Three Memorial University Sea-Hawks varsity teams are on the road this weekend, with the men’s and women’s basketball teams in Wolfville, N.S. to tangle with Acadia University, while the women’s volleyball team is in Moncton, N.B. to take on the Blue Eagles.
The men’s hoops squad (3-6) registered a split with the University of New Brunswick last weekend, thanks to a combined 53 points from Nathan Barker, the Atlantic University Sports athlete of the week.
Acadia is 2-6, and the Sea-Hawks swept the Axemen in November at the Field House.
Memorial has two of the top three AUS scorers this season. Barker is second overall with 21.3 points per game, and Emmanuel Ring sits in third position, averaging 18.8 points.
Games are 3:30 p.m. today and Sunday.
The Lady Birds (3-7) are mired in a five-game losing streak. It won’t get any easier against 6-2 Acadia.
Sea-Hawks’ all-star guard Sydney Stewart is second in conference scoring, averaging 22.9 points per game.
Haille Nickerson is tied for fifth spot with 16.5 points per game.
“We have to focus on our defense if we want wins this weekend,” Nickerson said. “Our offence will come from our defence.”
The women’s volleyball team is still looking for its first win in eight starts, while Moncton is 1-8.