The UNBC Timberwolves Men’s Basketball Team fended off a late rally by the UFV Cascades to secure a big 76-70 victory and the weekend sweep.
Marcus Mackay led the way for the T-Wolves with a 26 point night, including three shots from beyond the arc. UNBC came out firing with a quick 6-0 run, followed by another 11-0 run midway through the second quarter.
Manny Dulay responded for the Cascades contributing eight points on a 9-0 run to end the second quarter, cutting UFVs deficit to 37-32 at halftime.
The Cascades stayed close to UNBC for the entire game, getting within one point (64-65) after a big jump shot from Vijay Dhillon with five minutes left in the game. However, just a couple minutes later, Tyrell Laing would hit a big acrobatic layup for UNBC, followed by a steal which led to a pair of Mackay free throws, quickly securing the Timberwolves victory.
The UNBC Men are now back to an even 4-4 record in Canada West play this season and will wrap up the fall semester with a pair of home games this Friday and Saturday against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack.
After dropping a 20 point lead Friday night, the Lady T-Wolves were poised to get back on track against a tough UFV Cascades squad Saturday night.
Unfortunately, a fourth quarter surge by UFV gave the Cascades the 63-75 victory. With UNBC up 52-49 heading into the fourth quarter, UFV opened the final frame with a 19-2 run and didn’t look back from there. ‘
Reigning Canada West scoring champion, Kayli Sartori dazzled for the Cascades, finishing just one assist shy of a triple-double. Sartori put up 20 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, and five steals on the night. Taylor Clagett had a second straight double performance for UFV with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
UNBC centre Vasiliki Louka scored 22 points in the fray, while Eleni Steriopolou and Maria Mongoma each registered 11 points on the night.
The Lady T-wolves are back in action at home this Friday and Saturday for a pair of games against the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack.
PHOTO COURTESY: UFV Cascades/ CIS