WESMEN MOUNT FOURTH QUARTER COMEBACK2013-02-02
Mounting a comeback in the fourth quarter, the visiting University of Winnipeg Wesmen defeated the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 64-63 Saturday night at the PAC in the Saskatoon.
Down by nine to start the final 10 minutes, Winnipeg poured the ball into the net starting the quarter on a 13-0 run to take the lead. The Wesmen added another five points before the end of the game and held the Huskies to just eight in the quarter to take the win.
The Huskies had controlled the first half of the game leading 22-12 after the first quarter and 38-30 at halftime.
Winnipeg improves to 6-13 with the win, while the Huskies, who are in the hunt to secure a playoff spot, drop to 11-7. The loss also snapped a Huskies’ six game winning streak. It was the second close game in a row between the two teams, a night earlier the Huskies won 82-80.
Yael Kaplan led the Wesmen scoring 14 points in the win, while Lauren Anderson added another 13 points and 10 rebounds. Anderson and Kaplan each scored five a piece in the fourth quarter comeback.
Second-year post Dalyce Emmerson led the Huskies with 16 points, while Kiera Lyons scored 15. Kelsey Trulsrud finished with a double-double scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Saskatchewan finished the night shooting 41% and shot just 32% in the second half. The Wesmen shot at 35% in the game. Just as a night earlier, Winnipeg capitalized on Huskie errors scoring 22 points on Saskatchewan turnovers.
The Huskies hit the road to face the Manitoba Bisons next weekend, while the Wesmen return home to host the Alberta Pandas.