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Thunderous cheers from an exuberant young audience made for a special game Tuesday, June 6 at Langley Events Centre, as the Vancouver Bandits hosted their second yearly School Day Game. They fell to Winnipeg 106-103. (Ryan Molag, LEC/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Bandits fall in close game, despite loud cheer squad

4,500 students from 31 Lower Mainland schools cheer on pro-basketball team in Langley

 

UFV will host the Canada West women’s basketball tournament next February. (UFV Cascades photo)

Abbotsford hosting 2024 Canada West women’s basketball tournament

University of the Fraser Valley welcome teams from Feb. 21 to 25, 2024

 

Vancouver Bandits head coach Kyle Julius huddled with his team during the Saskatchewan Rattlers’ home opener on May 31,2023 in Saskatoon, taking down the Langley-based team 109-85. (Derek Elvin, Photo Electric Umbrella/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TODAY: Bandits were simply warming up for tonight’s home opener

Langley-based pro basketball team takes on Calgary at Langley Events Centre at 7 p.m.

 

The Mission U-15 Elite boys basketball team won their division at the Spring Showcase tournament hosted throughout the Vancouver region from May 12-14. /Mission Record Photo

Mission U-15 Elite boys basketball team win Spring Showcase

The team went undefeated before defeating the Surrey Northstars to win their division

The Mission U-15 Elite boys basketball team won their division at the Spring Showcase tournament hosted throughout the Vancouver region from May 12-14. /Mission Record Photo
Vancouver Bandits co-owner Bryan Slusarchuk and president Dylan Kular presented Mission Central Elementary staff and students with a donation of rims, basketballs and nets to the school. /Dillon White Photo

Vancouver Bandits donate new rims to Mission schools

The organization is donating rims, nets and outdoor basketballs to Mission Central and other schools

Vancouver Bandits co-owner Bryan Slusarchuk and president Dylan Kular presented Mission Central Elementary staff and students with a donation of rims, basketballs and nets to the school. /Dillon White Photo
Drexel’s Keishana Washington, right, controls the ball against Delaware’s Lizzie Oleary, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball championship game in the Colonial Athletic Association Conference tournament Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. Washington, who recently closed out her NCAA career at Drexel University, signed a training camp deal with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx on April 14. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Szagola

‘Pretty surreal:’ Canada’s Keishana Washington looking forward to WNBA opportunity

The Pickering, Ont., native arrived in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday

Drexel’s Keishana Washington, right, controls the ball against Delaware’s Lizzie Oleary, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball championship game in the Colonial Athletic Association Conference tournament Sunday, March 13, 2022, in Philadelphia. Washington, who recently closed out her NCAA career at Drexel University, signed a training camp deal with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx on April 14. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Szagola
Danny Jakobs is retiring as the Mission Roadrunners’ football and boys’ basketball coach after 32 years of coaching and teaching. /Dillon White Photo

Mission Roadrunners’ basketball and football coach retires after 32 years

Danny Jakobs co-founded MSS football & coached the Roadrunners to provincial titles in multiple sports

Danny Jakobs is retiring as the Mission Roadrunners’ football and boys’ basketball coach after 32 years of coaching and teaching. /Dillon White Photo
The UFV Cascades men’s basketball team has added White Rock’s Marcus Flores and Victoria’s Takeshi Croke for the 2023-24 Canada West season. (UFV Athletics photo)

UFV Cascades men’s basketball sign pair of B.C. talents

White Rock’s Marcus Flores, Victoria’s Takeshi Croke joining UFV for 2023-24

The UFV Cascades men’s basketball team has added White Rock’s Marcus Flores and Victoria’s Takeshi Croke for the 2023-24 Canada West season. (UFV Athletics photo)
Gonzaga’s Malachi Smith (13) celebrates in the second half of a Sweet 16 college basketball game against UCLA in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

UConn emerges victorious after March Madness full of upsets

Fifth win in the past 24 years for UConn as they beat San Diego State in the final

Gonzaga’s Malachi Smith (13) celebrates in the second half of a Sweet 16 college basketball game against UCLA in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
The UFV Cascades women’s basketball program has signed Kamloops product Kalie Saari. (UFV Athletics photo)

