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Freeman, Collins rally U. hoop teams

Former Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils high school star Sam Freeman netted 19 points to lead the Fraser Valley Cascades to victory Thursday at Langley Events Centre. - University of the Fraser Valley Athletics
Former Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils high school star Sam Freeman netted 19 points to lead the Fraser Valley Cascades to victory Thursday at Langley Events Centre.
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Coquitlam product Sam Freeman poured in 19 points to carry the Fraser Valley Cascades to an 89-70 victory Thursday over the Trinity Western Spartans in a Canada West university men's basketball game at Langley Events Centre.

A Dr. Charles Best secondary school grad, Freeman also collected three rebounds as the No. 5-ranked Cascades out-scored the Spartans 32-13 in the third quarter to blow open a tight game.

The Cascades finished the regular season at 13-5 with playoffs looming.

In Alaska, Port Coquitlam's Kristina Collins chipped in with 10 points as the Simon Fraser Clan beat the host Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks 74-64 Thursday in a Great Northwest Athletic Conference (NCAA Div. 2) showdown.

A former Riverside Rapids high school star, Collins hit four straight clutch free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

SFU improved to 9-4 in GNAC play and 14-7 overall.

 

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