(Fredericton, NB) The St. Thomas University Tommies got their sixth win in a row with a 94-50 victory over the Crandall University Chargers.
Bridget Frazee (Sussex, NB) led the Tommies offensively with 17 points. Alana Dowling (Quispamsis, NB) finished with a double-double, having 13 points and 10 rebounds. Sydnee Balser had 13 points and 8 rebounds for the Chargers.
The Tommies came out with tough defense once again, limiting the Chargers to 19 points in the first half.
"I think that first half of basketball might be the best half of basketball we have played, maybe the entire season," said head coach Fred Connors after the game. "Our energy was great, I thought our communication was great. It was the type of half we have been waiting to see from our group all year."
In a game that saw every Tommie score at least three points, they also shot 41.9% from beyond the three-point line, with eight Tommies making a three.
"I don't know if we have 13 threes all season," said Connors jokingly about his team's shooting. "We shot the ball well. To be honest, we focus a ton on passing and our passing has not allowed us to be good shooters. Today you saw what happens when we move the ball, making extra passes, just how crisp we can be as a team."
The Tommies will head into the break with a record of 7-2, good for second in the ACAA. With the loss the Chargers fall to 2-6.