Grade 10 forward Luis Guerra and the rest of Victoria's Oak Bay Bays lost to AA No. 1 Brentwood College in the final of the UVic Holiday Invitational. (Varsity Letters file photo by Howard Tsumura)
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QUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played Dec. 20 through Jan. 2. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

1 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (8-0) (LW-2)

Last Week —Lost 67-57 to (Tacoma) Wilson. Won all three games to finish first as host of own Tamanawis Wildcats Holiday Invitational. Def. L.A. Matheson 88-66, def. Riverside 91-61, def. Burnaby South 96-80. 

This week —Jan. 9 vs. Kitsilano. 

2 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (6-1) (1)

Last Week — Won two of three games to finish second at UVic Holiday Invitational. Def. Seattle Academy 99-72, def. Vashon Island (Wash.), lost 89-85 to Brentwood College.

This week —Jan. 4 vs. Lambrick Park, Jan. 6 vs. Belmont, Jan. 9 at St. Michaels University School. 

3 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (10-3) (3)

Last Week — Def. North Surrey 77-48.

This week —Jan. 6 vs. Burnaby South, Jan. 9 vs. Guildford Park.

4 Burnaby South Rebels (12-3) (6)

Last Week —Won all three games to finish first as host of own Rod Thompson Memorial Invitational. Def. Richmond 86-74, def. Carson Graham 95-71, def. Handsworth 80-64. Won two of three games to finish second at Tamanawis Holiday Invitational. Def. Pitt Meadows 87-70, def. Sir Charles Tupper 89-78, lost 96-80 to Tamanawis.

This week —Jan. 6 at Holy Cross, Jan. 8 vs. Moscrop.

5 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (11-2) (5)

Last Week  Def. Terry Fox 84-77.

This week —Jan. 9 at St. George’s. 

6 W.J. Mouat Hakws (Abbotsford) (12-3) (4)

Last Week — Won all three games to finish first as host of own WJM HawkBall 2017 Invitational. Def. G.W. Graham 65-50, def. Mt. Douglas 73-46, def. South Kamloops 74-58. Won two of three games at Tamanawis Wildcats Holiday Invitational. Lost 79-72 to Sir Charles Tupper, def. Pitt Meadows 78-63, def. Clayton Heights 71-62.

This week — Jan. 9 vs. R.E. Mountain.

7 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (10-3) (7)

Last week —  Won two of three games to finish second at Burnaby South-Rod Thompson Memorial. Def. Kitsilano 69-64. def. Calgary-Western Canada 73-65, lost 80-64 to Burnaby South.

This week —Jan. 8 at Argyle.

8 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (6-3) (8)

Last Week — Def. Sullivan Heights 77-49. Lost three of four games at In n’ Out Burger Holiday Invitational at Dallas. Lost 71-41 to Dallas-Bishop Lynch, lost 70-64 to Frisco (Tex.)-Heritage, def. Wylie (Tex.) East 70-44, lost 66-56 to Houston-Strake Jesuit.

This week —Jan. 9 at South Delta.

9 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) (16-6) (9)

Last week —Won two of three games at Burnaby South-Rod Thompson Memorial. Lost 69-64 to Handsworth, def. R.A. McMath 87-81, def. Richmond 74-67.

This week —  Jan. 8 at Eric Hamber, Jan. 9 at Tamanawis.

10 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (6-1) (10)

Last Week —Won three games at UVic Holiday Invitational. Def. Vashon Island (Wash.) 74-58, def. North Kitsap (Wash.) 77-71, def. Seattle Academy 80-59.

This week — Do not play. Jan. 11-13 at Terry Fox Legal Beagle invitational.


St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (6-3) (HM)

Last Week — Lost three of four games at Palm Springs (Cal.)-Rancho Mirage Holiday Classic (Gatorade division). Def. Las Vegas-Sierra Vista 59-56, lost 67-66 to Eldorado Hills (Cal.) Oak Ridge, lost 63-40 to Mukilteo (Wash.)-Kamiak, lost 80-46 to Los Angeles (Crenshaw)-View Park.

This week — Jan. 9 vs. Walnut Grove.

Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (5-7) (HM)

Last week — Lost 84-77 to Walnut Grove.

This week — Jan. 4 at Belmont, Jan. 5 at Oak Bay.

Kelowna Owls (4-3) (HM)

Last Week — Lost two of three games at Tacoma-Wilson Holiday Invitational. Lost 73-48 to Tacoma-Wilson, lost 62-46 to Monroe (Wash.), def. Seattle-Summit Sierra 82-40.

This week — Jan. 9 host Mt. Boucherie. 

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (3-5) (HM)

Last Week — Did not play.

This week — Do not play.

(Howard Tsumura,

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