Jan 25, 2015
Photo credit Ken Armstrong
|Memorial||62||Dalhousie||69||Final||Box Score | Recap|
Source Dalhousie Sports Info
The Dalhousie Tigers (8-4) moved into a three-way tie for second place in the AUS with a 69-62 victory over the Memorial Sea-Hawks (5-7) on Sunday afternoon at the Dalplex. The two teams split a two-game series this weekend after the Sea-Hawks edged out the Tigers 66-65 the day before.
AUS leading scorer Courtney Thompson had a game-high 23 points on 9-13 shooting to lead the Tigers in the victory, while Kristy Moore added 14 points and Tessa Stammberger added nine points and six rebounds.
Tianna Brown came up just short of a double-double for the Sea-Hawks, registering eight points and adding ten rebounds. Kelia Pond had a team-high 11 points in the loss, while Sandra Amoah and Lindsay Taylor each added ten apiece.
The Tigers defense limited the Sea-Hawks to a 34.5% field goal percentage in the game, while they shot an impressive 45.5%.
The Tigers were red-hot to start the game, surging to a 12-0 run as they didn’t allow the Sea-Hawks to score a single point in the first five minutes of the game. The Sea-Hawks regrouped in the latter half of the quarter, and they went on a 15-4 run to finish the quarter only down by just one point.
The Sea-Hawks took the lead early in the second quarter, but it was short lived as Kristy Moore and Tessa Stammberger hit back to back threes to put the Tigers back on top 24-21. The Tigers would lead by as many as 11 points in the quarter, but the Sea-Hawks back to trim the lead to five points as they headed into halftime.
The Tigers pulled away in the second quarter, and although the Sea-Hawks made it as close as seven points in the last minute, that’s as close as they would get as the Tigers came away with the 69-62 victory.
The Tigers will be back on the court on Tuesday when they host the Acadia Axewomen, while the Sea-Hawks will take on the StFX X-Women at home on Saturday. Both games tip off at 6:00pm.
|Shoot for the Cure – Lancez pour la guérison|
Source: Meaghan Smith, Algoma Sports Info
For the first time since joining the OUA and CIS in 2013, the Algoma Thunderbirds women’s basketball team notched their first win, edging the Nipissing Lakers, 59-44. The men’s basketball team also came out on top winning their first game of the season, 72-59.
As part of Algoma University’s 50th anniversary kick-off celebration and the annual CIS Shoot for the Cure cancer awareness games, proudly supported by the Alumni Council, the Algoma Thunderbirds donned pink jerseys as they took on the Nipissing Lakers, the newcomers in the OUA and CIS for the 2014-15 season. Both the men’s and women’s Algoma and Nipissing squads went into today’s games winless, looking to notch their big first win of the season.
In the women’s game, the Thunderbirds opened strong, looking to capitalize on playing the rookie OUA team. Jumping out to a 6-0 lead, Algoma drove the ball down to the post, pulling ahead 10-2. Algoma established a tight defense and Nipissing struggled to get on the boards. Algoma led the Thunderbirds 17-6 going into the second. Despite only one substitution on the bench, Algoma continued to drive ahead, pulling away 25-10. Nipissing chipped into the deficit late in the second, getting within 7 of the Thunderbirds. After an Algoma timeout, the Thunderbirds regrouped with increased physicality. Shooting 40 percent, Algoma led Nipissing 32-21 going into the second half.
Both teams tired and went cold, with shooting falling short in the second. A shot from within the paint and two free throws allowed the Lakers to get within 8 of the Thunderbirds. Algoma’s Laura Meadows went 2-2 from the charity line, giving Algoma a 10-point cushion. Nipissing and Algoma went back and forth, exchanging three-point shots, increasing the lead 46-35 going into the final 10 minutes. Algoma moved the ball around the court, playing to Nipissing’s short bench, widening the gap to 13. Finding their second wind, Algoma tightened their defense, forcing Nipissing to take long shots. Algoma’s momentum continued down the stretch, allowing Algoma to come away with a big historical win, 59-44.
Meadows led the Thunderbirds in their historical win with 18 points. Sydney Resch chipped in 13. Claire Abbot led Nipissing with 18 in their losing effort. Algoma shot 35 percent from the field and Nipissing shot 92 percent from the charity stripe.