UFV Cascades sign Kamloops product Kalie Saari

Guard/forward will join women’s basketball program in the fall

The UFV Cascades women’s basketball program has signed Kamloops product Kalie Saari. (UFV Athletics photo)
Vancouver Bandits are hosting a two-day, free youth basketball tournament at LEC this week (Monday and Wednesday, March 27 and 29). (Vancouver Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Bandits host play day for Grade 6 and 7 basketball enthusiasts

Two days are set aside at Langley Events Centre, today and Wednesday, for a new youth tournament

Vancouver Bandits are hosting a two-day, free youth basketball tournament at LEC this week (Monday and Wednesday, March 27 and 29). (Vancouver Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
FILE - New England Patriots backup quarterback Tom Brady warms up on the sidelines before the game against the Detroit Lions at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., Friday, Aug. 4, 2000. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Tom Brady becomes minority owner of WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces

Seven-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady has acquired an ownership stake…

FILE - New England Patriots backup quarterback Tom Brady warms up on the sidelines before the game against the Detroit Lions at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich., Friday, Aug. 4, 2000. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
The Langley-based Vancouver Bandits pro basketball team wants to expand its team by bringing on more volunteers. (Vancouver Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Volunteers invited to be part of Bandits’ summer season

Locals are encouraged to join the Langley-based pro basketball team as a helper

The Langley-based Vancouver Bandits pro basketball team wants to expand its team by bringing on more volunteers. (Vancouver Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Broadcasters at TSN will be showcasing Canadian Elite Basketball League’s game of the week, including some coverage of the Langley-based Vancouver Bandits, who play out of LEC. The first local game being covered live will be June 6, when Bandits take on Winnipeg on home court. (Vancouver Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Vancouver Bandits appearing on TSN starting in June

At least three Bandits games will air live after TSN signs multi-year deal with CEBL

Broadcasters at TSN will be showcasing Canadian Elite Basketball League’s game of the week, including some coverage of the Langley-based Vancouver Bandits, who play out of LEC. The first local game being covered live will be June 6, when Bandits take on Winnipeg on home court. (Vancouver Bandits/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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Kobe Bryant family settles photo lawsuit for $28.5 million

The family of the late Kobe Bryant has agreed to a $28.5…

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Mission’s Kim (Smith) Gaucher will be named to the Pac-12 Hall of Honor for an outstanding collegiate career with the Utah Utes women’s basketball team at the conference tournament in Las Vegas this weekend. /Utah Athletics Photo

Mission’s three-time Olympian Kim Gaucher bound for Pac-12 Hall of Honor

The Utah women’s basketball alumnus will be recognized at Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas on Friday

Mission’s Kim (Smith) Gaucher will be named to the Pac-12 Hall of Honor for an outstanding collegiate career with the Utah Utes women’s basketball team at the conference tournament in Las Vegas this weekend. /Utah Athletics Photo
UFV’s Maddy Gobeil (left) and TWU’s Jayden Gill have both been named Canada West all-stars.

UFV’s Maddy Gobeil, Abbotsford’s Jayden Gill named Canada West all-stars

Cascades star guard, TWU Spartans leading scorer recognized as best in CW

UFV’s Maddy Gobeil (left) and TWU’s Jayden Gill have both been named Canada West all-stars.
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Brittney Griner re-signs with Phoenix Mercury

Brittney Griner will be back in the WNBA this season, once again…

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Mission Basketball hopes to grow the sport at the grassroots level in the city, but a lack of coaches and gym times are hurdles. /Submitted Photo

Basketball in Mission suffering from lack of coaches and gym time

Mission Basketball hopes to grow the sport but coaching shortages limited gym time prove challenging

Mission Basketball hopes to grow the sport at the grassroots level in the city, but a lack of coaches and gym times are hurdles. /Submitted Photo
Julia Tuchscherer and the UFV Cascades fell 73-54 to the Alberta Pandas in Saturday’s Canada West quarterfinal round. (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV Cascades eliminated from playoffs after 73-54 loss to Alberta

Pandas dominate Cascades on both sides of the ball on home court on Saturday

Julia Tuchscherer and the UFV Cascades fell 73-54 to the Alberta Pandas in Saturday’s Canada West quarterfinal round. (UFV Cascades photo)