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The Saint Mary’s Huskies men’s basketball team is coming on strong, with five wins in its past six games.

The Saint Mary’s Huskies men’s basketball team is coming on strong, with five wins in its past six games.

The Huskies earned a pair of home wins on the weekend, beating the Cape Breton Capers 69-65 on Friday and the P.E.I. Panthers 113-111 in overtime on Saturday to climb into a tie for second in the Atlantic University Sport standings.

Mark McLaughlin piled up 43 points and Joey Haywood added 41 to help the Huskies improve to 7-3.

The Dalhousie Tigers, meanwhile, split on the weekend, beating P.E.I. 77-61 and losing to Cape Breton 65-57.

They also have a 7-3 record and are tied with the Huskies.

The St. Francis Xavier X-Men (9-1) are first.

In women’s play, Dal (7-3) stretched its winning streak to seven games with wins over P.E.I. and Cape Breton.

 
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