Sea-Hawks to host Acadia in weekend series

 The Memorial men's and women's basketball teams will play host to Acadia University in a weekend series at the Field House.

 

Women's Basketball

The Memorial women's basketball team (6-8) will be looking to take advantage of the home court as they attempt to defeat the visiting Acadia Axewomen (10-2) this weekend in St. John's.

 

Memorial was on the losing end of both contests against Acadia earlier this season in Wolfville.

 

The Sea-Hawks played two very close games last weekend earning a split in the series against the X-Women. Memorial will look to continue the impressive three-point shooting percentage they managed over St. FX. Memorial hit on 15 attempts from beyond the arc last weekend.

 

Sandra AmoahRookie Sandra Amoah had a solid performance against St. FX, using her athleticism to lead the team in rebounding against a dominant post presence. Megan Robinson will provide energy off of the bench and the with the addition of Ally Forsey to the lineup since their last meeting all signs point to an exciting pair of games.

 

The Sea-Hawks will have to limit recently excelled play of the Axewomen's guard Lindsay Harris. Harris put up 19 and 20 point games in wins against UNB last week and has been a deep threat, shooting at 44.4 percent from beyond the arc this season.

 

The weekend series is critical for Memorial as they look to continue moving up the competitive AUS standings.

 

Game times are 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday at the Field House.

Game will be webcast live

 

Men's Basketball

The Memorial men's team basketball team (1-13) will play host to the Acadia Axemen (4-9) this weekend at the Field House.

 

MUN BasketballThe Sea-Hawks are coming into this series after having earned their first win of the season in a thrilling victory over St. FX last weekend. Memorial steamed ahead of St. FX with a 16-0 run to start the fourth quarter of the win and it proved to be the difference.

 

This weekend's opponent, Acadia, is coming off of back-to back-wins against UNB. Owen Klassen, one of the best forwards in AUS, will lead the Axemen on the court with his 16.5 points per game and league leading 12.1 rebounds per game.

 

Memorial will be looking to have another big game from rookie Vasilije Curcic. Curcic's stamina was put to the test against the X-Men last week when he played nearly the full 40 minutes in the win and put 22 points on the board. Noel Moffatt will also look to build off his excellent game against St. FX where he scored 20 points and collected 6 rebounds.

 

Acadia, currently ranked fifth in the country, will pose a challenge for the rebuilding Sea-Hawks. Memorial coach Peter Benoite knows it will be a good test.

 

He said, "They have two of their best players back in the lineup so they are going to be even stronger. We'll have to work hard and play hard and build on what we did last weekend to give ourselves a chance."

 

Game times are 8 p.m. on Saturday night at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

 

Game will be webcast live