Michael Risi and the Holy Cross Crusaders take a big jump up to No. 1 in the latest Quad-A rankings (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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02.27.19 B.C. hoop ranks: Holy Cross claim No. 1 spot in Quad-A after FV title win over Fox, Tupper and Hays hold tops spots

LANGLEY  Big shake-ups abound as zone tournaments continue to re-cast the provincial top 10 at all tiers. 

Here’s our look at three of four tiers of B.C. senior boys high school basketball rankings:

SENIOR BOYS

QUAD A  (records, ranking reflect games played Feb. 20-26. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

1 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (28-3) (LW-5)

Last week —Won two games to finish first at Fraser Valley championships. Def. Lord Tweedsmuir 105-93, def. Terry Fox 83-63.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

2 Terry Fox Ravens (26-5) (Port Coquitlam) (1)

Last week — Split two games to finish second at Fraser Valley championships. Def. W.J. Mouat 89-57, lost 83-63 to Holy Cross in title game.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

3 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (30-7) (Surrey) (3)

Last week — Split two games to finish third at Fraser Valley championships. Lost 105-93 to Holy Cross, def. W.J. Mouat 85-83.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

4 Burnaby South Rebels (25-4) (2)

Last week — Split two games at Lower Mainland championships. Forfeit loss to Killarney, def. Burnaby North 96-57.

This week — Wednesday vs. New Westminster in loser-out game at Lower Mainland championships.

5 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) (21-14) (4)

Last week — Def. Sir Winston Churchill 115-57 at Lower Mainland championships.

This week — Wednesday vs. St. George’s in Lower Mainland championship semifinals. 

6 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (23-8) (6)

Last week — Def. New Westminster 108-73 at Lower Mainland championships.

This week — Wednesday vs. Killarney in Lower Mainland championship semifinals. 

7 St. George’s Saints (14-3) (Vancouver) (7)

Last week — Def. David Thompson 106-69 at Lower Mainland championships.

This week — Wednesday vs. Kitsilano in Lower Mainland championship semifinals.

8 W.J. Mouat Hawks (Abbotsford) (21-15) (8)

Last week — Lost two games to finish fourth at Fraser Valley championships. Lost 89-57 to Terry Fox, lost 85-83 to Lord Tweedsmuir.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

9 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (20-9) (9)

Last week — Won all three games to finish first at Vancouver Island championships. Def. Spectrum 114-55, def. Dover Bat 83-69, def. Belmont 91-72.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

10 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (19-10) (HM)

Last week — Won three games to finish fifth at Fraser Valley championships. Def. Semiahmoo 90-76, def. Heritage Woods 95-73, def. Centennial 75-72.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

HONOURABLE MENTION

Kelowna Owls (17-9) (HM)

Last week — Won both games to finish first at Okanagan Valley championships. Def. Rutland 88-70, def. Salmon Arm 97-91.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (22-17) (10-tie)

Last week — Won two of three games at Vancouver Island championships. Def. Cowichan 93-28, def. Nanaimo District 83-71, lost 91-72 to Oak Bay. Def. Claremont 62-61 in Vancouver Island challenge game.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

Centennial Centaurs (17-21) (Coquitlam) (NR)

LW — Won two of three games to finish sixth at Fraser Valley championships. Def. Abbotsford 82-70, def. Guildford Park 80-78, lost to Walnut Grove 75-72.

Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (20-15) (NR)

Last week — Won two of three games to finish seventh at Fraser Valley championships. Def. Tamanawis 77-71, lost to Walnut Grove 95-73, def. Guildford Park 85-72.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

West Vancouver Highlanders (19-5) (HM)

Last week — Def. Handsworth 62-59 to win Howe Sound double-knockout zone championships.

This week — Open March 6 at B.C. championships. Opponent TBD.

(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)

TRIPLE A

1 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (LW-1) 

2 Vernon Panthers (2) 

3 North Delta Huskies (3)  

4 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (4) 

5 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (5) 

6 Richmond Colts (6)

7 G.W. Graham Grizzles (Chilliwack) (7)

8 Pitt Meadows Marauders (HM)

9 G.P. Vanier Towhees (Courtenay) (9)

10 A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (10) 

HONOURABLE MENTION — Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford) (HM), Reynolds Roadrunners (Victoria) (NR), Caledonia Kermodes (Terrace), Thomas Haney Thunder (Maple Ridge), Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (HM) (BCHSBBA)

DOUBLE A

1 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (LW-1) 

2 Langley Christian Lightning (2)

3 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (3)

4 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George) (4) 

5 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (6)

6 Elphinstone Cougars (Gibsons) (7)

7 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (9)

8 Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (HM)

9 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (10)

10-tie George Elliot Coyotes (Lake Country) (HM)

10-tie Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (HM)

HONOURABLE MENTION (alphabetical) —Abbotsford Christian Knights (NR), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey), Sa-Hali Sabres (Kamloops )(HM), St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (HM), Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops).

(Lyle Dhur, SportVictoria.com)

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