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Semiahmoo's Raushan Bindra (right) has her Totems sitting at No. 3 in the latest B.C. senior girls Triple A basketball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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12.05.18 edition B.C. girls basketball ranks: Owls, Gators, Totems steady as top trio; Tweedy & Bateman crash AAA’s Top 10

LANGLEY — The Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers of Surrey and Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Timberwolves make their moves into the B.C. senior girls AAA Top 10 this week.

South Kamloop's Maddy Gobeil has committed her university basketball future to the UFV Cascades. She'll be at LEC Dec. 13 for the start of TBI girls 2018. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Mighty Maddy makes her move! South Kamloops Titans’ senior B.C. MVP point guard chooses future with Fraser Valley Cascades

ABBOTSFORD — Some of our best memories are stored away just below the surface, needing just a figurative nudge from within to bring a smile to our faces.

Burnaby South's Jiordano Khan, pictured in the 2017 B.C. junior boys championship game, gets his chance in front of the home crowd this season when the Rod Thompson Memorial runs Dec. 19-21, one of eight invitationals being hosted at the school this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. high school basketball’s miracle marathon! Burnaby South to host eight consecutive tourneys from now until the end of January

BURNABY — Maybe it’s not the basketball event of the high school year. Yet when the home team takes on Surrey’s Frank Hurt Hornets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the opening round of the Grade 8 boys Rebels Classic at Burnaby South Secondary, one of the most ambitious single-school undertakings in B.C. high school sports history […]

Kelowna's Taya Hanson (left) has graduated but the Owls will still have a tremendous rivalry this season with Tavia Rowell and the rest of the Walnut Grove Gators. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Senior girls preseason basketball rankings: Defending champion Kelowna Owls, South Kam Titans retain top spots heading into 2018-19

Pollsters were given the option of revamping preseason B.C. senior girls high school basketball rankings from those published following the 2017-18 chapionships last March. Here are the latest preseason Triple-A and Double-A rankings courtesy of the B.C. Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association.

Gonzaga Bulldogs sophomore guard Louise Forsyth sets an example with her relentless work ethic. (Photo by Nick Tomoyasu property of Gonzaga athletics)
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Gonzaga’s indomitable Bulldog: Ex-Brookswood star Louise Forsyth puts tough break behind her for Vancouver Showcase homecoming

SURREY — You can’t pay a player a higher compliment than to immediately realize their most unique and defining strengths, then coin a phrase that so perfectly encapsulates it all.To that end, it didn’t take Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier too long to realize last season that the best way to describe her new Canadian […]

Former UBC Thunderbirds forward Stephanie Bell, pictured in 2014 during the Canada West playoffs at War Gym, got to UBC with an HSBC scholarship. Now, in her new position with The Big Ticket tourney, the former Argyle Piper is helping give back to her high school community. (Photo by Bob Frid property of UBC athletics)
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The Big Ticket: New tourney’s scholarship program brings it all back home for ex-UBC star Stephanie Bell

NORTH VANCOUVER — Stephanie Bell has not forgotten the feeling, even though it happened eight years ago this December.As a star 6-foot senior forward with North Vancouver’s Argyle Pipers, Bell remembers hearing her name called at the conclusion of the former HSBC Classic boys and girls high school basketball tournament, discovering soon afterwards that she […]

Notre Dame head women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw brings her No. 1-ranked, defending national champion Irish to the Vancouver Showcase. (Photo by Matt Cashore, US PRESSWIRE courtesy of bd Global)
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As No. 1, defending NCAA champ Notre Dame preps for Vancouver Showcase, Irish HC Muffet McGraw says “This is a mini-NCAA tournament right here”

VANCOUVER — Our city has to think back an awful long time to remember the last time in which the absolute toast of the NCAA Div. 1 basketball world came here in their prime of their news cycle.

Latest 'Birds recruit Olivia Morgan-Cherchas came together with UBC head coach Deb Huband after the South Kam product signed up for university career Saturday with the Blue and Gold. (Photo by Jeff Sargeant property of UBC athletics)
Centennial's Grace Killins is headed to Simon Fraser to begin her university basketball career in the fall of 2019. Before then, she ready for a highly-anticipated senior season with Coquitlam's Centaurs. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational: Complete draw for our senior girls 16-team, 32-game classic at the LEC

LANGLEY — It’s never too soon to plan your pre-holiday basketball-viewing schedule.We certainly hope that includes the girls 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational, which runs Dec. 13-15 at the Langley Events Centre.Recently, we unveiled the 16-team field.Today, we’ve got the full bracket, including not only our opening-round games, but all 32 games and where they will […]