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TULLOCH JOINS 1000 POINT CLUB IN VICTORY2010-11-06

With 22 points University of Saskatchewan fifth-year guard Kim Tulloch entered the Huskie Athletics 1,000 point club and led her team to an 89-72 victory over the visiting University of Fraser Valley Cascades Saturday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.

Tulloch needed 21 points to enter the elite group in Huskie basketball. The Regina native and All-Canadian joins two-time CIS Player of the Year Sarah Crooks (1,999), Ashley Dutchak (1,605), Nancy Brentnell (1,398), current assistant coach Ali Fairbrother (1,330), Kim Grant (1,293), Sheila Brennan (1,128) and current assistant coach Jacqueline Lavallee (1082).

The win for the Huskies also snapped a mini-losing streak. Saskatchewan had dropped two straight games to the University of Victoria at home last weekend. Saturday night’s win moves the Huskies to 3-2 on the season. This was Fraser Valley’s first loss in the young Canada West women’s basketball season, dropping the Cascades to 2-1.

Tulloch led the Huskies with 22 points, while point guard Jill Humbert followed with 18. Katie Miyazaki finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Sarah Wierks and Tessa Klassen were the best on the night for the Cascades each scoring 20 points. Wierks also chipped in a game-high 12 rebounds.

It was the Huskies who jumped out of the gate first with a basket by Tulloch. Fraser Valley answered with a three point shot by Klassen to lead 3-2. It was the only time in the game the Cascades were ahead. From there Saskatchewan took control scoring the next five points before Wierks scored. The Huskies finished the first quarter leading by nine at 22-13.

Fraser Valley equaled the Huskies point tally in the second frame at 21 but the early first quarter lead kept the Huskies ahead at 43-34 heading into halftime.

The Huskies continued to find the basket in the third quarter outscoring the Cascades 24-13 in the frame to lead by 20 at 67-47.

But the Cascades still had fight left and chipped away at the Huskies lead in the fourth quarter. Fraser Valley held Saskatchewan to just 12 points in the first six minutes and scored 22 of their own. Ahead by just eight, Saskatchewan picked it back up scoring 10 and holding the Cascades to just three points to close out the game with the 89-72 win.

The two teams will battle again Sunday night in the PAC. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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