SASKATOON, Sask. (from Huskie Athletics) — The University of Saskatchewan Huskies won their fourth game in a row defeating the Trinity Western University Spartans 97-71 Friday night on Ron & Jan Graham Centre Court at the PAC.
The win improves Saskatchewan to 6-9, while the Spartans drop to 1-14.
Lawrence Moore led all scorers with 28 points, three rebounds and a game-high seven assists. Moore also chipped in on the defensive side of the court with four steals and two blocks. J.T. Robinson gave the Huskies a spark off the bench with 26 points, four rebounds and four assists. Joseph Barker recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
For the Spartans, Pogos Trunyan had a team-high 19 points, five assists and four rebounds. Tee Maberry added nine points and eight rebounds.
Five three-pointers in the first quarter set up the Huskies for success in the opening half. Robinson and fifth-year guard Alex Unruh each hit a trey late in the quarter, which ended with Saskatchewan ahead 28-16.
The Huskies would add four more three-pointers in the second quarter for a 52-32 lead at halftime.
In the third, fourth-year Vartan Tanielian made two three-point shots early on in the lone quarter that the Spartans would outscore Saskatchewan. Just as the Spartans looked to cut the Huskie lead even further, Moore stepped up to record Saskatchewan’s final eight points of the quarter to set up a 73-56 lead.
Eight straight points from Robinson in the middle of the fourth quarter was the insurance Saskatchewan needed to seal the victory, 97-71.
The Spartans shot 45% on 62 shots, while Saskatchewan shot 53% on 72 shots. The Huskies also outrebounded Trinity Western 41-22 and dished out 17 assists to the Spartans’ 12.
These teams will meet again Saturday night. Tipoff slated for 8 pm CST.