The UFV Cascades women beat Trinity Western twice on the weekend to claim the school's first ever Canada West regular season title in basketball.
"I like how our bench stepped up tonight. They really gave us a spark and that is going to be huge for us as we head to playoffs," said head coach Al Tuchscherer.
On Friday the Cascades beat the Spartans 77-66 at Envision, and on Saturday the score was 84-76 for UFV.
The double win gives the Cascades an 18-4 regular season record, establishing a new win mark and shattering the old mark set last year at 12.
Sarah Wierks was the overall Cascades leader with 16 points and 14 rebounds on Saturday, Kayli Sartori had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Aieisha Luyken ended with 14 points and six rebounds.
In Friday night's contest the Cascades were led by Nicole Wierks with 17 points, five assists and 11 rebounds. Luyken finished with 11 points and Katie Brink had 10.
The team is now ready to face the University of Saskatchewan this week on home court in quarter-final action. The best-of-three series kicks off Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Envision Athletic Centre. Other games are Friday and Saturday, with 7 p.m. start times.
The games will be broadcast live via Canada West TV Conference web site at www. canadawest.org or at www. ufvcascades.ca.