14 points in the win while Chante Clarke added 13 points off the bench.
Senior forward Abbey Duinker led the Axewomen with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Duinker was named player of the game for Acadia.
Sunday Acadia 56 Memorial 50 (boxscore)
The Acadia Axewomen used some timely fourth quarter offence to outlast the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks in a defensive battle in AUS women’s basketball Sunday. A pair of jumpers with under three minutes to play by Abbey Duinker and Maya Macatumpag broke a 48-48 to give Acadia a lead that they would not relinquish.
Duinker led Acadia with 18 points and 10 rebounds to earn player of the game in the win.
Sandra Amoah led Memorial with 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss. Megan Robinson added 13 points to take home player of the game for Memorial.
The Sea-Hawks struggled from three-point distance shooting only 4-31 against the Acadia defense.
Memorial is now 3-5 in the standings. Acadia improved to 3-6. Memorial will host UNB (3-6) next weekend at the Field House in their next action.
Saturday Acadia 75 Memorial 70 (boxscore)
The Acadia Axemen came back from a nine point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the visiting Memorial Sea-Hawks in AUS men’s basketball on Saturday night in Wolfville.
Owen Klassen had nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Acadia comeback. The senior forward was the player of the game for Acadia.
Rookie guard Davion Parnsalu led the Sea-Hawks with 18 points in the loss. Fellow rookie guard Daniel Foo, from Corner Brook, gave Memorial a boost with 11 points off the bench including three three-pointers.
Parnsalu was the player of the game for Memorial.
Sunday Acadia 94 Memorial 63 (boxscore)
The Acadia Axemen defeated the Memorial Sea-Hawks 94-63 in AUS men’s basketball in Wolfville on Sunday afternoon. Acadia opened the game on a 17-0 run to take control from start to finish.
Owen Klassen led Acadia with 21 points in the win while Shaquille Smith added 20 points. Acadia improved to 7-2 with the win.
Alpha Kisusi and Vasilije Curcic both had 13 points to lead Memorial. Memorial is now 0-8 on the season.
Memorial will play host to UNB next Saturday and Sunday in a pair of four-point games in the AUS standings.