MUN hoops teams look for first win

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - SPORTS -

The Me­mo­rial Sea-hawks’ men’s and women’s bas­ket­ball teams hope to get on the win­ning side of the ledger this week­end when they stage their home open­ers at the Field House on the MUN cam­pus.

Both teams are com­ing off a pair of losses last week­end at the hands of the UPEI Pan­thers in Charlottetown. This week­end, the Sea-hawks play host to the Saint Mary’s Huskies.

The Lady Birds dropped a cou­ple of close ones last week­end, los­ing 79-75 and 60-62, and take on a Huskies team which is also seek­ing its first win. Saint Mary’s dropped a pair to Aca­dia last week­end.

Me­mo­rial en­tered this sea­son tied for third on the At­lantic Uni­ver­sity Sport pre-sea­son coaches poll, while Saint Mary’s was sev­enth.

As for Me­mo­rial’s men’s team, it will have a tougher task this week­end against a Saint Mary’s team that is ranked in the top 10 na­tion­ally in U Sports rank­ings.

The Huskies took a pair of games from Aca­dia last week­end, while the Sea-hawks were swept by the Pan­thers by scores of 94-82 and 77-65. Saint Mary’s was sec­on­dranked in the pre-sea­son coaches poll be­hind the Dal­housie Tigers, and the Sea­hawks were ranked sev­enth of eight teams.

The Sea-hawks are com­ing off a 5-15 reg­u­lar sea­son in 2017-18. Me­mo­rial upset the third-seeded Huskies to ad­vance to the AUS semi­fi­nals. The Me­mo­rial women’s vol­ley­ball team is off this week­end.

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