2018-19 Women's Basketball News

  • SCHEDULE RELEASE | SPARTANS TO LAUNCH NEW CHAPTER
    June 11, 2019
    LANGLEY, B.C. – The next chapter in Trinity Western women’s basketball will begin with a road test against Thompson Rivers (Nov. 1-2) before the Spartans play their home-opening weekend Nov. 8-9 against UNBC.
  • 2019-20 CANADA WEST TV PASSES ON SALE
    June 04, 2019
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Fans looking forward to the 2019-20 Canada West season can now purchase Canada West TV passes, as the conference launched sales for its online streaming service on Monday.
  • JEAN-PAUL OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES RECRUITING CLASS OF 2019
    May 10, 2019
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western women’s basketball coach Cheryl Jean-Paul will bring in four athletes as part of an exciting 2019 recruiting class, which includes Jayden Gill (Abbotsford, B.C.), Rolande Taylor (Langley), Kailey Reimer (Abbotsford) and Lana Shypit (Winnipeg).
  • CANADA WEST LAUNCHES HALL OF FAME
    April 15, 2019
    LANGLEY, British Columbia – 100 years of excellence in university sport will enter the spotlight this season, as Canada West announced the launch of a conference hall of fame Thursday.
  • EIGHT SPARTANS HONOURED WITH COMPLETE CHAMPION AWARDS
    April 06, 2019
    LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western gave out the most Complete Champion Awards in program history, honouring eight well deserving student-athletes at the Spartans annual year-end awards banquet.
  • WVB | ALL-ACCESS | 2019 U SPORTS 5TH-PLACE MATCH
    March 18, 2019
    Carson Pue, who is the special assistant to Trinity Western University President Bob Kuhn, joined the Spartans to give a few words before their last game of the season. And with both Pue and Kuhn in the stands and four players suiting up for their last game as Spartans, the TWU women's volleyball earned a come-from-behind five-set win over Toronto to finish 5th at the 2019 U SPORTS Championship.
  • FRANSSON NAMED TO U SPORTS ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
    March 07, 2019
    TORONTO – As part of the U SPORTS women’s basketball All-Canadian Awards Gala Wednesday night in Toronto, Ont., Trinity Western first year forward Nicole Fransson was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie team.
  • FRANSSON NAMED CANADA WEST ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
    February 28, 2019
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western’s Nicole Fransson (Edmonton) was named the Canada West Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Year after playing a key role in the Spartans success.
  • BROWN NAMED 3RD TEAM ALL-STAR, FRANSSON ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
    February 21, 2019
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western fifth-year guard Jessie Brown (Langley) capped her Spartans career by being named a Canada West 3rd Team All-Star, while first-year teammate Nicole Fransson (Edmonton) was named to the Canada West All-Rookie Team.
  • SPARTAN SPOTLIGHT | FIFTH-YEAR TESSA RATZLAFF
    February 07, 2019
    On March 3, 201, the Trinity Western women’s basketball team was making their final push for their goal: the U SPORTS championship tournament. They hosted the University of Calgary Dinos in a one-game, winner-take-all matchup with the victor punching its ticket to the national tournament.
  • SENIORS LEAD SPARTANS TO WIN OVER UFV
    February 02, 2019
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Playing in their final regular season game on home court, graduating seniors Jessie Brown (Langley), Sarah Buckingham (Surrey, B.C.) and Tessa Ratzlaff (Abbotsford, B.C.) all hit double digits in points to lead Trinity Western to a 75-57 win over Fraser Valley Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.
  • SPARTANS FINISH REGULAR SEASON WITH HOME AND HOME AGAINST UFV
    February 01, 2019
    LANGLEY, B.C. – The Trinity Western Spartans women's basketball team will look to put an exclamation point on the 2018-19 regular season as they play a home and home series – one that features large playoff implications – with Fraser Valley Friday (in Abbotsford, B.C.) and Saturday (in Langley).
  • SPARTANS EARN KEY ROAD VICTORY OVER UFV
    February 01, 2019
    ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – A series of big plays at crunch time lifted the Trinity Western Spartans to a 57-51 win over the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades in Canada West women’s basketball action Friday.
  • SPARTANS DROP TWO TO PRONGHORNS
    January 26, 2019
    LETHBRIDGE, Alberta – The Trinity Western Spartans were unable to get a weekend split on the road as the Spartans dropped the second game of the weekend 88-54 to the Lethbridge Pronghorns in Canada West women’s basketball action Saturday night in Lethbridge, Alta.
  • COMING OFF WEEKEND SWEEP, SPARTANS TRAVEL TO LETHBRIDGE
    January 25, 2019
    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The Trinity Western Spartans women’s basketball team (10-6) will look to hold off the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns (9-7) from clinching a playoff berth this weekend as they travel to Lethbridge for the first time since 2016 in a pivotal Canada West matchup.
