By Zach Rogers
January 20, 2013, (ISN) – The University of Saskatchewan Huskies led wire to wire defeating the visiting Thompson Rivers University WolfPack 89-70 Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
Saskatchewan jumped out to a fast start outscoring the WolfPack 15-7 in the opening six minutes of play. Guards Kiera Lyons, Kelsey Trulsrud, and forward Dalyce Emmerson combined for all 19 Huskie points in the opening quarter.
The Huskies continued their strong play in the second quarter stretching their lead to 44-31 by the halftime break. Emmerson finished the half with a team high 17 points. Lyons added 14 points in the opening half, while Trulsrud finished with six points and a team high seven rebounds.
Thompson Rivers tried to close the gap and started the second half strong trimming the Huskies lead to four points at 45-41 after Jen Ju stole the ball at half-court from Lyons and converted the layup. That was as close as the WolfPack would get. The Huskies answered back on their next offensive possession when Lyons atoned for her mistake and made a three pointer. From there, the Huskies would go on a seven-point run to restore their lead.
Emmerson and Lyons led the Huskies in scoring with 24 points and 23 points respectively. Trulsrud chipped in 17 points, while grabbing a team high 12 rebounds. First year guard Kaylee Halvorson finished with 11 points off the bench to lead the Huskies secondary scoring.
Fifth year forward Diane Schuetze led the WolfPack offensively and finished with a double-double scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Guards Ju and Taiysa Worsfeldd also finished with double digit point totals for the WolfPack scoring 17 points and 13 points respectively.
With the win, the Huskies move to 8-6 and extend their winning streak to four games, while the loss snaps drops the WolfPack to 11-4 and snaps a seven game winning streak.
The Huskies head on the road to take on the Brandon Bobcats next weekend, while the WolfPack head home to take on the Victoria Vikes.