Guard’s play turning heads

Rookie from Maple Ridge shines in her starting debut for the Cascades women's basketball team.

Rookie Kate Head of the University of the Fraserr Valley Cascades.

Maple Ridge secondary grad Kate Head helped lead the University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team to a split in its weekend exhibition series against the Calgary Dinos on the weekend.

Head, a rookie, made her starting debut with the CIS team in Abbotsford on Saturday, after coming off the bench in Friday’s game.

Playing at UFV’s Envision Athletic Centre on Saturday evening, the Cascades won 64-59, after losing the opener 69-57.

Cascades head coach Al Tuchscherer was pleased with the play of his new point guard Head, and shooting guard Sydney Williams, a transfer from Thompson Rivers University.

Tuchscherer said his rookie guard duo played “fantastic.”

Williams counted a pair of three-pointers among her eight points, and Head’s four points were highlighted by a huge fourth-quarter trey to help the Cascades maintain the lead.

With last year’s Ramblers girls, Head was an all-star at the Fraser Valley tournament, and then led her team with an average of 15 points per game at the provincial championship.

The Cascades now take a break from game action for a couple weeks before participating in the Regina Cougars’ preseason tournament, Oct. 8-10.

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