November 2, 2012, Saskatoon, SK – The visiting No. 2 ranked University of Regina Cougars women’s basketball team avenged an upset overtime loss to the No. 6 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies with a 79-65 win Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
Looking to erase memories of the 70-65 overtime win by the Huskies in Regina on Thursday, the Cougars took control of Saturday’s game early and never looked back.
Regina held a slim seven point 21-14 lead after the first frame, but broke out in the second quarter to lead 45-27 at halftime. Lindsay Ledingham and Michelle Clark boosted the Cougars through the first half with 12 and 10 points each respectively.
The Cougars continued to dominate in the third quarter, expanding their lead to 23 by the end of the third quarter at 68-45.
Saskatchewan had a bit of a jump to start the fourth quarter scoring the first four points and cut the lead to 14 by the end of the game. The earlier lead built by the Cougars was just too much to overcome.
Clark finished the game tallying 19 points for the Cougars, while Ledingham and Read chipped in 18 apiece. Read also recorded eight rebounds.
Dalyce Emmerson led the Huskies with 23 points and sixrebounds in the game. Kiera Lyons was also strong for the Huskies with 16 points and six boards.
Regina finished the game shooting 47%, while Saskatchewan shot 45%.
After the weekend home-and-home series between the twoprovincial rivals, both teams open the Canada West regular season with 1-1 records.
The Huskies hit the road to face the Lethbridge Pronghorns, while the Cougars travel to Winnipeg to face the Wesmen next weekend.