(FREDERICTON, NB) The CBU CAPERS finished the weekend at 0-2 after a 78-66 loss to the UNB Varsity Reds Cape Breton University Capers Saturday afternoon, at UNB's Richard J. Currie Center.
The Varsity Reds are now 2-0.
Laura Kaye(Fredericton, NB) led the Varsity Reds with 22 points, while Hannah Currie(Collingwood, ON) had 10 rebounds.
Reigning AUS MVP Alison Keough(Marion Bridge, NS) led the CBU effort recording a double-double. She scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.
Midway through the second quarter, the Capers did take a 26-25 lead on a three-point basket by Timea Peter(Oradea, ROM). It was their first lead of the weekend.
CBU extended the lead to 28-25 before UNB went on a 7-0 run to go in front 32-28. The Varsity Reds never looked back, leading 35-31 at the half and 56-44 after three quarters.
"We're a work in progress because we have a lot of young guards and you can't replace experience," said Capers head coach Fabian McKenzie. "Speedy's got those experienced guards and bigs and they can do some things, but we're a work in progress and I'm happy with some of the things we did today."
"Now we've got to go back to the drawing board and try and fix it for next week," he said.
The CAPERS return home to host the Saint Mary's Huskies on Friday, Nov. 10th at 6 pm.
PHOTOS BY: Andy Campbell/UNB Athletics