The UNBSJ Men’s basketball team secured their first wins of the 15/16 season cruising past the Dalhousie Rams and the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics this past weekend. With a strong showing in both games, winning 106 – 44 and 73 – 57 respectively the Seawolves are back to .500 on the season at 2-2.
The Seawolves were up against the Rams for the first match up on the weekend where they jumped out to an impressive first quarter performance leading 28-8. As the first half progressed on they did not miss a beat, taking advantage of the Rams slow start to the game.
The Seawolves dominated the half with a score of 61-14. First year guard, Ben Tait, received many minutes off the bench and did not disappoint putting up a team high 22 points shooting 6-9 from the field.
Throughout the third quarter the Rams fought back to get back into the game with a scoring effort from Guard Yuchen Ji pouring in 9 of his 13 points in the third.
Thanks to pinpoint passing and 47 points off turnovers Saint John had the edge resulting in an impressive shooting performance with 69% from the floor.
The second game of the Seawolves first road trip road had them visiting the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics. The opening quarter resulted in a commanding 12 point lead of 22-11 over the Mystics. Pressing forward the leading scorers of the game for both teams were Nick Huggard of the Seawolves pouring in 11 and Liam Mitchell of the Mystics contributing 11 as well.
The UNBSJ Seawolves men’s basketball team opened their season two weeks ago with a double header as they hosted the University of King’s College. Last weekend’s success fell short for the seawolves as they dropped both games starting their season with a losing record of 0-2.
The Seawolves will be looking to add to their weekend of success as they host the 6-2 Crandall University Chargers. The chargers are coming off back to back losses to Holland College and will visit the Saint Thomas University Tommie’s Saturday November 28, before arriving in Saint John. Tip off is on Sunday November 29th at 2 pm.