ACAA men’s basketball action was on display, Wednesday Feb. 4, as the UNB Saint John Seawolves and St. Thomas Tommies tipped off in Saint John. While the matchup was a relatively low scoring affair, the Tommies topped the Seawolves by a final score of 70-48.
The tone of the match was set in the first quarter, as both sides played with a defensive mindset. The Tommies however, jumped out to the early lead, 18-11 over the Seawolves. The defense continued to be strong on both sides in the second quarter, as both sides only barely managed to hit double digit points. Still, the Tommies kept the lead and UNB Saint John headed into half time trailing 33-23.
The Seawolves came out to start the third, looking to find a hole in the Tommies defense to get back in the game. However, St Thomas discovered the hole, nearly doubling up on the Seawolves, 17-10 in the quarter and increasing their lead to 50-33.
St. Thomas continued to take advantage of the hole in the Seawolves defense, putting up another 20 points in the fourth quarter. UNB Saint John added 15 points of their own in the quarter, but wound up short, falling 70-48.
St. Thomas was led by Richie Wilkin’s 20 points. Calvin LeBlanc added 15 and Bradley Hovey had 14 points, David Dolan had a game-high 10 rebounds for the Tommies. The Seawolves had a 12 point effort from Ryan Foster and Nick Huggard chipped in with 11 points. The Tommies improved to 10-5 while the Seawolves fall to 3-12.