Huskies hold on to beat Sea-Hawks

(FREDERICTON, NB - In semi-final #1 at the 2013 Subway AUS Women's Basketball Championship, the eventual AUS champion, the top-seeded Saint Mary's Huskies defeated the fifth seed Memorial University Sea-Hawks with a final score of 68-59.


Ally Forsey (photo by Zack McKillop)Subway Player of the Game for Saint Mary's was Justine Colley with 23 points and eight rebounds. Naomi Frequiere helped out with 15 while Lindsay Panchan chipped in 11 off the bench. Subway Player of the Game for Memorial was Kim Devison with 15 points. Grace Fishbein added 18 and eight rebounds while Emily Jameson had 10.


At the end of the first quarter, Saint Mary's led 18-14 behind the play of AUS MVP Justine Colley with eight points and two rebounds. Memorial was led by All-Star Grace Fishbein who put up six points and brought down four rebounds while Kim Devison supplied the shooting touch, adding eight points.


The second quarter saw Memorial's struggles from the field continue as Saint Mary's was able to stretch their lead to 36-26. Memorial did their best to contain Justine Colley but she continued to find open teammates who made big shots at key times. Leading scorers for the Huskies at the half were Colley with 14 and Naomi Frequiere with nine. Memorial was led by Grace Fishbein and Kim Devison who scored eight a piece.


After three, the Huskies added even more separation leading 54-37 going into the 4th. Saint Mary's got hot from the outside early in the quarter with three point baskets from Frequiere and AUS All-Rookie guard Angelina Carvery. Devison and Fishbein continued to pace Memorial with 13 and 10 points respectively.


Memorial came to life in the 4th quarter finally connecting from the outside and getting the lead down to seven points, but it proved too little too late as Frequiere supplied the dagger with a corner three with just over a minute left to get the lead back to 10.


The game was the final in the varsity careers of Memorial seniors Forsey, Fishbein and Devison.


Saint Mary's went on to win the AUS championship by dominating St. Francis Xavier 90-57.