Simon Fraser sophomore guard Kendal Sands has brought offensive efficiency and defensive grit to the Clan, which opens two-game weekend homestand Thursday against Central Washington. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Simon Fraser’s Kendal Sands: Defining the Sixth-Woman role, unselfish guard lends guts, glue to the Clan cause

BURNABY — Kendal Sands knew from the start of the season that she wasn’t going to let her minutes be the measure of her true value to the Simon Fraser Clan women’s basketball team.

Simon Fraser redshirt senior Samantha Beauchamp (20) has returned stronger and better than ever to the Clan line-up. (Photo by Western Washington athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The Wham of Sam! After a year away, SFU senior Sam Beauchamp returns to ‘police’ the paint and lead the GNAC in blocked shots

BURNABY — True story from a Simon Fraser Clan women’s basketball practice last week during the team’s two-game road trip through Alaska.

SFU's Ozi Nwabuko (left) grabbed all eight of her rebounds over a stellar-second half as the Clan upped their defensive intensity in a road win over Sabrina Ungaro and the Alaska Nanaooks in Fairbanks. (Photo by Paul McCarthy property of UAF Athletics 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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“We’re headed to the North Pole!” It wasn’t pretty, but Clan women’s basketball gets gutsy win at frigid Alaska-Fairbanks

There is no such thing as an ugly win, even if the Simon Fraser women’s basketball team spent 37 of 40 minutes trying to convince Clan fans otherwise via live stream on Saturday from frigid Fairbanks, Alaska.Yet even on an afternoon in which it shot an ice-cold 4-for-29 from beyond the three-point arc, SFU was […]

If you had to peek especially hard on the court to notice Sarah Buckingham in past seasons, all of that has changed for the fourth-year TWU Spartans' guard this season. (Photo by Scott Stewart property of Trinity Western athletics 2018. All Rights Reserved)
South Kamloop's Maddy Gobeil has committed her university basketball future to the UFV Cascades. She'll be at LEC Dec. 13 for the start of TBI girls 2018. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Mighty Maddy makes her move! South Kamloops Titans’ senior B.C. MVP point guard chooses future with Fraser Valley Cascades

ABBOTSFORD — Some of our best memories are stored away just below the surface, needing just a figurative nudge from within to bring a smile to our faces.

Simon Fraser's Sophie Swant has set high goals for her Clan team this season. (Photo by Dom Gagne property of SFU athletics 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Sophie’s Choice? As Simon Fraser opens a new GNAC season, it’s all about senior Swant’s want of deep NCAA playoff run

BURNABY — Sophie Swant is not afraid to make a very definitive statement on the eve of her fourth-and-final college basketball season with the Simon Fraser Clan.

Gonzaga Bulldogs sophomore guard Louise Forsyth sets an example with her relentless work ethic. (Photo by Nick Tomoyasu property of Gonzaga athletics)
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Gonzaga’s indomitable Bulldog: Ex-Brookswood star Louise Forsyth puts tough break behind her for Vancouver Showcase homecoming

SURREY — You can’t pay a player a higher compliment than to immediately realize their most unique and defining strengths, then coin a phrase that so perfectly encapsulates it all.To that end, it didn’t take Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier too long to realize last season that the best way to describe her new Canadian […]

Notre Dame head women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw brings her No. 1-ranked, defending national champion Irish to the Vancouver Showcase. (Photo by Matt Cashore, US PRESSWIRE courtesy of bd Global)
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As No. 1, defending NCAA champ Notre Dame preps for Vancouver Showcase, Irish HC Muffet McGraw says “This is a mini-NCAA tournament right here”

VANCOUVER — Our city has to think back an awful long time to remember the last time in which the absolute toast of the NCAA Div. 1 basketball world came here in their prime of their news cycle.

Trinity Western Spartans' women's basketball coach Cheryl Jean-Paul has led her unranked Spartans to a program-best 4-0 Canada West conference start. (Scott Stewart/TWU athletics)
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Preseason pain equals program-best Canada West gains as TWU Spartans sweep No. 6 Regina, return home at 4-0 for LEC weekend

LANGLEY — If you’re a fan of Trinity Western Spartans’ women’s basketball, it’s OK to go ahead and admit it. Yes, you counted up the losses which added up to an 0-7 exhibition mark, and you wondered just how much progress the Spartans were going to be making following a breakthrough 2017-18 campaign.

NCAA coaches taking part in the inaugural Vancouver Showcase are not only excited about visiting the city, but about its prospects as a home base for the top level of collegiate and university competition. (Graphic courtesy Vancouver Showcase)