By John DeCoste
All of a sudden, the Acadia basketball teams appear to be going in different directions.
In contrast to the Axemen, who won twice, the Axewomen had a less desirable result from their trip to St. John’s, NL last weekend, dropping both games of their weekend series with Memorial.
Acadia lost 75-69 Feb. 2 after leading through three quarters, then squandered a 54-41 third quarter lead in a 68-64 defeat on Feb. 3.
The losses dropped the Axewomen to 10-4 on the season, good for fourth place in the standings.
The good news, however, is that Acadia was just two points out of second spot with six regular season games remaining.
On Feb. 2, Kristy Moore led four Axewomen in double figures with 19 points, and added four assists and four steals.
Abbey Duinker added 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Lindsay Harris and Carlie MacDonald 13 points each. MacDonald had three of Acadia’s eight three-pointers.
On Feb. 3, Acadia had the advantage most of the game, leading 18-16 after one quarter, 39-29 at halftime, 56-47 after three quarters and clung to a 64-62 lead with 2:21 to play when MUN’s Ally Forsey’s jump shot tied the score.
Grace Fishbein then nailed a three-pointer with 1:53 on the clock to give the SeaHawks the lead. She later added a free throw for the final margin of victory, while the Axewomen were unable to score.
Moore had 20 to lead Acadia and Rachel Savage added 11, all in the first half.
The Axewomen were hoping to get back on the winning track when they visited St. F.X. on Feb. 7. Their next home action will be Feb. 12 against the undefeated Saint Mary’s Huskies.