The Mount Pearl Blades defeated the Southern Shore Breakers 7-2 in St. John’s Junior Hockey last night.
Daniel Aylward was player of the game for the Breakers and Michael Broders for the Blades.
The Sea-Hawks completed the weekend sweep of the Tigers on Sunday afternoon with an 87-58 victory on home court.
Memorial started their second game against the Dalhousie Tigers strong, continuing their successful approach from the first game, finding easy buckets in transition and attacking the basket after great ball movement. Sydney Stewart has been fantastic for the Sea-Hawks, leading the charge in transition, drawing fouls, and converting at the foul line.
The Tigers unfortunately continued their struggles on offense against Memorial’s active defense, which enabled them to control most of the first half. They led the Tigers 18-12 after the first. Sydney Stewart helped the Sea-Hawks push the lead to 20 to end the half, as she poured in 14 points on 6/7 shooting.
The second half was more of the same for both teams; The Sea-Hawks continued getting to the basket for easy layups, and Dalhousie struggled to get into a rhythm on the offensive end.
Stewart led the charge for Memorial, scoring 27 on a scorching 11/14 shooting. Brooklyn Wright had a solid contribution with 14 points and 4 rebounds.
Memorial finished the third ahead 66-33, and won the game 87-58.
The Subway Player of the Game went to Sydney Stewart.
The weekend sweep gives the Sea-Hawks and Tigers identical 2-2 records. Memorial welcomes the StFX X-Women to the nest next weekend for another weekend set. Dalhousie heads to Wolfville, NS on Thursday night for a game against the Axewomen. All games will be available on AUStv.ca
After an incredible offensive showing by the Dalhousie Tigers the previous game, Memorial kept a more consistent pace with the opposition. Jason Thompson set the tone early, scoring the first four points for the Sea-Hawks. Against the improved efforts of Memorial, Dalhousie struggled from the field in the first half shooting just over 40%.
Despite the poor shooting, Dalhousie held the lead through the first two quarters, 20-12 after the first, and 45-36 at the half. Success has been found in their excellent rebounding as a team. Keevan Veinot led the Tigers at the half with 11 points and 4 rebounds on 4/8 shooting.
Memorial has once again been buoyed by the efforts of Nathan Barker, providing 11 points on 4/6 shooting. The Sea-Hawks have had success getting to the line and converting, shooting 87% from the line at the half.
The Sea-Hawks once again faced an aggressive offense from the Tigers, starting hot coming out of half time. Sven Stammberger had 14 points alone in the third from 4/9 shooting. Stammberger finished the game with a double-double, 24 points and 10 rebounds on 8/16 shooting; Stammberger also earned Subway Player-of-the-Game commendations.
Nathan Barker continued his contributions in the second half, finishing the game with 19 points. Despite this effort, the Sea-Hawks had struggles converting from the field. Dalhousie led the final two quarters, 75-51 after the third, and 101-66 final score.
Memorial drops to 0-4 this season after an unfortunate weekend; Dalhousie maintains their undefeated record at 4-0 after this weekend. Memorial will look to get on track next weekend when they welcome the StFX X-Men into town.