The Women’s Seawolves basketball team were determined to put the pressure on their visitors over the weekend as they played host to the Mount Saint Vincent Mystics on Saturday, and the Crandall University Chargers on Sunday.
The Mystics, who beat the Seawolves 93-29 back in November, were looking to continue a winning record in the main gym of the G. Forbes Elliott Athletic Centre.
Having suffered that pre-holiday break loss, the Seawloves looked for redemption against MSVU, or at the very least, for growth in their defensive and offensive positioning.
As the whistle blew and the ball was tossed, the Mystics proved their dominance on the court, taking an early lead and holding it as they lead 38-10 into the half.
The Seawolves took the half-time break to re-strategize, and as a result, played a much better defensive and offensive second half, particularly in the third quarter, putting up 15 of their 30 points.
Maddy Hiscock, who averages 13.9 points per game for the Mystics, was leading scorer for her team, putting up 14 points on the game as well as grabbing 5 rebounds. Marika Williams added 13 points to help lead MSVU to a win. The win helped the Mystics improve to 7 wins, 4 losses and sit 4th in the standings.
Julie Maxwell and Megan Baisley each scored 6 points for the Seawolves and through solid defensive pressure were able to keep the Mystics from taking a huge lead, ending the game at 76-30.
Sunday’s game saw the Seawolves back on the road, and paired up 3rd seed Crandall University Chargers.
UNBSJ knew that this would be a tough battle, and would need to put big pressure on Crandall if they were to keep the game close.
Although the score would appear to tell the story of a “game got away” from the Seawolves, there were some impressive efforts on the court by the Seawloves, and they managed a team high, 58 points, against the Chargers.
Sara Simkins of the Seawolves managed 11 points, with Megan Baisley also pouring in 11pts and grabbing 5 rebounds off the boards. Kenya Plut also played well, coming off the bench to score 10 points.
The Chargers played very strong with both Shamera O’Neal and Senteria Renwicks breaking 20 points, in addition to Renwicks bringing down 11 rebounds. The Chargers were able to take advantage of the Seawolves mistakes, scoring 30 points off turnovers while only giving up 5.
The Seawolves haven’t won since the opening weekend of the season against University of King’s College and will be looking for a repeat of that win at UKC again on Saturday, January 30th.
They then head over to Mount Saint Vincent on January 31, to take on the Mystics in a rematch from this past weekend. Games are broadcast on ACAA TV and start times are at 3pm and 12pm respectively.