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University of Lethbridge Pronghorns welcomes basketball players who fled Ukraine
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University of Lethbridge Pronghorns welcomes basketball players who fled Ukraine

The squeak of their shoes and the thump of the ball on the court feels blessedly normal for Vika Kovalevska and Vlada Hozalova. Basketball provides a brief sanctuary from the ceaseless undercurrent of tension they feel over what’s happening at home in Ukraine.Hoops also helps ground them in their new life in Alberta, where they play basketball for the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.“Basketball helps to distract from everything that has happened around you,” Kovalevska told The Canadian Press.“I just try to focus on the practices, turn off my brain and immerse myself in the world of a fast and dynamic game, where there is not time to think about anything else.” 2:14 ...