Ffrench leads UPEI Panthers men's hoops team to victory at Dalhousie

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Tigers have trouble at the free-throw line

UPEI Panthers

The UPEI Panthers pulled away in the fourth quarter Friday in defeating the Dalhousie Tigers 81-66 in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) men’s basketball action in Halifax.

The Tigers led 17-16 after the first quarter, trailed 38-31 at the half and 55-54 after three quarters. The Panthers outscored the Tigers 26-12 in the final period.

UPEI improved to 9-6 and remained tied with Saint Mary’s with 24 points while Dalhousie is 2-11 and tied for last in the conference. The Panthers have won four straight games.

Ellis Ffrench led UPEI with 19 points while Geoff Doane had 14 and Deontay (D.J.) Smith, who was questionable to play this weekend with an ankle injury, had 13 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals.

Simon Marr had 14 and Devon Stedman 12 for the Tigers.

Dalhousie hit on 43 per cent of its 63 shots while UPEI was good on 38 per cent of its 71 attempts. The Tigers missed 13 of their 23 free throws while UPEI missed only three of its 25.

The Tigers had 17 turnovers compared to the Panthers’ eight.

The teams play Saturday at 4 p.m.

Organizations: Tigers, Panthers, Atlantic University Sport

Geographic location: Halifax, Saint Mary

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