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There will be no shot at a medal for former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) and the Canadian women’s Olympic basketball team following final preliminary round action at the Tokyo Olympics. (File photo)

No medal chance for former Kal Lakers star, Canada women’s hoops team at Tokyo Games

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe and Canada place ninth with 1-2 record

 

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers star and Team Canada finished Group A play at 1-2 after a 76-66 loss to Spain Sunday, Aug. 1, and now must wait to see if they qualify for the playoffs. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka basketball star waits to see if berth in Tokyo Olympics medal round is a go

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe had four points in 76-66 Canada loss to Spain Sunday, Aug. 1; Canada at 1-2 waits for other results

 

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, right, a former Kalamalka Lakers star, had four points and two offensive rebounds in 16 minutes of floor time Wednesday, July 28, helping Canada to a 74-53 win over South Korea during a women’s basketball preliminary round Group A game at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Saitama, Japan. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka Lakers standout helps lift Canada into win column at Tokyo Olympics

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe scores four points as Canada romps past South Korea 74-53 in women’s basketball

 

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers standout had eight points in Canada’s 72-68 defeat. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Former Kalamalka Lakers star nets 8 points in Tokyo Olympics

Canada falls 72-68 to Serbia at Tokyo Olympics; Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe starts

Canada’s Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (7) grabs a rebound over Serbia’s Tina Krajisnik (33) during a women’s basketball preliminary round game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, in Saitama, Japan. The former Kalamalka Lakers standout had eight points in Canada’s 72-68 defeat. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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)
Former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) helped Canada finish fourth at a pre-Olympics women’s basketball tournament in Puerto Rico. (File photo)

Coldstream hoops star helps Canada to playoff round at Olympic tune-up

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe and Team Canada placed fourth in Puerto Rico at FIBA Women’s AmeriCup

Former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) helped Canada finish fourth at a pre-Olympics women’s basketball tournament in Puerto Rico. (File photo)
Okanagan College

Okanagan College holds March Madness fundraiser

Money from the fundraiser will go to support the Okanagan College Foundation

Okanagan College
Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is a two-time Olympian as an assistant coach with Canada’s women’s basketball team, and former head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hoops squad. She has created her own website to help athletes, parents, coaches and businesses deal with mental toughness. (shawneeharle.com photo)

Two-time Okanagan Olympian passes along mental toughness tips

Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is Canada’s highest certified basketball coach

Vernon’s Shawnee Harle is a two-time Olympian as an assistant coach with Canada’s women’s basketball team, and former head coach of the University of Calgary Dinos women’s hoops squad. She has created her own website to help athletes, parents, coaches and businesses deal with mental toughness. (shawneeharle.com photo)
Former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) is one of 20 players named to the Canadian women’s Olympic basketball team’s virtual training camp in preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Games. (File photo)

North Okanagan basketball star invited to Canadian women’s Olympic camp

Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe helped Canada place 7th at 2016 Rio Olympics

Former Kalamalka Lakers standout Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (with ball) is one of 20 players named to the Canadian women’s Olympic basketball team’s virtual training camp in preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Games. (File photo)
The Edmonton Stingers won the 2020 CEBL Summer Series Championship. (Contributed)

Professional basketball league eyes Kelowna for possible expansion

The CEBL completed its 2020 season in a bubble format, being the first Canadian professional sports league to return amid COVID-19

The Edmonton Stingers won the 2020 CEBL Summer Series Championship. (Contributed)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet, left, goes up for a shot against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

On to Game 7: Raptors hold off Celtics in double-OT NBA thriller

Lowry nets 33 points as Toronto trips Boston 125-122

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) drives on Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) during the second half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Nets hire Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash as coach

The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who they said would remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, Steve Nash speaks during induction ceremonies at the Basketball Hall of Fame, in Springfield, Mass. The Brooklyn Nets hired Steve Nash as their coach Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)

B.C.’s Pacwest conference cancels all fall sports

Men’s and women’s soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball will not compete until 2021

The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)
Okanagan College’s Eric Marbury, #3, helped lead the Coyotes to a 4th place finish at the program’s first-ever playoff appearance in the PacWest 2020 Basketball Championships. (Contributed)

Okanagan College sees silver lining after first-ever PacWest basketball playoffs

The Coyotes men and women programs continue to improve despite playoff losses

Okanagan College’s Eric Marbury, #3, helped lead the Coyotes to a 4th place finish at the program’s first-ever playoff appearance in the PacWest 2020 Basketball Championships. (Contributed)
Natalie Achonwa scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Canadians to an 80-50 rout of Sweden on Saturday, clinching Canada its third consecutive Olympic berth. Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece. (The Canadian Press photo)

Canadian women’s basketball team punches its Olympic ticket with win over Sweden

Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece

Natalie Achonwa scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Canadians to an 80-50 rout of Sweden on Saturday, clinching Canada its third consecutive Olympic berth. Shaina Pellington added 11 points, while Kia Nurse and Miranda Ayim chipped in with 10 apiece. (The Canadian Press photo)
Globetrotter B-ball antics dazzle South Okanagan crowd

Globetrotter B-ball antics dazzle South Okanagan crowd

The original Harlem Globetrotters played to a packed house at the South Okanagan Events Centre

Globetrotter B-ball antics dazzle South Okanagan crowd
Kelowna’s Train Station Pub is one of the many local restaurants experiencing a hike in business thanks to the success of the Toronto Raptors. (Contributed)

Kelowna restaurants feeling surge courtesy of Raptors’ success

Local restaurants, pubs and bars are benefitting from the team’s finals run

Kelowna’s Train Station Pub is one of the many local restaurants experiencing a hike in business thanks to the success of the Toronto Raptors. (Contributed)
Former NBA player Cedric Ceballos is now dedicating some of his time to creating awareness about Type 2 diabetes. (FaceBook)

NBA alumni comes to UBC Okanagan

Cedrick Ceballos played 11 years in the NBA, and was an NBA All-Star in 1995

Former NBA player Cedric Ceballos is now dedicating some of his time to creating awareness about Type 2 diabetes. (FaceBook)
The Coyotes basketball squads face off against Douglas over the weekend. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

OC Coyotes aim for strong finish to January

The Coyotes visit a tough and tall Douglas College team

The Coyotes basketball squads face off against Douglas over the weekend. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)