Both the men’s and women’s Tommies made quick work of the newly formed Dalhousie Agricultural Rams on Saturday. The women obliterated Dalhouse Agricultural on their way to a 78-19 win.The women opened the afternoon against the 0-2 Rams from Truro. The Rams did actually hold the lead as they scored the first basket of the game, but that would be the last time anything went well for them against the Tommies. The first quarter the Tommies outscored the Rams 28-10 with most of the damaged done by the starters.
The second quarter was one of the best quarters defensively of the season, as STU held Dal to just two points the entire ten minutes. The Rams had no answers for post players Kathleen McCann and Hilary Goodine as they controlled the tempo in the post game. The Tommies took a 48-12 lead heading into the break.
If the second quarter was one of the best quarters defensively, then the third quarter was the best, as the Tommies one upped themselves by keeping the Rams off the scoreboard the entire third.
What was even more impressive about this feat, was the fact that Connors got the entire team on the court in the third quarter. Every player took their role and ran with it. Although the team didn’t shoot the percentage they wanted to, they made up for it on the other end of the court.
The fourth quarter wasn’t as strong; it seemed the Tommies were playing to the level of the Rams and it hurt them a bit. But in the long run it was insignificant as they won the game easily 78-19. Kathleen McCann played through a sickness and came away with player of the game honors.
With the win the Tommies moved to 3-0 on the season.
The men’s team also kept it on cruise control as they convincingly beat the Rams, 79-34, in the second game of the afternoon.
St.Thomas started with their best quarter of the season as they kept Dal to just four points on 2-13 shooting. The Tommies were hot to start off as Corey Delong and Jason Daniels did most of the damage in the first to put STU up by 21.
The second quarter was much of the same thing as David Dolan and Lozel Lowe dominated in the paint, while Daniels was once again hot from the arc. Adding all those things together and they took a 49-15 point lead into the half.
With the game out of hand after two, coach Dickinson made sure to let everyone see the floor and they took full advantage of it. First year players Tommies Jacob Tozer and Dylan Gallant combined for 16 points, while second year forward Joe Maxwell chipped in with seven points off the bench. Scoring was not a problem for STU, as ten different players all got on the score sheet.
The Tommies ended the fourth quarter on a 17-9 run. A huge factor in the win was the fact that the Tommies shot 50% from the field. Daniels’ hot first half and that was enough to get him the player of the game with 19 points. This win improved the Tommies record to 2-1.
Both teams travel to Holland College next weekend to take on the Hurricanes in league action.
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