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The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades are currently on a two week trip to Antigua. The Cascades have won the first two of three exhibition games against teams from Antigua. On Thursday, May 12th they defeated the Antigua Vipers, 81-37, and Tuesday, May 17th beat the Antiguan AS, 70-44. The final game will be a combination of both teams.
Cascades 81 Antigua Vipers 37
With only seven players dressed for their first game UFV was able to win by 44 points. Alyssa Gaukel, Chilliwack, BC led the way with 21 point performance. Sarah Wierks, Chilliwack, BC added 16 points and 10 total rebound, Tessa Klassen, Winnipeg, Manitoba 15 points while Aieisha Luyken, Mission, BC recorded 6 assists.
“It was a great experience for our girls tonight. We really had no idea what we were in for. This was a team of ex-national team players that clearly had some experience, but our speed and conditioning were problematic for them. The experience was way more important than the result. It was fun to play outdoors in front of several young Antiguan girls and their coaches – hopefully we were able to capture their imagination a little bit,” said UFV Head Coach Al Tuchscherer.
“Tomorrow we get to do our second high school clinic and it’s our hope that we can do our part – small or not – to inspire some of these girls to play the game and reap all the positive life lessons it has to offer.”
Cascades 70 Antiguan AS 44
The Cascades continue to play well as they defeated Antiguan AS by 26 points. Klassen led the way with 27 points and 3 steals. Sarah Wierks chipped in with 15 points and 10 total boards. Luyken recorded 6 assists for a second straight game.
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