HUSKIES CAN’T STOP WIN­NING

Women’s b-ballers ex­tend win streak

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - FRONT PAGE - DARREN ZARY dzary@post­media.com Twit­ter.com/@DZfromtheSP

Barry Rawlyk cel­e­brated his 100th and 101st Canada West con­fer­ence wins as head coach of the Univer­sity of Saskatchewan men’s bas­ket­ball team with a two-game sweep at home over the Mount Royal Univer­sity Cougars.

Matt Forbes blocked a Mount Royal three-point at­tempt fol­low­ing an in­bound pass un­der Saskatchewan’s bas­ket with 1.5 sec­onds to play to seal a 90-87 win Satur­day night on Ron and Jane Gra­ham Cen­tre Court.

Shane Osayande and Forbes both recorded dou­ble-dou­bles in Satur­day’s win as Saskatchewan im­proved to 11-5 in con­fer­ence play. Osayande scored 23 points and added 14 re­bounds, while Forbes racked up 20 points and hauled in 12 re­bounds.

WOMEN EX­TEND WIN STREAK TO 9

In the women’s game, Saskatchewan dumped Mount Royal 78-50 to ex­tend their win­ning streak to nine.

Saskatchewan, which won 84-44 on Fri­day, im­proves to 12-4 in the Canada West.

Point guard Sabine Dukate led the Huskies with a game-high 23 points. Me­gan Lindquist added 16 points and nine re­bounds, while Me­gan Ahlstrom scored 15.

HAT-TRICK FOR MCVEIGH

Lo­gan McVeigh notched a hat­trick as Saskatchewan — ranked No. 2 in Canada — downed the ri­val Univer­sity Regina Cougars 5-2 to com­plete a home-and-home se­ries sweep.

Jor­dan Fran­soo and Car­son Stad­nyk also scored for the Huskies, who smoked the Cougars 10-2 on Fri­day at Ruther­ford Rink.

Saskatchewan leads the Canada West con­fer­ence with an 18-4-2 record. The Huskies will play their fi­nal two reg­u­lar-sea­son games Fri­day and Satur­day against the Man­i­toba Bisons, who are a po­ten­tial semi­fi­nal play­off matchup.

In Canada West women’s hockey Satur­day at Ruther­ford Rink, Univer­sity of Regina goal­tender Jane Kish made 29 saves to the lead the Cougars to a 1-0 shutout win over Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan falls to 13-8-3 while Regina im­proves to 13-10-1.

A night ear­lier, the Huskies won 2-1 in over­time in Regina with Lau­ren Zary scor­ing the game-win­ner.

VOL­LEY­BALL SQUADS SAL­VAGE SPLITS

The No. 7 ranked Saskatchewan men’s vol­ley­ball team picked up a week­end split against the host Univer­sity of Win­nipeg Wes­men with a 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18) vic­tory Satur­day night in Win­nipeg.

Win­nipeg (9-9) de­feated the Huskies (8-8) in straight sets in the se­ries opener Fri­day night.

Zak Rem­pel led the Huskies with a match-high 15 kills Satur­day. Colin Fraser had 12 kills and three blocks. Tyler Epp fin­ished with 10 kills and three blocks. Set­ter Derek Epp had 43 as­sists and eight digs.

Saskatchewan will be on the road next week­end vis­it­ing the UBC Okana­gan Heat.

In Canada West women’s play, Saskatchewan blanked Win­nipeg 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-22) Satur­day to also sal­vage a split.

The trio of Em­ma­lyn Cop­ping, Emily Hum­bert and Emily Koshin­sky com­bined for 38 kills Satur­day for the Huskies, who im­prove to 6-10. Cop­ping led the way with 16 kills and 10 digs. Hum­bert fin­ished with 12 kills while Koshin­sky added 10 kills. Tay­lor An­nala fin­ished the match with 17 digs.

KAYLE NEIS

Huskie point guard Alex Un­ruh moves the ball around Mount Royal’s Charn Gill at the Univer­sity of Saskatchewan on Satur­day. A pair of Huskie wins puts coach Barry Rawlyk past the 100-game win mile­stone.

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