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Blazers Rebound For Overtime Win, Set Stage For Huge Friday Rematch

First year guard Tiara Licsi scored two key baskets for CMU last Friday night as the Blazers handed the Red River Rebels their second loss of the season and first loss since week one while the Blazers climbed to 5-4 in a 72-71 overtime home court win.

CMU led most of the way, jumping out to their largest lead of nine points just before halftime. However it was Red River's Susanna Namgung who brought the Rebels back in the second half when she went 3-of-5 from downtown for an incredible 21 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists, leading to fifteen second half lead changes as the rivals traded blows.

Trailing 64-62 without possession, Cassie Wiebe forced a turnover, stole the ball and dished to Licsi to level the game 64-64 with 17 seconds left to force an overtime. In the extra frame, holding the final possession and trailing by one, Lisci was handed the ball with the game on the line. The Sisler-product drove and banked in a game winning runner to give CMU their first win over Red River since January 14th, 2012 which was also a home win that needed overtime to decide.

CMU's point guard, Wiebe, scored a team high 18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and most noteably conceded only two turnovers in over 41 minutes played on Friday. She also shot 8-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from behind the arc.

The schedule only gets more challenging for the Blazers as they start a series of games away from the Loewen with a rubber match against the Rebels at Red River's Notre Dame Campus on Friday night. Saturday will see the Blazers in Otterburne to tip-off with the second-place Pilots before they depart again next Saturday for the US where CMU will take on North Dakota State College of Science and Trinity Bible in a non-conference weekend series.

 

 

 

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