Byrne Creek's senior guard Martin Djunga has found a family of basketball brothers at his Burnaby-Edmonds high school. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Byrne Creek Tip-Off Invitational: Djunga, No. 1 Bulldogs springboard into tourney-host role following Chancellor championship

BURNABY — For about as long as Martin Djunga can remember, he’s been surrounded by his basketball brothers, the ones he’s teammed with to help lift Burnaby’s Byrne Creek Secondary to its greatest athletic heights.

St. George's Saints guard Jerric Palma (right) has carried the load over his Grade 11 season and on Wednesday faces the Vancouver College Fighting Irish. (Photo courtesy Jon Hayduk/St. George's athletics)
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Jerric Palma: Tipping the scales through tenacity, St. George’s plucky guard has learned to carry his weight for the Saints

VANCOUVER — In the time reserved for preparation, those quiet pre-game moments where each player is left to his own devices, Jerric Palma finds a place where he can bring his heart and mind together in a single, perfect sphere.

Oak Bay's Caelan Scott showed his vision and his athleticism over the weekend, leading Victoria's No. 1-ranked Oak Bay Bays to the Legal Beagle Invitational championship title Saturday night in PoCo. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Legal Beagle 2018: No. 1 Oak Bay’s three-headed guard combo a true power trio in title game win over Semiahmoo

PORT COQUITLAM — The Oak Bay Bays might be a darn good basketball team, but that doesn’t mean they don’t try and stick by a strict budget. And so that means when they can catch the last ferry and get back to their Victoria digs on the same night they wrap up playing at invitational tournaments […]

Kelowna's Parker Johnstone was unstoppable in the fourth quarter, scoring 30 points and leading the Owls past Abbotsford's W.J. Mouat Hawks. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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01.13.18: Legal Beagle 2018 hits Day 3, we’ve got live reports from Terry Fox Secondary in Port Coquitlam

Welcome to coverage from the third and final day of the 29th annual Legal Beagle invitational senior boys basketball tournament here in PoCo. Keep checking back here throughout the day for reports from all of the games, including our championship final between the Semiahmoo Totems and the Oak Bay Bays at 7:30 p.m.

North Delta's Brandon Bassi saves a loose ball in front of Byrne Creek's Titgol Jock on Friday during the semifinals of the Chancellor Invitational in Burnaby. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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STMC CHANCELLOR INVITATIONAL ’18: Our live Friday night reports from the semifinal round

The action is over on semifinal Friday at the Chancellor Invitational. It will be No. 1 Byrne Creek vs. No. 6 Argyle in Saturday’s championship final. A look:

Holy Cross defenders Uyi Ologhola (left) and Jamal Osei-Anim pressure Semiahmoo's Jordan Chen during Legal Beagle quarterfinal play-in action Friday afternoon in Port Coquitlam. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Legal Beagle 2018: Semi-finals for Semiahmoo after Totems survive Holy Cross’ rally and full-court pressure scheme

PORT COQUITLAM —The Semiahmoo Totems knew they had an Achilles Heel, and so they made it a front-and-centre priority in each and every one of their practices.

Terry Fox Grade 11 scoring guard Jacob Mand has emerged as the Ravens' go-to scorer heading into the start of Legal Beagle Week 2018. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Legal Beagle 2018: Mand, Stanyer and rest of young-and-restless Ravens carry Terry Fox’s spirit to centre stage

PORT COQUITLAM — A funny thing happened to Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens en route to being the only non-ranked, non-honourable mention team among the entire 16-school field which took part in the Tsumura Basketball Invitational about four weeks ago at the Langley Events Centre: They advanced all the way to event’s Final Four.

Baltej Sohal and the rest of the Burnaby South Rebels move up to No. 3 in the latest Varsity Letters' AAAA senior boys basketball rankings following a big win over Surrey's Holy Cross Crusaders. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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01.10.18: B.C. Quad A, Double A, Single A senior varsity boys basketball rankings

LANGLEY — On the eve of tipping off at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational on Thursday, Victoria’s Oak Bay Bays are back at No. 1 in the latest Varsity letters’ B.C. AAAA boys basketball rankings.