The Sea-Hawks (3-7) compete against the Acadia Axewomen (6-2) this weekend. Acadia are only two points behind the AUS leaders, and will fight hard this weekend to try and secure first place. Memorial on the other hand, will take this opportunity to edge up in the standings and start the second half of the season strong.
After suffering a 5 game loss streak, Memorial will look to flip their luck and start getting the wins they deserve. The Sea-Hawks have what it takes to beat Acadia this weekend, as they took one game away from the Axewomen earlier in the season. On the contrary, Acadia also took one game away from Memorial this season, so the match-up should be a fair challenge.
By The Numbers
80 points in regular season - Acadia is currently ranked first in the AUS in total points scored. Memorial has to put up a strong defense to block Acadia's strong attack, as well as transition quickly to their own offense to catch the Axewomen off guard.
167-241 free throws - Memorial leads the AUS in converted free throws. They have the highest amount of free throws attempted, but rank fifth in percentage converted. Memorial will look to increase their conversion percentage to take advantage of their free throws given.
44.3 total rebounds – Acadia ranks first in the AUS for rebounds. Their strong presence in the key will present a challenge for Memorial.
Sydney Stewart (Memorial) – Stewart is second place in the AUS for points per game, averaging 22.9. She will look to lead her team into the weekend with a strong offense.
Haley McDonald – McDonald comes up just short of Stewart in points per game, averaging 21.5 this season. Memorial's defense will have to keep up a strong defense to keep her in check
"We want to limit their second chances and most importantly focus on our defense if we want to get two wins this weekend. Our offense will come from our defense" – Memorial's Haille Nickerson
By: Sydney Hector