Sands sinks win for Clan

Kendal Sands did it again.

The Dr. Charles Best grad sank a pair of free throws with just two seconds left on the clock to seal a 66-63 win for the Simon Fraser University Clan women’s basketball team over Concordia University, Thursday in Portland, Ore.

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The Clan were up 64-63 when Sands grabbed a rebound off a missed three-point shot by Concordia’s Olivia Vezaldenos  and was fouled with four seconds remaining in the game. She stepped to the line and her arcs didn’t betray her 78% success rate at free throws.

Less than two weeks ago, Sands scored a three-pointer with just 21 seconds left to play to give the Clan a 76-73 upset win over previously undefeated Northwest Nazarene.

Sands finished Thursday’s game with five points in 24 minutes of playing time.

Port Coquitlam’s Ozioma Nwabuko scored 13 points for the Clan, who were led by Jessica Jones’ 20 points.

The win, which was their seventh in eight games, improves the Clan’s record to nine wins and four losses in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, 13-7 overall.

The team heads to Monmouth, Ore. for a game against the Western Oregon Wolves on Saturday before returning home next Thursday to host Seattle Pacific University in SFU’s West Gym at 7 p.m.

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