The UNB Saint John Seawolves were visited by the Mount Allison Mounties to do battle in ACAA men’s basketball.
With a playoff berth out of the picture for UNB Saint John, the Seawolves looked to end the season on a high note by defeating to Mounties in the fourteenth Annual Kingston Cup match. However, the Mounties prevailed, holding off a persistent Seawolves team that refused to quit.
The Mounties took the cup by score of 92-78.
The first quarter was an even battle on both sides. Mount Allison put up a solid 26 points, but were trailed closely by the Seawolves, who put up 22 points and trailed the Mounties by just two baskets at the end of the quarter.
The Mounties looked to increase their lead in the second quarter. Again, the Seawolves battled hard to keep the game close. Mount Allison scored another 23 points in the quarter, but only managed to increase their lead by one additional point, as the Seawolves put up 22 points of their own and took the game in halftime.
The Seawolves made a push to close the gap in the third quarter. The Mounties kept the pace with the Seawolves, showing just how evenly matched these two teams were. At the end of the quarter, it was still the Mounties up by four points over the Seawolves, 66-62.
Both teams came out to start the fourth quarter knowing something had to give. Unfortunately for the Seawolves, the luck would favour the Mounties, who pulled ahead late in the quarter and held on to win the game, 92-78, and capturing the Kingston Cup.
Top performers for the Seawolves included Jarred Crawford, who led with a career high 33 points and nine rebounds. Ryan Foster was also a key contributor for the Seawolves, knocking down 20 points.
The Mounties were led by Bradley Fuller with 28 points and seven rebounds. Not far behind was Alex Chisholm with 27 points and seven boards.
The Mounties proceed to ACAA playoffs in fifth place, while the Seawolves finish the season in seventh place.