Kayli Sartori and the University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team host their final home games of the fall semester this weekend.
The Cascades (2-2 and tied for eight place in the Canada West standings, tip off Friday at 6 p.m. vs the UNBC Timberwolves (1-5 and in last place).
They do it again Saturday with a 5 p.m. start.
The Cascades’ opponent this weekend is tied for last place in Canada West, but these T-Wolves aren’t to be taken lightly.
They’ve faced a tough schedule in the early going, including four hard-fought games against Winnipeg and Alberta, who are currently tied for first place in the conference. UNBC, furthermore, is coming off its first win last Saturday, an 82-81 decision over Trinity Western which saw them erase an 18-point deficit over the last six minutes of regulation.
Add it all up, and UFV head coach Al Tuchscherer believes that the T-Wolves are much better than their 1-5 record would indicate.
“It’s a team that has a lot of size, and they gave us a lot of problems last season,” Tuchscherer said, alluding to the fact that UNBC earned a weekend split in Abbotsford in January. “Maria Mongomo and Vasiliki Louka and newcomer Madison Landry pose all sorts of problems defensively for us. Coming off a bye, hopefully we can address some of the shortcomings from our last game (a 65-51 loss at TWU).”