Hockey team loses to UPEI
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Mount Allison Mountiesâ€™ player Madison Swan of Oxford drives the basket in ACAA basketball action against UNBSJ on Sunday.
SACKVILLE, N.B. â€“ Mackenzie Gray scored 20 points to lead the Mount Allison Mounties to a 70-51 win over UNBSJ in ACAA womenâ€™s basketball action on Sunday.
Maddyson MacDonald with 11 and Madison Swan of Oxford with nine also led the way for Mount Allison.
Brittany Mallory had 11 points for UNBSJ, while Laura Simonds with nine points and Jen Bergeron with eight also scored.
In menâ€™s action, Ben Chisholm scored 30 points and Brandon Malally added 20 as Mount Allison defeated UNBSJ 86-48.
Akil Smith had seven points for Mount Allison.
Jarred Crawford scored 16 points for UNBSJ. Kayden Roy with eight and Cedrick Mwambi with seven points also scored.
In hockey action, the Mounties opened the 2013 portion of their season with a 3-0 loss at home to the UPEI Panthers in a rematch of last year's Atlantic University Sport championship game.
The Mounties only managed six shots on goal in the opening two periods, but kept
it competitive in the third period, finishing with a shot total of 19 shots.
Marie-Soleil Deschenes picked up the shutout in goal for UPEI.
Christina Kelly scored twice for UPEI while Anja Weisser picked up a pair of
assists. Ferran Brown opened the scoring on the powerplay in the first period,
while Kelly's second goal came with the man advantage with only three seconds
left in the second period.
The Panthers got 28 shots on Mountie netminder Meghan Corley-Byrne, who made 25
saves in the loss. Mounties captain Lauren Oickle returned to action for the
first time since suffering a shoulder injury early in October, and hopes to
bolster a Mountie offence that has only scored 20 goals through the first
fifteen games of the season.
With nine games remaining on the schedule, the Mounties (4-7-4, 12 pts) sit
seven points behind UPEI (9-6-1, 19 pts) for fifth spot in the AUS Standings.
The Mounties return to action tomorrow when they travel to Fredericton to take
on the Saint Thomas Tommies, while the Panthers face the Universite de Moncton
Aigles Bleues in Moncton.
The next home game for Mount A is Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. against Moncton.