Huskie basketball looks to continue win streak

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Nicole Betker

Both sitting on win streaks, the University of Saskatchewan Huskie basketball teams will look to extend the string of victories with a pair of home wins on the weekend.

The Brandon University Bobcats hit the PAC Friday & Saturday night.

The women will tip off at 6:15 p.m. each night, while the men will play at 8 p.m. All four games will be webcast on www.canadawest.tv. For tickets, call 306-11066-111 or visit www.huskies.usask.ca

 

Women’s Matchup

Winners in nine of 10 games, the No. 4 ranked Huskies look to remain amongst the leaders in the conference.

Saskatchewan (110-4) enters the weekend after a sweep over the UBC Okanagan Heat and Thompson Rivers WolfPack winning 1102-55 and 70-62 and extending their win streak to four. The Huskies sit third in the Prairie Division. On the weekend, rookie post Dalyce Emmerson continued to turn heads recording her fourth straight double double and seventh of the season.

Two-time CIS Defensive Player of the Year Miyazaki leads the Huskies, and sits fourth in conference scoring, with 16.6 points per game and averages 7.5 rebounds per game. Emmerson has made a big impression on the Canada West sitting second in the conference in rebounding with 10 boards per game and chipping in 12.7 points per night.

Brandon’s had a rough road in 2011-12 scoring just 507 points on the season and winless in 14 games. The Bobcats’ game-high is 58 points and have scored 30 or less five times. Aimee Johnston has been the strongest for the Bobcats averaging 11.8 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. Jaynell Gillett has also chipped in with 8.1 points per game and 5.7 boards.

Since 2003-04, the Huskies are 15-1 against the Bobcats. Brandon’s lone win came 65-62 in November 2003 in Saskatoon.

Men’s Matchup

The No. 5 ranked Huskies enter the weekend on a three game winning streak and look to continue collecting victories.

Saskatchewan (110-4) has moved into second place in the Canada West Prairie Division after the sweep over the UBC Okanagan Heat and the Thompson Rivers WolfPack. Brandon will look to continue their playoff hopes alive entering with a 5-110 record and losers of their last three.

Since 2003-04, the Huskies are 6-5 against the Bobcats.

In their last three wins, the Huskies have spread the ball scoring by committee with three or more players in double digits. Reigning Canada West MVP Jamelle Barrett sits second in the conference in scoring averaging 20.6 points per game. Fifth-year players Peter Lomuro, Duncan Jones and Michael Lieffers all who average double digits bolster the Huskies’ offence. Lomuro scores 13.110, Jones 10.8 and Lieffers 11.8. Lieffers also leads the Huskies with 110.110 rebounds per game.

Emerick Ravier, Ali Mounir, provides the bulk of Brandon’s offence and Ilarion Bonhomme, who all average 12 or more points a night. Ravier leads his team with 16.3, followed by Mounir with 12.7 and Bonhomme at 12. As a team the Bobcats have been strong on the boards averaging 38.5 per game. Mounir leads the Bobcats in the category with 7.4 a night.

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