Nicole Betker

Each Monday, Huskie Athletics will release a series of moments with the Top 10 being released at the Huskie Centennial Reunion Banquet March 31. Dig into your memory bank and share your greatest Huskie memories, stories, and photos because We Are All Huskies!


Moment #51 – Dean Wiebe Made Himself At Home

This game happened in Calgary, a tough gym for any visiting basketball team. But Dean Wiebe of the University of Saskatchewan made himself at home. A high-flying forward for the Huskies from Mount Royal Collegiate, Wiebe scored 47 points against the Calgary Dinos in a game in 1993-94, his senior season. That same season Wiebe hit for 40 points against Brandon and 39 against UBC. All three of his games are in the top 10 in the Huskies record book for scoring.

Moment #55 – Canada West Glory

Jody Jury was far out. Jury, an agriculture student in her fifth season of university basketball, hit seven three-point shots to lead the University of Saskatchewan past the Calgary Dinos in the deciding game of a playoff series at the PAC in 2006. The next weekend in Vancouver, the Huskies beat No. 2 ranked Simon Fraser and No. 1 ranked B.C. in the league final four to grab their first ever Canada West women’s championship

Moment #74 – Roughriders Play Basketball

The Saskatchewan Roughriders came to Saskatoon and a basketball game broke out. The University of Saskatchewan Pups, the junior team for the Huskies, defeated a group of Roughriders by 21 points in the final of the Hub City basketball tournament in 1968. Al Ford, a receiver and kicker, was the top scorer for the Riders, followed by offensive lineman Clyde Brock. Dale Galan of the Pups was named the MVP of the tournament.

Moment #83 – Great Defender

Lindsay DeGroot was the great defender for the University of Saskatchewan women’s basketball team. DeGroot transferred to the Huskies in 2009 after being an all-star at McMaster University in Hamilton and she kept on humming. Playing for the Huskies, she led the country in steals, was named an All-Canadian and although a guard, she was first on the Huskies in rebounds.