Sea-Hawks playoff bound after defeating Panthers 85-72

Sea-Hawks playoff bound after defeating Panthers 85-72

(ST. JOHN'S, NL.)—The Memorial Sea-Hawks (7-12) defeated the UPEI Panthers (3-16) 85-72 at the Field House in St. John's Saturday afternoon.
 
The Sea-Hawks were quick out of the gate, leading the Panthers 26-18 after the 1st quarter. Nathan Barker led the Sea-Hawks with 10 points in the opening frame. Glen Cox led the Panthers with 6.   

The Sea-Hawks continued the pressure during the 2nd quarter, outscoring the Panthers 25-13. Cole Long and Nathan Barker led the Sea-Hawks at half with 15 points each. Glex Cox had 9 points for the Panthers. The Sea-Hawks held a 51-31 lead at halftime.   

The 3rd quarter was tight, with the Panthers edging the Sea-Hawks 22-21. The Sea-Hawks held a 72-53 going into the 4th. Nathan Barker led the Sea-Hawks with 19 points through 3, while Cole Long led the team with 12 rebounds. Glen Cox had 14 points and 6 rebounds for the Panthers.       

The Sea-Hawks kept the pressure on through the 4th quarter, and downed the Panthers 87-76.  

The Panthers were led by Glen Cox who finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Emmanuel Ndatuje was close behind with 12 points and 4 rebounds.  

Memorial was led by Nathan Barker, who notched 20 points and added 4 reboundsCole Long was next in line with 19 points, and a game high 14 reboundsDeng Ring also tallied 15 points for the Sea-Hawks.   

This marks the end of the regular season for both teams. The Sea-Hawks finish 5th in AUS Standings and will travel to Halifax this weekend for the AUS Basketball Championships. UPEI finishes last and miss the playoffs.   

Recap courtesy Memorial AthleticsCommunications 

Photos by Ally Wragg, Memorial AthleticsCommunications