basketball

Emily Hyman (left) and Samantha Desrosiers are members of Victoria Women’s Basketball League, which aims to create a safe and fun space for women to continue pursuing the sport when they’re no longer in grade school or university. (Kevin Light Photography)

Victoria Women’s Basketball League creates inclusive space for players

All-ages recreational 3x3 league plays in PISE gym at Camosun Interurban on Sunday evenings

 

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the second half of Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Milwaukee’s 50-year wait ends with NBA title behind 50 from Giannis

Bucks beat Phoenix Suns 105-98 in Game 6 of league finals

 

Canada’s RJ Barrett looks to shoot past China’s Zijie Shen during the first half of FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying basketball action at Memorial Arena in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada vies for finals berth at Olympic qualifier in Victoria Saturday

Tip off is at 1:05 p.m. at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre

 

New mural at Horner Park basketball court showcases creativity in places where one might not expect. (Rachel Wada/We the West Basketball Festival/Twitter)

Mural connected to basketball festival brings vibrancy to Saanich neighbourhood court

Artist brings art, Chinese culture and sport together with colourful piece

New mural at Horner Park basketball court showcases creativity in places where one might not expect. (Rachel Wada/We the West Basketball Festival/Twitter)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria from June 29 to July 4. (Facebook/FIBA)

Olympic hoops qualifier tips off in Victoria arena Tuesday afternoon

Canada’s men look to qualify for first Summer Games since 2000, tournament runs June 29 to July 4

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria from June 29 to July 4. (Facebook/FIBA)
Friends of Victoria Basketball continues to plan the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for June 29 to July 4 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Courtesy Canada Basketball)

Olympic basketball qualifier on target to host games in Victoria this summer

FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament set for June 29 to July 4 at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Friends of Victoria Basketball continues to plan the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for June 29 to July 4 at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria. (Courtesy Canada Basketball)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On to Game 7: Raptors hold off Celtics in double-OT NBA thriller

Lowry nets 33 points as Toronto trips Boston 125-122

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coach

The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who they said would remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)

B.C.’s Pacwest conference cancels all fall sports

Men’s and women’s soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball will not compete until 2021

The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
Friends of Victoria Basketball is asking local municipalities for financial contributions ahead of its We The West Festival and the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. (Black Press Media file photo)                                File art
Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team closes their season with a bronze medal loss in the PACWEST Championships on Feb. 29. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)
Camosun College Chargers women’s basketball team closes their season with a bronze medal loss in the PACWEST Championships on Feb. 29. (Camosun Chargers/Twitter)
Oak Bay Bays player Jaime Molins takes a shot as Claremont Spartans opponents Ethan Boag and Jakob Neufeld defend during Saturday’s Vancouver Island senior AAAA boys’ basketball championship final at the Nanaimo District Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Oak Bay wins Vancouver Island basketball championship

Third-place NDSS will get to challenge second place Claremont for a berth in provincials

Oak Bay Bays player Jaime Molins takes a shot as Claremont Spartans opponents Ethan Boag and Jakob Neufeld defend during Saturday’s Vancouver Island senior AAAA boys’ basketball championship final at the Nanaimo District Secondary School gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
After nabbing gold at the Island Championships, the Pacific Christian Secondary Senior Girls basketball team is headed to the AA Provincials in Langley. (Courtesy Pacific Christian Secondary)
After nabbing gold at the Island Championships, the Pacific Christian Secondary Senior Girls basketball team is headed to the AA Provincials in Langley. (Courtesy Pacific Christian Secondary)
Natalie Achonwa scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Canadians to an 80-50 rout of Sweden on Saturday, clinching Canada its third consecutive Olympic berth. Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece. (The Canadian Press photo)

Canadian women’s basketball team punches its Olympic ticket with win over Sweden

Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece

Natalie Achonwa scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Canadians to an 80-50 rout of Sweden on Saturday, clinching Canada its third consecutive Olympic berth. Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece. (The Canadian Press photo)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)

Victoria slated to pay $90,000 to host FIBA basketball tournament

The event is a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)
Toronto Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia celebrates the upcoming FIBA Men’s Qualifying tournament with Oak Bay High basketball players on Thursday. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Province gives up $350,000 for FIBA basketball tournament in Victoria

Canadian super fan, Education Minister celebrate FIBA at Oak Bay High School

Toronto Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia celebrates the upcoming FIBA Men’s Qualifying tournament with Oak Bay High basketball players on Thursday. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)

Tickets to watch Olympic-qualifying basketball in Victoria go on sale Friday

FIBA’s 2020 Olympic-qualifying tournament on from June 23 to June 28

The FIBA Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament takes place in Victoria from June 23 to June 28. (Facebook/FIBA)
UVic Vikes women’s basketball team took on the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory in 2018. (Black Press Media File Photo)

Two wins in one night for Vikes basketball

UVic Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams victorious on Saturday

UVic Vikes women’s basketball team took on the visiting Thompson Rivers WolfPack in an 83 to 65 victory in 2018. (Black Press Media File Photo)
The star of the 1980s UVic Vikes basketball team Eli Pasquale died on Monday at 59 years old after a battle with cancer. (Eli Pasquale Basketball/Facebook)
The star of the 1980s UVic Vikes basketball team Eli Pasquale died on Monday at 59 years old after a battle with cancer. (Eli Pasquale Basketball/Facebook)