CBU 93 Acadia 97
Sydney, NS - The top two ranked teams in the AUS met up to end the regular season, and both teams put on a show that concluded with the Acadia Axewomen overcoming a late Cape Breton University CAPERS surge to win 97-93. Alison Keough (Marion Bridge, NS), Valentina Primossi (Trieste, ITA), and Sandra Amoah (Toronto, ON) all played their last home games as members of the CAPERS.
Turning point - Just before the midpoint of the fourth quarter, a pair of free throws from Primossi gave the CAPERS their first lead of the second half, which was a part of a 20-2 run for the home team. But the Axewomen rebounded, going on a 10-0 run of themselves, which was led by Paloma Anderson (Phoenix, AZ). Anderson later drove past the CAPERS defence to hit a layup with a minute left to seal the win for Acadia.
- Alison Keough lit up the Sullivan Fieldhouse one last time with 27 points and 6 rebounds.
- Valentina Primossi had 13 points with 8 assists and Sandra Amoah had 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 5 steals.
- Paloma Anderson came in clutch for the first place Axe-Women, scoring a game-high 29 points, including 10 in the games final quarter.
- Haley McDonald (Port Williams, NS) also had a great night, scoring 18 points, including 3-5 on three-pointers.
News & Notes
The Subway Player of the Game was Paloma Anderson.
The Axewomen finish the regular season on the top of the standings, ending with an impressive record of 18-2
Despite the loss, the CAPERS will still finish as the second place team with a record of 13-7.
The 2018 Subway AUS Women's Basketball Championship is coming up next weekend. The CAPERS, having finished as the 2nd seed, will play Saturday, March 3rd, at 3 pm.
The Axewomen, being the first place team after the regular season, will also have a first-round bye. They are slated to play Saturday, March 3rd, at 1 pm.