The Trail Men’s Basketball League is set to tip off Monday but is looking for players to help round out the four-team league.

Hoopsters hope for tip off

The Trail Men’s Basketball League is set to tip off Monday but is looking for players to help round out the four-team league.

The Trail Men’s Basketball League (TMBL) is shooting for Monday to open its season, but a lack of players has handicapped the start of the venerable basketball league.

The TMBL has hit the hardcourt for each of the last 30 years, however, low numbers is threatening the feasibility of another season.

“A few years ago we had five teams,” said TMBL president Stephen Mota. “Enrolment is down and a lot of players are moving out of the area, and there’s not enough kids sticking around to fill the spots.”

This year Mota is trying to recruit players to fill out a four-team league with about 10 players per team represented by Castlegar Realty, Rock Island, Mota Automotive, and Adrenaline Adventures in Rossland.

All skill levels are welcome, adds Mota, with games going every Monday night at the Rossland School gymnasium and running until the beginning of March, and ending with a playoff and championship match.

The games are refereed by representatives of the West Kootenay Officials Association, and provides time and scorekeepers.

Interested players can contact Mota at or call 231-6682.

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