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Weekend Sports Roundup December 5

What you might have missed over the weekend.

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Men's Hockey

The last varsity games of 2011 took place this weekend as universities head into exam period and the holiday break. The University of New Brunswick won 3-2 in overtime against St. Thomas University, led by Varsity Reds' forward Bretton Stamler, who scored his second goal of the game in the extra period. The victory keeps UNB atop the Atlantic division standings until the season resumes next month.

Saint Mary's University kept pace with UNB with a 4-2 victory over Acadia University, jumping over the Axemen in the AUS standings to move into second place. Four different players scored for SMU and seven game misconducts were handed out in the third period of what became a tense, physical game down the stretch.

In the final game of men's hockey action, Moncton University defeated the University of Prince Edward Island 4-2. Eric Faille sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the dying seconds of the third period, despite his team being outshot 36-28 by the Panthers.

Men's Basketball

Saint Mary's and Cape Breton University played the weekend's only men's varsity game on Friday night, with the Huskies falling 106-84 to the Capers. CBU has now won four straight games, after opening the season with two losses. SMU forward Tory Fassett continued his strong play this season with 34 points, while Cape Breton forward Al Alilovic led his team with 28 points in the win. Capers guard James Dorsey also chipped in with a rare triple-double, finishing with an impressive stat line of 19 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds.

Women's Basketball

The women's varsity teams from SMU and CBU also squared off on Friday night. SMU took the game 69-65, led by Justine Colley's 33 point performance in the Huskies' sixth straight victory. The Capers' top scorers were Stephanie Toxopeus and Cassie Cooke with 17 and 15 points, respectively. The Huskies' victory keeps the team in first place of the AUS standings, while Cape Breton's loss drops them to fifth place with a record of 3-3.

Women's Volleyball

In the only volleyball match of the weekend, the Saint Mary's women's team continued its recent dominance with a 3-0 victory over Moncton and extended their winning streak to nine games. The team is undefeated this season, currently ranking first in the AUS standings and third place nationally. Meanwhile, Moncton fell to 2-7 with the loss - their second consecutive.

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