Mounties pick up two weekend wins

Published on January 10, 2017

Thomas LeGallais had 17 points against UNBSJ as the Mount Allison Basketball Mounties moved to 7-2 in the ACAA standings.

©Paul Lynch photo

SACKVILLE, N.B. – The Mount Allison Basketball Mounties kicked off the second half of the season with two wins over the St. Thomas Tommies and the UNBSJ Seawolves during the weekend.

On Saturday, the Mounties traveled to Fredericton where they picked up a 78-68 road victory over STU.

After showing some rust from the holidays through the first three quarters, the Mounties used a strong fourth quarter to seal the win.

Bradley Fuller led the charge with 25 points while Alex Chisholm added 20.

After the win, the Mounties had to quickly shift their focus to UNBSJ the following day. After short rest they got off to a sluggish start and headed into halftime tied at 36.

The Mounties then came out on fire in the second half, fueled by a 20-point third quarter by Bradley Sanford. Showing their depth with 11 players hitting the score sheet, the Mounties pulled away for a 92-61 final.

Sanford led the team with 25 points while Thomas LeGallais chipped in with 17.

The Mounties now hold a 7-2 record, which ranks third in the league. They will be back in action this weekend hosting the Dal AC Rams.

Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The Lady Mounties lost 62-59 at St. Thomas with Kiersten Mangold scoring 12 points and Jill Harris adding 11.

Amherst’s Lauren MacEachern scored eight points for the Mounties with Lauren Chitty scoring three.

Mount Allison trailed 26-22 at the half.

On Sunday, the Mounties defeated UNBSJ 63-50 with Sarah McGeachy scoring 13 points, Mangold adding 11 and Kathleen Morrison scoring 10.

MacEachern and Chitty each had two points.

In women’s hockey, Mount Allison lost 3-2 to UDM with Kara Anthony and Mackenzie Lalonde scoring.

Jennifer Bell added the lone assist.

The Hockey Mounties also lost 5-1 to Saint Mary’s on Jan. 7 in Halifax.

Heather Richards scored the lone Mounties goal with Lalonde and Bell adding assists.

The Volleyball Mounties defeated St. Thomas 3-1 in action at home on Jan. 6.