Team BC had their first practice in the main gym as they prepare for their first match at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta.
Team BC will face the host, Alberta in their first game, which takes place at 7 p.m. (Mountain Time).
"As they are our neighbours in the west, we have played them three times in the last couple months," said Team BC wheelchair basketball coach Simon Cass. "These games were much more competitive than at any point in the quadrennial, though we lost three. I think that shows both how far B.C. has come as a team and speaks to why Alberta are the defending national champions and medal favourite going into these Red Deer Games. It is going to be a great crowd cheering tomorrow and we're excited to bring our best performance against the home team."
Athlete Ben Hagkull said they are exited to bring their best performance against the home team.
"We've been working hard these past four years to come to the games prepared and ready to play some great basketball," said Hagkull. "We are very honoured to represent B.C. and we will do our best to make our province proud. Go B.C."