Sea-Hawks to host Tigers at the Nest

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


Women's Basketball

Sandra AmoahThe Sea-Hawks (4-6) are coming off a rare weekday series split against the Cape Breton Capers on Monday and Tuesday. The visiting Dalhousie Tigers are off to a good start this season with a 7-2 record on the season.


Memorial welcomed senior post Ally Forsey back to the lineup against Cape Breton. Forsey was sidelined in the fall with a knee injury and has worked her way back into game shape. Memorial will also rely on veterans Grace Fishbein and Emily Jameson to score and ignite the defence. Fishbein is Memorial's top scorer with 13.9 points per game while Jameson is second on the team with 11.1 points per game.


Dalhousie's top offensive threat is guard Keisha Brown who is currently fourth in the AUS with 17.7 points per game. Forward Tessa Stammberger gives Dalhousie a solid interior presence and boasts the best field goal percentage in the AUS.


The teams will play Saturday night at 6pm and Sunday at 11am. The games will be critical for both teams as they are each worth four points in the competitive AUS.


At halftime of the Saturday night game there will be a special performance by Chris Kirby and the Marquee as part of The Telegram night at the Field House.


Men's Basketball

The Memorial men's team basketball team (0-10) will play host to the Dalhousie Tigers (3-6) in a weekend series at the Field House.


Noel MoffattThe Sea-Hawks lost both games to the first place Capers this week. The weekend games against Dalhousie present an opportunity to pick up points in the standings as both games are worth four points.


Memorial will have a new player in the lineup as 6'9 rookie Vasilije Curcic plays his first home games as a Sea-Hawk. Ryan Wood has been the statistical leader for Memorial this season with 13.1 points per game. The athletic forward has shown growth in his game this season. The Sea-Hawks have been working hard in practice to take advantage of their opportunities this weekend.


Dalhousie is led by 6'7 forward Simon Marr who leads the team with 13.1 points per game.


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