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Sunday November 10, 2018
Keyano Huskies Athletics
Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference
Keyano Huskies Basketball
Home Games: Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre
Opponent: Lakeland College Rustlers
Keyano Men’s Basketball
Saturday November 10 2018
Keyano Huskies 103 Lakeland College Rustlers 81
Keyano Huskies came out with an offence with a muscle and a defense with a hustle as the Lakeland College Rustlers took nearly five minutes to score their first basket at Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre's Canadian National Resources Ltd. Gymnasium.
Rustlers coach Sheray Thomas needed an early timeout to regroup after a Chris Oppong walk-in layup made it 12-2 Huskies.
Rustlers slowly started a run of their own with Abdusalam Figaro torching the Huskies for 10 points in the opening quarter to keep his team close 17-22.
Huskies Stefan Jovcic had some highlight reel moves in the opening 10 minutes with a half dunk on a put back followed by a big time In Your Face block.
Some solid defense by centre Jack Redden and quicksilver moves by Oppong, led the host team to a 33-19 edge with the Rustlers calling timeout with 6:04 remaining until the half.
Rustlers picked up the D to outscore the Huskies 16-12 in the remaining time to go into halftime down 45-35.
Huskies offence settled into a smooth run for the third period as they scored an impressive 37 points to go up 82-62.
With 10 minutes remaining, could they reach their season high of 112 when they beat The Kings University Eagles 112-75 at home October 13, 2018.
Huskies coach Jeremy Wielenga went with five nonstarters at 4:51 up 94-66
They would come up short of a new season scoring high with a 103 - 81 verdict.
No. 11 Chris Oppong with 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds was Huskies Player of the Game. Dante Dinter and D'Aubre Doucette chipped in with 18 points each.
Lakeland POG nod went to No. 1 Adrian Richards recording 27 points.
Friday November 9 2018
Keyano Huskies 85 Lakeland College Rustlers 69
For 37 years the shout out for Keyano Huskies Sports Information Officer and Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference Sports Writer Curtis J. Phillips has been, "Downtown Freddie Brown" when a player – male or female – hits a long three-point shot in basketball.
That may have to change now, after Keyano Huskies guard Dante Dinter (2nd year, Tofield, Alberta) swished six three-pointers for a game high 21 points in leading his team over the Lakeland College Rustlers 85-69 tonight at the Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre's Canadian National Resources Ltd. Gymnasium.
Huskies dominated the boards in the opening 20 minutes with a 20-9 comparison.
Hustle by 6-foot-7 rookie forward Glenroy Rolle (1st year, Bahamas) in the final minute of the first half gave the Huskies a 46-29 edge.
Sloppy play and foul trouble allowed the Rustlers to outscore the Huskies 19-16 in the third period.
Huskies' Nicholas McDonald (2nd year, Mississauga, Ontario) enthusiasm allowed the Huskies to go on a fourth quarter run with the Rustlers calling timeout down 69-52.
Dinter was Huskies Player of the Game.
Teammate Chris Oppong (5th year, Toronto Ontario) had an all-around game with 18 points, seven assists and three rebounds. Like Dinter and Oppong, D'Aubre Doucette (4th year, San Diego California) and Stefan Jovic (2nd year Mississauga, Ontario) also logged 40 minutes.
Doucette, a 6-foot-1 guard, had 16 points, three steals, five assists and four boards.
Jovic, a 6-foot-5 forward, had eight points, three steals and a team high 11 rebounds.
Rustlers Player of the Game was Artavis Halliday with 17 points and six rebounds.
Keyano Huskies 5 wins 3 losses
Keyano Women’s Basketball
Saturday November 10, 2018
Keyano Huskies 66 Lakeland College Rustlers 53
In a low-scoring first quarter, the Keyano Huskies led 14-9 and headed into the locker room up 29-22 at the half against the visiting Lakeland College Rustlers at the at Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre's Canadian National Resources Ltd. Gymnasium.
Huskies dominated the glass 20-to-9 in the opening in 20 minutes with Moiyan Toure staying out of foul trouble (three in the first half the previous night) hauling in nine boards while adding four points.
Teammate Augusta Kievisaite 1-of-10 from the field the previous night by the half, had a much better shooting touch making 5-of-9 for a team high 11 points in the half..
Lakeland bigs 6-foot-4 Bilge Topaloglu and 6-foot-1 Brianne Hergott combined for 11 points in the half.
In a fast-paced third quarter with only four fouls whistled, Toure rebounded a three point attempt to kiss it off the glass with 1.9 seconds remaining to make it 46-35 Huskies.
It started raining threes in the final 10 minutes with the Huskies Kaleigh Sellers a perfect 4-for-4 for 12 points.
Final score Huskies 66 Rustlers 53.
Rustlers Player of the Game selection went to No. 4 Ally Pilgrim with 12 points and six boards.
Huskies Player of the Game status was shown to No. 9 Augusta Kievisaite in regaining her shooting form to score a team-high 18 points and five rebounds to go along with three assists.
Huskies Sarah MacDonald added 16 points with four Downtown Freddie Brown baskets.
Friday November 9, 2018
Keyano Huskies 37 Lakeland College Rustlers 47
When starting Lakeland College Rustlers' centre Brianne Hergott (4th year, Humboldt, Saskatchewan), listed at 6-foot-1, needed to come out for a break, she was replaced by 6-foot-4 BilgeTopaloglu (2nd year, Istanbul, Turkey).
At 5-foot-10, Keyano Huskies' Moiyan Toure (3rd year, Edmonton Alberta) is the leading rebounder in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, windexing the boards for a 12.2 rebound per game average.
Tonight she was saddled with three early fouls, having to sit out part of the first half against the Rustlers at Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre's Canadian National Resources Ltd. Gymnasium earlier tonight.
Add to the fact, that Huskies leading scorer 5-foot-8 forward Augusta Kievisaite (18.7 ppg) was held to two points on one-for-10 shooting in the opening 20 minutes, and it is a surprise that the host team was only down five points at the half 21-16.
Kievisaite would pick up her fourth foul with three minutes to go in the third, her team down 36-24, thus joining Toure (who also averages 18 ppg) also on the bench.
Down but not out, Huskies managed three consecutive three point shots in 1:21 to bring them within eight 38-30.
But it was height, the extra height, that would give Lakeland a 44-30 three quarter lead.
Kievisaite and Toure would return together to the hardwood with 8:08 in regulation, down 46-30.
Lakeland would go on to a 47-37 decision while only scoring three points in the final quarter compared to the Huskies' seven.
Toure and Kievisaite would play 20 minutes of the contest.
Only a combined 10 points in 20 minutes for both teams.
Topaloglu was Lakeland Player of the Game with 13 points, nine rebounds and a block while misdirecting several Huskies attempts. Ally Pilgrim added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Georgia Sherstan (2nd year, Spruce Grove, Alberta) was Huskies Player of the Game with eight points and three rebounds.
Keyano Huskies 4 wins 4 losses
Up next: Huskies away against the Grande Prairie Regional College Wolves November 16-17, 2018
Photos courtesy Sportsgate Fort McMurray
Curtis J. Phillips Keyano College Huskies Sports Information Officer (780) 743-4853 h (780) 370-5675 c firstname.lastname@example.org
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