Wheelchair hoops tournament hits court

Some of the country’s best wheelchair basketball players will be in South Surrey this weekend.

Beginning today (Friday), six of Canada’s top co-ed club teams will hit the court at the South Surrey Recreation Centre, competing for the title of national champion, at the 2011 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League Open finals.

Canadian national team members – both past and present – dot the lineups of all six teams. Two B.C. teams are in the mix, the Douglas College Lions and Douglas College Royals.

A ceremonial tip-off will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, with the first game scheduled for noon. Games will be staged throughout the weekend, with the gold-medal match set for Sunday at noon.

South Surrey Rec Centre is located in the South Surrey Athletic Park, 14601 20 Ave.