WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The Acadia Axewomen defeated the StFX X-Women by a score of 94-76 on Minor Basketball Night in front of a crowd just under 1000.
The Axewomen fell behind during the first few minutes of the game. Coach Len Harvey saw the opportunity to call for a time-out and adjust his team's play before the game got out of hand. Three-point shots were not working well for the Axewomen and Harvey advised his players to take the open lanes to the basket instead.
Within a few plays, the Axewomen were on their way to a 10-point run that would close out the first quarter 24-17 in favour of the home team.
The Axewomen found their groove with quick passes and easy layups during the second quarter before getting comfortable enough to go for longer shots.
Lanae Adams (Lawrenceville, GA) shot 4/6 from three over the game, totaled 19 points, handled 8 rebounds, and added 2 assists. Her all-around play had her recognized as Acadia's Subway Player of the Game.
Acadia ended the first half up 43-32, shooting 15 for 30 from the field and making 9 of 10 of their free throws.
The X-Women started to wear down by the third quarter and did not challenge Acadia for the lead for the remainder of the game.
It was not until the fourth quarter that the X-Women saw points come off the bench. The X-Women only had five points not from non-starters, and the Axewomen took advantage of this weakness and kept a fresh line-up on the court all game.
Adams pointed out after the game that the Axewomen score by committee and that working on their defense will be a priority during the break. "Our team is very versatile, pretty much everybody down the line of the bench can score. Offense is not a big thing, we definitely have to work on our defense and stay under control."
Jamie McCarron (New Glasgow, N.S.) of the X-Women had a team-high 17 points and made 4 of her 14 attempted three-point shots as she was named her team's Subway Player of the Game.
The final score favoured the Axewomen 94-76, who improve to 5-2 on the season. StFX is still searching for their first win of the regular season and will remain winless heading into the holiday break.
The Axewomen are back on the court on January 5th when they host Dalhousie. The X-Women will play in the MSVU Invitational tournament December 30 to January 1 and resume AUS regular season play on January 4th when they travel to Halifax to play Saint Mary's.
Courtesy Acadia Sports Information