(HALIFAX, NS) The U SPORTS No. 5 Saint Mary's Huskies rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the UNB Reds 85-71 on Saturday, in Halifax.
Chris Spurrell (Quipamsis, NB) and Nico Brauner (Hettenhain, GERMANY) scored 19 points apiece for their respective teams.
Spurrell scored five points in the opening quarter for UNB, as the Reds led 18-15.
Brauner chipped in six points in the second quarter for SMU, as the Huskies outscored UNB 21-18 and drew even at halftime, 36-36.
The Reds led 60-59 after thirty minutes.
But the Huskies proved almost unstoppable in the final quarter, outscoring the Reds 26-11 for the 85-71 win.
Brauner added 13 rebounds, pulling off the double-double for Saint Mary's.
Ibrahima Doumbauya (Calgary, AB) scored 16 points for UNB, while Daniel Levitt (Montreal, QC) added 10 points off the bench for the Reds, who drop to 8-and-5.
Kemar Alleyne (Scarborough, ON) added 14 points for SMU while Johneil Johnson (Lake Echo, NS) had 13 off the bench.
Saint Mary's is now 11-and-0.
The Huskies are back in action Thursday, visiting Acadia.
The Reds return home to host St FX in a weekend series, on Friday and Saturday.
RECAP BY: Dominic Nolasco/for SMU Athletics
PHOTOS BY: Nick Pearce/for SMU Athletics