basketball

University of Fraser Valley Cascades took down the TWU Spartans in overtime on the basketball court at Langley Events Centre Thursday night. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

After defeats Thursday, Langley Spartans prepare to battle Wolfpacks

In both men’s and women’s play at Langley Events Centre, TWU’s basketball teams fell to UFV Cascades

  • Jan 14, 2022

 

Nicole Fransson and Kianna Wiens were standouts as Trinity Western Spartans extended their winning streak to a record eight in a row with Saturday night’s win over Thompson Rivers. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley’s Trinity Western University Spartans make it eight wins in a row

Last loss in Canada West conference play by women’s basketball team was Feb. 7, 2020.

 

Jessica Wisotzki was named the GNAC women’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season after she led SFU to an 84-71 win over Western Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 1. (Wilson Wong/SFU Athletics)

Langley’s Jessica Wisotzki named GNAC women’s basketball player of the week

Second time this season for Simon Fraser University player

Jessica Wisotzki was named the GNAC women’s basketball player of the week for the second time this season after she led SFU to an 84-71 win over Western Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 1. (Wilson Wong/SFU Athletics)
Fraser Valley Bandits will play their first home game at Langley Events Centre on June 4. (file)

Fraser Valley Bandits begin in June

Pro basketball team announces date for inaugural home game at Langley Events Centre

Fraser Valley Bandits will play their first home game at Langley Events Centre on June 4. (file)
Long-time Toronto Raptors game day host, Kat Stefankiewicz, and current Country 107.1 morning show host, Chris Wiggins, will join the club as in-game hosts for the team’s 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Fraser Valley Bandits announce in-game hosts for coming season

Kat Stefankiewicz and Chris Wiggins will join the club when play begins at Langley Events Centre

Long-time Toronto Raptors game day host, Kat Stefankiewicz, and current Country 107.1 morning show host, Chris Wiggins, will join the club as in-game hosts for the team’s 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley Christian Lightning beat the North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks 89-49 Thursday, securing a spot in today’s quarter-final at the Tsumura girls basketball tournament. It’s being held this week at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two Langley girls basketball teams advance to the quarter finals today

Day 3 of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational tournament is playing out at Langley Events Centre

  • Dec 17, 2021
Langley Christian Lightning beat the North Delta’s Seaquam Seahawks 89-49 Thursday, securing a spot in today’s quarter-final at the Tsumura girls basketball tournament. It’s being held this week at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Day 2 of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational unfolded at Langley Events Centre. The free-to-attend tournament comes to a close with the finals Saturday night. (Langley Events Centre’s Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Basketball quarter finals unfolding Friday at Langley Events Centre

Semi-finals are playing out Friday night, as well, with finals set for Saturday

  • Dec 10, 2021
Day 2 of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational unfolded at Langley Events Centre. The free-to-attend tournament comes to a close with the finals Saturday night. (Langley Events Centre’s Gary Ahuja/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Kelowna versus Centennial championship game at the 2019 Tsumura invitation at Langley Events Centre. (Garya Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Tsumura invitational brings top 20 basketball teams to Langley Events Centre

Walnut Grove Gators among the top-rated high school teams playing

Kelowna versus Centennial championship game at the 2019 Tsumura invitation at Langley Events Centre. (Garya Ahuja, Langley Events Centre/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Lainey Shelvey played for Langley Christian Lightning at the 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational senior girls’ tournament at the Langley Events Centre in Langley Dec. 15, 2018. (Wilson Wong/Special to Langley Advance Times )

Langley basketball champion Lainey Shelvey signs with SFU

Praised for ‘great quickness and good perimeter skills’

Lainey Shelvey played for Langley Christian Lightning at the 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational senior girls’ tournament at the Langley Events Centre in Langley Dec. 15, 2018. (Wilson Wong/Special to Langley Advance Times )
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)
Bandits general manager Kyle Julius will return for the team’s upcoming Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season at Langley Events Centre, the CEBL franchise announced Thursday, Oct. 7. (Fraser Valley Bandits (Canadian Elite Basketball League)/special to Langley Advance Times)
Bandits general manager Kyle Julius will return for the team’s upcoming Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season at Langley Events Centre, the CEBL franchise announced Thursday, Oct. 7. (Fraser Valley Bandits (Canadian Elite Basketball League)/special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley’s Sebastian Colyn has become Trinity Western University’s winningest soccer goalkeeper. Colyn and basketball standout Nicole Fransson were named TWU’s Spartan Male and Female athletes of the week. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Colyn sets record for TWU soccer wins

Awarded athlete of the week along with basketball standout Fransson

Langley’s Sebastian Colyn has become Trinity Western University’s winningest soccer goalkeeper. Colyn and basketball standout Nicole Fransson were named TWU’s Spartan Male and Female athletes of the week. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Thursday morning Sept. 23, Fraser Valley Bandits announced the club has chosen Langley Events Centre (LEC) as its home for the upcoming Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season. (file)
Thursday morning Sept. 23, Fraser Valley Bandits announced the club has chosen Langley Events Centre (LEC) as its home for the upcoming Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) season. (file)
2021 edition of the BBall Nationals girls club basketball championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)

Bball Nationals basketball championships return to Langley Events Centre

Girls tournament saw 156 games among 55 teams split into 10 divisions over 4 days: boys are up next

2021 edition of the BBall Nationals girls club basketball championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Langley Events Centre played host to the 2021 Summer Slam 3x3 basketball tournament over the Labour Day weekend. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Langley Events Centre played host to the 2021 Summer Slam 3x3 basketball tournament over the Labour Day weekend. (Gary Ahuja/Langley Events Centre)
Cheryl Jean-Paul, the women’s basketball coach from TWU, brought home silver from the FIBA in Mexico this weekend. (FIBA/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Second silver earned in international basketball rivalry

Langley coach back from Mexico competition just in time to return to duties at Trinity Western

Cheryl Jean-Paul, the women’s basketball coach from TWU, brought home silver from the FIBA in Mexico this weekend. (FIBA/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)

Rumors are swirling that pro basketball could be coming to Langley

Langley Events Centre reportedly in the running for new home of Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Bandits

Brandon Gilbeck of the Abbotsford-based Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. Rumours are swirling about a possible relocation of the pro team to Langley. (Black Press Media file)
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)
Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to Langley after the tournament, to lead the Spartans women’s basketball team again. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)

TWU basketball coach leads Canada to championships in Mexico

Spartans head coach Cheryl Jean-Paul is heading to the FIBA U16 Americas Women’s Championships 2021

Cheryl Jean-Paul returns to Langley after the tournament, to lead the Spartans women’s basketball team again. (TWU/Special to Langley Advance Times)