Later tonight in Edmonton, University of Saskatchewan Men’s Basketball team will compete in Canada’s National Basketball Championship game later tonight.
The Huskies will play against Carleton University with the chance to win its first ever national title; the game tips off at 11:58pm tonight at the Saville Center.
Ghana’s Maxwell Amoafo is in line to compete for Saskatchewan after helping the Huskies move to the national stage; the 6 foot 7 inch Power Forward registered 10 points, six rebounds and a blocked shot in 12 minutes in the Huskies 86-60 win over Queen’s Gaels in the semifinal stage.
Teammate Marquavian Stephens led the game with 25 points, five rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 25 minutes of action. Stephens later stated, “We had to grind out a lot of tough games, and now to actually be here, it means a lot.”
This is the first time since 2010 Saskatchewan will compete in the national tournament final and in Amoafo’s fourth season with the Huskies program.
Prior to the win over Queen’s, the Huskies beat Brock University 77-73.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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