Vikes host Canada West hoops tourney

Basketball season closer as UVic Vikes women, men host games at the CARSA Performance Gym this week.

Basketball season is getting closer as the UVic Vikes women will host a three-team Canada West tournament in the CARSA Performance Gym this week.

Visiting Thursday is the Alberta Pandas, opening the Canada West Tournament against the Vikes at 7 p.m. On Friday the Vikes will play the Saskatchewan Huskies, 6 p.m. in CARSA.

The Vikes women are coming off two wins at the Ryerson tournament, 60-43 over the Western Mustangs and 63-55 against the Cape Breton Capers. Ryerson defeated the Vikes 73-70.

The Vikes men are also at home this week, hosting Mount Royal for two games, 8 p.m. on Friday and 4 p.m. on Saturday.