basketball

The W.J. Mouat Hawks and the MEI Eagles won the senior boys and senior girls respectively at the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament on Saturday (Dec. 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

W.J. Mouat Hawks, MEI Eagles win senior divisions at Abbotsford Police tournament

Hawks win senior boys, Eagles win seniors girls at 2021 Abbotsford Police City Basketball event

The W.J. Mouat Hawks and the MEI Eagles won the senior boys and senior girls respectively at the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament on Saturday (Dec. 11). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The W.J. Mouat Hawks will take on the Robert Bateman Timberwolves in the senior boys final game on Saturday (Dec. 11) at the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament. (Abbotsford Basketball photo)

Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament finalists set

Games run Saturday at Columbia Bible College, proof of full vaccination required for fans

The W.J. Mouat Hawks will take on the Robert Bateman Timberwolves in the senior boys final game on Saturday (Dec. 11) at the Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament. (Abbotsford Basketball photo)
Mouat’s Ella Bohn carries the ball on a fast break against Rick Hansen during day one action of the 2021 Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament on Tuesday (Dec. 7). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament tips off

High school basketball event returns after one-year hiatus due to COVID-19

Mouat’s Ella Bohn carries the ball on a fast break against Rick Hansen during day one action of the 2021 Abbotsford Police City Basketball Tournament on Tuesday (Dec. 7). (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Deanna Tuchscherer shoots over a Thompson Rivers defender during Canada West women’s basketball action last weekend at the UFV Athletic Centre. (UFV Cascades photo)

Chilliwack’s Deanna Tuchscherer heating up for UFV women’s basketball team

The G.W. Graham grad has led her Cascades to a 5-1 start and 1st place in the West Division

Deanna Tuchscherer shoots over a Thompson Rivers defender during Canada West women’s basketball action last weekend at the UFV Athletic Centre. (UFV Cascades photo)
Deanna Tuchscherer, seen here in week one action against the UBC-Okanagan Heat, had a huge game against the UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday, Nov. 6. The G.W. Graham grad had a game-high 30 points, most in the fourth quarter and overtime as her Cascades earned a big Canada West win. (UFV Cascades photo)

Chilliwack’s Deanna Tuchscherer comes alive for Cascades in win over UBC Thunderbirds

Tuchscherer started the season slow, but exploded for 30 points in a double-OT thriller

Deanna Tuchscherer, seen here in week one action against the UBC-Okanagan Heat, had a huge game against the UBC Thunderbirds on Saturday, Nov. 6. The G.W. Graham grad had a game-high 30 points, most in the fourth quarter and overtime as her Cascades earned a big Canada West win. (UFV Cascades photo)
Seventeen-year-old G.W. Graham grad Julia Tuchscherer (right) had a spectacular debut weekend playing Canada West hoops for the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades.

Chilliwack’s Julia Tuchscherer stuffs stat sheet for UFV in Canada West hoops debut

The teenager led her Cascades to weekend wins over the UBC-Okanagan Heat and UNBC Timberwolves

Seventeen-year-old G.W. Graham grad Julia Tuchscherer (right) had a spectacular debut weekend playing Canada West hoops for the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades.
UFV’s Deanna Tuchscherer (left) and Vick Toor are expected to be top performers on their respective teams this season.

UFV Cascades basketball teams tipping off tonight in Abbotsford

Men’s, women’s teams hosting the UBC-O Heat with free admission, women ranked third in CW poll

UFV’s Deanna Tuchscherer (left) and Vick Toor are expected to be top performers on their respective teams this season.
Left to right: Deanna, Al and Julia Tuchscherer are ready for the 2021-22 Canada West women’s basketball season. Deanna enters her second full university season as Julia wades into her first. Al is the head coach of their University of the Fraser Valley Cascades. (Gibi Saini/UFV Athletics)

Chilliwack’s Julia Tuchscherer set for Canada West debut with UFV women’s b-ball team

Julia will hit the court along with sister Deanna on a Cascades team coached by dad, Al Tuchscherer

