Simon Fraser's trio of incoming high school recruits for 2017-18 are, clockwise from top left: Sierra Schefer, Juliana Babic and Kendal Sands. (Photos: VK Basketball, courtesy Juliana Babic and SFU athletics, Howard Tsumura-Varsity Letters)
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Clan’s Sweet 16 hoops roster opens, gives Class of ’17 recruits faster NCAA futures

BURNABY — The Simon Clan women’s basketball team, which honoured just a pair of graduating players on its Seniors Night in late February, is going to be a lot younger team than originally anticipated this coming season.

Holy Cross' Keegan Konn (left) and Sam Bailey of Vancouver College are each a part of Simon Fraser's 2017-18 class of incoming men's basketball recruits. (Howard Tsumura photos for Varsity Letters)
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Holy Cross’ Konn, Bailey of VC’s Irish each choose SFU Clan to start collegiate careers

BURNABY — A pair of B.C.’s best graduating seniors, each adept at performing in an uptempo setting, have cast their futures with the Simon Fraser Clan men’s basketball program.

New Westminster's Douglas College Royals open play at the CCAA nationals Thursday in Edmonton. (Douglas College athletics photo)
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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 […]

Things got physical between Langley Christian's Katelynn Mallette (right) and Deanne Tuchscherer during Fraser Valley Double-A championship final played Saturday at Southridge in Surrey. (VarsityLetters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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LCS Lightning: Dani’s girls top Grizz, head to BC’s as Fraser Valley No. 1

SURREY — Danielle Gardner admitted her basketball team was taking a leap of faith in the offseason when the decision was made to move up from the Single-A tier it had dominated.