The Memorial Sea-Hawks (5-9) travel to Antigonish this weekend to take on the StFX X-Men (4-9) in a 2-game series. The Sea-Hawks currently sit 5th in the standings, with the X-Men just behind them in 6th. This series is important for both teams, with this being the only matchup of the season, each game is worth 4 points in the standings.
Memorial is coming off two huge wins last weekend against UPEI, as the team jockeyed their way into playoff position with the sweep of the Panthers. StFX comes into the series after dropping two tough games to the 2nd place UNB Reds.
By The Numbers
0-6 – Memorial is 5-3 at home this season, while sitting at 0-6 on the road. The slow start on the road has been a struggle for the Sea-Hawks, but the team has momentum coming into StFX. The Hawks will look to build on this 2-game winning streak by trying to pick up its first wins on the road of the season.
38.7% – The X-Men are only shooting 38.7% from the field this season, which is 7th in the league. If the Sea-Hawks can keep that number around the average, they will give themselves a very good chance to be successful this weekend.
Emanuel Ring (Memorial) – Emanuel Ring has had a very impressive rookie season, and continued to impress last weekend. He scored 15 points on Saturday and scored 25 on Sunday, while picking up 8 and 7 rebounds respectively. Ring sits at 5th in the league in scoring, averaging 16.1 points per game, while grabbing 7.4 rebounds and dishing out 2.9 assists per game as well.
Daniel Passley (St. FX) – Daniel Passley is the second leading scorer for the X-Men and has had a strong season. Passley sits 8th in the league in scoring, averaging 14.4 points per game, and has scored 16 points per game over the last 5 games. The Hawks will have to look to limit his, and leading scorer Justin Andrew's opportunities in order to be successful this weekend.