team Atlantic champs
9, 2000, Gazette)
at the airport with the championship banner and trophy.
capture by CAMS
Sea-Hawks are the 1999-2000 AUAA womens basketball champions,
following up a win at the AUAAs by the womens volleyball
team last month.
defeated the University of Prince Edward Island 53-40 in the
final at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, March 5.
Ann Murrin scored 18 points for the Sea-Hawks who led 32-23 at
the half. Erika Stokes finished with six points and 14 rebounds
and was the player of the game for MUN.
capped off a great tournament by being selected as the playoffs
most valuable player. The Sea-Hawks were the fifth seed in the
six-team tournament which meant they had to take the long road
to the championship.
put forth a gutsy effort in knocking off defending champs University
of New Brunswick, 69-60, in the quarterfinal. In that game, Ms.
Murrin led the team with 21 points and captured player of the
game honors. Amy OReilly dropped four successful three-point
attempts to finish with 12 points and Melissa Skanes netted all
of her 11 points in the second half.
faced the third ranked Dalhousie Tigers in the semis. Dal had
owned MUN in the regular season, winning all four matches, however
the Sea-Hawks secured a last second victory on an Erica Coultas
to have the game in hand with just over a minute to play but
had to withstand a late surge by the Tigers to secure the victory.
Ms. Coultas was named player of the game after finishing with
19 points. Ann Murrin, who earlier in the day had been named
an AUAA first team all-star, helped out with 10 points and seven
rebounds. Sandi Ennis had a strong game in the absence of Erika
Stokes, sidelined early due to an injury, contributing 10 points
and pulling down five boards coming off the bench.
had little time to celebrate. The team took off for Edmonton
on Tuesday to compete in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic
Union championships. The team was scheduled to take on the tournaments
number one seed, the Canada West conference champion University
of Victoria Vikes Thursday evening.
won the AUAA title in 1995.
the Sea-Hawks are Heather Dawe, Melissa Skanes, Erica Coultas,
Ann Murrin, Kerri Highmore, Sandi Ennis, Joanne McNeil, Amy OReilly,
Erika Stokes and Kendra Wheatley. The head coach is Doug Partridge
and the assistant coaches are Tami Pennell and Peter Benoite.
The trainer is Penny Murphy.