The Mount Allison University Mounties and UNB Saint John Seawolves squared off for the final game of the season for both sides, in ACAA women’s Bbasketball. Also on the line, was the fourteenth Annual Kingston Cup.
The match proved to be a back and forth battle that went down to the wire. In the end though, the Seawolves hung on to win 72-66 and captured the Kingston Cup.
The first quarter set the tone of the match. Both sides were evenly matched, each putting up 14 points and headed into the second quarter all tied up. The Seawolves were able to break the deadlock in the second quarter, putting up 24 points. The Mounties tried to keep pace with 11 points but headed into half time down, 38-25.
Looking to get back in the game, the Mounties came out strong to start the third quarter. Mount Allison outscored UNB Saint John 21-14 and drew to within six points at the end of quarter, down 52-46.
With only six points between both sides, the fourth quarter was a roller coaster ride, as both squads came out firing. The Mounties battled hard and put up a strong 20 points, but the Seawolves battled equally as hard, putting up 20 points of their own and holding on to win 72-66, capturing the Kingston Cup.
Top performers for the Mounties were Kelly Brooke with 14 points and six rebounds. Not too far behind was Maddyson McDonald with 13 points and five rebounds. The Seawolves were led by Monica Newman, who had a career high 19 points and eight rebounds. Graduating senior, Brittany Mallory ended her regular season career with a total of 18 points.
UNB Saint John finishes the season in fifth place and get ready to head to the ACAA Championships, hosted by the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Rams, on Feb. 28 to March 2.