HALIFAX, NS - Behind 23 points from Qyemah Gibson (Nassau, Bahamas), the Saint Mary's Huskies defeated the StFX X-Men 95-88 on Wednesday night in AUS action from the Homburg Centre.
Gibson, a 6-foot-5 forward, added nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks as the Huskies improve to 2-3 on the year in conference play.
SMU jumped out to a 19-7 lead after ten minutes, then outscored StFX 32-28 in the second quarter.
The Huskies led 51-35 at the half.
The X-Men outscored SMU 22-17 in the third quarter and trimmed the Huskies lead to 11 at 68-57 after 30 minutes.
StFX chipped away in the final frame, outscoring Saint Mary's 31-27, but the Huskies were able to hold on for the 95-88 victory.
All five starters scored in double-figures for Saint Mary's.
Sebastian Gray (Nassau Bahamas) had 17 points while Johneil Johnson (Lake Echo, NS) and Dontae Mitchell (Vaughan, ON) each had 13.
Travis Adams (Halifax, NS) recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Both teams conclude their home-and-home series on Saturday, November 16th at 8 p.m. in Antigonish.
Recap courtesy Dominic Nolasco, SMU Sports Information