Cascades get a win at Kwantlen

CIS team visits Surrey, defeats Eagles women’s basketball team

Considering the opponent, a 33-point loss in a university basketball game wasn’t that bad.

The Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Eagles fell 85-52 to the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Cascades last Friday night at their Surrey campus. Members of  PACWEST (Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference), the Eagles impressed coach Dan Nayebzadeh while playing against a team which won a bronze medal at the CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sports) nationals last season.

“It was a good start to the preseason to be up against a tough CIS team,” said Nayebzadeh. “The ladies came out focused and executed early on, it was a great first half.”

Kwantlen trailed 23-14, 46-32 and 64-39 at the quarter breaks. Samantha Kelleigh, a second-year point guard from Washington, led the Eagles with 16 points. Christina Brown of Langley added 10 points while Fleetwood Park graduate Shilpa Khanna netted nine.

“We had some nice execution of offense at times, nice execution of defense at times. We have some areas that we will need to address,” said Nayebzadeh. “We fatigued as the game wore on and gave up a number of points from free throws, but overall it was a good game I’m really happy with how the team did.”

The Eagles will host PACWEST rivals Camosun Chargers for an exhibition game Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

Routes he drove have not been disclosed

Surrey mayor denies property tax deferral motion

Councillor’s notice of motion for Surrey property taxes to be deferred until Dec. 2 out of order

Team refunds OK’d for cancelled Surrey Mayor’s Cup soccer tournament

The decision follows the amalgamation of the Central City Breakers club with Surrey Football Club

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors

While social distancing, the day also honours the 16 lives lost in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos Crash

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Most Read