The UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s basketball team won their second game of the season against the visiting Crandall University Chargers on Wednesday evening at the G. Forbes Athletic Center.
In their second matchup of the regular season, the Wolves came out on top with a score of 63-58.
The first quarter started strong for the Wolves, with a couple of easy layups to start the game off. The pace slowed down considerably, as the score stayed 4-1 until there was less than five minutes left.
Both teams than proceeded to go on a bit of a hot streak, bringing the score to 18-17 for the Chargers to end the quarter.
The second started with the same intensity, and with some big shots from Alannah Hansen (New Denmark, NB).
The Chargers responded with a well-placed three pointer, and some key foul shots tie up the score.
Kelsey Simon (Fredericton, NB) hit a three pointer with nine seconds left, and the crowd went crazy. The half ended with a score of 31-28 in favour of UNB Saint John.
Things seemed to calm down after half-time, as both teams went scoreless for the majority of the third. A big three-pointer from Hansen mid-way through brought some energy back to both teams.
Crandall responded with a couple of quick baskets of their own, which with quickly shut down by Jillian McNally (Woodstock, NB). The third quarter ended with a score of 44-40 for the Wolves.
The high intensity returned for the fourth quarter, as both teams began to fight for the win. The Chargers took their first lead of the game, and went on a six point run with less than two minutes left.
UNB Saint John called a timeout at 1:15, and this seemed to spark some life back into the Wolves. Kathryn Magee (Saint John, NB) hit five of her 15 points within this last minute, and was strong on defense to hold the Chargers off.
The Wolves were able to maintain their defense, something they are known for throughout the league, and ended up taking the game 63-58.
With the win, UNB Saint John jumps to 2-7, and remains sixth in the conference. The Chargers are now 0-12, and remain in last place.
Magee led all scorers with 15 points and five rebounds, while teammate Megan Baisley (Quispamsis, NB) chipped in with 12 points and six rebounds. Sydnee Balser led the Chargers with 15 points and four rebounds.
Crandall’s next game will occur on Saturday, January 27th, when they travel to Halifax to play the Mount Allison Mounties. Tip off is scheduled for 1:00 pm.
UNB Saint John is scheduled to play on Sunday, January 28th, as they take on the St Thomas Tommies in a home game double header. Tip off is scheduled is for 1:00pm, and the men’s game is scheduled for 3:00 pm.
Games can be streamed at acaatv.ca