Antigonish, NS – The Memorial Sea-Hawks earned a weekend sweep over the StFX X-Women, winning their second game in as many days with an 82-63 victory Sunday afternoon at the Saputo Centre.
The Sea-Hawks won Saturday night as well by a 71-62 score and gained eight points in the AUS standings with the pair of wins.
Memorial was lead by Subway player of the game Haille Nickerson (Grimsby, ON) who scored a game-high 26 points. She added five rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals.
Nickerson scored six points in the first quarter as the sea-Hawks opened up a 21-11 lead over the X-Women early on.
They continued their strong play in the second quarter, holding the X-Women to eight points while they scored 21 to build up a 42-19 lead at halftime.
The X-Women were able to hit more shots in the third quarter, despite being outscored 25-18. Briar MacDonald (Antigonish, NS) sunk a pair of three-pointers for StFX.
Memorial lead 67-37 after the third.
The X-Women found their stride in the fourth quarter, outpacing the Sea-Hawks 26-15, but it was too little too late as Memorial took home the 82-63 victory.
The Sea-Hawks saw a 41-point contribution from their bench including Sammi Deakin-Sharpe ((Wynnum, AUS) with 12 and Hannah Green (Flatrock, NL) with 10.
Memorial was able to capitalize on StFX turnovers, scoring 22 points as the X-Women gave up the ball 23 times to the Sea-Hawks 14.
The X-Women scoring was spread throughout the line-up as MacDonald, Aliyah Fraser (New Glasgow, NS) and Jamie McCarron (New Glasgow, NS) each scored 11. MacDonald also had a double-double game with 10 rebounds.
Kim Kingbury (Nepean, ON) and Karina Sarai (Surrey, BC) each added nine points for the X-Women.
The game marks the end of first term AUS competition as the schedule breaks for exams and the holiday. The seventh place X-Women (1-6) will next see action on Saturday, January 4th when they travel to Fredericton for a game against the UNB Reds (2-5).
The first place Sea-Hawks (6-2) will also be in action on January 4th when they host Dalhousie (1-5).
Courtesy StFX Sports Information