TFSELANGLEY — The Semiahmoo Totems, by virtue of its championship finals win over the defending B.C. AAA champion Kelowna Owls at the UFV Cascades Classic on Saturday, are the new No. 1 at B.C.’s largest tier.
PoCo’s Riverside Rapids, winners in tournament action in Victoria, have moved into the No. 2 spot and will be the team to beat at the 2018 Tsumura Basketball Invitational which begins a three-day run Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (full draw below)
Kelowna now sits at No. 2 while Walnut Grove, The Big Ticket winner, and an opening round-loser to non-provincial competition in Victoria, occupies fourth.
The top five placing at Double-A remain constant this week, with the top three — No. 1 South Kamloops, No. 2 St. Thomas Aquinas and No. 3 G.W. Graham — all taking part in this weekend’s TBI.
In total, 13 of the TBI’s 16 teams are either ranked or holding honourable mention status in the two provincial polls.
1 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (LW-3)
2 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (5)
3 Kelowna Owls (1)
4 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (2)
5 Brooskwood Bobcats (Langley) (4)
6 Yale Lions (Abbotsford) (6)
7 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (HM)
8 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (10)
9 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (HM)
10 Abbotsford Panthers (7)
HONOURABLE MENTION — Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (8), Panorama Ridge Thunder (Surrey) (HM), Nanaimo District Islanders (NR), Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (NR), Mt. Baker Wild (Cranbrook) (HM)
1 South Kamloops Titans (LW-1)
2 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (2)
3 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (3)
4 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (4)
5 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (5)
6 Langley Christian Lightning (6)
7 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (9)
8 Vernon Panthers (8)
9 Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (HM)
10 Whistler Storm (7)
HONOURABLE MENTION — Southridge Storm (Surrey) (HM), Valleyview Vikings (Kamloops) (10), St. Michael’s University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (HM), Little Flower Academy Angels (Vancouver) (HM), Pitt Meadows Marauders (NR), Smithers Gryphons (HM).
No new poll issued this week
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