UFV's Andrew Morris drives in the paint during Canada West action on Saturday.

UFV's Andrew Morris drives in the paint during Canada West action on Saturday.

Cascades men sweep away Victoria

UFV basketball teams earn three of four against Vikes, playoffs looming for both teams

The snow was dropping in Abbotsford on Friday and Saturday, but inside the Envision Athletic Centre it was three’s falling down – lots of them.

Playing in his final game on home court, UFV‘s Manny Dulay made it rain on Friday as he hit a mind-boggling eight from beyond the arc. He added two more on Saturday. Both games were wins for the Cascades.

UFV took down the Victoria Vikes 87-83 on Friday, and then won 89-79 on Saturday.

Vijjay Dhillon, Dulay’s backcourt teammate and “splash brother” also capped off a stellar career with the Cascades on Saturday with 17 points and six rebounds.

The Cascades took over Saturday’s game in the third quarter, outscoring the Vikes 26-15.

Head coach Adam Friesen said it was a good weekend for his team.

“I was really happy, I thought the guys played really hard against a really good Victoria team,” he said.

Friesen said it was a positive sign to see the variety of ways his players produced on Saturday.

“This whole week we talked about having a plan B,” he said. “Not just relying on if our shooters got hot. All those offensive rebounds and extra effort plays – sometimes we’ve been lacking those. We shot the ball well again tonight but when we can do that and make hustle plays we can be a really good team.”

One of the highlights on Saturday was a monster dunk by forward Anthony Gilchrist, who is quickly emerging as a star. He had 14 points and six rebounds on Saturday, following an eight point performance on Friday.