Ethan Sikma of the hometown Credo Christian Kodiaks will represent in the 1A tier as Final Four Friday hits the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura, property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Final Four Friday ’18: The early look at who is bound for championship-game Saturday

LANGLEY — Hope you are enjoying our broadcasts today of Final Four action of the 2018 B.C. boys high school basketball championships live from the Langley Events Centre.

Watching North Delta's Suraj Gahir reminds this former Huskies grad of the 1987-88 season and the sublime play of former ND great Craig Preece. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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TSUMURA: On 30 years of B.C. high school basketball ties, and why the 1988 Final Four remains my all-time favourite

LANGLEY — I am writing with pace in my hotel room this morning because I have a self-imposed deadline on my plate. It’s 9:32 a.m. and I start to tap keys, and I must be at the Langley Events Centre by the strike of noon to watch the Fighting Irish of Vancouver College tip-off against Victoria’s […]

Belmont's Daunte Nelson (centre) speeds up court while being fouled by Vancouver College's Cam Wright. Jack Cruz-Dumont looks on as the Bulldogs earned a berth in the Final Four against Burnaby South. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Belmont, Burnaby South: How a pair of unlikely underdog dance partners punched their tickets to the AAAA Final Four

LANGLEY — Belmont Bulldogs head coach Kevin Brown was asked in the aftermath of a second day of bracket-busting havoc being wreaked by his team on the rest of the field here at the B.C. senior boys AAAA basketball championships if he foresaw any scenario where his team would still be in pursuit of the […]

Similkameen Sparks' Sasha Zebroff (left) attacks Noah McNamara of Vancouver's King David Lions during quarterfinal action Thursday at the LEC Fieldhouse. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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FINAL: Single A Elite 8 game reports from the 2018 B.C. senior boys high school basketball championships

 The Final Four at the B.C. Single A senior boys basketball championship is set and the seedings held a lot more true than the province’s other tiers.On Friday, in games at the LEC’s Centre Court, No. 2 Similkameen faces No. 6 Bulkley Valley Christian at 3:30 p.m., followed by No. 1 Credo Christian against No. 4 […]

Brentwood College's Sonto Dimonachie soars into the LEC skies Thursday and helped his team to a comeback win over Shawnigan Lake. (Photo by Wilson Wong, UBC athletics) (Photo by Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
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FINAL: Double A Elite 8 lgame reports from the 2018 B.C. senior boys high school basketball championships

 LANGLEY — Nos. 1-2-3 have been joined by a fast-rising five, as the top seeds have continued to do the most damage at the B.C. senior boys Double A basketball championships.After play wrapped up Thursday, the Final Four placings were set.Kamloops’ No. 2-seeded and undefeated Westsyde Whundas will meet Vancouver’s No. 3 King George Dragons […]

Semiahmoo's Adam Paige (left) keeps a close eye on Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola Thursday at the Arena Bowl complex. (Photo by Howard Tsumura, Varsity Letters)
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FINAL Quad A Elite 8 live reports from the 2018 B.C. senior boys high school basketball championships

4ATOP HALF DRAWQUADRANT ANo. 1 OAK BAY 68 vs. NO. 8 BURNABY SOUTH 78LANGLEY  — In a tournament filled with upsets, why not the grandest one possible?The basketball gods were sparing no one Thursday at the 2018 B.C. senior boys AAAA basketball championships and that included the No. 1 Oak Bay Bays of Victoria.The maddeningly […]

South Kamloops' guard Evan Jumaga passes under duress with Duchess Park's Cody Boulding on the scene Wednesday at the LEC's Centre Court. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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FINAL: Triple A Elite 8 game reports from the 2018 B.C. senior boys high school basketball championships

The Final Four has been set for the 2018 B.C. senior boys high school basketball championships on Friday.No. 2 South Kamloops will face No. 6 Pitt Meadows in a 3:30 p.m. tilt at Arena Bowl, while No. 1 Byrne Creek and No. 4 North Delta tip off on the same floor at 5:15 p.m.Here’s our […]

Walnut Grove guard James Woods had a game-closing performance for the ages Wednesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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Gators’ HC Reid Taylor on star guard James Woods game-winning performance: “Just get out of the way and let him do his thing”

LANGLEY — It had previously been information for Walnut Grove insiders-only, but given the drama of the moment, Reid Taylor couldn’t hold back.“What we say on this team is 95 and 5,” began Taylor in the moments after his senior guard James Woods grabbed an opening-round match-up here at the 2018 B.C. senior boys AAAA […]

Isaiah Akurienne of Heritage Christian launches a close-range shot over Golden’s Till Beumer. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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1A FINAL: Live reports from opening day of the B.C. senior boys Single-A basketball championships

BY DAN KINVIG(Special to Varsity Letters)We’re up-to-date on the busiest post-season day in B.C. boys high school basketball. Here’s reports from all eight of today’s games.GLENLYON NORFOLK 77 NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN 68Chris Graham of the Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons served notice he’s going to be a major problem for opponents throughout this B.C. Single A championship, pouring […]