The UNB Saint John Seawolves played host to the Dalhousie Agriculture campus Rams, in a key ACAA women’s basketball matchup, between two closely ranked teams battling for a playoff position. The Rams looked poised to take the win early on, but a strong second half rally from the Seawolves, gave UNB Saint John a come from behind victory, 66-58 over DAL AC.
The first quarter was an even battle, as both sides tried to get the upper hand. At the end of the quarter, the Rams had the narrow lead, up 12-11. The second quarter would be much of the same, as the Seawolves kept pace with the Rams, but just couldn’t seem to take the lead. DAL AC would run out the half, up 31-26.
The game continued to be a very tight matchup during the third quarter, as the Seawolves looked to take the lead in the third, outscoring the Rams 20-16. However, it would still be DAL AC leading at the end of the quarter, 47-46.
The fourth quarter was a back and forth affair, as the Rams tried to increase their lead and hold off the charging Seawolves. The Seawolves tied things up late in the quarter and with about three minutes remaining, pulled away from the Rams to win a hard fought match, 66-58.
The Seawolves were led by a strong 24 point, eight rebound performance by Rachel Jefferson. Emily Dowling added 11 points and Brittany Mallory had 10 points for the Seawolves.
Candace Reynolds provided the offence the Rams, matching Jefferson with 24 points, while Hayley Wilson contributed 12 points. Hilary Hopper had a game-high 11 rebounds.
The Seawolves improved to 6-10 and remain in 6th place standing while the Rams dropped 3-14 and stay in seventh place.