Basketball teams off to UNB

The Memorial men's and women's basketball teams make their way to New Brunswick to play their final away games of the regular season against the UNB Varsity Reds.


Women's Basketball


The Memorial women's basketball team (8-8) will be looking to continue their winning ways and climb above .500 as they roll into UNB to face the last place Varsity Reds (2-14).


Memorial defeated UNB in both contests in November when the Sea-Hawks earned 75-60 and 77-56 wins at the Field House.


Grace FishbeinThe Sea-Hawks have had an extra week off after their exciting series against Acadia which saw Memorial win both games, including a thrilling Sunday morning come from behind effort. Kim Devison and Grace Fishbein both had excellent games and were dialed in beyond the arc, shooting .500 and .555 respectively over the weekend.


Senior post Ally Forsey was back in full flight against Acadia as well. Forsey averaged a double-double over the defending champs (23.0 points and 11.5 rebounds) and earned AUS Female Athlete of the Week honours for her performance.


The Varsity Reds will be led by Claire Colborne. Colborne is fifth in AUS with 16.8 points per game and will get the majority of looks for UNB.


Game times are 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.


Game will be webcast live through UNB Athletics.


Men's Basketball

The Memorial men's team basketball team's (1-15) last roadtrip takes them to UNB to take on the Varsity Reds (4-12).


The Sea-Hawks will be looking to come away with a win this weekend against the host Varsity Reds who are currently on a six game losing streak.


Noel MoffattMemorial will be looking to have another big weekend from the quickly improving Noel Moffatt. Moffatt scored a team high 27 points in the opener against Acadia to go along with 6-8 shooting from three-point distance. Rookie post Vasilije Curcic is also establishing himself as a player to watch in the AUS. Curcic is Memorial's leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 16.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game since joining the team in January.


UNB's offence will generate through guard Will McFee. McFee's 19.8 points per game ranks him third in AUS and he has knocked down 38 three points this season, also third in AUS. There is a Newfoundland connection on UNB as post Aaron O'Brien is from Pasadena. O'Brien has started nine games this season and is averaging 5.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.


Game times are 8 p.m. on Saturday night at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.


The games will be streamed live through UNB Athletics.