Huskies win Canada West over Cougars

By Victoria Dinh, CBC News
Posted: Mar 12, 2016 11:19 PM CT

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies are going to the national women’s basketball championships on a high.

On Saturday night, the Huskies took home the Canada West conference title over the University of Regina Cougars with a 73-62 win for gold.

“I mean, it doesn’t get any better than this: in a packed house, playing for a championship on your home court,” said Lisa Thomaidis, Huskies head coach.  “I’m so proud of them and they earned it, so it was a fantastic game.

“This is certainly, you know, probably the most talented team we’ve ever had,” she added.

Huskies forward and fifth year Dalyce Emmerson described the win over the Cougars as “unreal.”

“I think what lit the fire was losing last year, and we knew we wanted to come back and win it on our home court,” Emmerson said. “We knew what we could do and what we could accomplish, and that’s what we did.

“We’re going to celebrate this and then we’re going to nationals and hopefully bring home another banner,” she said.

The Cougars, on the other hand, still have a chance at winning gold, but this time, they’ll be playing for a national title. The Regina-based team will be joining the Huskies to compete in the CIS “Final 8” on March 17-20 in Fredericton, N.B., for the national championship.