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VK U14 team to play in Junior NBA Canada West Regional Final

The VK U14 team is one step closer to the Canadian Junior NBA tournament.

VK defeated BC United 59-34 on May 5th at the Langley Events Centre, booking its place in the regional final. The team is one of the best in its age group, and is looking to cement that well earned reputation later on this month.

“Our defence was very consistent throughout the whole game,” said head coach Paul Langford on his team’s performance “and everyone chipped in on offence.”

VK held BC United to just 34 points in the game, 17 in the first half. VK led by 14 points at the half, and never really looked back after that. Alexis Hart led VK in scoring with 13 points, while Marina Radocaj had 12 points. Caitlin Kippin finished with 10.

VK will play the Alberta champion on June 1st once again at the Langley Events Centre in the Canada West regional final. If they win, they’ll be off to the Jr. NBA Global Championship Canada regional finals June 13th to 16th in Toronto. There they will face the East, Atlantic, Prairies, and Host representatives in this tournament.

This is the second straight year VK will be looking to send a team to the Junior NBA tournament. Last year, VK Carkner — composed of players from Terry Fox Secondary — made it to the tournament held in St. Catherine’s, Ontario.

If they can make the Canadian tournament this year and win the whole thing, VK has the chance to make the Junior NBA World Championships — which would be a first for the program. Best of luck to the team in its upcoming game, and we can’t wait for you to show what club basketball is all about out here in British Columbia!

Written by: Nick Bondi

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