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UNBC finishes Canada West regular season with pair of defeats to Saskatchewan

In what was supposed to be a momentous occasion for four graduating seniors of the UNBC Timberwolves, the Saskatchewan Huskies decided to crash the party.

Saskatchewan took both ends of the Saturday Canada West basketball double-header from the Northern Sports Centre, a 95-32 victory on the women’s side was followed up a by a thrilling 91-86 triumph in men’s action.

For the second straight evening, the Huskies women’s team was dominate from start to finish not allowing the Timberwolves to score more than 10 points per quarter.

Andrea Dodig posted a double-double for Saskatchewan, who finished the regular season on top with a 19-1 record with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

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Graduating forward Carly Ahlstrom also chipped in with 17 points and nine rebounds. Every Huskies player that dressed scored at least two points in the victory.

Viktoria Filatova added a team-high 11 points for UNBC (4-16) in defeat.

Saskatchewan out rebound the Timberwolves 61-20 and notched 60 points in the paint, compared to the Timberwolves 10.

Photo credit Harsh Banga
In men’s action, the Huskies got a clutch performance out of Easton Thimm who earned a game-high 21 points in the five-point victory.

Chan de Ciman and Tyrese Potoma also proved clutch for Saskatchewan (11-9) posting 17 points each, combining for eight three-point shots.

All-five UNBC starters, Justin Sunga, Chris Ross, Darrin Hunter. Josh Gillespie and Spencer Ledoux all scored 10 points or more in defeat (9-11).

It was the final Canada West regular season game for Rebecca Landry, Hunter, Ledoux and Ross.

The T-Wolves men’s team has clinched a playoff spot, while the UNBC women miss the postseason.

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