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Timberwolves MBB outlast Saskatchewan; top-ranked Huskies dominate UNBC WBB

Darren Hunter is saving his best for last with the UNBC Timberwolves.

The graduating senior out of Edmonton, Alberta put up one of his finest performances at the Northern Sports Centre on Friday, recording a game-high 25 points in an 86-75 victory over the Saskatchewan Huskies.

UNBC stormed out to a 24-10 lead after the first quarter and never held a double-digit lead for most of the game.

Justin Sunga and Spencer Ledoux also tallied 18 and 16 points respectively while Josh Gillespie had a monster game on both sides of the glass with 13 rebounds and nine points.

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Saskatchewan was led by fifth-year guard Alexander Dewar who an efficient night scoring 22 points in 25 minutes of action before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

The Timberwolves (9-10) converted on 44.3% of their field goals while the Huskies (10-9) shot just 33.3%.

On the women’s side, the top-ranked Huskies (18-1) snowed under the outmanned Timberwolves (4-15) to the tune of a 98-42 result on Friday.

Tea DeMong shot the lights out for Saskatchewan going 9-for-14 on field goals for a game-high 27 points while also collecting nine rebounds.

Gage Grassick also showed why she is one of the Canada West’s premier passers tallying eight assists.

Photo credit Harsh Banga.

Every Huskies player except for Alexis Lewans posted at least one point in the victory. Saskatchewan outrebounded UNBC 52-26 and stole the ball 18 times compared to just four for the Timberwolves.

Grassick, Carly Ahlstrom and Courtney Primeau also tallied 10 points or more for the Huskies. Saskatchewan converted on 48% of its field goals while outperforming the T-Wolves in the paint by a 48-20 margin.

Amrit Manak posted a team-high 15 points in defeat for UNBC.

Both Timberwolf varsity basketball teams finish their regular season against Saskatchewan tonight at 5pm and 7pm from the Northern Sports Centre.

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