February 2, 2013, Saskatoon, SK (ISN) – Scoring the game-winning basket with 0.01 seconds left on the clock, the University of Saskatchewan’s Desarae Hogberg lifted the Huskies to an 82-80 win over the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen Friday night at the PAC.
Sitting under the basket, the rookie Hogberg was able to take a dish from Riley Humbert who drove down the key from the arch after the inbound. Her easy layup slipped into the net just before the buzzer.
With the win Saskatchewan, who now rides a six game win streak, improves to 11-6, while Winnipeg falls to 5-13.
Saskatchewan opened with a 12-0 run in the first quarter. But Winnipeg quickly found their stride in the frame with Megan Noonan hitting eight points to pull within one at 17-16 by the end of the quarter. The Huskies’ early lead helped keep them ahead 39-35 at halftime.
A Tia Coulter jumper gave Winnipeg the lead for the first time in the game at 3:32 in the third. The Wesmen capitalized on Huskie errors to spark the comeback, scoring 23 points on Saskatchewan turnovers in the game.
The lead switched hands nine times in the final two quarters before Hogberg won the game for Saskatchewan. Winnipeg outscored the Huskies 20-18 in the third, while each team scored 25 a piece in the fourth.
Four Huskies finished in double-digits on the night. Dalyce Emmerson led the way for Saskatchewan with 19 points and 15 rebounds, followed by Hogberg with 14. Kiera Lyons scored another 13 and Kelsey Trulsrud added 12.
Winnipeg also spread the ball around in the game. Noonan finished with 16 points, followed by Stephanie Kleysen with 15. Coulter and Yael Kaplan each scored 11 for the Wesmen, while Lauren Anderson added another 10. Coulter was the best for the Wesmen on the boards nabbing seven rebounds.
The Huskies finished the night shooting 53%, while Winnipeg shot at 39%.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night at the PAC. Tipoff is 6:15 p.m. The game can be viewed on www.canadawest.tv