Two weeks ago The Cascade ran an article on the current Canada West basketball schedule for 2014-2015, a schedule that seems to demote UFV and five other CIS schools to a second tier division. Here are some perspectives from athletics directors of other Canada West universities, both on the schedule and on UFV’s complaints.
Playing in the Pioneer division, the Dinos had a leg up on the Cascades.
UFV’s men’s basketball team is doing something this year they have never done before.
Although last weekend’s basketball game at the Saville Centre saw the Golden Bears reign victorious over the visiting University of the Fraser Valley Cascades by a score of 94–66 on Friday night, the game against UFV held more significance given the recent personal history between the two squads that goes beyond simply being Canada West rivals.
A definite highlight of the year thus far has been the outstanding performances put on by our women’s basketball team. Currently ranked number one in the nation and currently sitting at 11–1 and in first place overall in the Canada West University Athletics Association (CWUAA), the team has consistently proven itself to be tops in the nation.
For their first home game of the calendar year, the men’s basketball team played host to the UBCO Heat (3-11) in back-to-back games.
Kadeem Willis transferred to UFV from Lakeland College in 2012. After two years at UFV, Willis will be done his five years of post-secondary basketball.
This past weekend saw the Cascades men’s basketball team in action for the first time since August. It was a packed weekend with three exhibition games from October 3 to 5 against both in-province and out-of-province competition.
This past Saturday, the AESC held one of the most anticipated basketball matches of the Canada West season: both the men and women of UFV took on their cross-town rivals, the Spartans of Trinity Western University (TWU)
The Cascade speaks with assistant coach Adam Friesen on last season's highlights, new additions to the team, and more.