Sydney, NS – The CAPERS dropped their home opener to the Memorial Seahawks with an 81-78 loss on Saturday evening at the Sullivan Fieldhouse. The CAPERS were unable to overcome a poor second quarter in which they were outscored 29-15. They made a furious comeback in the third and fourth quarters but were unable to keep the Seahawks down in the fourth. The CAPERS received a strong game from MacKenzee Ryan (Glace Bay, NS) who had 25 pts, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. Sydney Guker-Wickie (Waterloo, ON) provided some depth off the bench with 9 pts and 5 rebounds and Hailey MacLeod (Marion Bridge, NS) chipped in 6 points and 6 rebounds in 17 minutes. The Seahawks were led by impact player Haillie Nickerson who had 23 points and 10 rebounds. Alana Short also had a strong game with 22 points in 28 minutes for the Newfoundland school.
Turning point – The CAPERS had a chance to tie the game late but an errant pass gave the Seahawks possession and the CAPERS had to foul. The Seahawks made 1 of 2 foul shots to take a 3-pt lead with only seconds left.
- The CAPERS Ryan led all players with 25 pts
- Nickerson led the game with 10 rebounds
- CBU's Mackenzee Ryan had a game-high 5 assists
- CBU's Ryan and MUN's Short each had 3 three-pointers
News & Notes
The Subway Player of the Game was Alanna Short of the Seahawks
The CAPERS move to 0-3 on the season.
The Seahawks go to 2-1 on the season.
The CAPERS will host the Seahawks on Sunday at 12 pm in the second of the weekend set.