(Halifax, N.S.)—For two schools located less than two kilometres apart, Saint Mary's versus Dalhouse in anything never disappoints.
Sunday afternoon was no exception as the host Huskies defeated the U Sports No. 8 ranked Dalhousie Tigers 75-71 in AUS men's basketball action from the Homburg Centre.
Clayton, the fourth-year Halifax native paced all scorers with 25 points and added six rebounds and four assists in the win.
Saint Mary's improves to 6-5 (16 points) in conference play after splitting two games in Newfoundland last weekend versus Memorial University and losing to Acadia University January 13th.
A 15-12 opening quarter score had the Huskies up after 10 minutes.
Saint Mary's outscored Dal 16-15 in the second quarter and led 31-27 at the half.
Dalhousie took a 22-21 third quarter frame and trailed the Huskies 52-49 after thirty minutes.
The final frame saw Saint Mary's outscore the Tigers 23-22 and hold on for a 75-71 victory.
Ritchie Kanza Mata (Toronto, Ont.) and Jordan Aquino-Serjue (Montreal, Que.) each scored 15 points for Dal, who drop to 7-3 (18 points) in conference play.
Kashrell Lawrence (Brampton, Ont.) added eight points and six rebounds for the Tigers.
Up next for Dalhousie is a January 19th road trip versus Acadia University (5-5, 14 points).
Saint Mary's hosts Cape Breton University (0-10) January 20th and 21st.
Tip-off for all games is 8 p.m.
Source Dominic Nolasco, Photo Mona Ghiz