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Upset special: Keyano Huskies kick off nationals with surprise win

Last Updated Mar 15, 2019 at 10:45 am MST

Keyano centre Moiyan Toure picked up 16 points and 14 rebounds in the Huskies shock win over Ontario champions Fanshawe at the 2019 CCAA Womens Basketball Championship in Sainte-Foy, Que. Keyano faces tournament hosts, the Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy tonight at 6 p.m. Image supplied by Keyano Huskies/Twitter.

The Keyano Huskies women’s basketball team left quite an impression on the biggest stage.

Pitted against the best team in the country in the Fanshawe Falcons, the Huskies won their quarterfinal matchup 69-66.

The lead changed hands 14 times, but Keyano kept the game tight shooting 50 per cent from the field, and 45.5 per cent from 3-point range.

Guard Aliyah Johnson picked up player of the game honours collecting 20 points, six rebounds, five assists, and four steals.

Moiyan Toure was equally impressive at centre with 16 points and 14 rebounds, finishing with a double-double.

Head Coach Dwayne Vigilance can take pride with the team’s defence, which limited the Ontario champions to 36.1 per cent shooting.

The Huskies had only eight players available to them, while Fanshawe could field 12 players.

Moving on

The 2019 CCAA Women’s Basketball Championship semifinals begin tonight at 4 p.m.

ACAC champion Olds Broncos face Quebec’s Dawson Blues in the first semifinal.

Keyano plays the tournament hosts, the Dynamiques de Sainte Foy in the second semifinal at 6 p.m.

The Huskies qualified for the finals as the ACAC wild-card team.