Women's basketball quarter-final series set for Thursday

Women's basketball quarter-final series set for Thursday

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Game Information
Canada West Best-of-Three Quarter-final

Date February 15, 16 and 17 (if needed)
Time 7 p.m.
Location Saskatoon, SK
Venue Ron & Jane Graham Court at the PAC
Series ('00) SSK Leads 18-9
   Playoffs SSK W 2
   Home SSK leads 12-3
   Last Meeting February 24, 2017
           WPG 77 @ SSK 88
           Canada West Quarter-final Game 2        

5 Things

  1. The Huskies look to defend back-to-back titles from 2015-16 and 2016-17.  The Wesmen defeated UNBC 82-65 in the Canada West Play-In.

  2. The Huskies are 2-2 all-time in the playoffs against Winnipeg, the last meeting being in the 2014-15 quarter-finals where they swept the Wesmen (71-47, 73-57).

  3. The winner of this series will play the winner of Trinity Western (3rd)-Alberta (6th) in the semifinals, where the highest remaining seed will host.

  4. No Huskie player averaged more than 30 minutes per game in the season. Libby Epoch (19th) & Sabine Dukate (30th) lead the pack at 29.7 & 28.0.

  5. On Winnipeg's side, feature players Antoinette Miller (1st) and Faith Hezekiah (3rd) have been workhorses for the Wesmen, averaging 36.2 and 34.1 minutes per game respectively.

By The Numbers

12 - Huskies point-margin on the year, highest in the conference.

24 - Points scored by Wesmen's Miller & Hezekiah in their play-in game vs. UNBC.

41.8 - Sabine Dukate 3pt percentage, the only mark above 40% in the conference. 

64.1 - Average points allowed by the Wesmen on the season, fifth in the conference. 

Scouting The Winnipeg Wesmen

  • The Wesmen have been one of the hottest teams in the conference since losing four-straight in early November. Since that losing streak, they finished the year 12-2 tear - losing to the first place Regina Cougars. 

  • Fifth-year guard Antoinette Miller has three of the top five scoring performances this year. 43 points vs. Alberta (11/04/17), 40 vs. Manitoba (01/19/18) & 36 vs. Mount Royal (10/28/17). She also has six games attempting 25 shots or more – no other player in the conference has more than two such games. Miller finished the regular season with 25.9 points per game on 36.3 minutes per game – both conference highs.