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UNB defeats SMU in women’s basketball

UNB defeats SMU in women’s basketball

HALIFAX, N.S. – Despite a game-high 19 points from Arianna Macias (Tampa, Florida) the SMU women's basketball team (5-6 AUS) was unable to overcome a 12-point deficit against UNB (7-5 ACC) in an 62-50 loss Saturday night at the Homburg Centre.   
Both teams struggled to start the opening quarter, as the game was tied 4-4 halfway thru the frame.

 UNB led 18-12 after 10 minutes and the Varsity Reds extended their lead in the second quarter, outscoring the Huskies 22-15 in the frame and took a 13-point lead into halftime, 40-27.

The third quarter saw UNB outpace SMU 17-12 in the frame and led 57-38 after thirty minutes.

SMU controlled the final frame, outscoring UNB 11-6 as the Reds held on for the 62-50 win.

UNB's Krystal Osburn (Ottawa, ON) and Mikaela Dodig (Bolton, ON) had 16 and 13 points, respectively, while Grace Simpson (Fredericton, NB) notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Reds.

Clara Gascoigne (Dartmouth, NS) added 10 points for SMU while teammate Lucina Beaumont (Fredericton, NB) chipped in eight.

The Reds led the Huskies in several statistical categories including rebounds (43-37), points in the paint (16-8), points off turnovers (20-16), second-chance points (8-3) and bench points (14-5).

The Reds return to the road Jan. 24 for a 6 p.m. matchup against Acadia while the Huskies return to action Wednesday, Jan. 22 to host the Dal Tigers at 6 p.m.

Dominic Nolasco, SMU 

Photo Nick Pearce