High-powered offence leads Dinos past Huskies
The University of Calgary Dinos completed a two-game sweep of the Saskatchewan Huskies with a 107-89 victory on home court Saturday night.
After a tight 24-21 first quarter in favour of Calgary, the Dinos got some breathing room in the second quarter increasing their lead 52–37 at the half. In the third quarter, the Dinos continued to pile on to their lead, scoring 32 points in the stanza.
The Huskies made a push to come back in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough as the Dinos improved to 6-0 while the Huskies fall to 3-3.
Mambi Diawara led the way for the Dinos scoring 28 points off of 8-of-15 shooting, including a massive dunk in the first half.
David Kapinga was a warrior tonight, finishing one rebound and two assists shy of a triple-double. He scored 18 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
Lars Schlueter had a productive night scoring 15 points and eight rebounds. Also, Max Eisele had 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Lucas Mannes scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting.
As a team, the Dinos shot 50 per cent from the field and reached over 100 points for the second time this season.
Saskatchewan is back in action next weekend for a pair of games on the road against the Winnipeg Wesmen.
Huskies can’t keep up with Dinos, split weekend set
A stifling defence proved to be the key as the University of Saskatchewan Huskies women’s basketball team turned the ball over 31 times en route to a 83-53 loss at the hands of the Calgary Dinos on Nov. 10 at the Jack Simpson Gym.
The Dinos were able to flip the script on Saskatchewan and rebound from their 67-58 loss the previous night.
The result put an end to the Huskies’ four-game winning streak and sends them to a of 4-2 on the season.
Calgary came out focused, which showed in their 49.2 field goal percentage and 40 three-point percentage. The Dinos took the lead in the first quarter and never looked back, running away with a 30-point victory.
The game opened with immediate intensity from both teams. The key factor for the Dinos was shutting down the Huskies early in the game as the home team jumped out to a 20-10 lead after the first quarter.
The second quarter showed strong offense from both teams. Summer Masikewich totalled six points in the second quarter, helping the Huskies briefly shrink the gap to under 10 points before halftime. Impressive offence from Liene Stalidzane who concluded the game with 12 points and five assists, managed to hold off the advancing Huskies.
The second half was dominated by efficient scoring from the Dinos, who outscored Saskatchewan 45-23 in the final two quarters of the game. Erin McIntosh emerged as a key component for the Dinos offense late in this game, helping her team shoot 50 per cent from beyond the arc and 57.1 per cent from the field in the fourth quarter. It was evident that the Dinos were not taking their foot off the gas late in this game and the match concluded with a strong 83-53 win for Calgary.
McIntosh and Bobbi Jo Colburn led the Dinos with 26 and 17 points respectively.
Saskatchewan will remain on the road next weekend when they head to Winnipeg for a two-game set with the Wesmen.