The UFV men's basketball team lost a pair of nailbiters on the weekend to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, 90-82, and University of Alberta Golden Bears, 91-81, as head coach Adam Friesen and his team faced off against former head coach Barnaby Craddock. The Cascades remain in second spot in the Pacific Division of Canada West, with a 7-5 record, but fall three games behind first place UBC.
Kevon Parchment led the Cascades in scoring on Friday with 20 points and 39 points on the weekend, for a 19.5 points per game average. He also recorded eight assists, three steals and 13 rebounds. Sam Freeman had a monster game against Alberta, leading all scorers with 27 points and winding up with 42 points for the weekend.
"We played much better on Saturday and shot very well. We just ran out of gas in the fourth quarter," said Friesen, who came up against his former boss, Craddock, who left the helm of UFV last spring to coach the Alberta Golden Bears. "Credit Alberta with hanging in when we had a lead and coming back."