UNB 100, St. FX 83 6’0″ Javon Masters had 25 of his game-high 42 points in the first half, including 15 during the game-deciding run that turned around an early 8 point X-Men lead as the V-Reds swept a pair of games this weekend in Antigonish and Sydney. The perennial All-Canadian prospect went 15 for 22 from the floor and added 6 assists and 4 steals while backcourt mate Matt Daley had another solid contribution, flirting a triple double with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists. Julius Antoine opened the game with 11 early points to give X some life in the first quarter, finishing with 24 overall but St. FX allowed the visitors to shoot 48% from the floor including 11 for 30 from 3 in losing for the 7th time in 8 AUS regular season games.
UPEI 104, Saint Mary’s 82 In Charlottetown, the Panthers forged to a 20 point lead in the second quarter in a generally easy win over Saint Mary’s as Tyler Scott had 34 points and 9 rebounds in a game that featured 35 offensive boards. Marquis Clayton had 20 points including 3-7 from 3 as the Huskies shot just 4 for 15 from downtown as a team. AT 3-5, Saint Mary’s sits in 7th place in the AUS standings, well behind UPEI at 6-2 atop the table.
Memorial 86, Acadia 83 The Seahawks finished the game on a 13-5 run including 11 of 12 from the free throw line to overcome a late 5 point deficit, edging the Axemen in the first of two in St. John’s. Reserve guard Daniel Gordon had 19 of his game-high 23 points after the intermission including 11 in a wild third quarter. Acadia’s Nick DePalma carried over his slick perimeter shooting efforts from the Shoveller when he went off, going 4 for 5 from downtown in the third quarter when the teams combined for 57 points. But in the end, guard Davion Parnsalu went 6 for 6 from the line in the final minute and Caleb Gould completed his double double as the Seahawks survived. The teams meet again this morning.