The University of the Fraser Valley men's basketball team defeated the UBC Okanagan Heat 85-80 in overtime Friday night in Kelowna. On Saturday, the Heat returned the favour, beating the Cascades 68-58.
"UBC-O played really well tonight and deserved the victory. We have got to put this one behind us and get back at it next weekend," said UFV head coach Adam Friesen.
The Cascades Canada West regular season record stands at 10-8 in the Pacific Division, good for third place. UFV remains one game ahead of the TWU Spartans, at 9-9, for third place in the division.
The women's basketball team withstood a tremendous first half by the UBC Okanagan Heat on Saturday to win their 15th Canada West regular season game of the season, 69-62, in Kelowna.
Kayli Sartori led UFV in scoring with a 20 point performance.
The night before, the Cascades defeated UBC-O 73-58 for a much-needed weekend sweep late in the season.
The Cascades, ranked fourth in the CIS Top 10 poll, improve their Pacific Division leading record to 15-3 and are now tied with the Regina Cougars and Calgary Dinos for the best record overall in Canada West.
Both hoops teams entertain the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack this weekend at the Envision Athletic Centre.