Tigers Weekend Recap (Mar 6-9)
Duncan Forbes - March 10, 2014
Tigers Weekend Recap
Two Tigers made their way onto the podium at the 2014 CIS Track and Field Championships in Edmonton, AB, while the women’s basketball team earned a berth in the 2014 AUS semifinals before running into one of the nation’s top teams.
The fifth-seeded Tigers defeated the Memorial Sea-Hawks in the quarter-final of the 2014 Subway AUS Championship this Friday in Charlottetown, PE. Down by four points going into the fourth quarter, the Tigers outscored the Sea-Hawks 18-8 to go on to win 70-64. Courtney Thompson had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists to pace the Tigers, while Robbi Daley chipped in 17 points of her own on 8-13 shooting from the field. This was sweet revenge for the Tigers, who were ousted by the Sea-Hawks in the quarter-finals last season.
On Saturday, the Tigers faced the powerhouse Saint Mary’s Huskies, who went 20-0 in the regular season. Although the Tigers only trailed by four points after the first quarter, the Tigers just couldn’t keep up with Justine Colley and the rest of the Huskies, and fell 73-53 as the Tigers season came to an end. Thompson had another huge game for the Tigers with 21 points and 14 rebounds, while Daley and Ainsley MacIntyre each added eight points of their own.
The Tigers were well represented at the awards banquet with Tessa Stammberger being named an AUS first team all-star, while Courtney Thompson was named to the second team. Shayln Field was named to the all-rookie team, while Robbi Daley was selected as the Community Service Award winner.
Track & Field
The Tigers sent 13 athletes to the 2014 CIS Track and Field Championships at the University of Alberta this past weekend. Before the competition got started, fourth-year jumper Rebecca Haworth was named the CIS Community Service Award winner for the second year in a row at the CIS Awards Luncheon.
On the last day of competition, Rebecca Haworth jumped a personal best 1.82m to earn the silver medal in the women’s high jump, while AUS field rookie of the year Chas Smith earned a bronze medal with a 14.53m jump in the men’s triple jump. Haworth’s leap set a new Dalhousie and Nova Scotia high jump record.
The men’s team earned a total of 15 points to finish in 15th place, while the women’s team came in 17th after earning eight points.
Other top ten finishes by Tigers athletes over the weekend include:
Jordan Bruce - 4th, men’s triple jump (14.52m)
David Errington - 6th, men’s high jump (1.98m)
Chas Smith - 8th, men’s long jump (6.95m)
Sarah Taplin - 9th, women’s triple jump (11.66m)
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