Capers post pair of road wins

Capers post pair of road wins
The Cape Breton University Capers women’s basketball team pushed their winning streak to four games with a pair of road victories Friday and Saturday.

Saturday night in Antigonish, the defending three-time defending AUS champions led from start to finish in posting a 75-67 win over the hometown StFX X-Women.

Cassie Cooke led the Capers offence, finishing with 17 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and four assists as CBU improved to 7-5 on the year.

Vicki Thistle had 16 points and eight boards while Stephanie Toxopeus had 13 points and five rebounds. Jahlica Kirnon and Taniria McClurkin both finished with 11 points for the Capers. Kirnon added six assists in the game.

Kirsten Young had 23 points for the X-Women to lead all scorers in the game while Donisha Young finished with 15 points and 12 boards in a losing cause.

Friday, CBU battled from behind to post a 90-80 win over the Saint Mary’s Huskies in Halifax.

The Capers trailed by seven at half and by eight through three quarters before shutting down the Huskies offence down the stretch to force overtime where they outscored their hosts 16-6 to take the win.

Kirnon had 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals for CBU.

Other top players for the Capers included Cooke with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists, McClurkin with 13 points and Kayla McCarron with 11 points.

Justine Colley had 18 points, 11 rebounds and eight helpers for the Huskies.

Susanne Canvin and Rebecca Nuttall had 16 and 14 points respectively for the home side.

The Capers will return home this weekend for a pair of the games with the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds at the Sullivan Fieldhouse. The two teams will tip off at 6 p.m. Friday with the rematch set for a 1 p.m. start Saturday.