Mounties fall to the Seawolves

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UNB Saint John paid host to the Mount Allison Mounties, on Saturday Jan. 25, in a key matchup between two close teams in the ACAA women’s basketball standings.

The Seawolves stormed out of the gate early in the first quarter. Mount Allison could not contain the UNB Saint John attack, as the first quarter ended with the Seawolves up 27-7.

The Mounties would get their game in order in the second quarter, putting up 15 points to UNB Saint John’s 14. However, the Seawolves lead held through to halftime, as UNB Saint John took a 41-22 lead into the break.

The Seawolves would continue to put points up on the board during the third quarter, adding another 15 to their tally. Mount Allison would add another 13 points of their own, but still trailed the Seawolves, 56-35.

UNB Saint John started the fourth quarter, looking to close out the game strong. The Seawolves would continue their dominant performance, as the Mounties could not climb out of the hole they found themselves in. UNB Saint John cruised to their win, closing out the game up 69-45.

Rachel Jefferson, the fourth leading scorer in the ACAA, finished with a game-high 19 points and eight rebounds for the Seawolves. Emily Dowling added 18 points and Leanne Davis had 12 points for UNB Saint John.

Brook Kelly scored 10 points and had six rebounds for the Mounties, while Katie Lund had nine points and Taylor-Rae Cote grabbed eight rebounds.

The Seawolves improved to 5-7 and moved to within two points of the fourth place Mounties, who dropped to 6-6.