Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dally, Dukate Lead Huskies to 85-71 Win over Rams in Women's Basketball Final

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Dally, Dukate Lead Huskies to 85-71 Win over Rams in Women's Basketball Final

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Saskatchewan wins 1st CIS women's hoops title

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FREDERICTON - Laura Dally had 25 points and six rebounds as the Saskatchewan Huskies beat the Ryerson Rams 85-71 to win their first Canadian Interuniversity Sport women's basketball title.

Sabine Dukate had 22 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals for the Huskies, while Kelsey Trulsrud and Dalyce Emmerson added 14 points each.

Emmerson was named the tournament's most valuable player.

"We were composed," she said. "Those emotions have been a factor when I have played in previous national finals, but this time, the senior girls led the way."

Dukate (4-for-7) and Dally (4-for-9) were both dangerous from three-point range.

"Winning this makes you realize how special it is in this league, and how many things have to fall into place in order to win," said Huskies coach Lisa Thomaidis, who has also coached Canada's senior women's team. "This is different than international, where you are together for a summer or a season. This is big because we have a lot of time invested in the players, and the players have a lot invested in the program. In some cases, we have been together everyday for the past five years."

Keneca Pingue-Giles, the CIS women's basketball player of the year, had 26 points and six rebounds for the Huskies but went 1-for-9 on her three-point attempts. …

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