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Tigers fall to U SPORTS No. 2 Axewomen

Tigers fall to U SPORTS No. 2 Axewomen

Source: Acadia Athletics

WOLFVILLE, N.S. – The U SPORTS No. 2 ranked Axewomen remain undefeated following a 94-48 win over the visiting Dalhousie Tigers.  

Haley McDonald led the way for the Axewomen with 23 points that included 12 from the three-point perimeter.  

"This whole semester we have talked about how to we could be getting better rather than getting worse. We focused on denying the passes and take away the lanes to force them to make difficult shots. We really keyed on a few players and think we did a good job taking away some of their strikes tonight," said McDonald following the game. 

The Axewomen delivered a 15-0 run in the opening of the first quarter, pulling out to a commanding 17-3 lead and eventual 30-13 lead and the end of the opening frame. 

Conference leading scorer, Paloma Anderson, netted nine points in the opening quarter and added only four more points in a season low 17 minutes of play. 

Turnovers played a huge factor in the lopsided score. The young Tigers had 27 turnovers and the Axewomen capitalized on most with 34 points off of turnovers. 

Subway Player of the Game, Allie Berry, pulled down 10 boards, added five steals and four blocks to her 10 point game. 

Kelsey Rice and Chanel Smith added 12 and 11 points respectively and off the bench, Ellen Hatt knocked down 10 points that included two 3-point baskets. 

Sophie Gaube led the Tigers with 10 points and Michele Tchiakoua posted a team-high seven rebounds. Ariel Provo had four steals and nine points in the Tigers loss. 

The Axewomen and Tigers will meet up against this Saturday evening at Dalhousie for their second meeting of the week. Game time is 6:00 p.m. at the Dalplex.