SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan Huskies and the UBC Okanagan Heat fought a back-and-forth game inside the PAC on Friday night however the visitors' halftime lead was not enough as they fell (94-86).
A contest that saw neither team lead by more than 12 points was decided in the third quarter. Saskatchewan outscored the Heat (26-17) in the frame, turning what was a one-point halftime deficit into a lead that stretched to (63-51) before the Heat fought back.
The Huskies were led by Alexander Dewar who went 10-17 from the floor en route to 29 points. JT Robinson added 20 while Maxwell Amoafo finished with 13 points and eight rebounds.
For the Heat, Gus Goerzen was lights out from beyond the arc, setting a career-high 24 points. The rookie forward was 8-10, a new program record for three-points made in a single game. Hafith Moallin was all over the court for the visitors, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
The win moves Saskatchewan to a record of (11-6) where they are currently in a four-team battle for fifth place in the conference. UBCO meanwhile saw their playoff hopes take a hit as they fall to (3-16) on the year.
Saskatchewan dominated the battle down-low, outscoring the Heat (58-24) in the paint while also recording 24 points off turnovers compared to 10 for the visitors.
These two teams will be back in action tomorrow evening inside the PAC with a scheduled start time of 7 p.m.
All action can be watched live on Canada West TV presented by Co-op.
~Seyara Campbell, Heat Sports Information, with notes from Huskies Athletics