WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The Acadia Axewomen won their home-opener against the Cape Breton Capers by a score of 92-71 on Saturday evening.
The Axewomen committed seven fouls in the first quarter and allowed the Capers 10 shots from the line, but their defense was able to hold CBU off to only 5 field goals made. The score after the first 10 minutes favored Acadia 27-17.
Acadia built its lead to 12 points after two quarters. Their defense played a large part in maintaining their lead in a quarter where the Axewomen weren't shooting as well as they typically do.
Acadia led 45-33 at halftime.
The final score read 92-71 for Acadia.
Cape Breton's MacKenzee Ryan (Glace Bay, N.S.) had 22 points on 8/22 shooting, more than any other player on her team. Ryan's offensive performance earned her the Capers' Player of the Game award.
Jayda Veinot (Port Williams, N.S.) of the Axewomen finished with a game-high 26 points and added 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Veinot had an excellent first game of the season and was named the Subway Player of the Game.
The Axewomen rebounded well with a 45-31 rebounding advantage over the Capers. Off the bench, Deidre Harris and Julia Sylvester led the Axewomen with 9 and 8 rebounds respectively. Haley McDonald added 25 points to the Axewomen's offense.
Teams will face off for a rematch tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m.