Acadia prove to be frigid hosts
Both UNB basketball teams fell victim to Acadia this weekend as they travelled to Wolfville, Nova Scotia for four-point games.
The men were toppled 103-88 in a game where Javon Masters dropped 40 points and became the all-time leading scorer for UNB.
Masters passed Scott Devine on the all-time list and now has 1562 points. In only his third year of eligibility, Masters has two-years and change left to attempt to take down the AUS scoring record.
With the loss the men now sit in fourth place in the AUS, trailing just behind the Axe-men, who passes UNB with the win.
The women were defeated by a 77-72 score. This is a very respectable result as Acadia has taken the AUS by storm this year and has only lost two games all season.
Like the men, the women also sit in fourth place in the AUS.
Both teams will be back in action this weekend as they host the Axe-men and women at the Currie Center on Friday and Saturday nights.
V-Reds surprise Tigers in AUS volleyball championships
The men’s volleyball team came away from game-one of the AUS championship best-of-three series with the Dalhousie Tigers with a 3-0 win.
This was a crucial victory for the V-Reds who stole home-court advantage from the number one seeded Dal Tigers.
UNB will now look to finish off the Tigers this Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Currie Center and secure their CIS entry.
The women’s team is off to AUS championships at Acadia University this weekend.
They will enter the tournament as the last seed and will have to play the third-seeded hosts in the quarterfinals.
Their match will start at 7 p.m. on Friday. Semi-finals will be Saturday and finals are on Sunday.
Athletes of the week
Swimmer Charli LeBlanc, who is off to CIS nationals this weekend, and men’s volleyball player Pascal MacCarthy were named this weeks V-Reds athletes of the week.
LeBlanc took part in the AUS swimming championships and received gold in the 100m backstroke.
MacCarthy was named player of the game for his efforts in the final regular season match of the season against Dalhousie.
Women curlers qualify for CIS
The annual AUS Bonspiel was held last weekend to determine who would represent the Atlantic at the CIS nationals.
Although they lost in the final of the tournament, the UNB women’s team was able to secure a CIS berth.
Dalhousie defeated the women’s team in the tournament’s final by a 9-3 score. The men’s team finished one spot out of playoffs and were unable to repeat as AUS champions.
The CIS national bonspiel will begin on March 19 and will take place in Waterloo Ontario.