WOLFVILLE, N.S. - The Acadia Axewomen dominated on both ends of the court in a 4-point victory against the StFX X-Women by a score of 93-51.
The Axewomen were able to establish and maintain a substantial lead for most of the first quarter and entered the second up 21-11.
Acadia's Haley McDonald (Port Williams, N.S.) started hot, with 10 of Acadia's first 21 points along with 3 rebounds.
The X-Women came out strong in the second quarter, holding Acadia off the scoreboard for the first 3 minutes. Axewoman Mia Roberts (Victoria, B.C.) was able to get her team going again with a 4-point play and the Axewomen regained their double-digit lead.
Despite the slow start, the Axewomen were able to break the 20-point mark again in the second quarter, but more importantly, they were able to hold the X-Women to just 14. The score at the half, read 41-25 for Acadia.
The X-Women suffered from outside the arch, making only one of their 11 attempted three-pointers. They also committed 12 fouls in the first half, compared to Acadia's six.
Both teams began to run into foul trouble in the third quarter, with several key players having to sit for most of the fourth quarter.
Going into the last quarter Acadia held a massive 30-point lead with the score at 69-39.
Acadia had another excellent quarter to close out the game. The final score favoured the Axewomen 93-51.
McDonald finished with a stat line of 29-7-5 along with a block. Going 10-19 from the field and 5-5 at the line, there was no question that McDonald was the Subway Player of the Game.
As per usual, McDonald gave the credit to her teammates.
"We just really wanted to get a win," McDonald said in a post-game interview. "We knew it was going to be a team win. We still have some key people who are out with injuries, so we just wanted to get everyone involved and still continue to get everyone ready and see if they can step up into those roles."
Marley Bonnick (Brampton, Ont.) helped to keep her team composed throughout the game both on and off the court. With 8 points and 7 rebounds, she was named her team's player of the game.
The Axewomen improve to 9-3 second place record and will host UNB on both Friday and Saturday evening, while StFX travels to UPEI for a two-game weekend on the Island.
Note: Haley McDonald needs one more three-point baskets to break the Most 3-pt shots made career record held by Emma Duinker of 156. McDonald sits at 156 too.
Provided by Theodore Giesen, Acadia Athletics Communications