A busy weekend of basketball started on Saturday, February 15, with the UNBSJ Seawolves facing the Crandall University Chargers.
The women tipped off at 12 p.m., with the men following at 2 p.m. The Seawolves lead the entire game, landing a final score of 81-45. #14 Hannah Grossman lead the Seawolves in scoring with easy shots, and a total of five three-point baskets to total 25 points.
The men’s game had the opposite result. The Chargers took the game with a final score of 77-55. The Seawolves kept it close during the entire game, working hard defensively. Near the end of the game, at the very end of the third quarter, there was an altercation between #7 Tanner Hoyt of UNBSJ and a player from Crandall University, which resulted in two technical fouls and two unsportsmanlike fouls respectively for each team.
The weekend continued on Sunday, February 16, where the Seawolves took on the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics. The women started at 2 p.m., with the men at 4 p.m.
The women’s team started off strong, leading by one point after the first half, but weren’t able to keep up with the defensive presence of the Mystics. The game resulted in a 79-63 loss for the Seawolves. #15 Sophie Sharp played a dominant defensive game, and #3 Julia Bennett lead the team on offence. Once again, #14 Hannah Grossman led the UNBSJ scoring with a total of 17 points. Next in scoring were #3 Julia Bennett and Autumn DeMerchant who both added 12 points each to the Seawolves’ score.
The UNBSJ men had an eventful game, resulting in an 87-67 loss against Mount Saint Vincent. The Seawolves had a short bench, but they did not lose steam. #5 Hunter Gray lead scoring for the Seawolves with a total of 12 points. UNBSJ ended the game with five players having four fouls each. Near the end of the final quarter, a confrontation broke out between #23 Jacob Vickers and a player from the Mystics, which resulted in pushing and shoving from both teams. Vickers was disqualified and was asked to leave the gymnasium. The head coach of Mount Saint Vincent received a technical foul, as well as the player from their team who started the altercation.
The Seawolves play next at home on Saturday, February 29. Women’s tipoff time is at 2 p.m. with the men to follow. Go Seawolves!