By: Daniel Herrick, U of S Sports Information Student Assistant

November 23, 2013, Saskatoon (ISN) – On the strength of an early third quarter run the No. 5 University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the visiting University of the Fraser Valley Cascades 83-62 Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan opened the second half scoring nine straight points and would proceed to go on a 19-6 spurt in the opening four minutes.

Fraser Valley jumped out to an early 9-3 lead to start the game while the Huskies struggled to knock down a jump shot. But by the end of the first the Huskies had found their rhythm and led 20-16.

The Huskies grew their lead in the second quarter, led by Ben Baker’s 12 points in the period heading into halftime with a 45-31 lead.

Saskatchewan assured that there would be no chance of a comeback on Saturday night as they continued to pour in jump shots in the third. The Huskies outscored Fraser Valley 29-15 in the quarter to take a 74-46 lead after three quarters.

Canada West rebounding leader Ben Baker recorded a double-double for the second straight game with 20 points and 11 rebounds, seven coming on offence. Stephon Lamar also scored 20 for the Huskies. Dadrian Collins added 17 points and two steals.

Jasper Moedt scored a team-high 17 points for Fraser Valley. Kadeem Willis scored 13 points and recorded five rebounds. Klaus Figueredo collected a team-high six rebounds.

Saskatchewan hosts the Manitoba Bisons at the PAC next weekend, while Fraser Valley returns home to take on the UBC Thunderbirds.