Saturday, 19 January 2008

AUS: Acadia hammers UPEI; SMU pounds UNB

Saint Mary's (18-7, 7-4) 90, UNB (3-21, 0-12) 60 The Huskies pulled away in the second quarter and then put the game away for good later as 6 different players reached double figures led by 6'3" Mark McLaughlin's 18 points on 4-6 from downtown. 6'0" Mark Ross added 9 assists for SMU. Colin Swift had 26 points for the Varsity Reds, who remain winless in league play.

Acadia (16-4, 10-1) 80, UPEI (6-16, 5-6) 54 The Axemen pushed into a half-game lead atop the AUS in advance of tomorrow's showdown against second-place Cape Breton with an easy win over the Panthers in front of about 850 spectators at Wolfville. All 12 Axemen who dressed saw action and 6'1" Paolo Santana appears to be rounding into form as he had 19 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists in 29 minutes. 6'5" Sean Berry played only 17 minutes, scoring 16 points as Acadia led 44-23 at halftime. 6'7" freshman Manock Lual led UPEI with 16 points on 7-14 shooting.

AUS Standings
NOTE: Wins in some games are worth 4 points; others worth 2 points. We will track point totals as the season draws closer to the end.
Acadia 10-1
Cape Breton 10-2
St. FX 7-3
Saint Mary's 7-4
UPEI 5-6
Dalhousie 5-6
Memorial 0-10
UNB 0-12

Remaining games this weekend:
Sunday: UPEI at Saint Mary's
Cape Breton at Acadia

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