With some quick thinking, Dalyce Emmerson managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat this afternoon.

As she was hoisting the CIS Women's Basketball trophy above her head at a pep rally, Emmerson almost dropped it on the ground.

"She's heavier than she looks," said Emmerson. "I love holding her but I like looking at her better."

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies won their first CIS women's basketball national championship in Fredericton, N.B. this weekend, beating the Ryerson Rams 85-71.

The CIS women's basketball trophy, also known as the Bronze Baby, is apparently heavier than it looks.

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U of S Women's Basketball forward Dalyce Emmerson as she fumbles the CIS national trophy at a pep rally. (CBC News)

Head coach Lisa Thomaidis admits she passed off the role of carrying the trophy after taking a look at it. 

"That thing weighs probably about 50 pounds," Thomaidis said. "Good thing she's got good hands and caught it before it hit the floor." 

Emmerson said she's taking the whole thing in stride.

"Obviously I was nervous coming out there, but I made a good recovery."