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Women’s varsity basketball team win bronze in Canada West division

After falling to the University of Regina Cougars 84-77 in the CIS Western conference semi-finals on Friday, the Cascades women’s basketball squad rallied back for a historic victory in their bronze medal match up against the University of Alberta Pandas in Calgary Saturday night.

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By Nick Ubels (The Cascade) – Email

Print Edition: March 6, 2013

After falling to the University of Regina Cougars 84-77 in the CIS Western conference semi-finals on Friday, the Cascades women’s basketball squad rallied back for a historic victory in their bronze medal match up against the University of Alberta Pandas in Calgary Saturday night.

The Cascades were trailing by eight points by the end of the first half but went on to defeat the Pandas by 11 points to secure their first-ever inclusion in the CIS final eight tournament to be held in Regina. The victorious squad celebrated as the sound of the final buzzer sealed their 68-57 lead. UFV’s women doubled the points tallied by Alberta in the fourth quarter, outscoring them by a dominating 30-15 points.

Kayli Sartori and Nicole Wierks lead the Cascades in scoring with 17 points each.

The third-ranked Cascades will hit the road with their eyes on a strong national showing next weekend in Regina, from March 15-17.

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