UNB Handed First Loss Of Season

UNB Handed First Loss Of Season

(HALIFAX, NS) In a battle of unbeaten teams Friday night, the USports No. 8 ranked Saint Mary's Huskies defeated the UNB Varsity Reds 58-53, in AUS women's basketball action.


Jenny Lewis(Fall River, NS) paced the Huskies with 14 points, seven coming in the final frame.


UNB led 20-11 after 10 minutes.


SMU clawed back in the second quarter, and trailed the VReds 33-27 at the half.


Famous for third quarter spurts, the Huskies used a 14-10 quarter to pull within two, 43-41, after thirty minutes.


A 9-1 Huskies run to start the fourth quarter gave SMU their first lead since the 7-minute mark of the first quarter, at 50-44.


Both teams traded buckets and SMU added three more points for a 55-46 lead with under four minutes to play.


A 5-0 UNB run pulled the VReds to within four, before Saint Mary's closed out the quarter 58-53.


Saint Mary's improves to 5-0 while UNB falls to 4-1.


The Varsity Reds' Hannah Currie(Collingwood, ON) led all scorers with 18 points, on 9 for 11 shooting, while pulling down nine rebounds.


Laura Kaye(Fredericton, NB) added 13 points and four assists for UNB, while Mikaela Dodig(Bolton, ON) had seven.


Both teams return to action Saturday, when UNB visits 1-4 Acadia. The Huskies host 2-3 UPEI. Tip-off for both games is 6:00PM.


RECAP BY: Dominic Nolasco/SMU Communications

PHOTO BY: Nick Pearce