Lindsay Taylor hit back-to-back three-point shots in the final two minutes as the Memorial Sea-Hawks defeated the UPEI Panthers 66-57 Sunday in Atlantic University Sport women’s basketball action.
The Sea-Hawks led by 10 with four minutes to play before the Panthers went on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to three.
Panthers guard Tamara Tompkins completed a three-point play, Kiera Rigby made a layup and Anne Kiberd hit a jumper with 2:35 remaining.
Taylor then scored the next six points to give the visitors the win. She tied Sydney Stewart with a team-high 12 points while Carolyn Adams had 10. Taylor scored all her points on four three-pointers in the final 5:09 of the game.
“We couldn’t ever get a consistent offensive flow going,” Panthers head coach Greg Gould said. “We had some pretty good stops defensively and then we had some breakdowns. . . Give them credit for knocking down some pretty good threes.”
Rigby had a game-high 17 points while Kiberd had 14 in her last home game as a Panther. It was also the final home game for Tompkins, Katie Donahoe and Elysia Drost.
Donahoe finished with seven assists, six steals, five points and five rebounds. Tompkins had nine points and eight rebounds. Drost had three offensive rebounds and an assist.
Memorial held quarter leads of 14-12, 29-25 and 47-43 to gain the weekend split with UPEI.
“The kids played hard. I’m just not sure how much gas was left in the tank after last night,” Gould said Sunday.
The Panthers won the first game of the weekend matchup 72-63 on Saturday as the two teams battle for one of the final playoff spots.
“That was critical,” Gould said. “That’s why some people played some pretty big minutes because we couldn't afford to sit them down and take a chance we would lose that game.”
The Sea-Hawks (3-15) are tied for seventh in the eight-team conference with St. FX (3-13) with 10 points. UPEI (5-13) is four points ahead of both teams in sixth place and two points back of fifth-place Dalhousie.
UPEI travels to Halifax Saturday to play the Tigers in its only game of the weekend.
“A single game, I like our chances,” Gould said.
There are four teams fighting for the two remaining playoff spots in the Atlantic University Sport women’s basketball conference. Here’s a look at the four team’s remaining games:
Record – 6-11, 16 points, fifth place. Ten potential points remaining.
Remaining games – At Saint Mary’s for a two-point game, vs. UPEI for a four-point game and at Cape Breton for a four-point game.
Record – 5-13, 14 points, sixth place. Eight potential points remaining.
Remaining games – At Dalhousie (4) and at UNB (4).
Record – 3-13, 10 points, seventh place. Fourteen potential points remaining.
Remaining games – Versus Saint Mary’s (4), vs. Cape Breton (2), at Memorial (4) and at Memorial (4)
Record – 3-15, 10 points, eighth place. Eight potential points remaining.
Remaining games – Versus St. FX (4) and vs. St. FX (4).