SYDNEY, N.S. – The Capers were unable to overcome a slow start in the opening quarter and dropped a 71-64 decision to the visiting Acadia Axewomen on a snowy Sunday afternoon at the Sullivan Fieldhouse.
Acadia jumped out to a 21-14 lead in the first quarter and was able to match Cape Breton the rest of the way for the 7-point victory. The Capers were able to claw back and take the lead in the third quarter but Acadia responded quickly taking advantage of CBU's turnovers to retake the lead heading into the fourth.
Cape Breton tried to cut into the lead late in the fourth but were unable to execute on their 3-point attempts. Haley McDonald (Port Williams, N.S.) scored 30 points and had eight rebounds for the victors.
The Axewomen double and triple teamed Caper leading scorer Hannah Brown (North Sydney, N.S) throughout the afternoon, holding her to her league leading 27 points per game.
Turning point – Midway through the 3rd quarter the Capers held a 58-57 lead until the Axewomen stole the ball in a mad scramble on the floor to regain the lead and change momentum. The Axewomen increased their lead to 8 to head into the final quarter.
- Acadia's McDonald led all players with 30 pts
- Brown led the game with 13 rebounds
- Fifth year Caper Madison Munro (Truro, N.S.) had a game-high 3 assists
- CBU's Munro & Mackenzee Ryan (Glace Bay, NS) along with Ellen Hatt of the Axewomen each had a pair of 3-pointers
News & Notes
The Subway Player of the Game was Haley McDonald. McDonald comes off her third game in last four games of 30 points or more.
The CAPERS fall to 10-2 on the season and drop to third place in the AUS standings
The Axewomen up their record to 9-3 and take over the second place spot in the standing based on their 4-pt. win today over Cape Breton.
The CAPERS next game is on January 26th against Dalhousie, while the Axewomen will host the Saint Mary's Huskies on Thursday, January 24th and Saturday, January 26th.
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