Ca­pers women drop fourth straight

CBU clubs suf­fer losses to UPEI Pan­thers

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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.

JA­SON MAL­LOY/TC ME­DIA

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.

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