By Cristy Duce; Sports Information Assistant
November 12, 2012, Lethbridge (ISN) – After an upset win over nationally sixth ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies Friday night, the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns women’s basketball team did not have enough in the tank to repeat the performance, ultimately dropping the contest 62-46 Saturday night at the 1st Choice Savings Centre.
The Huskies’ Kiera Lyons, Desarae Hogberg, and Kelsey Trulsrud led a balanced attack, contributing 14, 12, and 10 points respectively. Trulsrud and forward, Dalyce Emmerson led the Huskies in boards, with eight apiece. Kim Veldman logged a double-double for the ‘Horns, with 12 points and ten rebounds and Stephanie Inman added ten points of her own.
The two teams battled through one and a half quarters, with the point differential never surpassing three points until five and a half to play before the halftime buzzer when a 9-0 run for the Huskies transformed a tie at 16 to a 31-21 score going into the break. The ‘Horns weren’t able to mount a strong enough attack on the ‘Huskies lead and the visiting team maintained a comfortable 15 point advantage through the next two quarters to finish 46-62.
5th year senior Erin Skippon attributed the loss to her team’s effort: “We got outworked tonight. Out-worked and out-hustled and you can’t win games like that.”
The ‘Horns drop to 3-1 on the season and will travel to face the University of Alberta next weekend, while the Huskies, who move to 2-2 on the season, will return home to face the undefeated University of Calgary Dinos. Tip off for the ‘Horns will go at 6:00 pm and will be webcast on canadawest.tv.