Oak Bay's Georgia Alexander, headed to NCAA Dartmouth, has been honoured by the BCSSGBA as one of B.C.'s Top 15 high school basketball players. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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From Alexander to Wisotzki: We honour B.C.’s Top 15 girls high school basketball players; along with our POY it’s a super Sweet 16!

LANGLEY — Welcome to the Sweet 16. As has become a traditional way to welcome March Madness, the B.C. Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association, in conjunction with VarsityLetters.ca presents its annual Player of the Year and B.C. Top 15 Girls Dream Team.

Still only in Grade 11, Walnut Grove Gators' point guard Tavia Rowell has been selected the BCSSGBA's 2017-18 Player of the Year. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Walnut Grove’s Tavia Rowell: The BCSSGBA’s Player of the Year on dropping dimes and picking up wisdom

LANGLEY —It was a moment of illumination that took place this past December, within the same Centre Court complex of the Langley Events Centre where she will this week try to help make history for her high school.

St. George's Sam Wooder set a benchmark for mental tenacity in Saints' win over Vancouver College on Monday for a berth in Tuesday's B.C. junior boys final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Sudden Sam helps St. George’s soldier past Fighting Irish and into Tuesday’s B.C. junior boys title tilt

LANGLEY — The St. George’s Saints graduating Class of 2020 has done a pretty fair job of holding its own against their basketball peers at Vancouver College.

Lord Tweedsmuir coach Chad Olafson congratulates his players after the Panthers won for the fourth time in three days to secure a berth in Tuesday's B.C. championship final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Tweedy’s Panthers get first-ever crack at B.C. junior boys title after ending magic run of Belmont Bulldogs

LANGLEY — The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, like all of the teams here at the 49th annual B.C. junior boys basketball provincial invitational tournament, had watched from afar as the underdog Belmont Bulldogs rolled to upset after upset.

Belmont's 6-foot-4 Markus Modrivic (left) strains to out-reach Sir Charles Tupper's 6-foot-6 Mathew Dunkerley during B.C. junior boys Elite 8 clash Sunday at the LEC. Modrivic's 14 points led the Bulldogs to an upset 48-38 win over the No. 2 Tigers. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Belmont’s underdog Bulldogs: How a ‘heaven-sent’ text message illuminated Cinderella’s journey to BC junior boys Final Four

LANGLEY — Who are the Belmont Bulldogs and where did they come from? Beyond the obvious, the fact that they are a Victoria high school, is that as a No. 23 seed, they play in a 4:30 p.m. Final Four clash today against Surrey’s No. 3 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers here at the 2018 B.C. junior boys […]

While Mouat's Harvir Garcha (right) gives chase to Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley on Sunday night in Langley, a capacity LEC crowd looks on from the centre court stands. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Mighty Miguel drops 49, leads Tammy to epic overtime win over Mouat as big, bad Fraser Valley firms up its B.C.-bound field

LANGLEY — While it would take an exhaustive case study to call it the greatest top-tiered Fraser Valley senior boys high school basketball championship game ever, the 2,000-plus in attendance Sunday evening at the Langley Events Centre would all tell you that it needs to be in the running.

St. George's Jaxon Cohee helped carry the Saints past Handsworth and into a B.C. Final Four meeting Monday against arch-rival Vancouver College. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Saints vs. Irish: Just like the big boys, this junior varsity rivalry reaches B.C. Final Four with a fever pitch

LANGLEY — It was appointment viewing this past Friday when a sold-out crowd braved the snow and filled the Richmond Olympic Oval to its limit.We’re talking, of course, about St. George’s vs. Vancouver College, and in grand, late-season basketball tradition, Friday’s senior varsity clash for the Lower Mainland AAAA title, won by the Irish, will […]

Vernon's Liam Reid (left) battles for a loose ball with Lord Tweedsmuir's Jackson Corneil during Elite 8 overtime action Sunday at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. JV’s hit Elite 8: Despite late free-throw debacle, Tweedy finds a way to top Vernon in epic overtime Battle of Panthers

Welcome to Day 2 of the B.C. junior boys basketball championships. We have plenty planned for you today, with stories to follow on the rest of the action later this evening. We will also have coverage of this evening’s Fraser Valley Quad A senior varsity championships.

Tupper's Mathew Dunkerley (left) and Benny Bradford make life tough for Burnaby Mountain's Joao Coimra during Sweet 16 round action at the B.C. junior boys basketball championships Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. junior boys basketball at its Elite 8: Irish, Hawks, Royals, Saints, Tigers,Bulldogs and a pair of Panthers

LANGLEY — We’re down to eight teams in the chase for the 2018 B.C. junior boys basketball title, and we’ve only finished the first of four days!Sunday’s championship round quarterfinal schedule:TOP HALF DRAW3:30 p.m. — Vancouver College vs. Seaquam (South Court), Handsworth vs. St. George’s (Centre Court)BOTTOM HALF DRAW2 p.m. — Sir Charles Tupper vs. […]

Terry Fox's talented Grade 9 guard Cam Slaymaker scored all of 13 points in the first half in helping lead the Ravens to a convincing win over Vancouver Island champion G.P. Vanier in the opening round of the 2018 B.C. junior boys invitational basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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BC Junior Boys Championships 2018: Unpredictability the theme on Day 1, just ask PoCo’s Terry Fox Ravens

The B.C. junior boys invitational championships represent the largest and most unpredictable field of teams in any B.C. high school sports championships.