Mounties move into second place tie in ACAA with a pair of weekend victories

Mounties move into second place tie in ACAA with a pair of weekend victories

The Mount Allison men's basketball team improved its league record to 4-2 and moved into a second place tie in the ACAA as a result of a pair of wins over the weekend. 11 players hit the score sheet in a lopsided 125-48 win over a very depleted Dal AC Ram squad (0-4) on Sunday. Second year guard Brett Curtis once again led the Mounties with 19 points. First year players Matthew Baker of Rothesay and Ite Adekeye of Calgary each contributed 16 points while Yanniv Perez of Montreal , Moncton's James French and Riverview native Aram Currie each added 14 to the Mounties offensive attack.

On Saturday the Mounties earned an important road win over the host University of Kings College Blue Devils 89-75 in front of many MtA alumni, former players and supporters who gathered for pre-game and post-game gatherings in Halifax. The Mounties did not disappoint, scoring 31 points in the 3rd quarter to break open the game which saw the garnet and gold lead only 41-37 at the half. James French was impressive with 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Mounties, who still continue to suffer from a number of injuries the past few weeks. Brett Curtis provided 15 points followed by Jeshua Becker with 12, Sam Pierson 11, and Yanniv Perez 10 points in a balanced scoring attack. The Mounties hope to have 3rd year point guard Seongwoo Park and forward Trevor Schulz back in the line up in time this weekend for their toughest weekend of the young season when they travel Friday to play nationally ranked and first place Holland College Hurricanes (6-0) before returning home Sunday to host the second place Mount Saint Vincent Mystics (4-1).