There will be a new women’s basketball champion in U Sports.
The seventh-seeded Laval Rouge Et Or upset the second seed, and defending champion, Saskatchewan Huskies 69-59 at the U Sports Final Eight in Victoria B.C.
After going up 37-26 at halftime Laval never looked back.
The only quarter that saw them outscored was the third—by just one point.As a team, the Rouge et Or shot 44.4 per cent from the field, just slightly better than the Huskies at 41.1 per cent.
Megan Lindquist was the Player of the Game for the Huskies, after registering 13 points and six rebounds.
Laval advances to the semifinals on Saturday, when they’ll face off against the Queen’s Gaels. While The Huskies play again today facing off against Cape Breton at 8 p.m. in consolation round play.