(ISN) – Scoring 34 points in the first half, the No. 3 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies swept the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack in a Canada West best-of-three quarter-final winning 56-43 in Game 2 at the PAC in Saskatoon.
The Huskies, reigning Canada West champions, will advance to the Canada West Women’s Basketball Final Four next weekend. It is the fourth straight season the Huskies will vie for the conference title.
The Huskies have won 11 straight over the WolfPack.
Saskatchewan jumped out strong with an 11-0 run to begin the game. The WolfPack couldn’t find their legs or their shot scoring just four points in the first quarter and nine in the second frame. Thompson Rivers shot just 17% in the first half, making 4-of-23 shots they took.
Fighting for their playoff life, the WolfPack came out strong in the second half hitting four three-pointers to crawl back in the game. Thompson Rivers outscored the Huskies in the frame 19-15 and also outscored Saskatchewan 11-7 in the fourth. But the Huskies first half lead was too large for the WolfPack to overcome.
Second-year point guard Kabree Howard led the Huskies with 17 points on the night, while rookie post Dalyce Emmerson recorded another double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Taiysa Worsfeld led the WolfPack with 13 points and six rebounds on the night. Jorri Duxbury chipped in another 12 points and hit 2-of-3 three-pointers.
Saskatchewan finished the game shooting 33%, while the WolfPack shot 27% in the game. The Huskies also out rebounded Thompson Rivers at 46-34.
The Huskies join the UBC Thunderbirds and Fraser Valley Cascades in the Canada West Final Four to be hosted by the first-place Regina Cougars.