Memorial (2-3) closed out the Acadia Axemen (1-5) in the weekend series concluding with a 74-59 win.
The first half was a grind for both teams. Acadia was struggling to hit consistent shots, a stark contrast to the previous game. Both teams had difficulty scoring, but Memorial was converting more often at 30% from the field.
Memorial managed to extend their lead to double-digits leading 34-24 at half. Nathan Barker had a more characteristic performance compared to the previous evening matchup, leading the Hawks with 10 points at the break. Boris Ristanovic was the big man of the half, with a dependable 7 points and 5 rebounds.
Acadia's offensive woes continued through the second half. They had small runs at the end of the third and fourth quarter, but were unable to significantly close the gap. They ended the game shooting 16% from deep, and under 30% from the field.
Memorial did not scorch the box score, but they were rewarded for their hustle by getting to the free throw line, shooting 95% for the game. Four of the five starters posted double digits in points (Thompson, Barker, Ristanovic, Foo).
Ristanovic earned Subway Player of the Game commendations. Nathan Barker returned to form, contributing 25 points.
Memorial takes this weekend series with two wins. They head to CBU next weekend, in a series of four-point games.