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UPEI basketball teams split weekend games with Dalhousie

UPEI Panthers guard Karla Yepez takes a shot Saturday during Atlantic University Sport women's basketball action against Dalhousie Tigers.
UPEI Panthers guard Karla Yepez takes a shot Saturday during Atlantic University Sport women's basketball action against Dalhousie Tigers. - Jason Malloy

Panthers take the women’s games, nationally ranked Dal sweeps men’s contests

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Karla Yepez had 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block to pace the UPEI Panthers to a 65-48 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday in Atlantic University Sport women’s basketball action.

UPEI Panthers forward Lauren Fleming drives into the paint and takes a shot over the Katelyn Scott of the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday night in Charlottetown.
UPEI Panthers forward Lauren Fleming drives into the paint and takes a shot over the Katelyn Scott of the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday night in Charlottetown.

The victory completed the weekend sweep of the Tigers after UPEI won 66-63 Friday.

Reese Baxendale had 12 points and six assists for a Panthers squad playing without injured starters Jenna Mae Ellsworth and Carolina Del Santo. Annabelle Charron added 10 points while Reilly Sullivan had nine rebounds, including five on the offensive glass, off the bench to go with six points, three steals, two assists and a block.

Chloe Wilson led the Tigers with 13 points and 11 rebounds while Morgan Gause added 11 points. Former Holland College Hurricanes guard Chelsea Slawter-Wright had nine points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.

UPEI held 22-11, 36-23 and 49-31 quarter leads. The Panthers shot better from the field 42-37 per cent and the free-throw line 67-53 while the Tiger held the advantage from three-point territory 29-18.

UPEI improved to 5-1 while Dalhousie is 1-4. The Panthers host the Cape Breton Capers Saturday in a four-point game to end the 2019 portion of the regular season.

Men’s basketball

The Tigers exploded out of the gate and never looked back defeating the Panthers 89-44 in men’s action.

UPEI Panthers guard Dakelle Brooks, left, looks to get a shot off over Xavier Ochu of the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday during Atlantic University Sport men's hoops action.
UPEI Panthers guard Dakelle Brooks, left, looks to get a shot off over Xavier Ochu of the Dalhousie Tigers Saturday during Atlantic University Sport men's hoops action.

Dalhousie, U Sports’ second-ranked team, led 26-3 after the first quarter as the Panthers started 1-for-8 from the field, 1-for-4 from the free-throw line and turned the ball over 10 times. The Tigers led 40-19 at the half and 67-34 heading to the final 10 minutes.

The win completed the weekend sweep after Dalhousie took Friday’s game 82-53.

Keevan Veinot had 20 points to lead the Tigers while Alex Carson had 13, Jordan Brathwaite 12 and Brent Martindale 11.

Jamesley Jerome ad 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Panthers while Elijah Miller had 11 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.

The Tigers held the shooting advantage, 55-34 per cent from the field, 50-6 from three-point territory and 76-50 on the free-throw line.

The Tigers improved to 5-0 while the Panthers are 1-5. The Panthers host the Cape Breton Capers Saturday in a four-point game to end the 2019 portion of the regular season.

Dalhousie Tigers guard Keevan Veinot looks to drive into the paint Saturday during Atlantic University Sport men's basketball action at UPEI.
Dalhousie Tigers guard Keevan Veinot looks to drive into the paint Saturday during Atlantic University Sport men's basketball action at UPEI.

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