HUSKIES CAN’T STOP WINNING
Women’s b-ballers extend win streak
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.
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.