SASKATOON — With a 62-49 victory over the visiting Trinity Western University Spartans, the No. 6 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies extended their win streak to four games Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
The win moves the Huskies to 4-3 after starting the season 0-3. The Spartans fall to 3-5 after the loss.
Senior guard Katie Miyazaki had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies, while Kabree Howard added 11 points. Rookie Huskie guard Kelsey Trulsrud made an impact in the game. Trulsrud scored seven points in the third quarter for the Saskatchewan Huskies, finishing with 12 points.
Fifth-year post Laurelle Weigl scored 16 points and added seven rebounds for the Spartans. Guard Sarah Cleveland chipped in 10 points for the Spartans and hit both of the team’s three-pointers.
Saskatchewan jumped out to a big lead in the first quarter outscoring the Spartans 20-10. Trinity found their legs in the second quarter to pull the game within six points at 35-29 heading into halftime. The Huskies continued to find the basket in the second half outscoring Trinity 16-11 in the third and 11-9 in the fourth.
Trinity Western shot just 29% from the field, going 18-for-63. Saskatchewan hit 48% at 22-of-46.
This was the last weekend for most Canada West teams before the December break. Saskatchewan’s league schedule resumes Jan. 6 in Victoria, while Trinity Western is home to Lethbridge.
Game Notes: Weigl and Miyazaki were teammates at Simon Fraser. Weigl and Miyazaki won three Canadian championships with the Simon Fraser Clan. Weigl was rookie of the year in CIS women’s basketball and has been on the Canadian national team.