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Gaels teams finish weekend with a win and a loss each

A quick roundup of Gaels athletes and teams in action over the weekend:

MEN’S HOCKEY

The No. 8 Queen's Gaels (12-4-0) earned a weekend split at home against a pair of ranked teams.

On Friday the Gaels topped the No. 7 Carleton Ravens (10-2-3) with a 5-2 win. After Alex Row opened the scoring for the Gaels in the first period, Spencer Abraham put them up 2-1 in the second.

Carleton would tie it up early in the third before Slater Doggett and Duncan Campbell put the Gaels in the lead for good. Doggett added a late empty-netter for his second of the game.

On Saturday the Gaels dropped a 4-1 decision to the No. 5 Ottawa Gee-Gees (13-1-2).

The visitors were up 2-0 before Luke Edwards got the Gaels on the board in the second period. But the Gee-Gees added to the lead with a pair of goals in the third.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The Queen’s Gaels women’s basketball team (7-3) earned a weekend split on the road, defeating the Brock Badgers (3-7) 75-63 on Friday and losing 86-66 decision to the No. 5 McMaster Marauders (9-2).

In St. Catharines, the Gaels trailed 35-33 at the half after some early struggles. However they righted the ship in the second half with some solid shooting and strong defence. Leading the way for the Gaels was Marianne Alarie with 24 points and Maddie Morris with 11 rebounds off the bench.

In Hamilton on Saturday, the Gaels went into the half trailing 40-37 but the Marauders pulled away after the break, stretching the lead to 21 points in the third quarter.

Veronika Lavergne finished with 14 points and eight rebounds while Laura Donovan added 10 points.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

The Queen’s Gaels (6-4) used overtime to take down the McMaster Marauders (4-7) 88-80 on Saturday.

It was a back-and-forth affair all night between two evenly matched teams, but the Gaels were finally able to pull away in extra time.

Tanner Graham had a massive game with 32 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, and four steals.

On Friday, the Gaels fell to the Brock Badgers (6-4) 85-64. After a close first half ended with the Badgers leading 41-38, the hosts pulled away after the restart for a comfortable win.

Tanner Graham had 19 points and Quinton Gray added 16 more. 

With his big weekend Graham moved into the Gaels’ top five in all-time scoring with 1,086 career points.