There’s a common saying in sports suggesting defence wins championships. While the UPEI Panthers aren’t thinking that far ahead, Saturday’s 71-61 win over the Memorial Sea-Hawks showed fans a glimpse at what their team is capable of on that end of the floor.
Day two of the Shoveller Memorial Invitational Basketball Tournament saw the MSVU Mystics facing off against the UPEI Panthers. After getting down early, the Panthers fought back with a huge third quarter to take the lead and come away with the 77-70 win.
The Panthers may have dropped the game against the UNB Varsity Reds 88-80, but on Saturday night they showed fans growth by out-hustling their opponent and putting forth the effort that championships are built on.
The Mickey Place Memorial Basketball Tournament, presented by Rodd Hotels & Resorts, begins on Friday, October 13. Seven basketball teams from across Canada and the United States will compete in this annual three-day event.