(HALIFAX, NS)—The UNB Varsity Reds defeated the Saint Mary's Huskies 58-42 on Friday evening in Atlantic university sport women's basketball action from the Homburg Centre.
Fredericton native Nicole Esson had a game-high 17 points for UNB in the win.
SMU took an early 14-11 lead after 10 minutes and were unable to keep the Varsity Reds at bay in the second quarter.
The Varsity Reds outscored SMU 21-7 in the frame and took a 32-21 lead at half.
The third quarter saw a 14-9 edge for UNB as they took a 46-30 lead into the fourth quarter.
Both teams scored 12 points apiece in the final frame and UNB took the 58-42 victory.
UNB improves to 4-1 in AUS play and Saint Mary's falls to 2-3.
Esson's 17 points were aided by 3-6 shooting from beyond the three-point line while Emily MacLeod (Fredericton, NB) had 14 points and Laura Kaye (Fredericton, NB) had 10 for UNB.
Dominic Nolasco, SMU Communications
Photo Nick Pearce