The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades women's basketball team defeated the University of Victoria Vikes 62-52 Saturday to sweep a two-game weekend series. The Cascades, ranked second in the nation in the most-recent CIS top10 poll, are now 4-0 in the Pacific Division of Canada West.
Led by the Chilliwack sister duo of Nicole and Sarah Wierks, the Cascades shot 47 per cent from the floor and led 35-23 at the half.
The Vikes made a game of it in the third quarter, narrowing UFV's lead to five points.
But the Cascades' experience showed, as UFV played a solid defensive game en route to a 62-52 win.
Sarah and Nicole Wierks each posted 14 points, while Chilliwack's Kayla Sartori added 11 points. Sartori and Nicole Wierks led UFV with five total rebounds each.
On Friday, the Cascades beat the previously unbeaten Vikes 63-49.
Aieisha Luyken led the Cascades with 17 points. Sarah Wierks posted 15 points and six rebounds, while Nicole led all Cascades with 10 rebounds.
UFV head coach Al Tuch-scherer was pleased with his team's performance over the two games. "[It was a] good weekend, to win two games against a quality team like Victoria," he said.
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