The Hawks gained their first win of the season tonight, defeating the Acadia Axemen 88-76.
Acadia came out very strong from deep (6/14). Memorial was also strong from behind the arc (5/7), but they took longer to awaken on offense as Acadia jumped out to a 21-11 advantage.
Emmanuel Ring was the leader on offense through the first half, energizing the crowd with a steal and slam halfway through the second quarter, posting 15 points at the break. Daniel Foo also chipped in with 10 points. Nick Tuff provided a solid spark off the bench with 4 points, and plenty of defensive stops.
For Acadia, Nick De Palma continued his strong shooting performance, leading the Axemen at the half with 12 points. After two quarters, Memorial was able to make a comeback and open up their lead, 46-39. Ben Miller followed De Palma's lead, posting similar first half stats, with 11 points on 3/5 shooting from deep.
In the second half, Memorial pressed on the gas, pushing their lead in to the double-digits. Each of the five starters contributed in the third. Daniel Foo was a standout performer for the rest of the game.
Acadia seemed to live and ultimately die by the outside shot, shooting 37%. Three of Acadia's five starters posted double-digits. Nick De Palma led the Axemen with 21 on the night.
Memorial will look to complete a weekend sweep tomorrow. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00pm with coverage available on AUStv.ca.