After running a perfect two-win weekend, the UFV women's basketball team improved to a 7-3 record and a share of first place in their Canada West Division.
They capped off a Friday night 88-71 win over the Calgary Dinos with a 64-56 victory. The Saturday night win over the Lethbridge Pronghorns extends UFV's home winning streak to six games.
Hosting Lethbridge on Saturday, UFV held an early lead until the end of the first quarter. Turning up the defense in the second, the Cascades held the Pronghorns to seven points and jumped out to a nine-point lead at half time en route to victory.
Although it was not one of his team's prettiest wins of the season, head coach Al Tuchscherer was pleased nonetheless.
"Lethbridge came out hard [Saturday] and we were fortunate to escape the game with a win," he said. "Sometimes you need to win ugly and fortunately we got it done."
Their season is comprised of only 18 games each win is important, so each win is important, said Tuchscherer.
The team heads to Victoria next weekend to battle for playoff positions in the West Division.
Opening their weekend action Friday against Calgary "the girls really did a good job executing the game plan," said Tuchscherer.
"As the game went on our confidence on offence continued to grow. This was an important win," Tuchscherer said
"Calgary has been pretty tough on west division teams. So to get the win was big for us," he said.
UFV was led in scoring by Mission's Aieisha Luyken and Tessa Klassen, both earning 26 points, and Sarah Wierks, who added 13 points, plus a team high 13 rebounds.