Coming off of a big comeback win in their last match-up, the Lady T-Wolves carried momentum into Friday’s game against the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades (UFV).
Unfortunately, for the Timberwolves, UFV would claw its way back from a 20 point deficit to defeat UNBC by a score of 59-55. The visiting T-Wolves came out firing with clutch three pointers, hitting five from beyond the arc in the first quarter and taking a commanding 32-12 lead just two minutes into the second quarter.
UFV came right back with late in the game. A 9-0 run in the early stages of the fourth quarter brought UFV back to within just three points. Sydney Williams drained a huge three pointer for the Cascades with just 34 seconds left in the game to tie the score up at 55. A strong defensive effort from UFV and a 4-for-6 showing at the free throw line provided enough offense for the victory.
Maria Mongomo led UNBC with 18 points on the night, including 14 rebounds, while Kayli Sartori also put up a team-high 18 for UFV.
Both clubs will be back in action at UFV at 5pm Saturday
On the men’s side, a late 10-3 run in the final two minutes of play led the Timberwolves to a big 66-63 win over the Cascades.
The host Cascades le by four points with just under three minutes left in the game. Tyrell Laing led the T-Wolves with a big three pointer and another basket in the lane with 30 second left to secure the victory.
James Agyeman led UNBC in points on the night with 22, while Vijay Dhillon had a team-high 13 points for UFV.
Both clubs will square up for the back half of the double header at 7pm Saturday at UFV.
PHOTO COURTESY: University of the Fraser Valley Cascades/ CIS