Thursday, 5 January 2012

Acadia 108, Cape Breton 65

Jumping out to a 14-2 lead off the opening tip, the Axemen never looked back, jumping to a 17 point first quarter lead that was quickly extended to more than 30 in the second quarter in a romp over the visiting Capers in Wolfville.  Coming off a foot injury that kept him sidelined for much of the first half, 6'3" third-year shooting guard Anthony Sears came out of the gate on fire, knocking down three early 3's as part of his 12 point first quarter effort.  More importantly Sears, who finished with 35 points, was extremely aggressive off the dribble taking the ball to the rim and powering over guys, showing he is all the way back from his injury which is a welcomed sight for Acadia coach Steve Baur and team.  6'10" Owen Klassen was solid, especially defensively for Acadia protecting the paint (at least 4 blocks) and had a highlight reel jam on the break on a slick feed from 5'11" freshman Sean Stoqua, who hit some 3's also.  The Capers had one run in them toward the end of the first half when after trailing by more than 30, got some energy from 5'11" second year guard Jamie Glasgow who had a pick and lay-in plus some good work from 6'1" Jimmy Dorsey, who did not start and only entered the game to begin the second quarter.  But any hint of a Caper comeback was quickly erased as Acadia kept the defensive pressure and transition game going with a 16-5 run that built the lead up to 34 with 4 minutes remaining in the third quarter and the issue was never in doubt thereafter.  Box Score

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