December 1, 2012, Calgary, AB (ISN) – The ninth-ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies used 29 point second and fourth quarters as they downed the host Mount Royal University Cougars 96-73 in Canada West men’s basketball action Thursday night in Calgary.
Canada West leading scorer Stephon Lamar continued his torrent start to the season, scoring a game-high 27 points as the third-year San Diego, California guard led his team to their second straight win, upping their record to 6-3 while the Cougars fall for their fourth time in a row, moving to 2-7 with the loss.
Opening the game with a 12-4 lead four minutes in, Saskatchewan looked in control early. The Cougars offence would slowly gain steam, stringing together a 7-2 run and closing out the quarter on top as Aloysius Callaghan buried a deep three to send the Cougars into the second ‘Q’ with a four point advantage, 24-20.
The two teams would trade baskets to 40-40 in the second, until the Huskies seized the momentum late in the frame going on a 9-2 run capped off by a Patrick Burns layup with just four seconds remaining to head into half-time up 49-42.
The Huskies would continue make the Cougars pay late in quarters, as Matthew Forbes would tally a bucket late in the third, helping Saskatchewan build their lead to nine points going into the final quarter. U of S would ice the game in the opening minutes as back-to-back threepointers by Nick Foth would spark a 13-0 run for the visitors who couldn’t miss a bucket in the period as they racked up 29 points in the fourth-quarter, easily cruising away with the 96-73 win.