KINGSTON, Ont. (April 1, 2022) – Katriana Philipenko scored 16 points while Carly Ahlstrom and Summer Masikewich added 12 points each as the Saskatchewan Huskies rebounded from their quarterfinal loss to defeat the Laval Rouge et Or 71-49 and advance to the U SPORTS Women’s Final 8 Consolation Final.
Ahlstrom added 12 rebounds to record a double-double while Tea DeMong scored 11 points off the bench for the Huskies.
The Huskies jumped out to a 20-12 lead in the first quarter and had another big third quarter, outscoring the Rouge et Or 21-10 on their way to the 22-point win.
“I was really proud of our team for bouncing back to get this game,” said Philipenko, who was named player of the game for Saskatchewan. “Just coming out strong and giving it our all and just having fun playing the game of basketball.”
The Huskies outshot the Rouge et Or, finishing the game 37.3 per cent from the floor and 32 per cent from three-point range, compared to 30.4 per cent from the floor and 26.9 per cent from three-point range for Laval.
“Last night was really tough and even this morning I thought it was going to be hard to turn things around,” said “But I think at the end of the day you want to win games as nationals, and you want to show if you didn’t play to your best the first day, you want to show everyone here and show ourselves what we’re really capable of.”
Kim Letang led Laval with 12 points while Lea Dominique finished with 11 rebounds in the losing effort. Dominique was named the Player of the Game for Laval.
With the win, the Huskies advanced to the Consolation Final Sunday at 12 p.m. EST, where they will take on the UPEI Panthers.
Nike Top Performers
Saskatchewan Huskies: Katriana Philipenko
Laval Rouge et Or: Lea Dominique
Tournament Schedule & Reults
- #1 Ryerson 80, #8 UPEI 49
- #4 Brock 85, #5 Acadia 74
- #3 Winnipeg 81, #6 Laval 67
- #7 Queen’s 62, #2 Saskatchewan 55
- UPEI 78 Acadia 67
- Saskatchewan 71 Laval 49
- 3 p.m. – Ryerson vs. Brock
- 6 p.m. – Winnipeg vs. Queen’s
- Noon – 5th-place game: UPEI vs. Saskatchewan
- 3 p.m. – Bronze Medal Game
- 6 p.m. – Championship Game