Sea-Hawks to host Capers at Field House
(January 29, 2014) The Sea- Hawks will be back under the lights at the Field House in an important weekend AUS basketball set against the Cape Breton Capers.
The Sea-Hawks (5-7) will play host to their long-time rivals the Cape Breton Capers (7-6) in a weekend series at the Field House. The teams last played in November in Sydney where the Capers defeated Memorial twice. Memorial is coming off a pair of losses to StFX in Antigonish.
The Sea-Hawks will be looking to solidify their playoff position in the AUS standings this weekend. They are currently in fourth place. Fourth year guard Kelia Pond (pictured on right) has come on strong of late to give Memorial another big offensive contributor. Pond, Megan Robinson and Sandra Amoah are the Sea-Hawks leading scorers, with all three averaging about 10 points per game.
Cape Breton is led by rookie forward Alison Keough, who is eighth in the league in scoring. Senior sparkplug Tanira McClurkin is also a key contributor for the Capers.
The Memorial men’s basketball team (1-11) will bring their improved lineup back to the home court this weekend against the Cape Breton Capers (5-8). Cape Breton defeated Memorial twice back in November in Sydney.
Memorial has had three straight weekends of competitive games against Acadia, UNB and StFX, with their lone victory coming in their last home stand against the Varsity Reds. Second year forward Vasilje Curcic (pictured on left) has been the anchor for a Sea-Hawks lineup that has gotten key contributions from Davion Parnsalu, Alpha Kisusi, and Caleb Gould. Curcic is in the top 10 in the league in points, rebounds, blocks and assists.
Daniel Foo has come on strong lately and Noel Moffatt, Kieran Hawksley and rookie Jacob Ranton will see opportunities to provide a spark to head coach Peter Benoite’s lineup this weekend. Jake Hynes has also been a key defender for Memorial this season.
Cape Breton has been led by Meshack Lufile, who averages 12.9 points per game. The Capers also get a big boost off the bench from Seth Amoah.
Game times are Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 1pm.