(HALIFAX, NS) Javon Masters poured in 43 points as the UNB Varsity Reds beat the Saint Mary's Huskies 107-97, Friday night.
Leading 70-69 after thirty minutes, the UNB edge didn't last long as SMU hit a pair of free-throws to take a 71-70 lead to start the fourth quarter.
Both teams traded baskets and ties of 77-77 and 79-79 were as close as the Huskies got in the final quarter, as Masters scored 17 of his 43 points down the stretch.
UNB jumped out to a 26-20 first quarter lead and SMU used a 27-21 second quarter score to end the half tied 47-47.
The Varsity Reds used a slim 23-22 third quarter frame, taking the lead on a layup with thirteen seconds left.
Jesse Kendall added 20 points for UNB while Masters was almost automatic from the foul line, going 14 for 15.
UNB improves to 9-6 and sits in third place, with 24 points, in the AUS standings.
SMU drops to 5-8.
Brian Rouse led the Huskies, recording a double-double. He had 31 points and 11 rebounds.
Osman Barrie also added a double-double for SMU, with 26 points and 15 rebounds.
The VReds and Huskies conclude their weekend series, Saturday at 8:00PM.
BY – SMU ATHLETICS