(HALIFAX, NS) In a battle of unbeaten teams Friday night, the USports No. 8 ranked Saint Mary's Huskies defeated the UNB Varsity Reds 58-53, in AUS women's basketball action.
Jenny Lewis(Fall River, NS) paced the Huskies with 14 points, seven coming in the final frame.
UNB led 20-11 after 10 minutes.
SMU clawed back in the second quarter, and trailed the VReds 33-27 at the half.
Famous for third quarter spurts, the Huskies used a 14-10 quarter to pull within two, 43-41, after thirty minutes.
A 9-1 Huskies run to start the fourth quarter gave SMU their first lead since the 7-minute mark of the first quarter, at 50-44.
Both teams traded buckets and SMU added three more points for a 55-46 lead with under four minutes to play.
A 5-0 UNB run pulled the VReds to within four, before Saint Mary's closed out the quarter 58-53.
Saint Mary's improves to 5-0 while UNB falls to 4-1.
The Varsity Reds' Hannah Currie(Collingwood, ON) led all scorers with 18 points, on 9 for 11 shooting, while pulling down nine rebounds.
Both teams return to action Saturday, when UNB visits 1-4 Acadia. The Huskies host 2-3 UPEI. Tip-off for both games is 6:00PM.
RECAP BY: Dominic Nolasco/SMU Communications
PHOTO BY: Nick Pearce