Semiahmoo's Grade 12 forward Faith Dut (centre) helped her Totems past Walnut Grove in the Gators Classic final, then later joined teammate Deja Lee on the all-star team. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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01.09.18 B.C. girls hoop ranks: No. 1 Semi tops No. 2 Walnut Grove in Gators tourney final; Aquinas is AA’s new No. 1

LANGLEY — It was a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown at the highest tier of B.C. senior girls basketball this past weekend, and in the end, the rankings held true.

Surrey’s No. 1-ranked Semiahmoo Totems topped host and No. 2 Walnut Grove 65-60 in the Gators Invitational championship final.

As a result, the top end of the first B.C. senior girls Big 10 Triple A rankings of 2019 remain unchanged.

Both Triple A and Double A have released new polls, and North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints are the latter’s new No. 1.

At the Walnut Grove tourney, Semiahmoo arrived in the final after a semifinal win over Centennial Secondary of Calgary, while the Gators got there via a Final Four win over defending B.C. Double A champion South Kamloops Titans.

Tournament all-stars were Faith Dut and Deja Lee of the Totems, Tavia Rowell and Jessica Wisotzki of the Gators, and Maddy Gobeil of the Titans.



1 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (LW-1) 

2 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (2) 

3 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (3) 

4 Kelowna Owls (5)

5 Yale Lions (Abbotsford) (6) 

6 Brooskwood Bobcats (Langley) (4) 

7 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (8)

8 Abbotsford Panthers (7) 

9 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (9)

10 Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (HM)

HONOURABLE MENTION — R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (HM), Panorama Ridge Thunder (Surrey) (HM), Nanaimo District Islanders (HM), MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (10), Mt. Baker Wild (Cranbrook) (HM)


St. Thomas Aquinas’ Rebecca Clarke (left) pictured here during TBI quarterfinals at the LEC this past December, has helped her Fighting Saints reach No. 1 in the latest B.C. AA Top 10 poll. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2018. All Rights Reserved)


1. St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (LW-1) 

2 South Kamloops Titans (LW-1)

3 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (3) 

4 Langley Christian Lightning (4) 

5 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (7) 

6 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (5) 

7 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (6) 

8 Vernon Panthers (8) 

9 Valleyview Vikings (Kamloops) (HM

10 Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (9)

HONOURABLE MENTION — Little Flower Academy Angels (Vancouver) (HM), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (10), Whistler Storm (HM), St. Michael’s University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (HM), Pitt Meadows Marauders (HM).



Note — no new poll issued this week



1 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (LW-1)

2 Kelowna Christian Knights (2)

3 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (3)

4 Nechako Valley Viqueens (Vanderhoof) (4)

5 Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna) (5)

6 St. Andrew’s Sabres (Victoria) (6)

7 Agassiz Eagles (7) 

8 West Point Grey Academy Wolves (Vancouver) (8)

9 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (9)

10 Grand Fork Wolves (10)

HONOURABLE MENTION — Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (HM), Charles Bloom Timberwolves (Lumby) (HM), Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (HM), Pemberton Red Devils (HM), Sir Alexander Mackenzie Grizzlies (Hagensborg) (HM)

(John Mill, BCSSGBA)

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