Over the weekend, Winnipeg native Debbie Yeboah's buzzer-beater ended the No. 1-ranked Simon Fraser Clan's 54-game winning streak as the No. 6 University of Victoria Vikes women's basketball team came out on top of a 63-61 decision on Saturday.  With the game clock winding down, Yeboah broke down her defender and knocked down a jumper from just outside the elbow to spoil Simon Fraser's bid for a perfect season and give the Vikes their ninth straight win.

http://vikes.uvic.ca/images/2009/10/16/rp_primary_wbb-ubc-feb209-05.jpgYeboah, a sophomore from Winnipeg, scored 15 of her game-high 21 points in the second half of UVic's regular season finale.

"We're feeling very confident right now, which is perfect for playoffs," said Yeboah. "We just got to continue this run we're having, and keep playing the way we can. No one can stop us when we do."The loss was the first for Simon Fraser since Oct. 31, 2008, when UVic defeated the Clan 58-57 in Victoria. The Clan's 54-game streak included the 2008-09 CIS Championship, as the SFU women captured their fourth title.

On Saturday, the Vikes were forced to play from behind. Simon Fraser owned a 34-21 lead at the half, and midway through the final quarter the Clan led by six. But with three minutes remaining, the Vikes ended the contest on a 10-2 run that was capped by Yeboah's game-winner.

Kayla Dykstra, a member of Canada's Development Women's National Team, also came up big for the Vikes, scoring 18 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Vanessa Forstbauer added 11 points, including the game-tying basket with 1:22 remaining. The Vikes shot 55 per cent from the field in the final two quarters, atoning for a second quarter in which they scored just four points.

Simon Fraser's Robyn Buna, also a member of the Development Women's Team, led the visitors with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Katie Miyazaki added 14 points and dished out six assists. Laurelle Weigl, another Development Team member, chipped in 12 points and five rebounds.

(from University of Victoria Sports Information)

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