(HALIFAX, NS)—The Saint Mary's Huskies lost the back-end of a weekend series with the UPEI Panthers 58-46 on Saturday night from the Homburg Centre in AUS women's basketball action.
Kiera Rigby (Charlottetown, PE) paced all scorers with 19 points and shot 6 for 18 from the field in 37 minutes for UPEI.
Saint Mary's had an early 16-11 lead after 10 minutes and the Panthers' used a 16-7 second quarter score to take a 27-23 lead at the half.
The second half saw the Huskies outscore UPEI 16-15 in the third quarter as the Huskies chipped away at the Panther lead, 42-39 after thirty minutes.
UPEI used a 9-0 run in the final frame and outscored Saint Mary's 16-7 to pull away for the victory, 58-46.
Reese Baxendale (Sussex, PE) finished with 10 points for the Panthers and teammate Lauren Fleming (Sussex, PE) added six points and 12 rebounds.
Both teams are 1-1 early in the AUS season and return to action next weekend with UPEI traveling to 2-0 UNB Varsity Reds November 10th while Saint Mary's visits 0-2 Cape Breton University Capers November 10th-11th.
Tip-off for all games are 6 pm.
Photo Nick Pearce