Cascades fall to UVic in semifinals — will play for Canada West bronze at 4 pm Sat

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team fell behind by double digits in the first quarter on Friday evening and were unable to recover, dropping an 86-61 decision to the Victoria Vikes in the Canada West semifinals.

In the opening game of the conference Final Four, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan, the Vikes raced out to an 11-0 lead and led by as many as 17 points in the opening frame.

The Cascades clawed their way back to within six points (39-33) with just over a minute left in the second quarter, but Victoria got the lead up to 45-36 at halftime and then began the third quarter on an 8-2 run. They pulled away from there, en route to a wire-to-wire win

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