Sea-Hawks play in Ontario CIS exhibition competition
The Sea-Hawks basketball teams travelled to Ontario this weekend. The women went 3-0, with a pair of wins against the University of Toronto and a win against Ryerson. The men competed in Laurentian University's tournament in Sudbury, going 0-3 against Laurentian, Waterloo and UQAM.
The Sea-Hawks women's basketball team had a successful pre-season trip to Toronto earning two victories against the University of Toronto and one against Ryerson to go 3-0 on the weekend.
Friday Memorial 68 U of T 60
The Memorial Sea-Hawks women's basketball opened their exhibition trip to Toronto with a 68-60 win over the Varsity Blues at the University of Toronto on Friday night in CIS exhibition play.
Senior post Ally Forsey led Memorial with a double-double performance of 14 points and 14 rebounds. Emily Jameson equaled Forsey with a team-high 14 points. Grace Fishbein had 11 points and 5 rebounds in her preseason debut.
The Sea-Hawks held a narrow 31-30 lead at the half.
The game was within five points until late in the fourth when Sea-Hawks senior guard Kim Devison hit a couple of outside shots and Forsey dominated inside to put Memorial up 68-53 with a couple of minutes to play.
Saturday Memorial 51 Ryerson 50
The Sea-Hawks edged the host Ryerson Rams in a defensive battle that finished 51-50 in CIS exhibition play in Toronto on Saturday afternoon.
Both teams had trouble scoring in the opening quarter and the score was just 8-8 at the end of the first.
The Rams went on a second quarter run to take a seven-point lead into the halftime break. The score at the break was 28-21.
The Sea-Hawks increased their intensity on defense in the second half to cut the Ryerson lead to three at the end of the third quarter.
The game stayed close until the final possessions with Memorial securing the victory as Emily Jameson blocked a field goal attempt on Ryerson's final shot.
Forsey led Memorial with 11 points while athletic Memorial rookie Sandra Amoah was a catalyst in the Memorial second half comeback with 6 points and 9 rebounds.
Sunday Memorial 63 U of T 55
The Sea-Hawks finished their weekend trip to Toronto 3-0 after defeating the Varsity Blues 63-55 on Sunday.
Memorial trailed by a point at halftime 24-23.
With their biggest inside scoring threat Ally Forsey sitting to rest a sore ankle the Sea-Hawks relied on outside shooting to control the game. Memorial hit 6 of 15 from long-range. Emily Jameson continued her strong play with 15 points while Kim Devison added 14 for the winners.
Grace Fishbein had best effort of the weekend, playing good defense and contributing 8 points and 6 rebounds.
The Sea-Hawks finish the preseason 5-3 and are now ready for AUS play on November 3rd when they travel to Saint Mary's to play the Huskies.
The Memorial men's basketball team finished their weekend CIS exhibition tournament at Laurentian University 0-3.
Friday Laurentian 109 Memorial 35
The host Laurentian Voyageurs dominated from start to finish on their way to a 109-35 win over the Memorial men's basketball team. The game was the first CIS exhibition game of the season for Memorial and it came against a talented Laurentian team.
Nelson Yengue led Laurentian with 18 points while rookie Ryan Bennett hit four three-pointers in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore Caleb Gould led Memorial with 12 points.
Saturday Waterloo 67 Memorial 62
The Sea-Hawks gave a much better effort on Saturday but the Waterloo Warriors mounted a fourth quarter comeback to secure a 67-62 win in CIS exhibition play in Sudbury.
At the half, the two teams were only separated by one point as Waterloo led Memorial 27-26. In the second half, the Sea-Hawks took control and held the lead for the majority of the half.
However the Warriors turned it on in the fourth quarter and ended up finishing ahead of the Sea-Hawks with a final score of 67-62 in favour of Waterloo.
The Warriors were led by Kryie Colman who dropped a game-high 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. The Warriors also saw a strong offensive display by former Cape Breton Caper Tremaine Fraser who scored 17 points. Former Sea-Hawk Mike Helsby had 8 points for the Warriors.
Memorial was led by Cory Cooper who had team-highs with 19 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds. Caleb Gould and Ryan Wood were also in double figures for Memorial. Gould had 13 points while Wood had 10.
Sunday UQAM 68 Memorial 41
The Memorial Sea-Hawks finished their CIS exhibition tournament at Laurentian University on Sunday with a 68-41 loss to L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).
The Sea-Hawks played a good first quarter, ending the frame with a 17-14 lead.
The Citadins went on a big second quarter run and did not look back. The halftime score was 39-25 for UQAM.
Ryan Wood led Memorial in the loss with 12 points.
Gregory St. Amand has a game-high 21 for the Citadins.
The Sea-Hawks will open their AUS season at Saint Mary's on November 3rd.