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There will be no shot at a medal for former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) and the Canadian women’s Olympic basketball team following final preliminary round action at the Tokyo Olympics. (File photo)

No medal chance for former Kal Lakers star, Canada women’s hoops team at Tokyo Games

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe and Canada place ninth with 1-2 record

 

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers star and Team Canada finished Group A play at 1-2 after a 76-66 loss to Spain Sunday, Aug. 1, and now must wait to see if they qualify for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka basketball star waits to see if berth in Tokyo Olympics medal round is a go

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe had four points in 76-66 Canada loss to Spain Sunday, Aug. 1; Canada at 1-2 waits for other results

 

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, right, a former Kalamalka Lakers star, had four points and two offensive rebounds in 16 minutes of floor time Wednesday, July 28, helping Canada to a 74-53 win over South Korea during a women’s basketball preliminary round Group A game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka Lakers standout helps lift Canada into win column at Tokyo Olympics

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe scores four points as Canada romps past South Korea 74-53 in women’s basketball

 

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers standout had eight points in Canada’s 72-68 defeat. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka Lakers star nets 8 points in Tokyo Olympics

Canada falls 72-68 to Serbia at Tokyo Olympics; Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe starts

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers standout had eight points in Canada’s 72-68 defeat. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Milwaukee’s 50-year wait ends with NBA title behind 50 from Giannis

Bucks beat Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of league finals

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) helped Canada finish fourth at a pre-Olympics women’s basketball tournament in Puerto Rico. (File photo)

Coldstream hoops star helps Canada to playoff round at Olympic tune-up

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe and Team Canada placed fourth in Puerto Rico at FIBA Women’s AmeriCup

Former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) helped Canada finish fourth at a pre-Olympics women’s basketball tournament in Puerto Rico. (File photo)
Okanagan College

Okanagan College holds March Madness fundraiser

Money from the fundraiser will go to support the Okanagan College Foundation

Okanagan College
Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is a two-time Olympian as an assistant coach with Canada’s women’s basketball team, and former head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hoops squad. She has created her own website to help athletes, parents, coaches and businesses deal with mental toughness. (shawneeharle.com photo)

Two-time Okanagan Olympian passes along mental toughness tips

Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is Canada’s highest certified basketball coach

Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is a two-time Olympian as an assistant coach with Canada’s women’s basketball team, and former head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hoops squad. She has created her own website to help athletes, parents, coaches and businesses deal with mental toughness. (shawneeharle.com photo)
Former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) is one of 20 players named to the Canadian women’s Olympic basketball team’s virtual training camp in preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Games. (File photo)

Coldstream basketball star invited to Canadian women’s Olympic camp

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe helped Canada place 7th at 2016 Rio Olympics

Former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) is one of 20 players named to the Canadian women’s Olympic basketball team’s virtual training camp in preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Games. (File photo)
The Edmonton Stingers won the 2020 CEBL Summer Series Championship. (Contributed)

Professional basketball league eyes Kelowna for possible expansion

The CEBL completed its 2020 season in a bubble format, being the first Canadian professional sports league to return amid COVID-19

The Edmonton Stingers won the 2020 CEBL Summer Series Championship. (Contributed)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On to Game 7: Raptors hold off Celtics in double-OT NBA thriller

Lowry nets 33 points as Toronto trips Boston 125-122

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coach

The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who they said would remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)

B.C.’s Pacwest conference cancels all fall sports

Men’s and women’s soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball will not compete until 2021

The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)
Former Vernon Panthers standout Jordan Korol of Coldstream is a finalist for two year-end UBC Okanagan athletics awards. (UBCO Heat Athletics - photo)

Vernon basketball stars up for UBCO awards

Jordan Korol is double finalist; Kelsey Falk a finalist for Female Rookie of the Year

Former Vernon Panthers standout Jordan Korol of Coldstream is a finalist for two year-end UBC Okanagan athletics awards. (UBCO Heat Athletics - photo)
Isaiah Ondrik of the Vernon Panthers (with ball) drives past MEI Eagles defenders Majiken Meindertsma (left) and Brodie Kelly during the Cats’ opening-round 81-37 victory at the B.C. High School Senior Boys 3A Basketball Championships in Langley. (Mary-Anne Morgan - photo)

Vernon Panthers cruise to win in B.C. opener

Cats crush MEI Eagles 81-37; Maroons, Timberwolves relegated to consolation side

Isaiah Ondrik of the Vernon Panthers (with ball) drives past MEI Eagles defenders Majiken Meindertsma (left) and Brodie Kelly during the Cats’ opening-round 81-37 victory at the B.C. High School Senior Boys 3A Basketball Championships in Langley. (Mary-Anne Morgan - photo)
Jennie Pereboom of the Seaton Sonics (with ball) goes up for two points against a South Delta Sun Devils opponent during the Grade 8 Girls Basketball Championships. (Paul Funk - Funkfotography)

Vernon Grade 8 squad earns provincial experience

Seaton Sonics go 1-3 in Abbotsford; three North OK schools begin senior provincials Wednesday

Jennie Pereboom of the Seaton Sonics (with ball) goes up for two points against a South Delta Sun Devils opponent during the Grade 8 Girls Basketball Championships. (Paul Funk - Funkfotography)
Coldstream junior girls pull off huge basketball upset

Coldstream junior girls pull off huge basketball upset

Kal Lakers, seeded 22 out of 24, shock 11th-ranked Delta team in first round at BC junior finals

Coldstream junior girls pull off huge basketball upset
Vernon Panthers graduating player Liam Reid goes up for two points against Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Huskies in the Okanagan Valley Senior Boys AAA Basketball Championship Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Panther Pit. (Mary-Anne Morgan photo)

Vernon Panthers roll to second-straight OK Valley crown

Led by Super Seven grads, the second-ranked Cats dumped Kelowna’s OK Mission in championship

Vernon Panthers graduating player Liam Reid goes up for two points against Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Huskies in the Okanagan Valley Senior Boys AAA Basketball Championship Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Panther Pit. (Mary-Anne Morgan photo)
Vernon’s Michael Rouault scored 23 points in what turned out to be his final college basketball game, a post-season play-in loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies. (TRU photo)

Vernon basketball product’s college career ends in loss

Michael Rouault scores 23 points for TRU but team falls; sister’s squad also eliminated

Vernon’s Michael Rouault scored 23 points in what turned out to be his final college basketball game, a post-season play-in loss to the Saskatchewan Huskies. (TRU photo)