The Memorial Sea-Hawks (1-5) will be heading away to square off in a double header against the unbeaten University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds (6-0). Plenty will be on the line for both teams, as each match has been declared a 4-point game. The first game is scheduled for Saturday night at 8pm, followed by a 1pm start on Sunday (AST).
The Sea-Hawks endured a narrow loss at home at the hands of the StFX X-Men (96-103), followed by their first victory of the season in a tight affair that finished with a score of 80-76.
The Varsity Reds were able to maintain their winning streak in an away double-header against the Saint Mary's Huskies. The Varsity Reds won their first game comfortable with a score of 83-72. The following game saw the Varsity Reds having to dig deep for the win as the Huskies took them to the limit in an overtime thriller that finished with a score of 93-92.
By the Numbers
74.8- The Sea-Hawks have averaged 74.8 PPG and will need a stronger offensive input if they want to beat the UNB Varsity Reds who currently lead the league with 92.2 PPG.
46.5- The Varsity Reds have been shooting a strong 46.5% from the field. The Sea-Hawks will need to rally all their defensive efforts in order to thwart the Varsity Reds offensive prowess.
4- The number of points that each game will be worth in this double-header. The Sea-Hawks will be looking to capitalize on this opportunity to kick-start their season before the Christmas break.
Players to Watch
Daniel Gordon (Memorial) – The fifth-year guard from Ajax, Ontario has been a strong offensive presence for the Sea-Hawks averaging 17.3 PPG (8th AUS) and grabbing 30 points in the Sea-Hawks defeat against the StFX X-Men (96-103).
Nathan Barker (Memorial) – The Sea-Hawks forward is averaging 16.8 PPG with an impressive 50% on 3PT.
Javon Masters (Varsity Reds) – The Varsity Reds guard leads the league with 27.7 PPG and has been shooting a strong 51.9% from the field. Masters broke the all-time AUS scoring record last weekend and will look to extend that record all season long.