Lanagara's star guard Ravi Basra will take his game to the national stage when the Falcons play host to the 2018-19 CCAA national championships this coming Mach at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Dom Gagne property of Langara Athletics)
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Langara lands CCAA men’s basketball tourney, 2019 nationals set for this March at the LEC

VANCOUVER — The Langley Events Centre will extend its  status as B.C.’s host of March Madness by another week this coming season.

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 […]

St. John Brebeuf's Ashley Smith (left) tries to gain an edge on Alyssa Klotz of Duncan's Cowichan Thunderbirds during BC junior girls opening-round play on Wednesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters.ca)
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02.28.2018: Results from the First Round of the B.C. Junior Girls Basketball Championship Qualification Games Are In

By Aly Laube(Special to VarsityLetters.ca)Here’s our look at the first eight games of the day Wednesday at the 2018 B.C. junior girls basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre.

Terry Fox's talented Grade 9 guard Cam Slaymaker scored all of 13 points in the first half in helping lead the Ravens to a convincing win over Vancouver Island champion G.P. Vanier in the opening round of the 2018 B.C. junior boys invitational basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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BC Junior Boys Championships 2018: Unpredictability the theme on Day 1, just ask PoCo’s Terry Fox Ravens

The B.C. junior boys invitational championships represent the largest and most unpredictable field of teams in any B.C. high school sports championships.

Sullivan Heights' Emma Kramer was born the year her school opened its doors back in 2000. On Feb, 28 she opens the doors at the LEC as her Stars make their first-ever B.C. senior championship appearance. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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The Stars align at Sullivan Heights: Turn-of-the-century roster with mom-&-daughters flavour grabs first-ever B.C. berth

SURREY — Making history is one thing, but when you do it with the kind of symmetry that the senior girls basketball team at Sullivan Heights Secondary has, it just makes it all the more special.

G.W. Graham guard Jaya Bannerman and her Chilliwack-based Grizzlies will get the best competition of their season Thursday through Saturday at the LEC for TBI 2017. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TBI 2017: Latest B.C. girls basketball rankings shows best-of-the-best squads headed to the LEC this week

LANGLEY — The senior varsity girls take centre this weekend at the Langley Events Centre as the 2017 Tsumura Basketball Invitational tips off a three-day run Thursday.Keep the latest provincial top 10 rankings nearby for handy reference.The TBI will feature eight of the current Top 10 AAA teams, plus three of its five honourable mention […]

Walnut Grove's Alisdair Coyle (left) contends with the athletic defence of Byrne Creeks' Martin Djunga on Thursday in the opening round of the TBI at the LEC. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Day 1 at the 2017 Boys TBI: Quad A powers survive Sweet 16 to set up Top 10-filled quarterfinals

What a terrific round of games to open TBI 2017 at the Langley Events Centre. Here’s reports from all of today’s eight games as well as a full schedule of tomorrow’s games: