LANGLEY — On the eve of tipping off at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational on Thursday, Victoria’s Oak Bay Bays are back at No. 1 in the latest Varsity letters’ B.C. AAAA boys basketball rankings.
Solid wins this week coupled with Tamanawis’ 13-point loss Tuesday to Kitsilano have added up to changes at the top of this week’s three featured senior boys varsity polls.
Tamanawis only drops to No. 2 on the heels of its recent 16-point win over Burnaby South, which moves up to No. 3. The Rebels, in this last polling period, defeated former No. 3 Holy Cross, which in turn moves to No. 4.
Here are this week’s latest rankings at 4A, 2A and 1A. The next 3A poll will be released next week following this week’s Chancellor Invitational at St. Thomas More.
BIG 10 BASKETBALL RANKINGS
QUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played Jan. 3-9. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)
1 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (8-1) (2)
Last Week — Def. Terry Fox 101-42, def. Belmont 103-73.
This week —Open Friday vs. Semiahmoo-Vancouver College winner at Terry Fox-Legal Beagle Invitational in Port Coquitlam.
2 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (8-1) (LW-1)
Last Week —Lost 100-87 to Kitsilano.
This week —Jan. 11 at Panorama Ridge; Jan. 14-20 at Surrey RCMP tournament.
3 Burnaby South Rebels (14-3) (4)
Last Week —Def. Holy Cross 74-63, def. Moscrop 90-10.
This week —Jan. 15 vs. New Westminster.
4 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (11-4) (3)
Last Week — Lost 74-63 to Burnaby South, def. Guildford Park 99-88.
This week — Open Friday vs. W.J. Mouat-South Kamloops winner at Terry Fox-Legal Beagle Invitational in Port Coquitlam.
5 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (12-2) (5)
Last Week Def. St. George’s 113-101 (OT).
This week —Jan. 10 vs. Lord Tweedsmuir, open Thursday vs. Kitsilano at Terry Fox-Legal Beagle Invitational in Port Coquitlam..
6 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) (18-6) (9)
Last week —Def. Eric Hamber 108-44, def. Tamanawis 100-87.
This week — Jan. 10 vs. King George; Open Thursday vs. Walnut Grove at Terry Fox-Legal Beagle Invitational in Port Coquitlam.
7 W.J. Mouat Hakws (Abbotsford) (13-3) (6)
Last Week — Def. R.E. Mountain 103-38.
This week — Open Thursday vs. South Kamloops at Terry Fox-Legal Beagle Invitational in Port Coquitlam. Jan. 16 host Walnut Grove.
8 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (11-3) (7)
Last week — Def. Argyle 66-50.
This week —Open Wednesday at 50th annual BRIT Invitational (Saskatoon). Jan. 16 vs. West Vancouver.
9 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (7-3) (8)
Last Week — Def. South Delta 110-72.
This week — Open Thursday vs. Vancouver College at Terry Fox-Legal Beagle Invitational in Port Coquitlam..
10 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (6-1) (10)
Last Week —Did not play.
This week — Open Thursday vs. Semiahmoo at Terry Fox-Legal Beagle Invitational in Port Coquitlam.
St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (6-4) (HM)
Last Week — Lost 113-101 (OT) vs. Walnut Grove.
This week — Do not play. Jan. 17 vs. Vancouver College.
Kelowna Owls (5-3) (HM)
Last Week — Def. Mt. Boucherie 108-62.
This week — Open Thursday vs. host school at Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational.
Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (3-5) (HM)
Last Week — Did not play.
This week — Jan. 10 vs. Walnut Grove; Jan. 14-20 at Surrey RCMP tournament.
Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (10-6)
Last week — Def. Terry Fox 79-75, lost 103-73 to Oak Bay.
This week — Open Wednesday at 50th annual BRIT Invitational (Saskatoon).
Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (5-9) (HM)
Last week — Lost 78-73 to Belmont, lost 101-42 to Oak Bay.
This week — Open Thursday vs. Kelowna as host of own Legal Beagle Invitational.
(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)
TRIPLE A (no new poll issued, next poll 01.17.18)
1 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (LW-1)
2 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (2)
3 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (3)
4 South Kamloops Titans (4)
5 North Delta Huskies (5)
6 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (6)
7 GW Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (7)
8 Clayton Heights Night Riders (Surrey) (8)
9 Wellington Wildcats (Nanaimo) (9)
10 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (10)
Honourable mention —MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (HM), G.P. Vanier Towhees (Courtenay) (HM), McNair Marlins (Richmond) (HM), Richmond Colts (HM)
1 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (LW-1)
2 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (2)
3 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (3)
4 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (4)
5 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (5)
6 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (6)
7 Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (7)
8 Clarence Fulton Maroons (Vernon) (9)
9 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (HM)
10 Shawnigan Lake Stags (8)
Honourable mention (alphabetical) — Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (HM), R.C. Palmer Griffins (Richmond) (HM), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (HM), St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (10-tie), St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (10-tie)
(Lyle Dhur, sportvictoria.com)
1 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (LW – 1)
2 Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna) (4)
3 Kelowna Christian Knights (2)
4 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (3)
5 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (5)
6 Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (6)
7 Barriere Cougars (9)
8 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (7)
9 Highroad Knights (Chilliwack) (8)
10 Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (HM)
Honourable Mention — St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver), Osoyoos Rattlers (HM),(HM), Gabrielle Roy Phoenix (Surrey) (10)
(Sean Juteau, GVISAA)
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