In their lone game on the weekend, the UKC Women’s team travelled to Sackville, New Brunswick to play the Mount Allison University Mounties. It was their first road game since their season opening win at Crandall in late October. Tied 23-23 at halftime, the Mounties then took a four point lead into the 4th quarter with a score of 38-34. King’s would rally to take a four point lead of their own, 53-49, with 1:22 remaining. But a late run by the Mounties in the game’s dying moments allowed the home team to get a go-ahead three pointer with 29 seconds left and retake the lead by a single point. The Mounties would see off a final two possession by the Blue Devils, taking the game 55-53.
A quiet night for the Blue Devils offense saw only two King’s players reaching double-figures: Jenna Bain leading the way with 17 points, shooting 50% from the field, and forward Eva Carmichael with 12 points off the bench. Abby Miller led the Mounties and all scorers with 20 points and posted a double-double with 12 boards, while Sophie Trail and Reese Nowlan added 12 and 13 points respectively. The silver lining is that the Blue Devils—in a scoring slump and without forward Lauren Ford and guard Norah Quinlan—nearly came away with the win. Head Coach Parker Regan and Co. will look to bounce back this coming Friday when they cross the city to play the MSVU Mystics in what will undoubtedly be a packed house. Ahead of that game, the Blue Devils find themselves in a three-way tie for 3rd alongside Holland and Mount Allison, 4 points back from 2nd place MSVU, and 6 points off league leaders STU; both of whom have played an additional game. The game at MSVU is set for Friday, November 19 at 6 p.m. and will be streamed on ACAA.tv.
@MTA 53-54 Loss
The UKC Men’s team are still on the hunt for their first road win after a difficult trip to the home of the Mount Allison Mounties in Sackville, NB. A slow start had the Blue Devils down early, entering the 2nd quarter down 21-8. The King’s side would bounce back in the following two quarters to enter the final period up 49-45. A late surge by the Mounties however would see them overtake the visitors with three minutes to go, and take the game 66-62. Mountie Sam Pierson registered a double-double for the home side with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while guard Emanuel Adugna provided a spark off the bench with a team high 16 points in 15 minutes of play. For the Blue Devils, senior guard Jayden Nordin led the team yet again with 18 points, bolstered by shooting guard Josh Crocker who added an additional 12. Kevin Baukuma-Sayers also proved to be a bright spot on the King’s scoresheet, with 17 points and eight rebounds, as the forward progressively adjusts to the ACAA.
With MSVU next up on Friday night, the Blue Devils have little time to adjust before they retake the court. Similar to the Women’s team, Luc Stevenson will find a silver lining in a narrow loss where his team produced an uncustomarily low sum on the scoresheet, posting ten points below their game average and generating only six points off the bench. King’s will face a MSVU team who have come out of the gate slow (one win in their first 5 games), and who will be eager to jump up in the standings ahead of the mid-season break. The all-Halifax match up is predicted to be a sellout with both team jockeying for early playoff positioning. The Blue Devils and Mystics are set to tip off at 8 p.m. Friday, November 19 and will be streamed on ACAA.tv.
@MTA 62-66 Loss