Anthony Sears With Big Night, Acadia Axeman Stomp Cape Breton!
NPH TOP PERFORMERS
- Anthony Sears 35 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
- Anthony Ashe 21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists
- Sean Stoqua 15 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steals
- Jamie Glasgow 12, points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists
- Stephane Goosens 9 points, 7 rebounds
- James Dorsey 7 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals
PHOTO COURTESY: JOHN DECOSTE, www.kingscountynews.ca
WOLFEVILLE, NS–To tip off the second half of the AUS season, the Cape Breton Capers travelled to the Acadia Axemen, who finally have all their pieces of the puzzle back in the line up, looking like the pre-season favourites they were expected to be.
NPH had its eye on Cape Breton point guard Jimmy Dorsey who is averaging 20.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 8.6apg and Acadia’s big man Owen Klassen 16.2ppg and 10.8rpg.
However, we received a huge surprise from Acadia’s Anthony Sears and Anthony Ashe who led their team to the 108-65 drubbing of the Capers.
Sears who established himself as an elite guard in the AUS last year as a second year player stuggled first semester and defiantely put himself on the NPH radar with a 35 points and 8 rebounds with “Earl Manigaut” type percent, 14/15 FGs in 19 minutes of play.
In speaking with coach Baur of Acadia before the game he felt his team would make a statement.
“We had a tough first semester due to key players missing, we couldn’t get any flow,” said Coach Baur.
Well, it wasn’t hard for Acadia to make a statement as Jimmy Dorsey was benched for the first quarter and the Capers played like they were still on Christmas Break as the Axemen beat them in all facets of the game including 42 team points from behind the arc.
Not to be out done, Sears backcourt mate Anthony Ashe had a great night by scoring 21 on 9/10 FG.
The only spark for the capers came from Jamie Glasgow who made some big shots including a contested three at the end of the shot clock to break Acadia’s 16-2 opening run. Glasgow finished with 12 points.
Acadia hosts the Saint Mary’s Huskies Wednesday January 11 at 8:00pm.