Lord Tweedsmuir and Burnaby South hold the rare distinction of heading into the holiday break tied for No. 1 in the B.C. AAAA senior boys basketball ranks. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athleitcs 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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12.19.18 edition: All four tiers check in for our final B.C. senior varsity boys Big 10 basketball rankings of 2018

LANGLEY — We’ve got our final set of B.C. senior boys Top 10 rankings until Jan. 9.

Of course the high school basketball season will take just a short break over Christmas and resume with a limited schedule before the New Year.

This week, all four tiers check in with new Big 10 rankings:


QUAD A  (records, ranking reflect games played Dec. 12 through Dec. 18. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

1 tie Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (11-3) (Surrey) (LW-1-tie)

Last week — Won three of four games to finish second at Pinetree Christmas Classic. Def. South Delta 119-44, def. Argyle 106-37, def. Abbotsford 105-85, lost 99-77 to Calgary-Western Canada.

This week — Dec. 21 host Walnut Grove.

1 tie Burnaby South Rebels (7-1) (1-tie)

Last week —Def. Burnaby Central 94-64.

This week —Open Wednesday vs. R.E, Mountain as host of own Rod Thompson Memorial Classic. 

3 St. George’s Saints (8-1) (Vancouver) (6)

Last week —Def. Byrne Creek 96-80, def. Terry Fox 99-97 (OT). Def. Handsworth 92-81.

This week — Do not play. Jan. 2-13 China tour.

4 Terry Fox Ravens (8-3) (Port Coquitlam) (3)

Last week — Lost 99-97 (OT) to St. George’s.

This week — Dec. 20 vs. Walnut Grove. Dec. 26-29 at San Diego-Torrey Pines Invitational.

5 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (8-3) (4)

Last week — Def. Kwantlen Park 88-63, def. Fraser Heights 75-53.

This week — Dec. 20 at Guildford Park.

6 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (5-1) (5)

Last week — Def. Belmont 85-73.

This week — Open Thursday vs. West Vancouver as host of own Gary Taylor Classic.

7 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (5-1) (7)

Last week —Def. New Westminster 90-72. Def. Earl Marriott 97-47.

This week — Dec. 19 at Elgin Park, Dec. 20 at Panorama Ridge.

8 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (7-3) (8)

Last week — Def. Shawnigan Lake 92-53.  

This week — Open Thursday vs. Lambrick Park at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic.

9-tie Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (9-1) (9-tie)

Last week — Won all three games to finish first at Guildford Park Sabres Classic. Def. L.A. Matheson 97-76, def. Sullivan Heights 100-66, def. Guildford Park 91-79. Won three of four games at Pinetree Christmas Classic. Def. Heritage Woods 123-95, lost 101-91 to Calgary-Western Canada, def. Chilliwack 85-54, def. Argyle 112-86.

This week — Dec. 20 at Terry Fox, Dec. 21 at Lord Tweedsmuir.

9-tie Kelowna Owls (8-4) (9-tie)

Last week — Won two of three games at at 37th Jasper Place (Edmonton) REB Invitational. Lost 105-110 to Lethbridge Collegiate, def. Salmon Arm 105-82, def Winnipeg-North Park 63-62.

This week — Do not play. Dec. 26-29 at Seattle-Franklin Invitational.

10 W.J. Mouat Hawks (Abbotsford) (8-5) (10)

Last week —Won all three games to finish first at Abbotsford Police Tournament. Def. St. John Brebeuf 75-34, def. Abbotsford Traditional 92-54, def. Abbotsford 96-95.

This week — Open Thursday vs. Thomas Haney as host of own HawkBall ’18 Invitational. 


Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (4-2) (HM)

Last week — Lost 63-53 to Holy Cross. Lost 92-81 to St. George’s.

This week —  Do not play. Jan. 10 at Sentinel.

Abbotsford Panthers (10-3) (NR)

Last week — Def. MEI 117-61. Def. Rick Hansen 104-62. Won three of four games to finish third at Pinetree Christmas Classic. Def. Belmont 78-77, def. Pinetree 103-83, lost 105-85 to Lord Tweedsmuir, def. Kitsilano 80-61.

This week — Do not play. Jan. 8 vs. Walnut Grove.

Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (6-7) (HM)

Last week —Won three of four games to win consolation final at Pinetree Christmas Classic. Lost 125-93 to Walnut Grove, def. North Surrey 87-61, def. Panorama Ridge 93-30, def. Okanagan Mission 95-60.

This week —Open Thursday vs. St. Michael University School at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic. 

Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (3-4) (HM)

Last week — Lost three of four games at Jasper Place (Edmonton) REB Invitational. Lost 105-98 to Calgary-Bishop O’Byrne, def. Archbishop O’Leary 105-75, lost 77-75 to North Park, lost 88-71 to Salmon Arm.

This week — Dec. 19 vs. South Delta. 

(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)


1 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (LW-1) 

2 North Delta Huskies (2)

3 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (3) 

4 G.W. Graham Grizzles (Chilliwack) (4) 

5 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (7) 

6 Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (6)

7 Vernon Panthers (5)

8 Pitt Meadows Marauders (8)

9 Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford) (HM)

10 A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (10)

HONOURABLE MENTION — Clayton Heights Night Riders (Surrey) (9), Richmond Colts (HM), Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (HM), Magee Lions (Vancouver) (HM), Carihi Tyees (Campbell River) (NR)



1 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (LW-1) 

2 Elphinstone Cougars (Gibsons) (9) 

3 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (7) 

4 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (8) 

5 Langley Christian Lightning (10-tie) 

6 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (NR)

7 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (2)

8 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (6) 

9 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George) (5) 

10-tie St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (3)

10-tie Southridge Storm (Surrey) (HM)

HONOURABLE MENTION (alphabetical) — Abbotsford Traditional Titans (HM), George Elliot Coyotes (Lake Country) (HM), Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (HM), Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (4), St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (10 tie)

(Lyle Dhur, SportVictoria.com)


1 Highroad Knights (Chilliwack) (LW-3) 

2 Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (1) 

3 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (7)

4 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (5)

5 Barriere Cougars (10)

6 Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (6)

7 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (4) 

8 Kelowna Christian Knights (2)

9 King David Lions (Vancouver) (HM)

10 Gabrielle Roy Phoenix (Surrey) (8) 

HONOURABLE MENTION — Aberdeen Hall Gryphons (Kelowna) (NR), Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (NR), Pemberton Red Devils (HM), Vernon Christian Royals (HM)

(Sean Juteau, BCHSBBA)

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