UFV men extinguish Heat

Men's basketball team sweeps UBC-O, women's team earns a split

UFV's Mark Johnson drives in the lane during Canada West basketball action on Saturday.

One of the best shooting halves in school history fueled the UFV Cascades men’s basketball team to an 84-69 win over the UBC-O Heat on Saturday.

The Cascades entered the second half trailing 37-32 but then exploded for 30 points in the third quarter to cruise to the win.

UFV shot a ridiculous 90 per cent from the three point line, hitting nine of ten, and shot 74 per cent from the field in the second half. Head coach Adam Friesen said everything clicked in that third quarter.

“It was the tale of two halves,” he said. “First half it was hit or miss for us, but the second half was one of the hottest shooting halves I’ve ever seen. We didn’t expect that kind of scoring, but we came out with a good mindset, the effort was there and the shots were falling.”

Guard Vijay Dhillon led the way with 26 points and six rebounds, while Kevon Parchment added 20 points and nine assists. Mark Johnson picked up 20 points, six rebounds and three blocks.

The men’s team also defeated the Heat 79-67 on Friday.

“We’re happy to come away with two wins against a quality team,” Friesen said.

The women’s team split the pair of games with the Heat, winning 68-50 on Friday and losing 63-59 on Saturday. Kayli Sartori (17 points, six rebounds) led the way for UFV on Saturday, with Shayna Cameron adding 16 points and five assists. Taylor Claggett had a team high 14 rebounds.

The Cascades struggled from the three point line on Saturday, only hitting four of 20.

The teams next host the MacEwan Griffins on Friday and Saturday. For more details on the games from the weekend, read the print edition of the Abbotsford News.

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