Seawolves fall to Mounties in annual Kingston Cup matches: Mount Alison comes out on top in both men’s and women’s basketball

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The Mount Alison Mounties were in Saint John, visiting the host UNBSJ Seawolves for the twelfth annual Kingston Cup.

The afternoon started off with the women’s basketball teams hitting the court first. The Mounties jumped out to an early lead over the Seawolves, closing out the first quarter up 22-14. UNBSJ fought back in the second quarter to keep it close with Mount A, with a final score at halftime of 35-29 for the Athletics.

Both teams came out strong in the third quarter, with both sides scoring 16 points in the quarter. However, Mount A poured it on in the fourth quarter, outscoring UNBSJ 16-10 to take the game with a final score of 67-55.

Maddyson McDonald knocked down four 3-pointers for Mount A and led all scorers with 12 points. MacKenzie Gray added 11 points and nine rebounds while Kayla Robichaud chipped in with 10 points.

Christie Smith led the Seawolves with 10 points and seven rebounds. Madison Peters, Emily Dowling and Heather Cusack all contributed with eight points each.

Later, the men’s Seawolves kicked off with the Mounties. The first quarter started off poorly for UNBSJ as Mount A went on an 11-0 run early on. The first quarter ended with the Mounties up 19-6. Mount A continued their strong play in the second quarter, closing out the half up 43-23 over the Seawolves.

The second half started off much the same as the first, as Mount A continued their dominant play. The Seawolves had no answer for the strong Mounties’ attack and Mount A cruised to victory with a final score of 80-50.

The Mount A attack was led by Akil Smith, who had 21 points. Smith was followed by Ben Chisholm who knocked down 15 points.

The Seawolves received a good effort from Tom Waggott who had an impressive 15 points, followed by Jared Crawford with 8 points and Ryan Ramier with 7 points.