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Panthers split at Dalhousie

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Rigby leads UPEI women to victory, men’s squad loses to Dalhousie

Kiera Rigby had a career-high 30 points to lead the UPEI Panthers to an 84-69 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers Friday in Halifax.

The Charlottetown native had four steals, two assists and a block in 30 minutes in Atlantic University Sport women’s basketball action. She was 10-for-14 from the field, including 3-for-4 from downtown, and 7-for-9 at the free-throw line.

Jane McLaughlin added 16 points, including going 10-for-10 at the charity stripe. Reese Baxendale and Carolina Del Santo both chipped in 10 points while Del Santo had 17 rebounds.

Diedre Alexander led the Tigers with 17 points off the bench while Sophie Gaube had 13 and Michele Tchiakoua 14. Former Holland College Hurricanes guard Chelsea Slawter-Wright had six points off the bench for the Tigers.

The Panthers held quarter leads of 26-25, 46-33 and 70-49.

UPEI improved to 5-6 and gained four points in the standings while Dalhousie is 3-8.

Men’s basketball

Alex Carson scored 27 to lead the Tigers to a 94-55 victory over the Panthers in men’s action.

Kensington native Sven Stammberger had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Milorad Sedlarevic had 19 points for the Panthers, including going 4-for-8 on three-point attempts.

The Tiger held quarter leads of 25-14, 49-23 and 68-36. Dalhousie improved to 9-2 while UPEI is 0-11.

The Panthers plays four-point games tonight at Acadia with women playing at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.

Women’s hockey

The Panthers women’s hockey team hosts the Saint Mary’s Huskies today in AUS action.

Game time is 3 p.m. at the Montague Wellness Centre as part of a celebration of women’s hockey that also includes a midget and Holland College game.

The Panthers (4-8-6) are trying to gain points in order to qualify for a playoff spot while the Huskies (13-3-1) are chasing first place.

The Panthers travel to Antigonish, N.S., Sunday to play the conference-leading St. FX X-Women (15-1-2) at 3 p.m.

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