FRASER VALLEY TAKES GAME 3 WITH STRONG SHOOTING2013-02-24
By Daniel Herrick, Huskie Athletics Practicum Student
With a 92-76 win, the University of Fraser Valley Cascades knocked off the No. 7 ranked University of Saskatchewan Huskies in Game 3 of a Canada West men’s basketball quarter-final Sunday night at the PAC in Saskatoon.
With the win, Fraser Valley wins the best-of-three series 2-1 and advances to the Canada West Final Four hosted by the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds.
Much like they did in their win in Game 1 of the series, Fraser Valley outshot Saskatchewan from the field shooting 55% to the Huskies 41% for the game.
The Cascades took an early lead in the first quarter leading 21-15 by the end of the frame. Fraser Valley continued to build on their lead in the second and went into halftime with a 14-point lead.
Saskatchewan went on a nine-point run to end the third quarter and close the gap to six points but could not get any closer in the fourth. Fraser Valley did not trail in the contest.
Stephon Lamar led all scorers with 29 points for the Huskies. In his final game in a Huskie uniform, Patrick Burns had 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Klaus Figuerdero had 22 points to lead the way offensively for the Cascades. Kyle Grewal was just one rebound shy of a double-double, finishing with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Fraser Valley will now travel to UBC next weekend for the Canada West Final Four featuring the UBC Thunderbirds, the Winnipeg Wesmen and the Victoria Vikes.