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Huskies Do Just Enough For Win Over Valiants



Despite being held to 6 points and 4 points in the Second and Third Quarters respectively, the North Toronto Huskies still managed to pull out a 47-42 win over the Windsor Valiants on March 3, 2012 in Brampton.

The Huskies relied on a hot start that saw them jump out to a 21-7 First Quarter lead before the Valiants started to chip away at the lead.

Kayla Gardner (5’9″, G/F, 2012) was a major contributor to North Toronto’s hot start. Gardner connected on two 3-pointers and 8 total points in the opening Quarter, her only scoring for the game. Her hot hand along with the 6 points Cheyanne Roger (6’2″, F, 2013) was able to muscle in, gave NT a solid headstart.

Windsor clawed their way back into the game with solid Guard play by promising starter Amanda Milanis (5’5″, G, 2014). Once Milanis got into a groove, she kept the turnovers to a minimum, doing well to distribute the ball to teammates. She also ended up with a game high 13 points.

Windsor had their chance to win this game, even taking the lead as late as 2 minutes remaining in the Fourth Quarter.  But after a North Toronto regained the lead by one and forced a Windsor Turnover, Cheyanne Roger was fouled and promptly nailed two free throws to push the score to 42-39 with 1:30 remaining after being fouled when trying to complete around the basket.  Those baskets, points 8 and 9 for Roger, iced the win for the Huskies.  They added a couple other trips to the Charity Stripe to close out the game, bringing the final score to 47-42.

North Toronto remain tied for second in the JUEL standings at 8-1 with the victory, while Windsor fell below .500, to 4-5 so far this season.

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