LANGLEY — Surrey’s Semiahmoo Totems climb to No. 2, likely the highest position in the history of its senior varsity boys basketball program, following an impressive win Saturday over crosstown rival Tamanawis Wildcats in the championship final of the Surrey RCMP tournament.
Yet No. 1 Oak Bay’s 38-point win over the Totems a week previous in the final of the Terry Fox Legal Beagle invite points out the dominance the Victoria school appears to have over the rest of the field as January enters its final weekend of play.
South Kamloops, with the returns of starters Ripley Martin and Evan Jumaga, climb to the top of the Triple A rankings this week.
Brentwood College, still arguably B.C.’s most complete team, remain at No. 1 in the Double A rankings, while Kelowna Christian makes the big jump to top spot in the Single A rankings.
BIG 10 BASKETBALL RANKINGS
QUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played Jan. 17-23. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)
1 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (15-1) (LW-1)
Last Week —Def. Claremont 110-64, def. Kitsilano 88-69 at UBC. Def. St. Michaels University School 60-14.
This week — Jan. 25-27 at Vancouver College Emerald Tournament.
2 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (13-4) (4)
Last Week — Continued play by winning final three games to finish first at Surrey RCMP Tournament. Def. Clayton Heights 89-60, def Lord Tweedsmuir 82-72, def. Tamanawis 73-64.
This week — Jan. 25-27 at Vancouver College Emerald Tournament. Jan. 30 at Panorama Ridge.
3 Burnaby South Rebels (17-4) (3)
Last Week —Lost two of three games at Abbotsford Snowball Invitational. Def. W.J. Mouat 76-65, lost 79-71 to Toronto-St. Michaels, lost 70-47 to Brentwood College. Def. Cariboo Hill 115-32.
This week —Jan. 29 at Byrne Creek.
4 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (17-4) (5)
Last Week — Won two of three games to finish second at Abbotsford Snowball Invitational. Def. MEI 106-80, def. Brentwood College 83-81, lost 82-67 to Toronto-St. Michaels.
This week — Jan. 24 at Semiahmoo. Jan. 25-27 at Vancouver College Emerald Tournament.
5 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (13-2) (2)
Last Week —Continued play by winning two of three games at Surrey RCMP tournament. Def. Princess Margaret 90-56, def. Guildford Park 96-83, lost 73-64 to Semiahmoo. Def. South Delta 107-77.
This week —Jan. 25-27 at Vancouver College Emerald Tournament. Jan. 30 vs. Handsworth
6 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) (22-8) (6)
Last week —Lost 88-69 to Oak Bay at UBC. Def. Killarney 100-62.
This week — Jan. 24 vs. David Thompson, Jan. 30 vs. Magee.
7 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (12-3) (8)
Last week — Did not play.
This week —Jan. 27 at W.J. Mouat, Jan. 30 at Tamanawis
8 W.J. Mouat Hawks (Abbotsford) (17-8) (7)
Last Week — Split four games at Abbotsford Snowball Invitational. Def. North Delta 82-62, lost 76-65 to Burnaby South, def. Abbotsford 82-74, lost 91-90 to Kelowna.
This week — Jan. 25 at R.E. Mountain, Jan. 27 vs. Handsworth, Jan. 30 at Lord Tweedsmuir.
9 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (14-4) (9)
Last Week — Won all three games to finish first at B.C. Catholic Schools Tournament. Def. Notre Dame 72-26, def. St. Patrick’s 75-43, def. Vancouver College 61-52.
This week — Jan. 25-27 at Vancouver College Emerald Tournament. Jan. 30 at Queen Elizabeth
10 Kelowna Owls (11-6) (10)
Last Week —Won three of four games at Abbotsford Snowball Invitational. Def. Yale 84-47, lost 81-65 to Brentwood College, def. MEI 106-96, def. W.J. Mouat 91-90. Def. Salmon Arm 78-64.
This week — Jan. 30 at Rutland.
Pinetree Timberwolves (Coquitlam) (12-3)
Last week — Def. Heritage Woods 73-62, def. Terry Fox 83-54
This week — Jan. 24 at Port Moody, Jan. 25-27 at Vancouver College Emerald tournament, Jan. 30 at Gleneagle.
St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (9-5) (HM)
Last Week — Def. Vancouver College 81-78; won two of three games at Abbotsford Snowball Invitational. Lost 82-73 to MEI, def. Yale 100-55, def. North Delta 62-53.
This week — Jan. 24 vs. St. Patrick’s, Jan. 27 host Abbotsford.
Vancouver College Fighting Irish (8-6) (HM)
Last Week —Lost 81-78 to St. George’s. Won two of three games to finish second at B.C. Catholic Schools Championship. Def. Archbishop Carney 61-21, def. St. Thomas More 68-36, lost 61-52 to Holy Cross.
This week — Jan. 25-27 play host to own Emerald Tournament.
Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (7-8) (HM)
Last Week —Continued play at Surrey RCMP tournament by winning two of final three games. Def. Pacific Academy 115-46, lost 82-72 to Semiahmoo, def, Guildford Park 108-81.
This week — Jan. 25-27 at Yale Lions invitational. Jan. 30 vs. W.J. Mouat.
Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (14-6) (HM)
Last week — Won all three games to finish first as host of own Bulldog Invitational. Def. Chemainus 96-38, def. R.A. McMath 111-98, def. Charles Hays 79-62.
This week — Jan. 25-27 at Vancouver College Emerald Tournament.
(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)
1 South Kamloops Titans (LW-3)
2 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (1)
3 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (2)
4 North Delta Huskies (4)
5 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (6)
6 tie R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (5)
6 tie Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford) (HM)
8 GW Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (7)
9 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (8)
10 tie Clayton Heights Night Riders (Surrey) (9)
10 tie G.P. Vanier Towhees (Courtenay) (10)
Honourable mention — McNair Marlins (Richmond) (HM), Richmond Colts (HM), MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (HM), Magee Lions (Vancouver) (NR)
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) (8)
9 Shawnigan Lake Stags (10-tie)
10 tie Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (9)
10 tie St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (NR)
Honourable mention (alphabetical) — D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George) (NR), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (HM), R.C. Palmer Griffins (Richmond) (HM), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (HM), St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (10-tie)
(Lyle Dhur, sportvictoria.com)
1 Kelowna Christian Knights (LW-5)
2 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (1)
3 Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna) (2)
4 Barriere Cougars (7)
5 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (3)
6 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (4)
7 Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (6)
8 St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver) (HM)
9 Gabrielle Roy Phoenix (Surrey) (10)
10 Osoyoos Rattlers (NR)
Honourable Mention — Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (8), B.C. Christian Panthers (Port Coquitlam) (9), Deer Lake Falcons (Burnaby) (NR), Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (NR)
(Sean Juteau, GVISAA)
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