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LANGLEY — Resiliency is proving to be worth its weight in early-season gold for some of B.C.’s best senior boys Quad A high school basketball teams.
LANGLEY — Diego Maffia, Bithow Wan, Parker Johnstone, Suraj Gahir. When that’s a group of four who will not play in this evening’s Final Four here at the 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational, you know even the quarterfinal round is a battle to survive.
LANGLEY — Has the uniqueness of Friday’s marquee match-up struck you just yet? Yes, that one! On Friday, the Tsumura Basketball Invitational’s second set of morning quarterfinals at 10:30 a.m. includes one drenched in plotlines.
Welcome to the first of three days here from the Langley Events Centre any TBI 2018. We’re complete for the night with reports on all eight games!
LANGLEY — Putting together the draw for a high-end 16-team invitational tournament is not easy. But it’s fun. You want to anticipate potential match-ups at the quarterfinal, semifinal and championship final stages, while insuring a balance between top and bottoms halves, as well as individual quadrants.
LANGLEY — Here’s four things I will enjoy watching as I stroll, broadcast, and photograph the action over the next three days, beginning Thursday, at the 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational (full draw below).
LANGLEY — Our first B.C. senior boys basketball rankings following late November’s opening tip reveals just how strong the top half of the Triple-A tier’s Top 10 is in relation to the best of Quad-A.
COQUITLAM — It isn’t always the smoothest of transitions, yet over the past few seasons, we’ve witnessed the sudden impact that top junior teams have had as they have migrated the following season to their respective senior varsity programs.
PORT COQUITLAM — Oh how far they have come in just 12 months. A year ago, at this very juncture of December, one week into the 2017-18 season, the Terry Fox Ravens were preparing for the opening round of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational as the only unranked Quad A team in the elite 16-team field.