The Memorial Sea-Hawks split the weekend series against the Cape Breton Capers, 74-58.
The Hawks came out soaring, right from the tip off. They were able to shake the rust off from the previous night's loss. MUN went on a 11-0 run to open up a steady early lead. They were able to play their brand of basketball: no open shots, fast-break layups, and plenty of second chance opportunities.
For the Capers, it was a completely opposite performance compared to the previous game. They struggled hitting shots and converting on offensive opportunities. On top of their scoring struggles, they had issues holding onto the ball – they had 14 turnovers in the first half.
Memorial held a solid lead at the end of the half, 43-23. Hallie Nickerson and Alana short led the Hawks with 13 and 12 point respectively. Monqiue Calliste led the Capers with 10 points.
After a tough first half, the Capers had a positive third quarter, outscoring the Hawks 19-10 in the frame. It was their best performance from the field in the game, shooting 44%.
The Hawks rallied in the fourth and maintained their lead. It was a great game for Hallie Nickerson who had a game high 32 points for the Hawks. This win puts the Hawks at 10-4 on the season. They head to Saint Mary's next weekend for a two-game series.