Memorial basketball teams gear up for weekend series at St. FX

The Memorial men's and women's basketball teams are off to Nova Scotia to face the St. FX X-Women in AUS play.

 

Women's Basketball

The Memorial women's basketball team (5-7) will be looking to win all eight points up for grabs against St. FX (6-5) this weekend in Antigonish.

 

Memorial's last meeting against the X-Women was a loss in the quarterfinals of last year's AUS Championship hosted by St. FX.

 

Grace FishbeinSenior forward Grace Fishbein has continued to be Memorial's steadiest player this season, shooting 47.5% from the field. Fishbein's 29 point effort was crucial in the win this past weekend against Dalhousie.

 

The Sea-Hawks have been getting used to having senior post Ally Forsey back in the line up. Forsey turned in 18 and 19 point performances against the Tigers last weekend and will have to battle against two excellent players in the paint against the X-Women.

 

St. FX's Kolbi Roper is currently fourth in the league with 17.8 points per game. Roper is also second in the league in rebounds per game. The X-Women's Lia St. Pierre's has a league leading 75 defensive rebounds. Between Roper and St. Pierre St. FX do a great job of limiting opponents to one shot on offence.

 

The weekend series is critical for Memorial as they look to work towards attaining a playoff position in the competitive AUS.

 

Game times are 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m Sunday. Games will be webcast live

 

Men's Basketball

The Memorial men's team basketball team (0-12) travels to Antigonish to play the St. FX X-Men (5-6) this weekend.

 

Theo StanoevHead coach Peter Benoite will be looking for a hard effort from his team. Third year forward Ryan Wood currently leads the team in scoring this season with 11.2 points per game. Rookie wing Alpha Kisusi is second on the team with points per game.

 

A key factor for Memorial this weekend could be the health of rookie post Vasilije Curcic. Curcic has shown a strong ability to finish in the paint and a well-rounded offensive game that will help the Sea-Hawks. With Curcic and second year Caleb Gould playing in his natural forward position on the floor the Sea-Hawks will have a much better presence down low.

 

St. FX's leading scorer is Jeremy Dunn. Dunn is second in the league with 19.5 points per game.

 

Game times are 8 p.m. on Saturday night at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Games will be webcast live