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.
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.
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.
Levy watched obsessively as UFV men’s basketball took home a Canada West Bronze medal at the Final Four tournament in Saskatoon, SK. Here are some bronze and metal songs in honour of their accomplishment.
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.
Playing in the Pioneer division, the Dinos had a leg up on the Cascades.
Celeste Dyck took the leadership role in stride as senior point guard in her fifth year with the Cascades.