Memorial 84, Acadia 74… The Seahawks broke the game open with a 20-4 run during a five-minute span late in the third quarter as 6’9″ Vasilije Curcic finished his historic Memorial career as the school’s 3rd all-time leading scorer in a win in Wolfville that allowed for a weekend split between the two teams. Curcic finished with a game-high 27 points and added 14 rebounds, completing his AUS career with 1,410 career points, third in school history behind Jeff Saxby (1,452) and current MUN Head Coach Peter Benoite (1,429).
Acadia did get it to within 4 midway through the fourth, however Seahawks again pulled away and will likely finish in fourth place as these teams are likely to meet again in the first round of the AUS tournament this coming Friday night. This will be decided tonight in Sydney – if Saint Mary’s defeats the hometown Capers, SMU finishes third and Axemen & Seahawks will meet again. However a SMU loss would probably give third to Memorial – the teams split a pair of games this season in St.John’s and assuming head-to-head point spread is the tie breaker, a Saint Mary’s loss tonight would put Memorial in third place and set up a first-round game between #3 Seahawks and #6 St. FX. X plays what amounts to a meaningless game tonight in Antigonish against UPEI Panthers.
6’5″ Kyle Arsenault, playing his final home game of his fine career, led the way for the Axemen with 20 points while fifth-year graduating senior A.J. Simmons was also given the start in his final home game.