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