Sweep suc­cess

Pan­thers bas­ket­ball teams win, men’s hockey team knocks off Aca­dia

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

The UPEI Pan­thers bas­ket­ball teams won at home and the men’s hockey squad de­feated the Cana­dian In­teruni­ver­sity Sport’s top-ranked Aca­dia Ax­e­men 3-1 Fri­day in Wolfville, N.S.

The women’s bas­ket­ball Pan­thers used a big se­cond quar­ter to de­feat the UNB Var­sity Reds 70-56 in At­lantic Univer­sity Sport (AUS) ac­tion.

The Pan­thers trailed 18-15 af­ter the first quar­ter but outscored UNB 23-7 in the se­cond 10-minute quar­ter to take a 38-25 lead to the break. They were up 55-40 head­ing to the fourth.

Anne Kiberd led the way with 18 points on 6-for-11 shoot­ing from three-point ter­ri­tory.

Ta­mara Tomp­kins added 14 points and eight re­bounds while Jane McLaugh­lin had 11 points and seven boards.

Katie Donahoe and An­ge­nay Wil­liams each chipped in nine points and Kiera Rigby scored seven.

Laura Kaye scored 21 and had 10 re­bounds to pace to the Reds.

The Pan­thers im­proved to 3-8 and break an eight-game los­ing streak while the Reds are 7-5. The game was worth four points in the stand­ings.

Men’s bas­ket­ball

All five starters scored in dou­ble dig­its Fri­day as the Pan­thers de­feated the Reds 94-75 in men’s bas­ket­ball ac­tion.

Tyler Scott led the host Pan­thers with 16 points and 10 re­bounds while Bradley States had 15 points, nine re­bounds, four as­sists and three blocks and Dut Dut 13 points and 14 boards.

Milo­rad Sed­lare­vic had 12 points while Zachary Ush­er­wood chipped in 11. Jake Ken­drick scored 14 off the bench.

Mark Mathe­son and Javon Masters led the Reds with 22 and 21 points, re­spec­tively.

The host Pan­thers used a big third quar­ter to pull away from the Reds.

UPEI held quar­ter leads of 2312, 45-35 and 78-51.

The con­fer­ence-lead­ing Pan­thers im­proved to 9-2 and gained four points in the stand­ings while UNB falls to 6-6. UPEI host Dal­housie (8-4) Satur­day at 8 p.m. in an­other four-point game.

Men’s hockey

De­fence­man Ryan MacKin­non scored the game-win­ning goal as the Pan­thers beat Aca­dia.

Brent An­drews and Nelson Arm­strong as­sisted on the win­ner dur­ing a third pe­riod power play with 6:44 re­main­ing.

Craig MacLauch­lan short­handed and Mar­cus Power into the empty net also scored for UPEI. Stephen MacIn­nis had an as­sist.

Liam Maaskant from Zach­ery Franko and Brett Thomp­son tied the game mid­way through the se­cond pe­riod.

Matt Ma­ha­lak made 38 saves for the win while Bran­don Glover stopped 18 shots in the loss.

UPEI im­proved to 10-8-2 while Aca­dia is 16-3-2. The Pan­thers play at Saint Mary’s tonight at 7 p.m.

Women’s hockey

Tay­lor Cook made 25 saves as the St. Thomas Tom­mies shut out the UPEI Pan­thers 3-0 Fri­day in At­lantic Univer­sity Sport women’s hockey ac­tion.

Kelty Ap­per­son, Emily Olek­suk short­handed and Stephanie Ford scored in the win.

The game was score­less af­ter the first pe­riod while St. Thomas led 2-0 af­ter two pe­ri­ods.

Marie-Soleil Desch­enes made 17 saves in the loss.

Both teams were 0-for-3 on the power play.


UPEI Pan­thers for­ward Elysia Drost, left, is guarded by UNB Var­sity Reds post Kate­lyn Man­gold Fri­day dur­ing At­lantic Univer­sity Sport women’s bas­ket­ball ac­tion in Char­lot­te­town.

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