CALGARY – The No. 4 Saskatchewan Huskies scored 29 points in the fourth quarter to defeat the University of Calgary Dinos 73-58 on Jan. 17 at Jack Simpson Gym.
The loss is Calgary's third of the season, and the first since the beginning of November for a 10-3 record. The Huskies improve to a Canada West best 12-1 record and extend their win streak to eight games.
Tamara Jarrett led the Dinos in points with 12 on the night. Both Ashley Hirons and Kristie Shiels recorded another 11 for Calgary.
For the Huskies, Dalyce Emmerson proved why she's one of the best players in the league, scoring 31 points and recording 14 rebounds. Riley Humbert added 13 more. Both Kabree Howard and Kiera Lyons recorded 11 more for Saskatchewan.
The Dinos got off to a great start in the first, going on a 7-0 run before the Huskies were able to get on the board. It wouldn't take long for the No. 4 team in the nation to catch up though as Saskatchewan scored two consecutive three-pointers to tie the game at eight.
Despite a tied score, the Huskies would have trouble shooting and Calgary took advantage. Jarrett's eight points would lead all scorers after the first as the Dinos finished the quarter up 20-13.
After a short break, the Huskies started the second on a much different note, outshooting the Dinos 7-2. Emmerson recorded two blocks and two basket within seconds to help the Huskies get within two points at 22-20.
Halfway through the quarter, the game was all tied up at 22 and a number of lead changes would occur before the half ended. A three-pointer from Thielen gave the Dinos a one-point lead at halftime by a score of 30-29. Emmerson was the first player in the game to hit double digits with ten points on the night so far.
Once again, the Dinos got off to a great start, going on an 8-0 run thanks to a quick five points from Hirons. Needing to fight back, the Huskies relied on Emmerson to keep them in the game as her 16 points got them within one at 40-39.
With neither team giving any ground, the lead had changed six times, and five times the score was tied. Both teams were shooting 38% from the floor, and it was Calgary who earned the four-point lead at the end of the quarter.
In the fourth, Saskatchewan turned up the heat in the final minutes. With Calgary unable to score against a tightened up Huskie defence, Sasktachewan scored two consecutive three's to gain a ten-point lead with two minutes left. The Dinos were unable to make a comeback in the dying minutes of the game. Saskatchewan went on to win it 73-58, scoring an outstanding 29 points in the fourth.
The No. 4 Huskies will take on the Dinos again tomorrow night. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. for the rematch.