Vancouver College's Toni Maric was a tower of power as he led the Fighting Irish to victory Tuesday. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Toni the Tiger! Fighting Irish senior big man Maric prowls paint, his 13 fourth-quarter points huge in Indy win over St. George’s Saints

Toni Maric may have been in a fourth-quarter pickle, but on Tuesday, it just seemed to be a case of more pressure the better for Vancouver College’s senior big man.

In his third season with the Langara Falcons, former R.C. Palmer Griffin guard Antonio Jhuty has ascended to the No. 1 spot in the PacWest scoring race. (Photo by Dom Gagne property of Langara Falcons athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Since his debut with the senior varsity two seasons ago as a ninth grader, Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola has grow into a tower of power for B.C.'s No. 1-ranked Quad-A senior boys basketball team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Catholic Championships 2019: Uyi Ologhola of host, No. 1 Holy Cross comes of age with a little help from the gridiron game

If you’ve followed the high school sports career of Uyi Ologhola with Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders, a couple of landmark moments stand out.

Holy Cross' Andre Mangonon (left) tries to slow the progress of Oak Bay's Jaime Palamos Molins during Saturday's Legal Beagle championship final in Port Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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01.16.18 B.C. boys basketball rankings: Beagle champ Holy Cross take new Quad-A No. 1 into B.C. Catholics

Terry Fox’s Legal Beagle shook up the Quad A ranks to the extent that different teams occupy spots one through eight from a week ago. Similar changes abound at Single-A, where a new No. 1 also resides.

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.