Print Edition: March 19, 2014
CIVL station manager Aaron Levy is honoured to have performed play-by-play duties for UFV Cascades basketball teams for the past four years. Relive the memories on demand at canadawest.tv, and see how a team of Fraser Valley locals, plus one gritty Ukrainian and a stellar post from Centennial High in Coquitlam, brought home the Canada bronze.
Queens of the Stone Age — “The Bronze Age”
“I’ve been waiting for so long / you can hold it, do me a favour.” No, you can’t; let go of my medal. I worked hard for this, because I am a 2013/14 Women’s Cascades basketball player, and I rank in the top three teams in this vast country.
Robyn — “Konichiwa Bitches”
The Cascades can “count you out like a mathematician,” or “tear you down like I’m in demolition.” They’re “so very hot” that when they “rob your mansion, you ain’t call the cops / you call the fire station.” Getting no love from Windsor commentators, Coach Al and co. really “supersized them.”
Sloan — “The Good in Everyone”
I think I’ve shuffled this song before, but it’s a testament to the UFV coaching staff, in particular coaches Al Tuchscherer and Anthony Luyken, whose ability to find the best in their players has finally paid off on the national stage. Flanked by Alexa McCarthy and Sean Bosko, they’re here. Print it.
Tom Petty — “Last Dance with Mary Jane”
A tribute to Sam Kurath, Courtney Bartel, Nicole Wierks, and Aieisha Luyken, who sign off on their Canadian Inter-University Sport careers with about as high a note as they possibly could. No one actually said it was impossible, but to posit these Cascades as tournament underdogs is understating a fact.
U2 — “Pride (In the Name of Love)”
In the name of the game you put your body on the line. Kaitlyn Brink looked out for the count as of game one against the Dinos, but came back with three days to go before the national tournament, playing big minutes like Nicole Wierks has while injured for two seasons.