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A Totem basketball wears an ADSS non-medical mask. The 66th annual Totem tournament is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. (PHOTO COURTESY ADSS)

Historic B.C. basketball tournament cancelled for first time in 66 years

Alberni District Secondary’s Totem tournament is longest-running high school hoops event

 

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

 

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)
Camosun Chargers player Maddison Manns, left, defends against VIU Mariners opponent Olivia Mjaaland during Saturday’s PacWest season finale at the VIU gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

VIU hoops teams head into provincials on winning note

Vancouver Island University women’s and men’s teams have first-round byes

Camosun Chargers player Maddison Manns, left, defends against VIU Mariners opponent Olivia Mjaaland during Saturday’s PacWest season finale at the VIU gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
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)
Harlem Globetrotters player Devan (Beast) Douglas soars for a slam dunk during Sunday’s game at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Harlem Globetrotters hoop it up in Nanaimo

Hall-of-fame basketball team entertains crowd at sold-out VIU gym

Harlem Globetrotters player Devan (Beast) Douglas soars for a slam dunk during Sunday’s game at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Nanaimo for a sold-out game Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Photo submitted)

Harlem Globetrotters tipping off at VIU gym

Hall-of-fame team takes court for sold-out event this Sunday, Feb. 2

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Nanaimo for a sold-out game Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Vancouver Island University gym. (Photo submitted)
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)
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)

Eli Pasquale’s impact on Vancouver Island basketball ‘second to none’

Former coach salutes famed Canadian basketball star Eli Pasquale, dead at 59

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)