Cascade hoopsters host touring Japanese

Two worlds collide on the basketball court as the University of the Fraser Valley women meet Japan's U-18 squad Sunday.

The University of the Fraser Valley women’s basketball team has an exciting opportunity this Sunday, as they host an exhibition game against Japan’s U-18 national team.

The Japanese squad is touring B.C., and they’ll visit Abbotsford’s Envision Athletic Centre to take on the Cascades at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The Cascades are well into their off-season – their last game was Feb. 27 – but despite the fact they’re not necessarily game-sharp, this was an opportunity that head coach Al Tuchscherer just couldn’t pass up.

“I don’t really know what to expect from them and that’s what makes these games kind of fun,” he said. “You don’t really know what you’re getting yourself into, and you have to be ready to adapt.”

Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for seniors and non-UFV students. Admission is free for children age six and under, and UFV students with ID.