The Sea-Hawks (7-7) are on the road this weekend to face the UPEI Panthers (7-7) in a two-game weekend series. With this being the only matchup of the year between the Sea-Hawks and Panthers, each game will be worth 4 points. With the Sea-Hawks and Panthers currently tied in the standings, these points will be very important in determining final seeding in the AUS standings.
The Sea-Hawks are coming off back-to-back losses on home court to the first place Acadia Axewomen. The Sea-Hawks are 2-4 on the road this season having split their last two road matchups.
The Panthers split their weekend series with the Cape Breton Capers and hold a 5-2 record in their last seven games, after a slow start to the season.
By The Numbers
74.7% - UPEI is currently #1 in the AUS in free throw shooting. With these teams being very evenly matched, this could be a major difference maker. Memorial sits at 69.1% (5th in the AUS). The team that can make the most of their opportunities from the charity stripe will surely have the edge this weekend.
38.9 – Memorial is the 3rd ranked rebounding team in the AUS, sitting at 38.9 rebounds per game. UPEI currently ranks last in the league in rebounding. Limiting UPEI's second chance opportunities is expected to be a big factor to the Sea-Hawks success this weekend.
8 – The Panthers hold the 4th spot in the AUS standings with 20 points on the season. Memorial sits in 5th spot at 18 points. This weekend's games are worth 8 points in the standings, meaning if either team can register a sweep, it would be a major advantage, as they both aim at capturing the 2nd overall seed and a first round bye in the playoffs.
Brook Wright (Memorial) – Despite the Sea-Hawks home losses last weekend, Wright was a major bright spot. She finished the weekend average 24.5 PPG and 4.5 RPG. Wright will need to continue her strong play to help the Sea-Hawks secure victories this weekend.
Kiera Rigby – Rigby currently leads the AUS in points per game, averaging 19.3/game. She has a well-rounded game, so the Sea-Hawks will have to be aware of her at all times.