Memorial University’s Sea-Hawks men’s and women’s basketball teams are both in the middle of their splits

With Atlantic University Sport (AUS) set to wrap up its first half of the basketball season in a few weeks, both Memorial Sea-Hawks teams will be looking to kick off their schedule break on a winning note this weekend. .

The men’s and women’s teams sit in the middle of the pack with identical 3-3 records through the first three weekends of the season.

The men’s team travels to Antigonish, N.S. for a two-game series with the St. Francis Xavier University X-Men (5-1), which begins Saturday with Game 2 scheduled for Sunday after- midday.

The Sea-Hawks (3-3) enter the weekend after sharing a series with the Dalhousie University Sea-Hawks last weekend in St. John’s. They have traded wins and losses with their opponents every weekend this season.

In those games, they averaged 88.2 points per game as a team, while their opponents averaged 89.2 points per game. Offensively, they are third in the AUS behind only the X-Men (93.2) and Dalhousie (88.8).

As a team, the Sea-Hawks are shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from three-pointers.

In six games, combo forward Emmanuel Ring has been a revelation for Memorial since returning to the roster this season.

He is the second-leading scorer in the conference with 25 points per game, which includes a pair of 30-point outbursts since the start of the season. Ring is also the team’s leading rebounder, with nine goals per game.

Ring also manages 1.3 shots per game and also averages 3.8 assists per game.

He’s not alone though, as Nicholas Tuff is fourth in the AUS with 18.3 points per game and averaging 6.7 rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, sophomore guard Flynn Boardman-Raffet is averaging close to a triple-double with 13.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game.

The first of two games between the Sea-Hawks and the X-Men is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The two teams will continue with a Sunday morning at 2:30 p.m.

Rebecka Ekström and her Memorial University Sea-Hawks women’s basketball teammates have won back-to-back games as they seek to climb to the top echelon of the AUS conference when they travel to Nova Scotia the weekend for two games against St. Francis Xavier University. Photo courtesy Ally Wragg – Photo courtesy Ally Wragg

The women’s team progresses

Like their male counterparts, the Sea-Hawks women’s basketball team is playing .500 basketball as they head into the fourth weekend of the season.

That leaves Memorial (3-3) tied with Cape Breton for fifth in the conference with six points, just two behind the University of New Brunswick and the University of Prince Edward Island. , each of which has eight points.

This weekend, the Sea-Hawks will face the St. Francis Xavier University X-Women (0-6) without a win for two games in Nova Scotia.

The Sea-Hawks are coming off a weekend where they swept the Dalhousie Tigers at Field House in St. John’s. Those wins also included the 100th career USPORTS win for head coach Mark English.

Over three weekends, the women’s team was better marketed at home than it was on the road. At Field House, the Sea-Hawks are 3-1, while still winless on the road at 0-2.

Like their win-loss record, their point differential is just as even. In six games, they scored and allowed 408 points, while scoring 68 ppg and allowing 68 ppg.

As a group, the Lady Sea-Hawks are 33.4 percent from the field and 28.2 percent behind the three-point line.

The team was led by AUS star Alana Short, who is scoring a clip 18.8 points per game while shooting 5.2 rebounds per game and delivering 1.5 assists per game. His scoring average is good for fifth place in the AUS.

Spanish playmaker Ines Salat Magarit continues to be a table setter for Memorial early on. The fifth-year guard is dishing out a team-best 4.3 assists per game to go along with just over five points and five rebounds per game.

His 26 total assists are good for third place in the conference.

Meanwhile, Sweden fullback Rebecka Ekström is the team’s second-highest scorer with 11.3 points per game. She is also averaging 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

Alyssa Jenkins is the only other Sea-Hawk in the double digits to score at 10 per game. She shoots 52 percent from the floor and grabs 1.8 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Lady Sea-Hawks are led on the boards by Hannah Green at 6.2 per contest. Gabrielle Roche is second on the team at 5.5.

Memorial will go for its third straight win when it takes on the X-Women at 6:30 p.m. NL time on Saturday.

They will meet on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.