Other Mounties sports action from the past week

Women’s hockey win close game at DAL, men’s and women’s basketball have a rough week

The women’s hockey team continued their good second half of the season with two games last weekend. They were victorious in one and suffered a tough loss in the other. Their win came Saturday against the Dalhousie Tigers by a score of 3-2. This was the fourth time the two teams had squared off this season, this being the first victory for the Mounties. They were led in this game by Heather Richards with a goal and an assist, Kara Anthony with two assists, as well as Amanda Volcko and Mackenzie Lalonde with one goal each. Samantha Bujold also added an assist on Lalonde’s second period goal. Keri Martin was solid, making 22 saves. Sunday the Mounties faced off in the second half of the back-to-back against U de M. The Aigles Bleus controlled all aspects of the game and the Mounties fell 5-1. Kelsey Taylor scored for the Mounties, with Emily van Diepen adding an assist. The loss gives the Mounties two wins and two losses for the season against U de M. After the weekend the Mounties have a record of 10 wins and 10 losses, good for fourth place in the AUS standings. They have four games remaining and are currently sitting in a playoff position. Their next game is Wednesday, Feb. 4 against the UPEI Panthers.

The women’s basketball team was in action this past weekend as they travelled to Crandall University to battle the Chargers. After a slow start that saw the Chargers jump out to a 10-point lead after the first quarter, the Mounties could never recover falling 63-47. Sarah McGeachy scored 11 points and added seven rebounds, and Maddy McDonald also contributed 11 points. Off the bench the Kathleen Morrison dominated the boards, recording 22 rebounds. Earlier last week the Mounties faced top-ranked Holland College, falling 70-45. They sit third in the ACAA which, if the season ended today, would be a playoff spot. The Mounties will look to regain their momentum coming into the final stretch of the season. Friday the Mounties face the UKC Blue Devils at home.

The men’s basketball team faced the same opponents as their women’s counterpart, losing both games. Saturday versus Crandall, the Chargers outscored the Mounties by 18 in the third quarter. That was too much to overcome and the Mounties fell 82-72. Alex Chisholm led the offence with 15 points and six rebounds. Wednesday against top-ranked Holland College, the Mounties were defeated 94-78. Bradley Fuller led the way with 19 points, while Chisholm added 16 points, six assists and five rebounds.

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