Cascades fall for second straight night to WolfPack

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team suffered a second straight road loss at the hands of the Thompson Rivers WolfPack on Saturday.

The final score in Kamloops was 96-66, as all five WolfPack starters scored in double figures. Reese Pribilsky, Albert Medrano and Luke Morris led the way with 17 points apiece, and TRU shot better than 50 per cent both from the field (37-of-70) and beyond the arc (13-for-26).

The Cascades, meanwhile, shot just 39.1 per cent from the field and 25.9 per cent from long distance, turning the ball over 23 times compared to the WolfPack’s 14.

Matt Cooley and Vijay Dhillon scored 13 points apiece to pace UFV. Nav Bains (12 points, nine rebounds) and Kevon Parchment (nine points, six rebounds, six assists) also chipped in.

Thompson Rivers goes into the Christmas break in possession of first place in the Explorer Division with a 7-1 record, while the second-place Cascades are 5-3.

“We didn’t have our best performance out there tonight,” said UFV head coach Adam Friesen, whose team had fallen 89-75 to the WolfPack on Friday. “Thompson Rivers were the better team, and they proved it this weekend.”

The WolfPack seized control of the game from the get-go, building a 26-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, and they maintained a significant double-digit lead the rest of the way.

The Cascades resume Canada West regular-season action the weekend of Jan. 8-9, when they host the Mount Royal Cougars at the Envision Athletic Centre.

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