The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women's basketball team defeated the Trinity Western University Spartans in back-to-back games to claim UFV's first-ever Canada West regular season title.
The Cascades, who boast a roster stacked with Chilliwack talent, followed a 77-66 home win over the Spartans Friday with an 84-76 victory Saturday to finish their season with an 18-4 record and claim first place in the Canada West Pacific Division.
UFV will face the University of Saskatchewan (13-9) this weekend in quarter-final playoff action at the Envision Athletic Centre in Abbotsford.
Despite a strong outing by the Spartans over the weekend, the Cascades proved too strong.
Chilliwack's Sarah Wierks led UFV Saturday with 16 points and 14 rebounds as the Cascades pulled away from their valley rivals in the third quarter.
Columbia Valley's Kayli Sartori added 14 points and seven rebounds in the win.
On Friday, UFV jumped out to an early eight-point lead, watched it slip away in the second quarter, and then rediscovered their game just before the half.
The Cascades held the Spartans off the rest of the way.
Nicole Wierks, also of Chilliwack, led all Cascade shooters with 17 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.