By: Daniel Herrick, U of S Sports Information Student Assistant
November 30, 2013, Saskatoon (ISN) – The No. 7 University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the visiting University of Manitoba Bisons 91-60 in the final game before the December break Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
With the weekend sweep the Huskies improve to 9-1 and sit tied for first place in the Canada West Prairie division with the Alberta Golden Bears.
The conference’s top scoring offense surpassed its season average of 85.5 points per game for the second straight game while shooting 46%. Manitoba shot 37% and turned the ball over 24 times in the loss.
Stephon Lamar scored 11 points in the first quarter as the Huskies started game on an 18-5 run and led 20-9 after ten minutes.
The Huskies continued to impose their will in the second quarter to take a 19-point 45-26 lead at halftime. The Huskies shot a blistering 57% in the first half.
Manitoba tried to get back into the game early in the second half, but the Huskies continued to knock down jump shots and took a 74-45 lead after three quarters.
Lamar poured in a game- high 23 points for the Huskies, adding four assists and two steals. The conference’s rebounding leader, Ben Baker, pulled down 11 rebounds and scored eight points.
Amir Ali went 4-for-6 from beyond the arc and shot 7-of-11 overall to lead the Bisons with 18 points. Justus Alleyn recorded five assists and four steals to go along with seven points.
Both teams return to Canada West action January 10-11. Saskatchewan travels west to take on the Victoria Vikes and the UBC Thunderbirds. Manitoba will host the Trinity Western Spartans and the Fraser Valley Cascades.