Women's Basketball Hands No. 10 T-Birds First Loss

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SASKATOON - With a 68-46 win, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies handed the No. 10 ranked UBC Thunderbirds their first loss of the season Friday night on Ron & Jane Graham Court in the PAC.

A blistering start by the Huskies saw them build a 25-6 lead after the first quarter. Saskatchewan kept a stronghold on the lead in the remaining 30 minutes to improve to 5-4 on the season and earn its second win over a ranked opponent in three games. The T-Birds suffer their first loss after opening conference play 8-0.

Summer Masikewich was a big part of the Huskies early lead needing just two quarters to record her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Sabine Dukate led the green and white with 16 points in the game.

Kara Spotton led the T-Birds with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Spotton also recorded a team high seven rebounds.

The Huskies shot 47.2 percent in the first half while holding the T-Birds to just 25 percent to take a 43-21 halftime lead. Saskatchewan recorded 17 assists on 27 mad field goals and finished the game shooting 45.8 percent.

The two teams tip off again on Saturday night at 6:15 pm on Ron & Jane Centre Court at the PAC.