The UNB Saint John Seawolves hosted the St. Thomas Tommies in a pivotal ACAA men's basketball game Wednesday in Saint John.
The Seawolves trailed 38-36 at the half but gained momentum as the game went along and asserted themselves when it counted in the fourth quarter with a 33-20 run to defeat the Tommies 98-73 and all but secure fifth place for the playoffs.
The Seawolves used a balanced attack with five players scoring in double digits. Steve Ryan had a game-high 22 points and chipped in with 7 rebounds. Hunter Gray poured in 18 points and had 6 rebounds. His brother Keegan added 17 points and 9 rebounds, Matt Brown had 13 points and Jacob Vickers contributed 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Rookie Austin Buchanan was active with 5 steals for the winners.
The Tommies had three players in double digits. Arthur Reese led the charge with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 steals. Harrison Florean had 12 points and a team-leading 6 rebounds and Brady Atkinson checked in with 12 points and 4 steals.
The Seawolves moved to 7-9 for the season while the Tommies dropped to 4-14 but still hang on to the sixth and final playoff spot.
Both teams play Saturday, February 17. The Tommies host the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics Saturday at 7:00 PM while the Seawolves have a 3:00 PM game again Crandall University.