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Balanced attack leads UNB past Acadia

Balanced attack leads UNB past Acadia

WOLFVILLE – With both teams looking for key points towards a spot in the AUS men's basketball championship, it was the UNB Reds that came out on top 85-73 over the Acadia Axemen on Wednesday night.

UNB led by as much as 20 in the third quarter, with Acadia's last lead being in the first half of the game – their largest being three points.

All but one UNB player scored in the game, totaling 10 of 11 players in the game. It was Marcus Barnes (Kitchener, ON) leading the way with a game-high 22 points, with an efficient 10-for-18 from the floor. He also had four assists and six boards.

Vegas Evans (Brampton, ON), Javordo Mitchell (Woodbridge, ON) and Reese Zorogole (Halifax, NS) were the only other Reds in double-digit scoring. Evans had 16, while Mitchell and Zorogole had 10 points apiece.

For the hometown Axemen, they looked to six players to get past UNB, led by Gabe Davignon (Whites Lake, NS) and Glen Cox (Scotsburn, NS) with 19 and 17 points respectively.

Thomas MacDonald (Rothesay, NB) finished with the games only double-double, pulling in 10 rebounds with 10 points.

Saturday afternoon the two teams meet again. Tip-off at the Richard J. Currie Center is 3 p.m.