Women’s basketball team back to winning ways

The women’s basketball team refused to see more numbers added to the loss column.

The women’s basketball team refused to see more numbers added to the loss column.

The Huskies women’s basketball team has already bounced back from losing their first game of the season.

The team posted two wins this past weekend over the Trinity Western University Spartans on Nov. 22 and the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades on Nov. 23. With the wins the Huskies remain in top spot in the Prairie Division with a 7-1 record.

The Huskies overtook the Spartans 81-57 on Friday night in the Physical Activity Complex.

The home team stole the momentum from tip off, going on a 9-0 run to open the game. The Dogs continued their dominance throughout the first frame and by the end of the quarter they had mounted a 24-7 lead. Heading into the break the Huskies led 43-24.

The Huskies showed the same form to start the second half, as the Dogs’ offence created an 11-4 run. After three quarters the Dogs had a healthy 66-37 advantage that the Spartans were never able to make up.

The Spartans outscored the Dogs 20-15 in the final quarter, but the home team secured the win 81-57.

The Huskies shot 46 per cent from the field and 30 per cent from beyond the arc while the Spartans shot 34 per cent and 25 per cent from the same markers.

Top scorer for the Huskies was Dalyce Emmerson, who recorded 22 points. Kabree Howard chipped in 13 points while Antoinette Miller grabbed eight off the boards.

The Huskies were just as impressive in Saturday’s game, defeating the Cascades 77-57.

Another quick start from the home team had the Dogs up 15-3. The Cascades forced their way back in to trail 15-11, but by the end of the quarter the Dogs still led 23-18.

The Huskies used precision shooting to stave off any comeback attempts from the Cascades. The Dogs shot 59 per cent over the first half, helping the home team mount a 40-28 lead at halftime.

Despite the Cascades going on a 5-0 run to end the third period, the score stood at 55-44 in favour of the Huskies going in to the final frame.

The Dogs took away any momentum the Cascades had built in the previous period by bursting into the fourth with a 14-4 run. The Dogs displayed strong defense, allowing the Cascades just 13 points in the final period while the home team netted 22.

The Huskies ended the game shooting 55 per cent from the field while the Cascades shot 38 per cent.

Huskie Kabree Howard was the game high scorer with 18 points. Howard also added five assists and went 9-10 from the free throw line. Taya Keujer scored 11 points while Dalyce Emmerson and Kiera Lyons each scored 10.

The Huskies host the University of Manitoba Bisons on Nov. 29 and 30 in the Physical Activity Complex.

Photo: Katherine Fedoroff

  • Bob Duberville

    Might want to have these posted before a whole new set of games have been played. 2 more games were played this weekend.