The St. Thomas Tommies were in town to face off against the host UNB Saint John Seawolves in ACAA men’s basketball action. The Tommies jumped out to an early lead and held off a late Seawolves charge to win 72-49.
The first quarter saw St. Thomas jump out to an early lead over UNB Saint John. The Seawolves tried to keep pace, but couldn’t find their offensive legs, falling behind 17-8 at the end of the quarter.
UNB Saint John’s offensive woes continued in the second quarter, as the Tommies held the Seawolves to just seven points. St Thomas would add 20 points of their own, and increased their lead to 37-15 heading into halftime.
The third quarter saw the Seawolves finally get their offensive wheels rolling, outscoring the Tommies 16-14 in the quarter and closing the gap to 41-29 at the end of the quarter.
However, this was the closest that the Seawolves would get, as the Tommies regained the offensive superiority in the fourth quarter, putting up another 21 points and easily taking the win, 72-49 over the Seawolves.
Calvin LeBlanc had 18 points for the Tommies while Dylan Gallant and Ritchie Wilkins had 12 each. Jarred Crawford had 12 points and Thomas Waggott chipped in with 11 for the Seawolves.
The Tommies improved to 12-7 to lock up fourth place while the Seawolves failed to gain any ground in the race for the sixth and final playoff spot, dropping to a 4-15 record.