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Algoma women's basketball earns split at Waterloo

The women earned a split thanks to a Saturday win
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In Ontario University Athletics (OUA) basketball action over the weekend both teams from Algoma were in action on the road.

In Friday’s women’s game, Waterloo overcame a seven-point deficit at the half to beat Algoma 65-59.

Aphia Ward led Waterloo with 15 points and seven rebounds while Sydney Wilson chipped in with 13 points.

Breanna Hudspeth had 12 points and seven rebounds for the Warriors.

Karly Fracalanza led Algoma with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Thais Matte and Akaya Nakashima chipped in with 12 points each for Algoma.

In Friday’s men’s game, Waterloo jumped out to a lead in the opening quarter lifted Waterloo to an 83-78 win.

Waterloo led 28-11 through one quarter and despite a solid push in the final three quarters, Algoma couldn’t claw all the way back.

Waterloo’s Justin Malnerich led all scorers in the game with 31 points. Nedim Hodzic had 20 points and seven rebounds for Waterloo.

Peter Wetuvanga led Algoma with 28 points and nine rebounds in the game. Nicholas Gehlen chipped in with 18 points.

In Saturday’s women’s game, Algoma earned the split thanks to a 70-58 win.

Waterloo led by five at the half, but Algoma outscored the Warriors 17-7 in the third quarter en route to the win.

Nakashima led Algoma with 18 points while Matte added 14 and Fracalanza had 13 and eight rebounds.

Vanessa Hughes led Waterloo with 19 points.

In the men’s game on Saturday, Kuel Thomas had 21 points and 12 rebounds as Waterloo beat Algoma 86-59. Hodzic added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Warriors.

Brandon Dwyer had 17 points for Algoma while Gehlen chipped in with 16.

The weekend marked the final games prior to Christmas for both Algoma teams.

The teams return to action on Jan. 11 on the road at Queen’s.


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