Foo plays key role in helping Sea-Hawks get first win of season

Dave Kearsey
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Krista Hogan has eight kills for Sea-Hawks in a losing effort

Krista Hogan of Kippens is shown in action with the Memorial University Sea-Hawks women's varsity volleyball team.

ST. JOHN’S  — Daniel Foo made the most of his opportunity to make an impact for the hometown Sea-Hawks.

Memorial Sea-Hawks coach Peter Benoite got a lift off the bench from rookie Daniel Foo in getting the team’s first win of the season — an 80-76 upset over the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds — Saturday night in front of a vocal crowd at the Field House.

Foo, a Corner Brook native, scored 12 points in 12 minutes, including a three-pointer with just over eight minutes left in the fourth quarter to give the Sea-Hawks a three-point advantage. Fellow rookie Kieran Hawksley came off the bench to add 10 points to the scoring parade, including a clutch jumper with just over two minutes left to give the Sea-Hawks a two-point advantage.

Second-year post Vasilije Curcic led the Sea-Hawks with a 20-point performance, including six in the final five minutes of the game.

The Sea-Hawks would settle for the weekend split, however, dropping to 1-9 on the Atlantic University Sport season after an 86-69 loss to the Varsity Reds Sunday at the Field House.

The Varsity Reds were limited to eight active players due to injuries, but Javon Masters paved the way with 20 points, six assists and five steals in the victory to improve to 8-3 on the season.

Curcic, once again, was the top scorer for the Sea-Hawks with 25 points and seven rebounds.

The Sea-Hawks women’s basketball team, also at home against the Varsity Reds, improved to 5-5 on the season with a sweep — winning 60-52 Saturday and 63-49 Sunday.

Meanwhile, on the volleyball court, the Sea-Hawks women’s team, including Krista Hogan of Stephenville, fell to 3-9 on the season after being swept by the Saint Mary’s Huskies in Halifax over the weekend.

Hogan had eight kills in Saturday’s showdown, a a tightly contested five-set match that ended with a 15-9 win for the Huskies.

Hogan and company will try to get back on track this weekend when the Sea-Hawks host the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds Saturday 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. at the Field House.

Meanwhile, the Sea-Hawks men’s swim team finished third and the women settled for fifth an an AUS invitational meet hosted by Dalhousie University.

Gavin Dyke claimed five gold medals for the Sea-Hawks, while Ryan George of Deer Lake captured a silver in 50-m backstroke and a bronze as part of the 200-m Medley relay team.

Nicholas Sparkes, a rookie who honed his skillset with the Corner Brook Rapids Swim Club in high school, picked up a silver medal in the 200-m butterfly event to help the Sea-Hawks capture third spot.

Organizations: Sea-Hawks.Memorial Sea-Hawks, University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds, Atlantic University Sport Field House.Foo Field House.The Varsity Reds Field House.Meanwhile Corner Brook Rapids Swim Club

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Saint Mary, Halifax Deer Lake

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