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Wheelchair basketball athlete going for gold in his final BC Winter Games

Brandon Twaites and Zone 3 are in the semi-finals on Saturday night
In his third and final BC Winter Games, Fraser Valley’s Brandon Twaites is looking for his first gold medal. (Brittany Webster/Black Press Media)

Third time’s the charm?

Brandon Twaites and his Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) team are looking to bring home the gold in wheelchair basketball, his final opportunity at the BC Winter Games.

The Pitt Meadows native has medalled in past, but it looking to finally be the top in the province.

“We want redemption for last year, we ended up just short getting silver and just missed out on bronze the year before,” “The goal is to finally win that medal game.”

Fraser Valley is 3-1 and locked in second place, meaning they’re playing in the semi-final against the number-three seed on Saturday night at Quesnel Junior School. The game starts at 5 p.m.

While Twaites wants to win, he also wants his teammates to enjoy the experience of getting to play in the games.

“There’s some newer players on the team, on our team, just making sure they have a good time and develop their own game,” added Twaites.

Twaites has been playing wheelchair basketball for 10 years now. He loves the game and how everyone in the sport comes together.

“I love the community around it, everyone supports each other,” said Twaites.

If Twaites and his Zone 3 team win the semi-final, they’ll play for gold on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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