Left to right: Deanna, Al and Julia Tuchscherer are ready for the 2021-22 Canada West women’s basketball season. Deanna enters her second full university season as Julia wades into her first. Al is the head coach of their University of the Fraser Valley Cascades. (Gibi Saini/UFV Athletics)
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Abbotsford Centre on Jan. 30, 2022. (Submitted)

Harlem Globetrotters return to Abbotsford on Jan. 30

Basketball event back at Abbotsford Centre for first time since January 2020

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Abbotsford Centre on Jan. 30, 2022. (Submitted)
The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Fraser Valley Basketball Officials Association seeking refs

Long COVID layoff could mean a shortage of officials and even game cancellations

The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)
UFV basketball

Chilliwack’s Sardis secondary hosts basketball game between UFV and Langara

The university men’s teams face each other in preseason action in the Sardis gymnasium

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Fraser Valley Bandits

Fraser Valley basketball Bandits earn all-star selections

Two members of the CEBL team earned second-team spots and two earned All-Canadian recognition

Fraser Valley Bandits
Abbotsford’s Sahil Sidhu has committed to the Crandall University Chargers men’s basketball program for the fall. (Crandall University photo)

Abbotsford’s Sahil Sidhu signs with Crandall University

Abbotsford Senior grad joining Moncton, N.B.-based school in the fall

Abbotsford’s Sahil Sidhu has committed to the Crandall University Chargers men’s basketball program for the fall. (Crandall University photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

No deal in place for Fraser Valley Bandits to return to Abbotsford Centre in 2022

Professional basketball team has not yet secured lease for next year, looking at all options

The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Kenny Manigault and the Fraser Valley Bandits came up short in Friday’s semifinal against the Niagara River Lions. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits fall to Niagara in CEBL semifinal

Bandits lose 84-82 in Edmonton, River Lions will play Edmonton or Ottawa in final

Kenny Manigault and the Fraser Valley Bandits came up short in Friday’s semifinal against the Niagara River Lions. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck named Defensive Player of the Year

Canadian Elite Basketball League honours big man at league awards on Aug. 18, next game on Friday

Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Fraser Valley Bandits players Shaquille Keith (right) and Malcolm Duvivier celebrate after Keith scores the winning basket in Sunday's (Aug. 15) 104-84 win over the Guelph Nighthawks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits win CEBL playoff quarter-final

Bandits defeat Guelph 104-84, will next take on Niagara at Championship Weekend on Friday

Fraser Valley Bandits players Shaquille Keith (right) and Malcolm Duvivier celebrate after Keith scores the winning basket in Sunday's (Aug. 15) 104-84 win over the Guelph Nighthawks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Kenny Manigault of the Fraser Valley Bandits pushes the pace against the Saskatchewan Rattlers during CEBL action on Tuesday (Aug. 10). (Photo Electric Umbrella/Liam Richards)

Fraser Valley Bandits hosting playoff game on Sunday

Guelph Nighthawks come to town for CEBL quarter-final game televised nationally on CBC

Kenny Manigault of the Fraser Valley Bandits pushes the pace against the Saskatchewan Rattlers during CEBL action on Tuesday (Aug. 10). (Photo Electric Umbrella/Liam Richards)
Edmonton’s Jordan Baker drives against Fraser Valley’s Shaquille Keith during CEBL action on Wednesday (Aug. 4). (CEBL photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits allow historic scoring run in loss to Edmonton

Stingers go on 25-0 consecutive point run to hand Fraser Valley a 106-65 loss

Edmonton’s Jordan Baker drives against Fraser Valley’s Shaquille Keith during CEBL action on Wednesday (Aug. 4). (CEBL photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits are hoping to become the first pro basketball team to host a playoff game in B.C. since the 1946-47 Vancouver Hornets of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League. (Left - Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News, right - Canada Basketball).

Fraser Valley Bandits aim to become first B.C. pro basketball team in 74 years to host playoffs

Canadian Elite Basketball League team could welcome fans to Abbotsford Centre for Aug. 15 game

The Fraser Valley Bandits are hoping to become the first pro basketball team to host a playoff game in B.C. since the 1946-47 Vancouver Hornets of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League. (Left - Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News, right - Canada Basketball).