CIS women’s basketball Wednesday roundup: CIS No. 7 Huskies remain undefeated while Axewomen seek first win

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Jan 21, 2015

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Saint Mary’s 61 Acadia 56 Final Box Score | Recap

Source: Ashley Hasler for Acadia Sports Communications

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The Acadia Axewomen (0-10) took on the first place and CIS No. 7-ranked Saint Mary’s Huskie’s (9-0) in Wednesday night basketball action at War Memorial Gymnasium. A recent meeting of both teams last Tuesday resulted in a 56-49 edging of the Axewomen in Halifax.

After trailing by only three with under a minute remaining in the game, the Axewomen fell hard in a tough fought 61-56 battle to the visiting Huskies.

The first quarter focused on defence with Saint Mary’s claiming the slight edge 14-11. Acadia stayed within striking distance to end the half down only down 28-22.

Acadia’s Subway player of the game, Chanel Smith (Halifax, N.S.), had a huge first half for Axewomen, netting 16 points, 12 of which game from the three-point line. Smith also pulled down seven rebounds in the opening half, finishing the game with 21 points and 14 boards in the loss.

The Axewomen kept up the defensive effort in the second half and trailed 40-36 entering the final frame. In the fourth, With a minute remaining, Acadia closed the gap to three points. An untimely foul sent Saint Mary’s to the charity stripe where Laura Langille (Bedford, N.S.) would seal the game 61-56 with ten seconds remaining.

First-year guard Paloma Anderson (Pheonix, Arizona) had two points in the game, before scoring the last eight straight points for the Axewomen. Anderson had 10 on the night, while teammate Allie Berry (Yarmouth, N.S.) also chipped in 10 points. Aprille Deus added 11 and three assists.

Huskie guard Angelina Carvery (Halifax, N.S.), named the Subway player of the game, posted 20 points, six steals and four rebounds. Kennisha-Shanice Luberisse (Montreal, Que.) added 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Laura Langille added 12 points and seven rebounds.

Acadia, who are searching for their first win this season, travel to Antigonish to take on StFX on Friday and then visits Dalhousie for a four-point matchup on Tuesday. Saint Mary’s heads to UPEI for a four-point game Friday and then travels to StFX for a Wednesday night matchup.

Waterloo 63 Guelph 71 Final Box Score | Recap

Source: Guelph Sports Info

Guelph, Ont. – Thanks to some hard play under the basket and timely three point shooting, the Gryphons women’s basketball team were able to defeat the visiting Waterloo Warriors 71-63 on Wednesday night at the W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre. Katherine MacTavish (Waterloo, ON) led the way for the Gryphons with 19 points and 19 rebounds while teammate Katelyn Yallin (Port Colborne, ON) went four for six from beyond the arc.

The Gryphons got off to a slow start Wednesday night against the Waterloo Warriors, shooting only 24% in the first quarter. However, it was a struggle offensively for both teams early on as the Warriors were held to just 20% shooting in the opening quarter. Katelyn Yallin would hit the only three pointer of the first quarter, as the Gryphons would head to the second up 12-9. Things would open up more in second quarter, which saw Yallin knock two more three pointers, as the Gryphons took a 30-26 lead into the locker room at the half.

Yallin’s sharp-shooting was certainly one of the main storylines of the night; the other, the dominance of Kate MacTavish. The Gryphons 6-foot, fourth year forward racked up a total of 19 rebounds, eight of which came on the offensive end, as the Gryphons outscored the Warriors 16-4 on second chance points. MacTavish finished the night with a team-high 19 points to go along with those 19 rebounds. The Gryphons would outscore the Warriors 26-14 in the third quarter, which also featured Yallin’s fourth three pointer of the night, as Guelph took a 56-40 lead to the fourth.

The Warriors would put up 23 points in the final quarter, but it would be too little too late as the Gryphons would ride that big third quarter surge and go on to the 71-63 win. Gryphons second year guard Regan Duff (London, ON) also had a nice night offensively, finishing with 13 points to go with nine rebounds. As a team, the Gryphons out-rebounded the Warriors 56-33. With the loss, the Warriors fall to 3-9 while the Gryphons snap a three-game skid and improve to 6-5.

Up next for the Gryphons, a crucial divisional matchup with the McMaster Marauders (8-4). That game is scheduled for 6pm on Wednesday, January 28th at the W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre.

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