Saskatoon, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Huskies used their size advantage to control the boards as they coasted to a 1102-55 victory over the UBC Okanagan Heat Friday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
The Heat were outrebounded 40-22, over the four quarter as the Huskies used their size advantage to control both ends of the floor limiting the Heat’s chances on offence. The Heat really struggled offenisviely shooting only 36 percent, the Huskies were very efficient shooting nearly 60 percent in the contest.
The post games of Roslyn Huber (4th year, Kelowna, BC) and Krystal Schouten (2nd year, Winnipeg, MB) led the Heat with 13 and 12 points respectively. Huber led the team with four rebounds, fellow fourth year Madison Kaneda (Guard, Vernon, BC) also grabbed four boards. Guard Emily Kanester (1st year, Vernon, BC) hit the team’s only three; as the Heat went just 1-6 from downtown.
University of Saskatchewan freshman Dalyce Emmerson tallied her sixth double-double of the season as the post from Prince Albert, Sask., tallied a game-high 17 points and 11 rebounds, hitting 7-of-10 field goals and was perfect from the line. Emmerson scored 13 of the points in the second half.
After the teams matched each other point for point, the Heat began to fall behind and at the six-minute mark of the first quarter and the Huskies never looked back. Saskatchewan led the Heat 20-12 at the end of the first frame. They extended the gap to 42-26 by halftime.
The Heat had no answer as Saskatchewan continued to pour the ball into the basket in the second half outscoring the Heat 26-14 in the third quarter and 24-15 in the fourth.
The Huskies showed depth on offence with four more Huskies scoring double digits on the night. Kabree Howard scored 14, followed by Kiera Lyons with 13. Fifth-year guards Mary Hipperson chipped in 12 and Amy Lackie tallied 11. Katie Miyazaki helped the Huskies’ on the boards with eight rebounds.
With the win the Huskies improve to 8-4 on the season and ride a three-game winning streak. UBC Okanagan, who joined the Canada West for the 2011-12 season, drops to 2-110. It is the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
The Huskies will meet the Thompson Rivers WolfPack Saturday night, while the Heat travel to Edmonton to face the Alberta Pandas.
HEAT NOTES: The Huskie bench outscored the Heat bench 31-12…Madison Kaneda is shooting 3110.4% (13-33) but hasn’t attempt one in the past two games…The Heat average 10 less points per game on the road – 66.2 versus 56.0.