November 14, 2012, Saskatoon, SK – After splitting on the road last weekend, the University of Saskatchewan Huskie basketball teams will look to get back on track Friday and Saturday at the PAC against the University of Calgary Dinos.
The women will tip off at 6:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday while the men will play at 8 p.m. in the tilts. All four games will be webcast on www.canadawest.tv.
After splitting the first two weekends of the Canada West season, the No. 7ranked Huskies will look to close out both games against the Dinos.
The Huskies (2-2) opened the season with an upset 70-65 overtime victory over the Regina Cougars before dropping the second game of the series to the Cougars and the first two of against the Lethbridge Pronghorns on the road. The Huskies won 62-46 last Saturday over the ‘Horns.
Calgary, who boasts the top offence in the Canada West with 77.8 points per game, enters the weekend with a perfect 4-0 record. The clean sweep has come with wins at home over the Manitoba Bisons and Alberta Pandas.
Four Dinos average double digits each game to lead the high-powered Calgary offence. Kristie Sheils leads the way at 15.5, followed by Jessica Franz at 15.3. Tamara Jarrett chips in 13.3 and Ashley Hirons adds another 10.8 per game. Franz has also been strong on the boards averaging eight rebounds.
Fourth-year guard Kiera Lyons and reigning Canada WestRookie of the Year Dalyce Emmerson have led the Huskies’ through the first four games of the season. The pair sit No. 5 & 6 in conference scoring averaging 16.5 and 15.8 points per game respectively. Emmerson is also fifth in rebounding in the Canada West with nine boards per game.
The Huskies are 25-13 against the Dinos since the 2001-02 season in conference competition.
Book ending their four games this season with losses, the Huskies will hope to have a strong weekend at home against the Dinos.
The No. 9 ranked Huskies split their two weekend series with the Regina Cougars and Lethbridge Pronghorns to open the season. Calgary (2-2) has also had the same fate to open the season splitting with the Manitoba Bisons and Alberta Golden Bears on home court.
Since 2001-02, the Huskies are 18-20 against the Calgary Dinos.
The bulk of Saskatchewan’s scoring has come from the Canada West-leading Matthew Forbes and Stephon Lamar with 25.5 and 25 points a night respectively. Two other Huskies average double digits a night. Ben Baker chips in 15.3, while Ostertag addes 10.5. Forbes has been strong on the boards with 7.5 a night.
The majority of the Dinos scoring comes from Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson at 20.3 points per. Thijin Moses adds 18.5 for Calgary. On the boards, Moses has tallied 8.3 rebounds per game and Ogungbemi-Jackson another 6.5.