The Cascades season has come to a close, having put up a proud fight against an obdurate UBC.
2015-16 is the final regular season where we see the Canada West basketball Conference (BC through Manitoba) of Canadian Interuniversity Sport competition split into two age-appropriate divisions. The Explorers Division houses the six newest teams, in UFV, Thompson Rivers, UBC-Okanagan, UNBC, Mount Royal, and Grant Macewan. Meanwhile, the Pioneers Division is home to the elder statesmen of CW Basketball, in Victoria, UBC, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Regina, TWU, Calgary, Alberta, Lethbridge, and Brandon. Needless to say, there’s some uneven scale-tipping taking place west of “On-terrible.”
Kayli Sartori is beginning her fourth year with the Cascades women’s basketball team as a guard / forward. The agriculture student talks about her favourite moments playing with the Cascades, as well as being named Canada West’s third star of the week.
As the Cascades men’s basketball team finishes off their second home weekend of the season, Manny Dulay begins his fourth year as a guard for the team. The kinesiology student talks to The Cascade about his beginnings with the sport, as well as his Movember fundraising initiative.
After four years at Quest University, Shayna Cameron finishes her final year of eligibility as a guard with the Cascades women’s basketball team. Having just completed her liberal arts and science degree, Cameron is working on her prerequisites for grad school. Cameron talks playing for Quest, her future with basketball, and what she loves about the sport.
With a new roster and a larger team than last season, the Cascades women’s basketball team gears up for their regular season. As the team hits the halfway mark of their preseason, head coach Al Tuchscherer talks about their strengths and weaknesses, as well as what to expect in the upcoming season.
As the Cascades men’s basketball team begins their season, head coach Adam Friesen talks about his expectations for the upcoming season, the team’s strengths and weaknesses, and their mindset heading into the season.
Aaron Levy, CIVL station manager, and Jaslyen Singh (Jazz), a former UFV women’s basketball player: these are the two voices of the UFV broadcasting team. I got the chance to sit down with both Aaron and Jazz to see if I could get a little insight into some of the secrets behind their craft.
The record-breaking season for the men’s basketball team finally came to an end in the Canada West final four hosted in Saskatchewan this past weekend.