Lord Tweedsmuir's Alex Le hit eight treys and scored a game-high 33-points in a win at home over the Terry Fox Ravens on Tuesday in Surrey. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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So who is B.C.’s No. 1-ranked Quad-A team? Tweedy rebounds from loss to Gators with huge win Tuesday over Terry Fox

SURREY — Who is the No. 1 team going to be this week in B.C. senior boys Quad A basketball?“Ah, good luck with that!” Lord Tweedsmuir head coach Drew Gallacher said after a rollercoaster five-day ride for his team ended with an impressive 104-97 victory Tuesday over the visiting Terry Fox Ravens as part of […]

Lord Tweedsmuir senior guard Arjun Samra (left), battling with Burnaby South's Kyle Kirmaic on Saturday in the TBI final at the LEC, was selected tourney MVP. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athleitcs 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2018: Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers manage an upset special, topple No. 1 Burnaby South Rebels in Saturday’s final

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Burnaby South's Aidan Wilson, pictured here defending Terry Fox's Ko Takahashi (6), was the man of the hour Friday as the Rebels found a way to Saturday's TBI 2018 finals. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2018: No. 1 Burnaby South withstands huge rally from No. 2 Terry Fox to earn title game berth against No. 4 Lord Tweedsmuir

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.

Last season Burnaby South and Oak Bay met in the quarterfinals of the BC tourney as respective No. 8 and No 1 seeds. When they meet in the TBI quarters on Friday, it will be with those ranking numbers flipped. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Friday at TBI 2018: Setting up the day, previewing the Rebels-Bays replay of 2018 BC’s, and chatting with South’s Sasha Vujisic

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.

Centennial's Grade 11 forward Dominic Parolin has made a rousing debut at senior varsity and will lead his Centaurs into TBI 2018 Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2018: With Grade 11 big man Parolin on the the scene, Centennial Centaurs a rising force

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.

North Delta Huskies' senior guard Suraj Gahir is ready to establish himself as one of the greatest North Delta Huskies of all time this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2018: Led by electrifying Suraj Gahir, senior-laden North Delta Huskies chase first B.C. title since 1990

NORTH DELTA — Twenty-nine seasons after their last grand triumph, Husky pride has once again hit the heights and it will all be on display for three days later this week at the Langley Events Centre.

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 […]

Burnaby South's Cameron Fung (left) and Bryan Jhutti combine for a block against Surrey's Elgin Park Orcas during the UBC Mizuno Invitational earlier this season. The Rebels have qualified for the B.C. senior boys AAA championships for the first time in 16 seasons. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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A volleyball vow! Burnaby South’s Rebels make good on pledge to make B.C.’s as seniors, snapping school’s 16-year drought in the process

BURNABY — The last time a high school team from Burnaby South Secondary came to the Langley Events Centre, it left with arguably the biggest prize in all of B.C. high school sports.

Burnaby South head coach Mike Bell and blue-chip guard Baltej Sohal are ready to hit the court running in 2018-19. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Encore, encore 2018: No identity crisis for B.C. Quad-A boys champion Burnaby South, these Rebels love who they are

BURNABY — It’s been an entire off-season since the 11th-hour transformation of the Burnaby South Rebels happened right before our eyes. You remember them, right?

North Delta head coach Jesse Hundal guides a Huskies team which opens 2018-19 at No. 1 in the Triple A rankings and is aiming for its first provincial senior varsity title since 1990. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Senior boys preseason basketball rankings: Rebels, Huskies, Seyhawks, Sparks top the polls in B.C.’s four tiers

LANGLEY — Provincial pollsters were all given the option of revamping pre-season rankings from the original versions issued this past March. Beginning Dec. 5, rankings will be updated every Wednesday for the duration of the season, with the exception of the holiday season.