This past Wednesday, January 15th, 2020, the Men's Basketball Mounties continued their winning streak, in Moncton, with a hard fought 83-80 win over the Crandall University Chargers. This is the men's basketball Mounties seventh-straight ACAA win going back to early November 2019 and in the second weekend of the season. Our first-place men's basketball MOUNTIES are 7-2 in league play and maintain a 10th place national ranking in the CCAA.
The Mounties vs. Chargers game was everything it was expected to be with a big, loud and energetic crowd while the game was closing in on the final seconds. The Mounties lead 46-37 at half-time and built up a lead as high as 16 points during the third quarter and again used a balanced attack, with key defensive stops and clutch free throws, to the late Crandall surge; notching this win against their archrival, Crandall Chargers.
The Mounties Sam Pierson had 16 points and 7 rebounds and lead the Mounties attack while teammate James French also turned in a solid performance with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four additional Mounties in double figures included Emmanuel Octavious with 13 points, Emanuel Adugna, Aram Currie, and Noah McCarthy with 12 points each. Jerome Adjei led Crandall, with 17 points. The basketball Mounties are officially half way through their season schedule, with nine games remaining.
This weekend Garnet and Gold are on home court in a couple ACAA matchups. On Saturday, January 25th the UKC Blue Devils, with a 2-6 record, come to Mount Allison University's Athletic Centre for a 3:00 PM start and Sunday, January 26th the second place and 12th nationally ranked Holland Hurricanes visit the MacCormack gymnasium in a 4:00 PM start.
- The home game scheduled for January 19th vs. the MSVU Mystics was postponed as a result of the inclement weather and at this time remains pending rescheduling.
- ACAA Championships will be hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University from March 6th to 8th, 2020.
Join us in the McCormack Gymnasium at the Mounties Athletic Centre this Saturday and Sunday and help cheer our basketball Mounties on! You can also catch all the action live via acaatv.ca. Go Mounties!