basketball

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Abbotsford Centre on Jan. 30, 2022. (Submitted)

Harlem Globetrotters return to Abbotsford on Jan. 30

Basketball event back at Abbotsford Centre for first time since January 2020

 

The 2021 edition of the BBall Nationals championships at Langley Events Centre took place from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11. (Langley Advance Times/file)

Fraser Valley Basketball Officials Association seeking refs

Long COVID layoff could mean a shortage of officials and even game cancellations

 

UFV basketball

Chilliwack’s Sardis secondary hosts basketball game between UFV and Langara

The university men’s teams face each other in preseason action in the Sardis gymnasium

 

Fraser Valley Bandits

Fraser Valley basketball Bandits earn all-star selections

Two members of the CEBL team earned second-team spots and two earned All-Canadian recognition

Fraser Valley Bandits
The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

No deal in place for Fraser Valley Bandits to return to Abbotsford Centre in 2022

Professional basketball team has not yet secured lease for next year, looking at all options

The Fraser Valley Bandits may be looking for a new home arena for 2022 after a deal with the Canucks has not yet been finalized. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Kenny Manigault and the Fraser Valley Bandits came up short in Friday’s semifinal against the Niagara River Lions. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits fall to Niagara in CEBL semifinal

Bandits lose 84-82 in Edmonton, River Lions will play Edmonton or Ottawa in final

Kenny Manigault and the Fraser Valley Bandits came up short in Friday’s semifinal against the Niagara River Lions. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)
Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits big man Brandon Gilbeck named Defensive Player of the Year

Canadian Elite Basketball League honours big man at league awards on Aug. 18, next game on Friday

Brandon Gilbeck of the Fraser Valley Bandits was named the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 18. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Fraser Valley Bandits players Shaquille Keith (right) and Malcolm Duvivier celebrate after Keith scores the winning basket in Sunday's (Aug. 15) 104-84 win over the Guelph Nighthawks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits win CEBL playoff quarter-final

Bandits defeat Guelph 104-84, will next take on Niagara at Championship Weekend on Friday

Fraser Valley Bandits players Shaquille Keith (right) and Malcolm Duvivier celebrate after Keith scores the winning basket in Sunday's (Aug. 15) 104-84 win over the Guelph Nighthawks. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
Edmonton’s Jordan Baker drives against Fraser Valley’s Shaquille Keith during CEBL action on Wednesday (Aug. 4). (CEBL photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits allow historic scoring run in loss to Edmonton

Stingers go on 25-0 consecutive point run to hand Fraser Valley a 106-65 loss

Edmonton’s Jordan Baker drives against Fraser Valley’s Shaquille Keith during CEBL action on Wednesday (Aug. 4). (CEBL photo)
The Fraser Valley Bandits are hoping to become the first pro basketball team to host a playoff game in B.C. since the 1946-47 Vancouver Hornets of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League. (Left - Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News, right - Canada Basketball).

Fraser Valley Bandits aim to become first B.C. pro basketball team in 74 years to host playoffs

Canadian Elite Basketball League team could welcome fans to Abbotsford Centre for Aug. 15 game

The Fraser Valley Bandits are hoping to become the first pro basketball team to host a playoff game in B.C. since the 1946-47 Vancouver Hornets of the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League. (Left - Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News, right - Canada Basketball).
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Summer Slam event coming to Abbotsford’s Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

Outdoor three-on-three basketball tournament debuting later this summer

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Bandits guard Malcolm Duvivier drives against Edmonton’s Alexander Sascha Kappos during CEBL action inside the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday (July 27).

Fraser Valley Bandits fall to Edmonton in home finale

Abbotsford-based club drops 91-77 game to Stingers in front of 2,250 fans

Bandits guard Malcolm Duvivier drives against Edmonton’s Alexander Sascha Kappos during CEBL action inside the Abbotsford Centre on Tuesday (July 27).
BC Wheelchair Basketball Society

Chilliwack’s Keaton McEachern invited to BC Wheelchair Basketball camp

McEachern and seven others hit the court to play live basketball for the first time in months

BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
The Fraser Valley Bandits hope to continue an undefeated run at home with Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Stingers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits nearing a sell-out for Sunday’s home game

Less than 100 tickets remain for fans to watch Edmonton visit the Abbotsford Centre on Sunday

The Fraser Valley Bandits hope to continue an undefeated run at home with Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Stingers. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
The Fraser Valley Bandits and The Gaming Stadium are hosting the BC 2K ISO-Championship later this summer. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Bandits, The Gaming Stadium launch NBA 2K esports championship

Games from all across B.C. invited to participate in event, tournaments begin next month

The Fraser Valley Bandits and The Gaming Stadium are hosting the BC 2K ISO-Championship later this summer. (Submitted)
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

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)
Chilliwack's Ben Hagkull is a 2020 Athlete of the Year for BC Wheelchair Basketball.

Chilliwack’s Ben Hagkull wins top honour from BC Wheelchair Basketball

In a year wrecked by COVID, The 22-year-old remained dedicated to improving his game

Chilliwack's Ben Hagkull is a 2020 Athlete of the Year for BC Wheelchair Basketball.
The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.

Fraser Valley Bandits bringing three-on-three basketball tournament to Langley Events Centre

The Bandits are partnering with Basketball BC to hold the event in early September

The Summer Slam 3x3 youth basketball tournament is coming to the Langley Events Centre in September.
Fraser Valley Bandits No. 5 Gentrey Thomas drives to the basket in front of a crowd of over 1,500 at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday evening (July 14). The Bandits went on to win 92-71 over the Guelph Nighthawks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley Bandits take down Guelph Nighthawks 92-71

First pro sports team in B.C. to host fans since start of pandemic

Fraser Valley Bandits No. 5 Gentrey Thomas drives to the basket in front of a crowd of over 1,500 at Abbotsford Centre on Wednesday evening (July 14). The Bandits went on to win 92-71 over the Guelph Nighthawks. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Justin Leon debut game for the Bandits on Thursday (July 8) turned out to be the club’s first loss this season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)

Fraser Valley Bandits lose first game of 2021 season

Bandits fall 103-82 to Niagara River Lions, next take on Ottawa on Saturday

Justin Leon debut game for the Bandits on Thursday (July 8) turned out to be the club’s first loss this season. (Fraser Valley Bandits photo)