Free international women’s basketball will be showcased at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Friday night.
The Trinity Western Spartans will take on the China Women’s Olympic Team. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. with limited seating available. The doors will open at 7 p.m.
The Langley-based Spartans are coming off an historic season in which they played in the Canada West semi-finals for the first time in program history. They will take to the court against a Chinese team featuring the next wave of young Olympic hopefuls.
Friday’s contest will be the start of a seven-game preseason schedule for TWU.
At the end of the month, the Spartans will travel to Ontario to play Western University Sept. 27 and the University of Windsor Sept. 28 and 29. TWU will then play two preseason games in Edmonton, taking on the University of Calgary Oct. 20 and the University of Alberta Oct. 21, before capping their preseason in Bellingham, Wash. against Western Washington Oct. 22.