The University of Regina Cougars qualified for the USports Canada women’s basketball championship next weekend in Victoria as they beat the University of Winnipeg 81-70 Friday night in Saskatoon.
The win catapults Dave Taylor’s team, who went into the weekend ranked #2 in Canada, into a game against the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Saturday night for the Canada West title. The Huskies advanced to the nationals and the title game with a win over the University of Alberta.
Christina McCusker led all U of R players in scoring with a career high 22 points to go along with six rebounds.
Regina put the game away in the second quarter when they outscored the Wesmen 32-17 to take a 51-36 lead into the dressing room.