VIU b-ball to take on Balloholics

The Vancouver Island University Mariners close out 2014 with an exhibition game this Saturday (Nov. 29) against the Vancouver Balloholics.

The regular season has reached the holiday break, but basketball isn’t finished quite yet.

The Vancouver Island University Mariners close out 2014 with an exhibition game this Saturday (Nov. 29) against the Vancouver Balloholics of the American Basketball Association.

Matt Kuzminski, coach of the VIU men, said the visitors are made up of graduated or retired players from the CIS, CCAA and NCAA and will be a tough test for his PacWest squad.

“They’ve beat CIS teams and a lot of good teams in our league,” Kuzminski said. “It’ll be a super challenging game for us, but we’re looking forward to the competition and it will be some good basketball for Nanaimo to see, I think.”

GAME ON … The Mariners and Balloholics tip off at 5 p.m. at the Vancouver Island University gymnasium.