(HALIFAX, NS) The first game of the 2015-2016 AUS women's basketball season between the Dalhousie Tigers and UNB Varsity Reds needed extra time to separate the two sides at the Dalplex.
The Tigers managed to come away with a 63-59 win and a 1-0 record with the help of 22 points from AUS all star Tessa Stammberger.
The Varsity Reds took control of the first quarter, dominating possession and the pace of play. Despite the strong effort, the Varsity Reds struggled to capitalize on easy buckets inside the paint, shooting 25% from the field.
The Tigers were outplayed but were able to shoot their way out of trouble finishing the quarter tied at 15-15.
In the second quarter it was a similar narrative as UNB continued to shoot poorly. Megan Thompson scored on back-to-back possessions to give the Tigers the lead at 27-25.