We’re checking in with our final set of boys basketball rankings for the 2017 calendar year.
BIG 10 BASKETBALL RANKINGS
QUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played through Dec. 19. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)
1 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (6-0) (LW-1)
Last Week — Won all three games to finish first as host of own Gary Taylor Classic. Def. Cowichan 106-54, def. St. Thomas More 76-31, def. Sir Winston Churchill (Alta.) 83-50.
This week —Do not play. Dec. 28-30 at Victoria Vikes alumni tourney.
2 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (5-0) (2)
Last Week —Def. Semiahmoo 66-61, def. Seaquam 93-60.
This week —Dec. 21 at Wilson (Wash.) High.
3 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (9-3) (3)
Last Week — Def. Johnston Heights 97-61, def. Fleetwood Park 63-46.
This week —Dec. 21 vs. North Surrey.
4 W.J. Mouat Hakws (Abbotsford) (7-2) (4)
Last Week — Won all three games to finish first at Abbotsford Police tournament. Def. St. John Brebeuf 84-32, def. Yale 84-56, def. MEI 89-57. Dec. 19 vs. Lord Tweedsmuir cancelled.
This week —Open play Dec. 21 as host of own HawkBall 2017 Invitational.
5 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (10-2) (5)
Last Week Def. R.E. Mountain 97-47, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 113-107.
This week —Do not play. Dec. 30 vs. Terry Fox.
6 Burnaby South Rebels (7-2) (6)
Last Week —Def. Burnaby Central 76-54.
This week —Open vs. Richmond Dec. 20 as host of own Rod Thompson Memorial Invitational.
7 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (9-2) (7)
Last week — Def. Elphinstone 89-38, def. Sir Charles Tupper 86-72.
This week —Open Wednesday at Burnaby South-Rod Thompson Memorial vs. Kitsilano.
8 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (5-3) (8)
Last Week —Lost 66-61 to Tamanawis, def. Kitsilano 79-71. Def. Princess Margaret 78-44.
This week —Dec. 20 vs. Sullivan Heights, Dec. 28-20 at In-Out Burger Invite (Dallas, TX).
9 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) (14-5) (9)
Last Week — Def. R.A. McMath 95-86, def. University Hill 113-53, lost 79-71 to Semiahmoo, def. Terry Fox 62-61. This week —Dec. 20-22 at Burnaby South-Rod Thompson Memorial.
10 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (6-1) (10)
Last Week —Won two of three games at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic. Def. Lambrick Park 104-41, lost 90-78 to Sir Winston Churchill (Alta.), def. Belmont 74-73.
This week — Do not play. Dec. 28-30 at Victoria Vikes Alumni tournament.
St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (6-3) (HM)
Last Week — Def. Lord Tweedsmuir 97-90 (OT).
This week — Do not play. Dec. 27-30 at Palm Springs (Cal.)-Rancho Mirage Holiday Classic.
Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (3-5) (HM)
Last Week — Lost to St. George’s 97-90 (OT), lost to Walnut Grove 113-107. Dec. 19 at W.J. Mouat cancelled.
This week — Do not play.
Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (5-6) (HM)
Last week — Lost 62-61 to Kitsilano.
This week — Do not play. Dec. 30 at Walnut Grove.
Kelowna Owls (4-3) (HM)
Last Week — Split four games at Jasper Place (Edmonton) REB Classic. Lost 103-77 to Bishop O’Byrne, def. Clarence Fulton 92-60, def. Sir Winston Churchill (Cal.) 110-73, lost 90-65 to Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Dec. 19 vs. Penticton cancelled.
This week — Do not play. Dec. 27-30 at Wilson (Wash.) Tournament.
(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)
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) (8)
7 GW Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (7)
8 Clayton Heights Night Riders (Surrey) (9)
9 Wellington Wildcats (Nanaimo) (NR)
10 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (HM)
Honourable mention —MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (NR), G.P. Vanier Towhees (Courtenay) (HM), McNair Marlins (Richmond) (10), Richmond Colts (6)
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 Shawnigan Lake Stags (8)
9 Clarence Fulton Maroons (Vernon) (9)
10-tie St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (10-tie)
10-tie St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (10-tie)
Honourable mention (alphabetical) — Elphinstone Cougars (Gibsons) (NR), Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (NR), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (HM), R.C. Palmer Griffins (Richmond) (HM), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (HM)
(Lyle Dhur, sportvictoria.com)
1 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (LW – 1)
2 Kelowna Christian Knights (5)
3 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (4)
4 Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna) (2)
5 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (3)
6 Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (6)
7 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (HM)
8 Highroad Knights (Chilliwack) (7)
9 Barriere Cougars (8)
10 Gabrielle Roy Phoenix (Surrey) (10)
Honourable Mention — Osoyoos Rattlers (9), Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (HM), St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver) (HM), Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (NR)
(Sean Juteau, GVISAA)
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