Panthers defeat Sea-Hawks 103-78 to finish first in AUS

Panthers defeat Sea-Hawks 103-78 to finish first in AUS

(ST. JOHN'S, NL.)—The UPEI Panthers (17-3) defeated the Memorial Sea-Hawks (13-7) 103-78 at the Field House in St. John's Saturday afternoon.
The Panthers came out of the gate quickly, leading 16-5 halfway through the 1st quarter. The Panthers kept up the pace in the last half of the quarter, leading -  after 1. Reese Baxendale led the way with 12 points 

The Sea-Hawks answered back in the 2nd quarter, putting up 29 points However, the Panthers put up 30 of their own an held a 57-37 lead at halftime. Reese Baxendale led the Panthers at halftime with 20 points, while the Sea-Hawks were led by Alana Short with 14.  

Through 3 quarters of play the Panthers held a 79-49 lead, outscoring the Sea-Hawks 22-12 in the quarter.    

The Panthers continued their scoring through the 4th quarter, and take the game 103-78.  

The Panthers were led by Reese Baxendale who both finished with 35 points. Karla Yepez added 16 points and 4 rebounds, while Jenna Mae Ellsworth also added 16 points with 7 rebounds.   

Memorial was led by Haille Nickerson, who notched 22 points and claimed the AUS and USPORTS scoring titles. Alana Short was next in line with 21 points and 4 assistsHaille Nickerson also led the Sea-Hawks with 6 rebounds.   

The Panthers sweep the Weekend series, and both teams will head to Halifax this weekend for the AUS Basketball Championships. UPEI finished 1st in AUS standings, while Memorial placed 3rd  

Recap courtesy Memorial AthleticsCommunications 

Photos by Ally Wragg, Memorial AthleticsCommunications