Weekend Sports Roundup - Jan. 9

What you might have missed over the weekend

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Head coach of the St. FX men's basketball team, Steve Konchalski celebrates his 800th career win on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of St. FX Athletics)

Head coach of the St. FX men's basketball team, Steve Konchalski celebrates his 800th career win on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of St. FX Athletics)

Hockey

The Dalhousie University men's hockey team defeated St. Thomas University 1-0 on Friday night in their first of two games this past weekend. Tigers goaltender Bobby Nadeau recorded his first shutout of the season. Fourth-year forward Brett Theberge netted the lone goal of the game. On Saturday night they fell to the University of Moncton 5-1, dropping their last place record to 3-12-1.

The Saint Mary's University men's team suffered two losses on the road this weekend as they fell to the University of Prince Edward Island 5-3 on Friday followed by a 3-2 loss to the University of New Brunswick on Saturday. The Huskies currently sit in fourth place in the Atlantic University Sport standings.

The sixth-place Saint Francis Xavier University team did not record a win this weekend as they lost to UNB 5-2 on Friday and UPEI 2-1 on Saturday.

The men's team at Acadia University picked up four points this weekend after defeating Moncton 5-2 on Friday and STU 3-2 on Saturday.

In AUS women's hockey action this weekend, Dal battled hard in a game that needed overtime to decide the winner on Saturday. The Tigers were not able to defeat first-place Moncton, losing by a score of 4-3. Veteran forward Jocelyn Leblanc scored two goals, which puts her in a tie for the most goals in the AUS with 12. On Sunday the women bounced back and beat STU 4-3 to improve their fifth place record to 4-7-2.

SMU suffered two crushing losses as they fell to Mount Allison University 8-1 on Saturday and UPEI 7-1 on Sunday. The Huskies sit in last place with a record of 1-10-1.

The St. FX women's team had a successful weekend, as they beat UPEI 2-1 followed by a 3-0 shutout win over Mt. A.

Basketball

With more than 900 fans in attendance at the Oland Centre in Antigonish on Saturday, the head coach of the St. FX men's basketball team, Steve Konchalski, recorded his 800th career win as the X-Men defeated UNB 87-68. Konchalski is in his 37th season with the team and has an overall coaching record of 800 wins and 410 losses. The team also beat UNB on Friday 92-59.  The X-Men have yet to be defeated this season with a record of 7-0.

Both the men and women Tigers travelled to St. John's this weekend for two doubleheader games against Memorial University. The men's team came out on top with an 89-76 victory on Saturday followed by a 92-82 win on Sunday. Third-year point guard Casey Fox led the team with 24 points in their first game and forward William Yengue, who is also in his third year, netted 18 points in the second match. Dal is currently in sixth place in the AUS.

The fifth-place Huskies took to the court against UPEI on Saturday and Sunday and won both games 93-86 and 91-83, respectively.

The Tigers women's team did not manage a victory this weekend as they fell to MUN on Saturday 85-68 and on Sunday 85-83. Dal has now lost five games in a row with their last victory coming on Nov. 12. They are in fourth place in the AUS standings.

Meanwhile, the St. FX women's team split their weekend doubleheader against UNB, winning 76-69 on Friday and losing 74-66 on Saturday.

The league leading SMU team played two games against UPEI this weekend. They recorded a 65-45 win on Saturday and a 76-74 victory in a close game on Sunday. Third-year point guard Justine Colley dominated the court with 30 points in their first game and 14 in their second game. She also had a total of 14 rebounds after both games.

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