Justine Colley in league of her own as Huskies remain unbeaten
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Thirty-seven points, six rebounds, four assists, and Justine Colley looked like she didn’t even break a sweat.
The East Preston product dominated at will, leading the Saint Mary’s Huskies to a 85-64 home victory over the Dalhousie Tigers on Wednesday night at The Tower.
After being named Atlantic University Sport’s female athlete of the week for her weekend performances - a double-double against the Cape Breton Capers and a 32-point performance versus the St. Francis Xavier X-Women - she was at it again against Dalhousie, adding to her conference leading 26.2 points-per-game average.
With her team struggling late in the first quarter, Colley came off the bench, nailing a three pointer and dropping two free throws to give her squad a 17-16 edge at the end of the stanza. Her timely fast-break basket late in the second quarter sparked a 14-4 run, giving the Huskies a solid 43-31 lead at halftime.
From there, Colley and the Huskies had their way, cruising to their seventh straight win and remaining undefeated.
“We played great as a team; I really wanted this win,” said Colley, who was also named the CIS female athlete of the week on Wednesday. “The awards are just a bonus. “
Anna von Maltzahn led the Tigers with 14 points.
Laura Langille had a strong game for the Huskies, picking up 19 points.
She had nothing but praise for her gifted teammate.
“She’s just a great competitor and she works so hard,” Langille said of Colley.
But beyond the super star, Langille said there’s a supporting cast that’s key to the team’s success.
“We’re great friends,” she said. “We work for each other and we want to win it all together.”
Tigers come out on top in men's action
Hassan Abdullahi collected 23 points and Devon Stedman chipped in 14 to lead the Tigers to a 75-69 overtime victory against the Huskies in the men's game.
Jordan Lee scored a team-high 28 points for the Huskies