Quarter-century later, coach Beauchamp leads Douglas Royals back to CCAA nationals

NEW WESTMINSTER — Steve Beauchamp has been coaching basketball for so long now and made it such an ingrained part of his life that sooner or later, he was going to run into a season like this one.With the symbolism as rife as the crackling pages a family scrapbook, Beauchamp has not only returned to […]

SFU basketball: Weary Clan fall to Lancers, terrific season comes to an end in Sweet 16

There’s a song whose lyrics are all about being anchored down in Anchorage, Alaska, and on Monday night, the road-weary Simon Fraser Clan women’s basketball team could certainly relate.

Sweet 16 for SFU! Clan stun No. 1 seed Anchorage in Alaska: “You could here a pin drop…”

To Sophie Swant, the contrast over a span of a couple of hours Saturday night at the Alaska Airlines Center was incredible.

Simon Fraser women’s basketball puts on its dancing shoes, Clan makes NCAA D2 field

BURNABY — The Big Dance opened its arms Sunday for the Simon Fraser Clan women’s basketball team.

Ellen Kett: Why the SFU Clan point guard is the GNAC’s MVP

BURNABY — Momentum is such a fragile intangible that once you’ve got it, you’ll do anything to keep it.

SFU’s Sophie Swant: Zen and the beat of a basketball heart

BURNABY — Sophie Swant’s basketball heart has always ticked to the beat of a bull in a china shop

Small is big, really big, as Cap Blues’ top PacWest hoops table

NORTH VANCOUVER — In a figurative sense, when addressing the back-court of the Capilano University women’s basketball team, you might say that its made up some very small glasses of water.

Ellen Kett: Clan point guard talks about her record-setting night

BURNABY — One of those nights?When you’re a pass-first point guard with a penchant for getting your teammates involved like Simon Fraser Clan floor general Ellen Kett is, you know all the tell-tale signs.

TWU’s ‘Downtown’ Jessie Brown: A clinical approach to hoops and life

LANGLEY — Jessie Brown is a budding nurse, but she’s already got a doctorate in dialing from distance.

TSUMURA: My three big weekend take-aways

Here are my three big basketball take-away from the recently-completed university sports weekend: