Gough, MacDonald lead UPEI to victory over Tigers in women's basketball

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Amy Gough had 23 points and nine rebounds to led the UPEI Panthers to a 76-70 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday in Atlantic University Sport (AUS) women’s basketball.

The fourth-year guard from St. John’s, N.L., added three assists and two steals during the game in Halifax.

Danielle MacDonald had 13 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a steal for the Panthers. The bench chipped in 31 points led by Tamara Tompkins had 16 points and Jenna Jones 11.

Courtney Thompson led the Tigers with 24 points while Tessa Stammberger had 12.

UPEI improves to 8-8 while Dalhousie falls to 7-7. The teams are tied with Memorial for fourth place with 16 points. Memorial has only played 12 games.

The Panthers won the battle on the boards 54-39 and scored 24 points from the free-throw line, hitting 75 per cent of its attempts.

The game was tied 18-18 after the first while the Panthers took a 38-33 lead into halftime. UPEI led 54-47 going to the fourth.

The Panthers host undefeated Saint Mary’s, the country’s second-ranked team, next Saturday at 3 p.m.

Organizations: UPEI Panthers, Dalhousie Tigers, Atlantic University Sport

Geographic location: Halifax, Saint Mary

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