Silencing the Wolves

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The UNB Saint John Seawolves squared off against the St. Thomas Tommies in ACAA women’s basketball action. The Tommies came to play, showing why they are the number one ranked team in the ACAA and the number two ranked in Canada, doubling up on the Seawolves, 85-43.

The St. Thomas offence was on display during the first quarter. The Seawolves tried to keep pace with the Tommies, but fell behind, trailing 23-15 at the end of the quarter.

The second quarter was more defensive minded for both sides. While the Seawolves managed to hold the Tommies offence to 16 points, the St. Thomas defense was equally up to the challenge, holding UNB Saint John to just eight points. The teams headed into halftime, with the Tommies up 39-23.

St. Thomas spent little time getting their offence machine rolling to start the third quarter, widening their lead by another 29 points and taking a 68-33 lead over the Seawolves into the fourth quarter.

Much like second quarter, the Seawolves tried to contain the Tommies’ attack and held them to 17 points in the fourth quarter. However, St. Thomas lead proved to be insurmountable and the Seawolves fell 85-43.

St. Thomas displayed a balanced attack with five players in double digits. Lindy Macdonald had 14 points and seven rebounds to lead the way. Kelly Vass and Hilary Goodine had 13 points each for the Tommies. Brittany Mallory countered for the Seawolves, scoring 17 points, while Rachel Jefferson added 15 points.

The Tommies run their first place record to 18-0 while the Seawolves drop to 6-13 and remain in sixth place.