Holy Cross' Andre Mangonon (left) tries to slow the progress of Oak Bay's Jaime Palamos Molins during Saturday's Legal Beagle championship final in Port Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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01.16.18 B.C. boys basketball rankings: Beagle champ Holy Cross take new Quad-A No. 1 into B.C. Catholics

Terry Fox’s Legal Beagle shook up the Quad A ranks to the extent that different teams occupy spots one through eight from a week ago. Similar changes abound at Single-A, where a new No. 1 also resides.

Always reppin' defence? That's the new mantra of Brookswood head coach Chris Veale who chats about stops with Bobcats players (left to right) Jenna Dick, Neyha Lali and Mackenzie Cox. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Jenna Griffin is back and healthy, and that is good news for Port Moody's Heritage Woods Kodiaks, who this week take part in the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TOP 10 SHOOT-OUT 2019: Battered, bruised but buoyant, No. 7 Heritage Woods Kodiaks finding “…value in the journey”

PORT MOODY — If they wanted to, the senior girls basketball team from Port Moody’s Heritage Woods Secondary could probably start a pretty mean bonfire by just collecting all the crutches, braces and bandages they’ve used to help them limp through the first seven weeks of the high school season.Yet the same team, which counts […]

Abbotsford's Riya Sahota (left) is guarded by Kelowna's Japleen Chahal during the TBI classic held last month at the Langley Events Centre. Both the Panthers and Owls are back on the court this week at Centennial's Top 10 Shoot-Out in Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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01.15.18 senior girls hoops rankings: Totems top B.C.’s AAA Top 10 heading into Top 10 Shoot-Out! ‘Cats, Kodiaks the top climbers

LANGLEY — As the province’s best senior girls Triple A teams arrive in Coquitlam beginning Wednesday for an extended four-day run at Centennial Secondary’s annual Top 10 Shoot-Out, Surrey’s Semiahmoo Totems remain a fixture at the top of the rankings.

The story of the night: Holy Cross guard Michael Risi stares head-on at the offensive wizardry of Oak Bay guard Diego Maffia in the 20th Legal Beagle championship final staged Saturday night at Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Secondary School gym. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ from Legal Beagle ’19: Why Holy Cross’ Michael Risi & Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia make BC high school basketball so special

PORT COQUITLAM — Michael Risi was handed the defensive assignment of his life Saturday evening, and when you consider it came at a basketball tournament known simply as ‘The Beagle’, it seemed fitting that all he needed in order to proceed was a figurative whiff of Diego Maffia’s sneakers.

It was 29 points and the MVP trophy for North Delta's Suraj Gahir after he led the Huskies to the Chancellor championship title in Burnaby. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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CHANCELLOR 2019: The surge of Suraj! North Delta’s superstar guard Gahir lifts No. 1 Huskies past No. 2 Tupper Tigers

BURNABY — Hey, why not a little March Madness in the middle of January?That magic month of basketball excitement is right where the North Delta Huskies pretended to be this week, and on Saturday, with their veteran assistant coach setting the scene, B.C.’s No. 1-ranked Triple A team finished it all off in style at […]

W.J. Mouat's Tyler Nelson (left) and Gavin Bhullar of the New West Hyacks eye the prize Saturday at Terry Fox's Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
More Maffia magic? That's just what Oak Bay senior guard Diego Maffia delivered Friday night in PoCo when he hit a buzzer-beating trey to send his Bays to Saturday's Legal Beagle final against Holy Cross. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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LEGAL BEAGLE 2019: Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia steals semifinal victory from host Terry Fox Ravens with buzzer-beating trey

PORT COQUITLAM — Diego Maffia has engineered one of the most dramatic victories in recent B.C. boys high school basketball history.

The scoreboard tells the story in the first half as North Delta's Suraj Gahir (with ball) is guarded by Byrne Creek's Bithow Wan during Final Four Friday at STM's Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Chancellor 2019: No. 1 North Delta will face No. 2 Sir Charles Tupper in tussle for tourney title at STMC

BURNABY — We’re at St. Thomas More Collegiate this evening for Day 3 of the four-day Chancellor Invitational. Keep checking back on this posting throughout the evening. We’re down to one more semifinal remaining!

Vancouver College's Jason Soriano (right) does his best to slow Brent Padilla of Holy Cross during a quarterfinal play-in clash between a pair of Top 10 Quad-A teams Friday morning in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Holy Cross beats VC in all-Catholic battle, Oak Bay tops Tammy: Legal Beagle’s Friday night Final Four dance card now complete

PORT COQUITLAM — The Holy Cross Crusaders and Oak Bay Bays will attempt to go 2-0 over perhaps the most competitive single day of their 2018-19 senior boys Quad A basketball seasons.