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2011 Usports Final 8: Defending Champs Saskatchewan Huskies Quite Tigers Roar Advance to Usports National Semi-Final

#3 Saskatchewan Huskies 91 – #6 Dalhousie Tigers 79

The Saskatchewan Huskies came out swinging in the 3rd quarter by increasing the tempo and forcing turnovers behind an exciting second half performance by BasketballBuzz POY Jamelle Barrett to send the Huskies to a hard fought 91-79 victory over the #6 Dalhousie Tigers.

Barrett scored 22 second-half points including some spectacular and dazzling behind the back passes to forward Michael Lieffers who finished with a monstrous double-double and dunked everything around the rim.

“He’s very key for us, we depend a lot on him to grab rebounds and defend the paint” said Barrett of his teammate after earning player of the game MVP.

Playing in front of an electric and energetic Halifax crowd the hometown favorite Dalhousie Tigers fought hard against a well balanced Huskies team as All-Canadian Point Guard Simon Farine and Joseph Schow worked the pick-n-roll to perfection earning the Tigers a 37-36 half-time lead.

Top Performers

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Dalhousie Tigers
S. Farine 22 Pts, 7 Reb, 8 Ast, 4 Stl
J. Schow 24 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Blk
J. Grant 10 Pts, 4 Reb
S.Veit 9 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Blk

Saskatchewan Huskies
J. Barrett 27 Pts, 5 Reb, 11 Ast, 4 Stl
R.Chabot 19 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl
M.Lieffers 19 Pts, 17 Reb, 1 Ast,
D.Jones 10 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

Game Notes
This marks the end of a fine career by Simon Farine who failed to win a CIS Final 8 game, but goes out as a 2011 BasketballBuzz All-Canadian.

Up Next
The Saskatchewan Huskies will meet #2 Carleton Ravens in a re-match of last years national semi-final. The Huskies knocked off the Ravens 86-82 on their way to last years championship game.

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