Huskies earn top seed for U SPORTS Final 8
In front of a packed house at the PAC on Friday night, the USask Huskie women’s basketball team earned a thrilling 62-51 victory over the University of Alberta Pandas in their one-game showdown for the Canada West conference championship.
“It was a little closer than we wanted it to be, but full credit to Alberta to keep it tight and who would’ve guessed Summer Masikewich coming up with a big three point shot to extend the lead for us, so I’m pretty proud of this group,” said Huskies head coach Lisa Thomaidis.
Winning their fourth conference title in the last five years, the Huskies are once again off to the U SPORTS Final 8 beginning Thursday in Ottawa, looking to win the second national title in program history.
Ranked atop the U SPORTS Top 10 in every week except for one throughout the year, the Huskies led the nation in both scoring and defence. Their average of allowing just 49.5 points per game was the best mark by a Canada West team since 2009-10.
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Huskies earn top seed ahead of U SPORTS Final 8: Huskies.USask.ca.
Champions again: Huskies win fourth women’s hoops title in five seasons: Saskatoon StarPhoenix.
Huskies capture 11th CanWest hockey title in program history
Playing in front of a sellout crowd at Merlis Belsher Place, the USask Huskie men’s hockey team defeated the UBC Thunderbirds 3-1 on Saturday night to complete the sweep of the Canada West final.
After winning the series opener 3-2, the Huskies clinched the conference title in Game 2 to earn the Dr. W.G. Hardy Trophy on home ice and earn another trip to the University Cup national championship in Halifax from March 12-15.
“It was pretty special to win at home,” said Huskies head coach Dave Adolph. “I think the players really appreciate it. For the last two years, it’s been pretty special the type of support we’ve got, and I think it’s something that’s just getting started. This is going to be a pretty good place to play for a lot of players in the coming years.”
Read more about this championship win:
Huskies capture 11th CW title in program history: Huskies.USask.ca
Huskies capture Canada West men's hockey championship on home ice: The Saskatoon StarPhoenix