Fourth-year guard Kristy Moore (#9) had 10 of her game-high 36 points in overtime, sparking the Acadia Axewomen to a hard fought 79-78 win over the Universite de Quebec at Montreal Catadins
By John DeCoste
Fourth-year guard Kristy Moore had 10 of her game-high 35 points in overtime, sparking the Acadia Axewomen to a hard fought 79-78 win over the Universite de Quebec at Montreal Catadins.
The entertaining exhibition game played Oct. 4 in Wolfville took two overtime periods to decide.
Moore, who had five three pointers in four quarters of play along with one overtime period, was named the Subway Player of the game.
Janice Quintos forced the first overtime with a three-pointer to tie the score at 59 at the end of regulation time, and Valerie Gauvin forced the second overtime with a three-pointer to tie the score at 72 after 45 minutes.
Abbey Duinker's basket in the final minute of the second overtime accounted for the game-winning points. Duinker finished with 15 points for Acadia and rookie Emily MacLeod chipped in 12, including a key three-pointer in the second overtime.
Gryphons 63, Acadia 57
Despite a hard fought effort and a late fourth-quarter push by the Axewomen, Acadia fell 63-57 to the visiting Guelph Gryphons.
The Gryphons started out strong, shooting 62 per cent from the three-point line, but a time-out called by Axewomen head coach Bev Greenlaw in the second saw Acadia rally back to within nine at the halfway point. In the fourth quarter, the Axewomen came out strong and forced a number of turnovers, including two that ended with three-point plays by Moore.
The game was Guelph’s first win in the east coast tournament.
Moore continued to lead Acadia with 18 points.
UQAM 79, Acadia 70
UQAM defeated Acadia 79-70 in their second meeting Oct. 6.
Moore again led Acadia’s efforts, chipping in 20 points, while Duinker had 15 points and eight boards. First-year forward Alexandra Berry added 13 points and seven rebounds in the losing cause.
Acadia got off to a slow start and trailed by 10 points at one point during the first period, but the Axewomen rallied back on a 15-0 run to end the first period with a 19-17 advantage. A late-quarter slip in the second, however, saw the Axewomen down 28-33 at the half. Turnovers plagued Acadia’s first half, committing 23 while UQAM only nine.
By the end of the third, Acadia was trailing by 15. The Axewomen worked hard, but were unable to close the gap.
The Axewomen will head to PEI on Oct. 18 to play in the Mickey Place Tournament hosted by UPEI.