  • SLOW START STOPS SPARTANS
    January 25, 2019
    LETHBRIDGE, Alberta – The Trinity Western Spartans dropped their opening game of the weekend 80-73 to the Lethbridge Pronghorns in Canada West women’s basketball action Friday night in Lethbridge, Alta. The loss drops the Spartans to 10-7, while the win improves the Pronghorns to 10-7.
  • SPARTANS CLINCH PLAY-OFF SPOT WITH WEEKEND SWEEP OF BISONS
    January 19, 2019
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Trinity Western fifth year forward Tessa Ratzlaff (Abbotsford, B.C.) had her second double-double of the weekend with an identical 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Spartans to a 68-60 victory over the Manitoba Bisons Saturday night at the Investors Group Athletic Centre Saturday night in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • SPARTANS THIRD QUARTER SURGE LEADS TO WIN
    January 18, 2019
    WINNIPEG – Trinity Western put together a dominant third quarter to spark the Spartans to an 80-66 win over Manitoba in women's basketball at Investors Group Athletic Centre on Friday.
  • SPARTANS FALL TO THUNDERBIRDS IN REMATCH
    January 12, 2019
    LANGLEY, British Columbia – After an evenly matched first half the UBC Thunderbirds pulled away from the Trinity Western to defeat the Spartans 70-48 in Canada West women’s basketball action Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre in Langley, B.C.
  • SPARTANS FALL TO RIVALS UBC
    January 11, 2019
    LANGLEY, British Columbia – UBC’s Maddison Penn and Keylyn Filewich each earned a double-double to lead the visiting Thunderbirds to a 76-64 win over Trinity Western Friday at the Langley Events Centre.
  • WEEKEND PREVIEW | SPARTANS HOST RIVALS UBC
    January 10, 2019
    LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western's women's basketball team is on home court this Friday and Saturday for a critical weekend series, with local rivals UBC coming to the Langley Events Centre.
  • SPARTANS FALL TO HEZEKIAH-LED WESMEN
    January 05, 2019
    LANGLEY, British Columbia – On the strength of 33 points and 10 rebounds from Faith Hezekiah, Winnipeg knocked off Trinity Western 70-60 Saturday at the Langley Events Centre.
  • RATZLAFF EARNS DOUBLE-DOUBLE TO LEAD SPARTANS TO WIN
    January 04, 2019
    LANGLEY, British Columbia – Trinity Western’s Tessa Ratzlaff (Abbotsford, B.C.) made an emphatic return to the court, as the fifth-year forward scored 27 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Spartans to a 60-57 win over Winnipeg.
  • JEAN-PAUL NAMED CANADA’S COACH FOR U16 AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP
    December 07, 2018
    LANGLEY, B.C. – Trinity Western women’s basketball coach Cheryl Jean-Paul will lead Team Canada into the FIBA U16 Women’s Americas Championship 2019, as the Spartans bench boss was named head coach for next year’s tournament.
  • BUCKINGHAM'S CAREER BEST LEADS SPARTANS TO WIN
    November 24, 2018
    VICTORIA – The Trinity Western women’s basketball team used a strong defensive effort to earn a 71-63 victory over the Victoria Vikes Saturday night at the CARSA Performance Gym in Victoria, B.C. The win sends the Spartans into the Christmas break with a 7-3 record, while the loss drops the Vikes to 6-4.
  • FRANSSON HAS DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN LOSS TO VICTORIA
    November 23, 2018
    VICTORIA – Trinity Western first-year forward Nicole Fransson (Edmonton) had a career night, collecting 25 points and 15 rebounds, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Spartans lost 77-71 to Victoria Friday at the CARSA Performance Gym.
  • SPARTANS FALL TO UNBC IN ROAD CONTEST
    November 17, 2018
    PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The offensive versatility proved to be the difference, as the UNBC Timberwolves prevailed 83-54 over the Trinity Western Spartans Saturday at the Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre.
  • SPARTANS DROP CONTEST BETWEEN PERFECT TEAMS
    November 16, 2018
    PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia – In a battle of unbeaten teams it was the hometown UNBC Timberwolves who came out on top with a 78-77 comeback win over the Trinity Western Spartans, Friday night at the Charles Jago Northern Sports Centre in Prince George, B.C. 
  • SPARTAN SPOTLIGHT | FIFTH-YEAR GUARD JESSIE BROWN
    November 15, 2018
    Just this past summer, amidst a week of 12-hour shifts as a nursing student at the hospital, fifth-year Trinity Western guard Jessie Brown found the time to fly to Japan to be with her team for a preseason trip, before returning to British Columbia only two days later. This is just kind of Brown’s life. The quick transitions from basketball to nursing and back again have become commonplace for the veteran athlete.
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