Abbotsford's Riya Sahota (left) is guarded by Kelowna's Japleen Chahal during the TBI classic held last month at the Langley Events Centre. Both the Panthers and Owls are back on the court this week at Centennial's Top 10 Shoot-Out in Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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01.15.18 senior girls hoops rankings: Totems top B.C.’s AAA Top 10 heading into Top 10 Shoot-Out! ‘Cats, Kodiaks the top climbers

LANGLEY — As the province’s best senior girls Triple A teams arrive in Coquitlam beginning Wednesday for an extended four-day run at Centennial Secondary’s annual Top 10 Shoot-Out, Surrey’s Semiahmoo Totems remain a fixture at the top of the rankings.

The story of the night: Holy Cross guard Michael Risi stares head-on at the offensive wizardry of Oak Bay guard Diego Maffia in the 20th Legal Beagle championship final staged Saturday night at Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Secondary School gym. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ from Legal Beagle ’19: Why Holy Cross’ Michael Risi & Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia make BC high school basketball so special

PORT COQUITLAM — Michael Risi was handed the defensive assignment of his life Saturday evening, and when you consider it came at a basketball tournament known simply as ‘The Beagle’, it seemed fitting that all he needed in order to proceed was a figurative whiff of Diego Maffia’s sneakers.

It was 29 points and the MVP trophy for North Delta's Suraj Gahir after he led the Huskies to the Chancellor championship title in Burnaby. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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CHANCELLOR 2019: The surge of Suraj! North Delta’s superstar guard Gahir lifts No. 1 Huskies past No. 2 Tupper Tigers

BURNABY — Hey, why not a little March Madness in the middle of January?That magic month of basketball excitement is right where the North Delta Huskies pretended to be this week, and on Saturday, with their veteran assistant coach setting the scene, B.C.’s No. 1-ranked Triple A team finished it all off in style at […]

W.J. Mouat's Tyler Nelson (left) and Gavin Bhullar of the New West Hyacks eye the prize Saturday at Terry Fox's Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
More Maffia magic? That's just what Oak Bay senior guard Diego Maffia delivered Friday night in PoCo when he hit a buzzer-beating trey to send his Bays to Saturday's Legal Beagle final against Holy Cross. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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LEGAL BEAGLE 2019: Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia steals semifinal victory from host Terry Fox Ravens with buzzer-beating trey

PORT COQUITLAM — Diego Maffia has engineered one of the most dramatic victories in recent B.C. boys high school basketball history.

The scoreboard tells the story in the first half as North Delta's Suraj Gahir (with ball) is guarded by Byrne Creek's Bithow Wan during Final Four Friday at STM's Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Chancellor 2019: No. 1 North Delta will face No. 2 Sir Charles Tupper in tussle for tourney title at STMC

BURNABY — We’re at St. Thomas More Collegiate this evening for Day 3 of the four-day Chancellor Invitational. Keep checking back on this posting throughout the evening. We’re down to one more semifinal remaining!

Vancouver College's Jason Soriano (right) does his best to slow Brent Padilla of Holy Cross during a quarterfinal play-in clash between a pair of Top 10 Quad-A teams Friday morning in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Holy Cross beats VC in all-Catholic battle, Oak Bay tops Tammy: Legal Beagle’s Friday night Final Four dance card now complete

PORT COQUITLAM — The Holy Cross Crusaders and Oak Bay Bays will attempt to go 2-0 over perhaps the most competitive single day of their 2018-19 senior boys Quad A basketball seasons.

Tupper's Gaurab Acharya has returned following a lengthy injury, and the No. 2 Tupper Tigers have advanced to the semifinals of STMC's Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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CHANCELLOR 2019: No. 1 Huskies, No. 2 Tigers keep title hopes alive, but West Van, Byrne Creek also on Final 4 dance card

BURNABY — The Chancellor Invitational may or may not have a B.C. Triple A No. 1 vs. No. 2 senior boys championship final on Saturday night. What is known, however, is that it’s going to be a great game regardless of who gets there.

Kelowna's Hunter Simson scored a game-high 32 points Thursday as the No. 9 Kelowna Owls stunned No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir in the opening round of the Terry Fox Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2019 reports: Day 1 ends with a shocker as No. 9 Kelowna hits 24 threes in upset win over No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir

We’ve already profiled Vancouver College’s win over New Westminster earlier today. Here’s the rest of Day 1 from the Terry Fox Legal Beagle, including Kelowna’s upset of No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir:

Vancouver College's Toni Maric (9) takes it hard to New Westminster's Ethan Rivas during opening-round play Thursday from the Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2019 Game Reports: Day 1’s 30th anniversary party sees Irish top Hyacks to set up all-Catholic battle Friday vs. Holy Cross

(This is a game report from the opening round of the Terry Fox Legal Beagle. Check back later this evening as we hope to have reports from the three later championship-round games from opening day.)