Senior guard Mohab Mundadi of Vancouver's King George Dragons is a slice of old-school basketball re-born in the West End. (Photo-King George Secondary athletics)
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King George’s Mohab Mundadi: Our 2018 ‘Best Player You’ve Never Heard Of’ takes pride in ‘stealing’ the passion of old-school hoops

LANGLEY — Imagine if the process of individual skill development started with a blank canvas, and instead of standing at the front of the easel, you grabbed your brush and palette and headed to the back of it.

Nothing has come free for the Grady Stanyer and the Terry Fox Ravens, whose late-season win over pre-seaosn No 1 Holy Cross catapulted them into the BC AAAA championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Ravens rise from near-extinction, Terry Fox looks in fine form making a late run to the post-season finish line

PORT COQUITLAM — There were times towards the stretch drive of the Fraser Valley North regular season when it looked like the enormity of the season was ready to swallow the young Terry Fox Ravens whole.

Pinetree's Solomon Anim (left) and the rest of Coquitlam's Timberwolves fell to Michael Risi and the Holy Cross Crusaders in the Fraser Valley's sudden-elimination seventh-place game Feb. 25 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Holy Cross: Not your average No. 14 seed, Surrey’s preseason No. 1 Crusaders prep for North Van’s No. 3 Handsworth Royals

LANGLEY — If you determined your viewing schedule for the opening day of the 2018 B.C. senior boys AAAA basketball championships by seed number, then you might just gloss over the 3:30 p.m. game being played at the Langley Events Centre’s showcase Arena Bowl.

Duchess Park's Colburn Pearce is a player to watch at the B.C. senior boys basketball championships beginning Wednesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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BC Boys Basketball Championships: A first look at all four draws, plus my ‘Game of the Day’ picks

LANGLEY — The draws are now official and that means it’s time to start figuring out your schedule for the 32-game opening-round schedule at the 2018 B.C. senior boys basketball championships which begin Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre.

The Tamanawis Wildcats and W.J. Mouat Hawks met in a thrilling Fraser Valley Quad-A final last Sunday at the LEC. I've seeded Tammy No. 2 and Mouat No. 4 in my 16-team senior boys bracket. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Howie’s look: A day in advance, how I would construct the B.C. senior boys AAAA Championship draw

LANGLEY — The real experts will have their work cut out for them on Sunday morning when they gather here to assemble the draws for all four of the tiered B.C. senior boys basketball championships which tip off four-day runs this coming Wednesday at the LEC.

Caelan Scott and the Oak Bay Bays carry a Vancouver Island title and a 25-1 record into Sunday's BC live draw selection show from the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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03.01.18: March is here, so is the madness! Our final Big 10 senior boys AAAA varsity basketball rankings

LANGLEY — Our final B.C. senior boys AAAA Big 10 rankings are now final. In keeping with the theme of rankings, it’s important to remember that as we wind our way to the release of provincial draws on Sunday, that these are not pre-tournament seedings.

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02.27.18: Final senior boys varsity basketball rankings for Triple-, Double- and Single-A tiers

LANGLEY — With the draws for B.C. championships at all four tiers set to be released this Sunday, here’s a look at three of the tiers.Due to time constraints, the Quad A rankings for this week are not currently available. They will follow later this week.TRIPLE A1 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (LW-1) (PS-3)2 South Kamloops […]

St. George's Saints players celebrate their B.C. junior boys basketball title win over Lord Tweedsmuir on Tuesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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When the going gets late, the Saints get going as St. George’s pivotal run topples Tweedy in B.C. junior boys finale

LANGLEY — In the game of basketball, not all game-ending runs are created equally. Some come in the midst of blow-outs, while others are a part of rallies that come up short. Put one together that comes over the final 3:30 of a game in which a provincial title hangs in the balance, however,  and you’ve got […]

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.