By Cascades Media.The UFV Cascades men’s basketball team (12-5) beat the University of Regina Cougars (3-14) by a score of 84-71 at the Envision Athletic Centre tonight, pulling away only in the fourth quarter to bag the win. The Cascades have now won nine straight games, riding the longest streak in program history, as well as the longest active streak in the Canada West. The Cougars, meanwhile, record their fifth straight loss despite an aggressive, competitive effort.
The Cascades lacked spark and finesse through the first three quarters, allowing the lead to change hands 10 times as Regina dictated the pace of the game. On the bright side, UFV shot 50 percent from behind the arc (6-12) in the first half, and 50 percent from field goal range (16-32) in the second. The Cascades helped their case by grabbing 12 more rebounds (44) than the Cougars, while accruing 10 less player fouls (15), over the course of a highly physical game.
Kevon Parchment led the Cascades with a monstrous 36 points, five assists, and three steals. Jasper Moedt finished with 13 points and 12 boards, while Klaus Figueredo also had 13 points. The Cougars were led by Jeremy Zver with 15 points, and Brandon Tull with 14.
“I thought we didn’t have the energy and aggressiveness that we have shown in past games this semester,” said Cascades head coach Adam Friesen, “but we will take the win and get ready to play better tomorrow.”
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