The Acadia women's basketball team celebrate the AUS championship win. (Acadia University photo/Twitter)

HALIFAX: Two Lockview High women’s basketball graduates helped spark the Acadia Axewomen to the AUS women’s hoops championship on Sunday afternoon, March 4 in Halifax.

Kelsey Rice of Beaver Bank and Ellen Hatt of Fall River both started the game on the bench for the Axewomen in the final against an upstart UPEI Panthers squad that advanced to the final by upsetting CBU Capers on March 3.

Hatt scored 11 points in 21 minutes of play off the bench, while Rice recorded one point and 11 rebounds in 17 minutes of play, also off the bench.

Allie Berry led the Axewomen attack with 20 points in the game.

Acadia now heads to Regina, Sk. for the U Sports championships from March 8-11.