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Hill leads women's basketball team in pair of wins

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The women's basketball team picked up two big wins against the Manitoba Bisons in large part thanks to two huge performances by the team's only fifth-year player, forward Ashley Hill.

Hill chipped in 38 points on Friday night -- a career best -- and another 34 on Saturday. She now sits just 65 points behind Meagan Koch for second place on the all time Dinos scoring list.

On Friday night guard Tamara Jarrett would also step up and score 24 points during the Dinos 93-79 win over the Bisons.

The Dinos turned over the ball 21 times during the second half, keeping the game close despite Jarrett and Hill's offensive dominance.

Bison scoring was led by Mubo Ilelaboye with 19 points, Kayla Klassen with 13 points and Lauren Mortier with 12 points.

Saturday's game proved to be much closer and came right down to the end.

The Dinos led by 15 points at the end of the first quarter and then 10 points at the half. The Bisons came out fighting in the third quarter and came back to within one point.

The fourth quarter was a tight one possession contest. The Dinos ended up winning 75-73.

Alex Cole and Jarrett scored 11 and eight points respectively during the game.

Hill was ten for 12 on free throws with the rest of the Dinos struggling from the line and making only 24 of 40 free throws.

Asia Rhines-Malone led the Bisons offence with 18 points and Klassen chipped in 15.

Calgary have now won six in a row and are 10-10 with four games remaining in the season.

The Dinos are currently ranked seventh in CW with the top eight teams making the playoffs.

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