Coming right up on Thursday, October 24th the Mount Allison Mounties men's basketball team will play on our HOME COURT; hosting the U SPORTS powerhouse, UNB Varsity Reds!!
The Varsity Reds' appearance at the Mount Allison Athletic Centre on Thursday will be their first time back in the McCormack gymnasium since 1988, when the Mounties last played in the AUS. Game time is 7:30 PM on Thursday (Oct 24), between these two former NB rivals.
At St. Thomas last weekend, the Mount Allison Mounties men's basketball team finished in second place (2-1) at the four-team, Ken Gould basketball tournament. The Mounties won their first game of the Ken Gould tournament with a 106-79 win over their ACAA opponent, the UNBSJ Seawolves. The Mounties outscored the Seawolves 34-12, in the final quarter, to notch the victory.
- Game MVP, Sam Pierson, came off the bench scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds; placing the Mounties in the lead. Brett Curtis added 16 points; as did freshman guard, Emmanual Octavious. Diangelo Woodside scored 15, Emanuel Adugna and James French each added 13 points to the Mounties' balanced scoring attack.
Game 2 was easily the most exciting game of the tournament when Garnet & Gold lost 79-77 to tournament host, the StU Tommies, in the final countdown; when the Tommies' guard, Ian Watters, nailed a heroic shot at the buzzer... Sloppy play and turnovers for the Mounties, combined with the Tommies' key baskets helped the Tommies erase the 11 point deficit in the final quarter for the come from behind win, their first over the Mounties in four seasons. The game was a classic preview to what will be a parity filled ACAA season.
- Brett Curtis led the Mounties scoring with 17 pts, while Emmanual Octavious added 15 pts, James French 13 pts and Noah McCarthy 11 pts.
The Mounties wrapped up the tournament with a 77-69 win over Champlain College of Lennoxville, Quebec.
- Game MVP, James French, scored 21 points in the Mountie attack; along with Tournament All-Star, Emmanual Octavious, who added 13 points and Noah McCarthy with 10 points.
The Mounties are hoping for a large turnout this Thursday for the Mounties vs UNB Varsity Reds game at 7:30pm, hope to see you there!