SASKATOON — Using a 14-0 stretch in the third quarter, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the Trinity Western University Spartans 98-73 Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
Peter Lomuro, a guard who transferred to the Huskies this season from the University of Winnipeg, scored on back-to-back fast breaks in the quarter, highlighted by a thunder dunk on a pass from forward Michael Lieffers. The Huskies finished the frame outscoring the Spartans 35-19.
Saskatchewan jumped out to a 20-10 lead in the first quarter before Trinity Western gained momentum in the second quarter. The Huskies had a slim 39-36 lead heading into halftime. The third quarter sparked the Huskies large lead. Saskatchewan added another 24 to Trinity’s 18 in the fourth.
Lomuro finished with 20 points for Saskatchewan, while the Huskies Jamelle Barrett, the league scoring champion last season, had 23 points and seven assists. Duncan Jones added 15 points and Lieffers 12. Patrick Burns had seven rebounds.
With the win the No. 5 ranked Huskies move to 5-2 and are on a four game winning streak. Trinity Western drops to 2-6.
Sean Peter, a fifth-year player, was the leading scorer for the Spartans with 24 points. Tristan Smith added 11 points and four steals. Calvin Westbrook had five rebounds.
Saskatchewan went 10-of-21 on three-point attempts, with Barrett and Jones hitting three each. Trinity Western was 4-of-14. The Huskies shot at 60% in the game, while the Spartans shot 44%.
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: The Huskies played this weekend without fourth-year forward Nolan Brudehl, who is injured.