The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women’s basketball team, nationally ranked 3rdin the CIS top ten poll, defeated the University of Victoria Vikes, 77-61, to improve their Canada West regular season record to 4-0. The Vikes fall to 1-3 in the Pacific Division.
Sarah Wierks – UFV Photo
The Cascades continue to show why they are one of the CIS’ top five teams as they played another great defensive game holding the Vikes in check for most of the evening in winning their second straight road game of the 2013-14 campaign. UFV had a two point lead going into the second quarter where they had their biggest offensive output of the game scoring 21 points and leading by eight going into the break. UFV continued their hot first half shooting hitting 47 percent of their shots from the floor. The Cascades were led by Kayli Sartori, Chilliwack, BC with 13 points. Sarah Wierks, Chilliwack, BC added 8 points and pulled down 7 boards in the half. Jessica Renfrew led all Vikes with 10 points at the intermission.
UFV continued to play aggressive defense in the second half, forcing five Victoria turnovers and holding the Vikes to 28 second half points as they were able to pull away in the fourth quarter and earn a 16 point road win. The Cascades shot 39 percent in the half and an amazing 43 percent for the game. So far UFV has been close to 50 percent from the floor the entire regular season.
Sarah Wierks finished with a double double 19 points and 13 boards. Sartori and Nicole Wierks, Chilliwack, BC each added 14 points. The Vikes top scorer was Renfrew with 14 points.