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Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 25, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Raptors fend off elimination with crucial 103-88 win over 76ers in Philadelphia

Toronto, now trailing 3-2, hosts Game 6 in NBA playoff series on Thursday

Toronto Raptors’ Scottie Barnes, left, tries to get past Philadelphia 76ers’ James Harden during the first half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Monday, April 25, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Lily Brook takes a warm-up shot before the gold medal game against Team Quebec on April 10 in Richmond. In the foreground is Paralympian and teammate Amanda Pinheiro (Yan). (Victory Creative photo)

Salmon Arm athlete helps BC Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team capture national trophy

Lily Brook to participate in this year’s Hit2Fit charity boxing event

Lily Brook takes a warm-up shot before the gold medal game against Team Quebec on April 10 in Richmond. In the foreground is Paralympian and teammate Amanda Pinheiro (Yan). (Victory Creative photo)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defends during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives to the basket as Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) defends during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji celebrates with teammates after their win against North Carolina during a college basketball game in the finals of the Men’s Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji celebrates with teammates after their win against North Carolina during a college basketball game in the finals of the Men’s Final Four NCAA tournament, Monday, April 4, 2022, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Coming to Langley Events Centre June 13 to 19 is the inaugural BC Basketball Festival, including Fraser Valley Bandits action. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Provincial basketball festival announced in Langley

Fraser Valley Bandits’ pro team will be among hosts of multi-facet, multi-day event in June

  • Apr 3, 2022
Coming to Langley Events Centre June 13 to 19 is the inaugural BC Basketball Festival, including Fraser Valley Bandits action. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
(Photo - Gini Saini)

Okanagan College Coyotes women’s basketball win PACWEST, off to nationals

The nationals take place from March 25-27 in Nanaimo

(Photo - Gini Saini)
Surprise Munie goes for a layup against UNBC. (UBCO photo)

UBCO freshman named to Canada West All-Rookie team

Surprise Munie made her collegiate debut in the 2021-22 season

Surprise Munie goes for a layup against UNBC. (UBCO photo)
The Vernon Panthers won the Grade 8 girls North Okanagan basketball championship, and now advance to the B.C finals. (Rhonda Hove photo)

Vernon Secondary Grade 8 hoop teams off to B.C.’s

Girls and boys Panthers squads win North Okanagan championships to advance to provincial finals

The Vernon Panthers won the Grade 8 girls North Okanagan basketball championship, and now advance to the B.C finals. (Rhonda Hove photo)
The UBCO womens basketball team beat UBC last weekend (Conan Shing Photography)

UBCO basketball finishes regular season tonight

The women will be playing in the Canada West playoffs

The UBCO womens basketball team beat UBC last weekend (Conan Shing Photography)
The Vernon Christian School Royals won the school’s first-ever Senior A Girls Okanagan Valley basketball title with a thrilling 49-45 win over the perennial powerhouse Kelowna Christian School Knights. The win means the Royals advance to the provincial finals for the first time in school history. (Contributed)

Historic win for Vernon Christian School Royals

Senior girls basketball squad wins first-ever Okanagan title and advances to provincial tourney for the first time

The Vernon Christian School Royals won the school’s first-ever Senior A Girls Okanagan Valley basketball title with a thrilling 49-45 win over the perennial powerhouse Kelowna Christian School Knights. The win means the Royals advance to the provincial finals for the first time in school history. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Brianna Falk (middle) of the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s basketball team is greeted by teammate Tessa Burton during introductions ahead of Saturday’s game against UBC. (Conan Shing Photography)

Vernon’s Falk fantastic for UBCO Heat hoops

Graduating senior Brianna Falk, with help from sister and teammates, leads Heat to big win over UBC

Vernon’s Brianna Falk (middle) of the UBC Okanagan Heat women’s basketball team is greeted by teammate Tessa Burton during introductions ahead of Saturday’s game against UBC. (Conan Shing Photography)
The 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament will run to full capacity after the province lifted many COVID-19 restrictions. Team players pack the court with full spectator stands at the 2020 ANBT in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament confirmed to run full capacity

More than 5,000 expected at Prince Rupert basketball tournament after province lifts restrictions

The 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament will run to full capacity after the province lifted many COVID-19 restrictions. Team players pack the court with full spectator stands at the 2020 ANBT in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Ashlyn Day and Kevin Hamlet earn Canada West player of the week honours (Left - apshutter.com / Right - Conan Shing Photography)

UBCO’s Kevin Hamlet, Kelowna’s Ashlyn Day named Canada West players of the week

UBCO split against UFV, Victoria swept UBC this weekend

Ashlyn Day and Kevin Hamlet earn Canada West player of the week honours (Left - apshutter.com / Right - Conan Shing Photography)
Rockets defenseman Elias Carmichael (#14) collides with a Spokane player earlier this season (Photo - Steve Dunsmoor)

Sports weekend preview: Rockets look to stay hot

Eight hockey games over the weekend; UBCO and OC basketball and volleyball in action as well

Rockets defenseman Elias Carmichael (#14) collides with a Spokane player earlier this season (Photo - Steve Dunsmoor)
The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

VIDEO: Harlem Globetrotters put on world-class show for Penticton crowd

The world-famous Globetrotters hadn’t been to the Okanagan since the winter of 2020

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Spread Game Tour made a stop at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Tuesday night (Jan. 25). (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
TWU Spartans player Mason Bourcier’s triple-double against UFV, on Friday Jan. 21 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, was the first official one in the Langley university’s program history. (TWU)

B.C. basketball player records two rare triple-doubles back-to-back

Trinity Western University’s Mason Bourcier named athlete of the week

TWU Spartans player Mason Bourcier’s triple-double against UFV, on Friday Jan. 21 at the Envision Financial Athletic Centre in Abbotsford, was the first official one in the Langley university’s program history. (TWU)
Third-year guard Kelsey Falk of Vernon (with ball) goes up for two points for the UBCO Heat over UBC rival Emily Martindale in CIS women’s basketball action in Kelowna Friday, Nov. 12. Falk, a Vernon Secondary grad, had her fourth double-double in five games this season to lead the Heat past UBC 63-61, UBCO’s first-ever win over their sister school. (Julie Pringle/Snap Photography)

Vernon’s Falk on fire for UBCO Heat

Kelsey Falk leads Heat women’s basketball team to first-ever win over UBC rivals

Third-year guard Kelsey Falk of Vernon (with ball) goes up for two points for the UBCO Heat over UBC rival Emily Martindale in CIS women’s basketball action in Kelowna Friday, Nov. 12. Falk, a Vernon Secondary grad, had her fourth double-double in five games this season to lead the Heat past UBC 63-61, UBCO’s first-ever win over their sister school. (Julie Pringle/Snap Photography)
Former Vernon Panthers standout guard Leon Schenker (5) has committed to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks for 2021-22. (File photo)

Vernon Panthers alum commits to Lethbridge Kodiaks

Leon Schenker to play basketball in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference with Lethbridge College

Former Vernon Panthers standout guard Leon Schenker (5) has committed to the Lethbridge College Kodiaks for 2021-22. (File photo)
Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)

Big games from Vernon player boost UBCO women’s hoops

Kelsey Falk has pair of double-doubles as Heat take two of three exhibition games in Alberta

Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)
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)
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)