Sports

Cascades host NCAA's Detroit Titans on Sunday

Kevon Parchment and the UFV men
Kevon Parchment and the UFV men's basketball team are hosting the NCAA's Detroit Titans on Sunday.
— image credit: Dan Kinvig file photo

The University of the Fraser Valley men’s basketball team opens its preseason schedule this Sunday, Aug. 17, against the NCAA's University of Detroit Mercy Titans.

The game tips off at 3 p.m. at the Envision Athletic Centre, and admission is free.

The Cascades, who finished last season fourth in the Canada West conference and ranked top 10 nationally, are an even mix of veteran talent and new faces. They are led by returning stars Kevon Parchment and Jasper Moedt, who combined for an average of 31.6 points per game last season.

Supporting this dynamic duo are American transfers Dominic Brooks and Nate Brown, as well as former redshirts Vijay Dhillon and Nav Bains. Head coach Adam Friesen is entering his third year at the helm of the program.

The Titans are an NCAA Div. 1 program, and compete in the Horizon League. They are currently in the midst of a nine-day trip to B.C. during which they will play four games against Canadian opponents (Quest, UBC, UFV and Trinity Western).

In 2012 the Titans qualified for the NCAA “March Madness” tournament, losing to the eventual runners-up, the Kansas Jayhawks, in the first round.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Desperately seeking moose
 
SLIDE SHOW: Chilliwack Progress photos for the weeks of Sept. 8 and 15, 2014
 
Lessons learned: Tanja Shaw reflects on 10 years as a personal trainer
ELECTION 2014: Tax plan draws opinions at Richmond forum
 
‘Iconic’ White Rock artist to be featured in calendar
 
Care to swing dance?
Rapping with students
 
Dead ringer – of fire
 
Brilliant Spring Styles Shine at Otter