Tigers pick up 8-point weekend to remain undefeated

Tigers pick up 8-point weekend to remain undefeated

The Dalhousie Tigers earned huge back-to-back wins over the Memorial Sea-Hawks to record 8 points and take a 10-point lead for first place in the AUS men's basketball standings.

The Tigers played to an 81-53 victory Saturday night, with Sascha Kappos leading the way for the visitors with a game-high 22 points and adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks. Boris Ristanovic posted 15 points for Memorial in the loss, adding four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

Dalhousie then earned their eighth straight victory Sunday afternoon with an 83-42 win at the Fieldhouse. Adam Sellen led the Tigers in points with 18, adding four rebounds, two assists and three steals. Daniel Foo posted 12 points for Memorial, with teammate Jeff Damalie adding a game-high 11 rebounds in the loss. The Tigers now sit 8-0 in the standings with 22 points - a 10 point lead over any of their opponents. 

The Cape Breton Capers hosted the Saint Mary's Huskies in Sydney Saturday night, earning an 82-61 home victory. Paul Watson had 17 points and 17 rebounds in the win for the double-double, with teammate Osman Omar posting 14 points. Qyemah Gibson led the Huskies with 13 points and six rebounds.

The Acadia Axemen earned an 88-78 overtime win on the road against the UPEI Panthers Saturday night. The Axemen went 7-for-10 from the field in the extra frame, including 3-of-4 from deep, as they outscored the Panthers 19-9. Rowan Power posted 20 points in the win, adding 13 rebounds for the double-double. Elijah Miller led the Panthers with 27 points, adding five assists and three steals in the loss. 

The St FX X-Men scored 31 points in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and valuable four-point match, beating the UNB Reds 85-73 on Saturday. Justin Andrew scored a game-high 25 points to lead the X-Men and be named Subway Player of the Game. Ibrahima Doumbouya came off the Reds bench to score 20 points and grab seven rebounds, while Chris Spurrell added 14.

 

Scores:

Saturday, Jan. 4
Dalhousie 81 at Memorial 53 (4-point game)
Saint Mary's 61 at Cape Breton 82 (4-point game)
Acadia 88 at UPEI 78 (OT) (4-point game)
StFX 85 at UNB 73 (4-point game)

Sunday, Jan. 5
Dalhousie 83 at Memorial 42 (4-point game)

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