Capers women drop fourth straight
CBU clubs suffer losses to UPEI Panthers
The Cape Breton Capers women’s basketball team lost its fourth-straight game with a 71-63 setback to the Prince Edward Island Panthers in Atlantic University Sport action Sunday at the Chi Wan Young Sport Centre.
The defeat dropped CBU’s record to 12-6 on the season. They’re in third place in the standings, two points back of both secondplace UNB (14-5) and first-place Saint Mary’s (14-4).
Alison Keough of Marion Bridge finished with a gamehigh 22 points and led all players with 16 rebounds in the loss. Hannah Brown of North Sydney scored 12 off the bench, while both Colleen Keane and Valentina Primossi fired 10 apiece.
For the fifth-place Panthers (10-9), Kiera Rigby paced her team’s balanced attack with 20 points. Jenna Mae Ellsworth scored 14, Karla Yepez netted 12 points and recorded 10 rebounds and Jane McLaughlin chipped in 11 points and 11 boards. The Panthers held a 33-27 lead at halftime.
In the men’s contest, the Capers came up short in their bid for their first win of the season in an 86-82 loss to the Panthers. CBU held a 55-45 lead at the half, but couldn’t parlay that to a victory.
Kenny Jean-Louis led the Capers offence with 24 points and hauled down 17 rebounds. Christian Affolter scored 16 and posted 12 boards, while Jack MacAulay netted 15. Blake Gallatly scored 13 points and Aaron Hayles added 12.
Tyler Scott led the charge for the Panthers in their comeback win. The senior scored 35 points, including 18 of his team’s 25 in the fourth quarter.
The eighth-place Capers fell to 0-18, while the seventh-place Panthers improved to 6-12.
CBU’s basketball teams wrap up the regular season at home against the Saint Mary’s Huskies on Friday and Saturday at Sullivan Fieldhouse. The women hit the court at 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m. each day.
Cape Breton Capers players Natasha Roach, left, and Alison Keough, right, try to stop Carolina Del Santo of the UPEI Panthers during AUS women’s basketball play Sunday in Charlottetown. The Panthers posted a 71-63 win.