Saskatchewan Huskies women’s basketball team hosts provincial battle for banner

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WATCH ABOVE: The Saskatchewan Huskies women's basketball team is getting set to host the Regina Cougars in the Canada West final on Friday. Derek Bidwell reports – Feb 28, 2019

The Saskatchewan Huskies women’s basketball team wanted a challenge in the post-season.

Their wish was granted in their second game versus the Lethbridge Pronghorns in the Canada West semi-final last week.

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It was a hard fought 78-72 victory for the Huskies.

“It was a good thing, we haven’t been in too many close games at the end and so it challenged us in terms of what are we doing, who’s going to have the ball in their hands, how are we going to finish out the game,” Huskies head coach Lisa Thomaidis said.

“From that respect, it was a good learning opportunity for us.”

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Now, Saskatchewan moves on to a provincial battle for a banner against the Regina Cougars, a team that beat them in their final two games of the regular season.

“It’s going to be a tall task for sure, but, again, this is what we want going into nationals,” Thomaidis said.

The Huskies will take on the Cougars in the Canada West title for the fourth-straight year. The game on March 1 starts at 7 p.m. CT in the Physical Activity Complex in Saskatoon.

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