Huskies sweep Victoria In Stunning Display Of 3 Pointers

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The No. 1 ranked Saskatchewan Huskies shot nearly 50 per cent from the field and made 13 three-pointers in a dominant 102-72 victory over the visiting Victoria Vikes inside the PAC on Saturday.

Rebounding from a cold night from the floor on Friday, Saskatchewan was relentless throughout the game shooting 45 per cent or higher in all four quarters.

Saskatchewan was once again led by fifth-year standout Sabine Dukate, who had a game-high 22 points. Dukate now has 1,385 points in her Canada West career, putting her 27th in conference history and 5th in Huskies history.

Libby Epoch went 4-5 from beyond-the-arc en route to 15 points while Summer Masikewich, Kyla Shand and Megan Ahlstrom scored 13, 11 and 10 respectively.

Kristy Gallagher was a perfect 7-7 from the charity stripe to lead the visitors with 20 points. Tana Pankratz chipped in with 12 points and three assists while Morgan Roskelley and Ashlyn Day added 10 apiece.

The win moves Saskatchewan to 12-0 in conference play and 18-0 overall as they remain the lone undefeated team in the nation.

Victoria meanwhile falls to 7-5 and are currently holding onto eighth spot in the conference.

Dukate and the Huskies generated separation right from the start, as the product of Latvia scored eight points in the first quarter, allowing Saskatchewan to hold a 25-9 lead after the first ten minutes of play.

The Vikes offence woke up in the second quarter but still couldn’t keep pace with Saskatchewan. Victoria shot 53.8 per cent from the floor but Saskatchewan continued their torrid scoring pace, going off for 28 points in the frame to lead 53-32 at the half.

All doubt about the outcome of the game was removed in the third frame. A pay-up from Masikewich made the advantage 27 just past the halfway mark of the third and from there Saskatchewan was able to ride the rest of the game out to grab the 102-72 victory.

Next up for Victoria is a rivalry weekend home-and-home against the UBC Thunderbirds. For Saskatchewan, they will head East to face the Manitoba Bisons in Winnipeg.