A pair of New Brunswick opponents for the UKC women, who entered the weekend looking to secure their first ACAA win of the season. Travelling to Fredericton for their first fixture against the Tommies of St. Thomas University, the Blue Devils started the game well, finishing the first quarter with a six-point cushion, leading 22-16. A frustrating second quarter saw the Tommies come to life, outscoring their visitors 20-9, leaving the Blue Devils trailing 31-36 at the half. The second half proved less fortuitous for the King’s side, who found themselves outgunned 37-13 in the back half of the game, to finish on the short end of a 44-73 scoreline. Kayleigh Garland, Lauren Ford, and Norah Quinlan shared the scoring load for the Blue Devils, adding 10 points each. Elsewhere, St. Thomas’s Vanessa Sophie led all scorers with 18 points.
A Sunday home game against Mount Allison had to be abandoned for illness; likely to the benefit of UKC who faced a daunting day of travel, not arriving back in Halifax until close to midnight that evening. Regardless, the UKC Women will have a week’s rest before Mounties are scheduled to return, with King’s set to host Mount Allison on Sunday, November 20th at 2 pm.
@STU 44-73 Loss
vs. MTA Postponed
vs. MTA, November 20th, 2 pm
A difficult 36 hours for the UKC men, who dropped both their games on the weekend. Beginning in Fredericton, the Blue Devils endured a difficult evening at the home of the Tommies, finishing behind St. Thomas 66-110. Corson O’Rourke led scoring for the Kingsmen with 12, while Tre Campbell topped the boxscore for the Tommies, adding a game high 20 points from the bench.
A fast turnaround brought the UKC Men back to Halifax for a Sunday afternoon tip against the Mount Allison Mounties. A close game from start to finish, the Blue Devils led through the first three quarters, before a 30-point fourth quarter from the Mounties spurred the visitors on for a four-point win 77-81 over their hosts. Brendan Morris contributed a team-high 17 points coming off the bench, while MTA’s Noah McCarthy justified his position as the ACAA’s leading scorer, with a game high 27.
A replay with the Mounties next weekend will provide Luc Stevenson and co. with a perfect opportunity to chart the rosters weekly development. While it has been a slow start to the regular season, the weekend’s four-point loss does signify the margin of difference in closing. Sitting 0-4, the Blue Devils are in dire need of a marquee win and a shot to the arm to kickstart the ACAA campaign.
@STU 66-110 Loss
vs. MTA 77-81 Loss
vs. MTA, November 20th, 4 pm