Women’s basketball dominates Pronghorns

Desarae Hogberg helped then Huskies earn two wins over the visiting Pronghorns.

Desarae Hogberg helped then Huskies earn two wins over the visiting Pronghorns.

The women’s basketball team brought their best to the court in two wins over the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns, meeting on Jan. 24 and 25 at the Physical Activity Complex.

With the wins the Dogs now boast a 14-2 record and remain in a three-way tie for first place in the Prairie Division with the University of Regina Cougars and the University of Alberta Pandas.

Capitalizing on 25 turnovers by the Pronghorns, the Dogs won Friday night’s game 58-44.

The Huskies began dominating the court from early on, leading 20-8 at the end of the first quarter. Continuing their exceptional play the Dogs held a considerable 40-16 lead at the break. The Pronghorns committed 18 turnovers in the first half.

After three quarters of play the Dogs maintained a healthy 51-29 lead, but the Pronghorns began to work their way back into the game. With three minutes left in the fourth quarter the Dogs’ lead slipped to 11 but the Pronghorns weren’t able to come any closer as the Huskies wrapped up the win.

Kelsey Trulsrud scored a game-high 13 points and grabbed six rebounds. Desarae Hogberg chipped in 12 points and Kiera Lyons recorded four steals.

The Huskies outclassed the Pronghorns for a 80-58 win on Saturday night.

Neither team was able to gain much of an upper hand in the beginning and by the end of the first quarter the Huskies held only a slight 13-10 lead. The Dogs put more distance between themselves and the Pronghorns, with the score at 40-29 for the home team by halftime.

Continuing to up their play, the Huskies led by 18 points at the end of the third quarter. During the fourth, the Dogs refused to let the Pronghorns back into the game and kept a 20 point edge throughout.

Dalyce Emmerson led the Huskies with 29 points and 11 rebounds. Lyons added another 14 points and Kabree Howard had six assists.

The Huskies host the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves on Jan. 31 and the Mount Royal University Cougars on Feb. 1.


Photo: Katherine Fedoroff