Varsity Reds sweep Sea-Hawks

Varsity Reds sweep Sea-Hawks

(St. John's, NL) – The UNB Varsity Reds completed a weekend sweep of the Memorial Sea-Hawks with a 60-56 victory on Sunday afternoon at The Field House.

UNB jumped out to an early lead on the Sea-Hawks and finished the quarter up 13 to 7.  The Varsity Reds were led by Nicole LaFleur who finished the first quarter with a team high 6 points, while Katelyn Mangold chipped in with 5 points.

The Varsity Reds would continue to build on their lead into the second quarter and would go into the half with a 27 to 14 advantage.

Memorial responded well to start the second half with Sydney Stewart (Sarnia, ON) leading the way with 9 points in the quarter to go along with 2 assists and 2 steals.

The Sea-Hawks would use the third quarter surge to cut the Varsity Reds lead to 8 points going into the final quarter of play. 

The final quarter of play was very competitive and the Sea-Hawks were able to get within 2 points of the Varsity Reds, but UNB were able to get key baskets from multiple players down the stretch to keep them ahead.

Nicole LaFleur finished with a game high 19 points and added 4 rebounds.  Katelyn Mangold also registered a strong performance for UNB as she finished with 9 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 blocks.

Graciela Diaz Brito and Sydney Stewart scored 14 points each, with Diaz Brito also adding a game-high 12 rebounds.  Sydney Ezekiel finished with 8 points, 6 assists, and 2 rebounds in a losing effort.

Memorial travels to Antigonish, NS next weekend to take on the StFX X-Women for a two-game set.