X-Men handle Sea-Hawks 100-88

Photo credit Bryan Kennedy
Photo credit Bryan Kennedy

Antigonish, NS – The STFX X-Men defeated the Memorial Sea-Hawks 100-88 in their second game at the Coach K Invitational tournament Saturday night at the STFX Saputo Centre.

The X-Men now have a 2-0 tournament record while the Sea-Hawks drop to 1-1.

Five different X-Men were in double scoring digits on the scoresheet, including David Meunkat who tallied 19 points and added eight rebounds in the game.

STFX player of the game Dondre Reddick netted 15 points, Gatluak James scored 13 and had six rebounds, and Bennett Grumbach added 12.

Steven Levniac lead the X-Men with 11 rebounds.

Sea-Hawks player of the game Nicholas Tuft scored a game high 22 points, including 12 from three-point range. Flynn Boardman-Raffet had 17 for the visitors, while Boris Ristanovic and Emanuel Ring each contribute 14 points apiece.

Ring was Memorial's top rebounder with eight on the night.

The X-Men got out to a 28-13 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

An Antoine Vernon three-pointer just over a minute and a half into the second quarter gave the X-Men a 20-point lead at 33-13, and though the Sea-Hawks fought back and played a 22-22 second quarter, they were unable to significantly close the gap.

The X-Men were up 15 points at halftime, 50-35.

The blue and white outscored the Sea-Hawks 26-20 in the third quarter to maintain their lead and held a 76-55 advantage after three.

Memorial outscored STFX 33-24 in the fourth, thanks to some quick transitions and three-point shooting, but the X-Men held on for the 100-88 win.

The Sea-Hawks will play their final tournament game Sunday at 2:00 pm against the Calgary Dinos. The X-Men and Capers will tip-off at 4:00 pm.


STFX Coach K Invitational

Friday, October 21
6:00 pm:  Memorial 98 vs Cape Breton 84
8:00 pm:  Calgary 73 vs STFX 82

Saturday, October 22, 2022
6:00 pm:  Cape Breton 88 vs Calgary 94
8:00 pm:  Memorial 88 vs STFX 100

Sunday, October 23
2:00 pm:  Calgary vs Memorial
4:00 pm:  Cape Breton vs STFX