Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers' guard Josh Hendricks (left) keeps a close eye on Holy Cross Crusaders' guard Tee Osei-Anim during recent Tsumura Basketball Invitational. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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12.20.17: Oak Bay Bays, Byrne Creek Bulldogs stay atop final B.C. boys basketball rankings of 2017

We’re checking in with our final set of boys basketball rankings for the 2017 calendar year. 

Happy holidays!



QUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played through Dec. 19. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

1 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (6-0) (LW-1)

Last Week — Won all three games to finish first as host of own Gary Taylor Classic. Def. Cowichan 106-54, def. St. Thomas More 76-31, def. Sir Winston Churchill (Alta.) 83-50.

This week —Do not play. Dec. 28-30 at Victoria Vikes alumni tourney. 

2 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (5-0) (2)

Last Week —Def. Semiahmoo 66-61, def. Seaquam 93-60.

This week —Dec. 21 at Wilson (Wash.) High. 

3 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (9-3) (3)

Last Week — Def. Johnston Heights 97-61, def. Fleetwood Park 63-46.

This week —Dec. 21 vs. North Surrey.

4 W.J. Mouat Hakws (Abbotsford) (7-2) (4)

Last Week — Won all three games to finish first at Abbotsford Police tournament. Def. St. John Brebeuf 84-32, def. Yale 84-56, def. MEI 89-57. Dec. 19 vs. Lord Tweedsmuir cancelled.

This week —Open play Dec. 21 as host of own HawkBall 2017 Invitational. 

5 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (10-2) (5)

Last Week  Def. R.E. Mountain 97-47, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 113-107.

This week —Do not play. Dec. 30 vs. Terry Fox.

6 Burnaby South Rebels (7-2) (6)

Last Week —Def. Burnaby Central 76-54.

This week —Open vs. Richmond Dec. 20 as host of own Rod Thompson Memorial Invitational.

7 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (9-2) (7)

Last week —  Def. Elphinstone 89-38, def. Sir Charles Tupper 86-72.

This week —Open Wednesday at Burnaby South-Rod Thompson Memorial vs. Kitsilano.

8 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (5-3) (8)

Last Week —Lost 66-61 to Tamanawis, def. Kitsilano 79-71. Def. Princess Margaret 78-44.

This week —Dec. 20 vs. Sullivan Heights, Dec. 28-20 at In-Out Burger Invite (Dallas, TX).

9 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) (14-5) (9)

Last Week — Def. R.A. McMath 95-86, def. University Hill 113-53, lost 79-71 to Semiahmoo, def. Terry Fox 62-61. This week —Dec. 20-22 at Burnaby South-Rod Thompson Memorial.

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

Last Week —Won two of three games at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic. Def. Lambrick Park 104-41, lost 90-78 to Sir Winston Churchill (Alta.), def. Belmont 74-73.

This week — Do not play. Dec. 28-30 at Victoria Vikes Alumni tournament.


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

Last Week — Def. Lord Tweedsmuir 97-90 (OT).

This week — Do not play. Dec. 27-30 at Palm Springs (Cal.)-Rancho Mirage Holiday Classic.

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

Last Week — Lost to St. George’s 97-90 (OT), lost to Walnut Grove 113-107. Dec. 19 at W.J. Mouat cancelled.

This week — Do not play.

Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (5-6) (HM)

Last week — Lost 62-61 to Kitsilano.

This week — Do not play. Dec. 30 at Walnut Grove.

Kelowna Owls (4-3) (HM)

Last Week —  Split four games at Jasper Place (Edmonton) REB Classic. Lost 103-77 to Bishop O’Byrne, def. Clarence Fulton 92-60, def. Sir Winston Churchill (Cal.) 110-73, lost 90-65 to Lethbridge Collegiate Institute. Dec. 19 vs. Penticton cancelled.

This week — Do not play. Dec. 27-30 at Wilson (Wash.) Tournament.

(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)


1 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (LW-1) 

2 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (2) 

3 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (3) 

4 South Kamloops Titans (4)

5 North Delta Huskies (5)

6 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (8) 

7 GW Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (7)

8 Clayton Heights Night Riders (Surrey) (9)

9 Wellington Wildcats (Nanaimo) (NR)

10 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (HM)

Honourable mention —MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (NR), G.P. Vanier Towhees (Courtenay) (HM), McNair Marlins (Richmond) (10), Richmond Colts (6) 



1 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (LW-1)

2 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (2) 

3 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (3)

4 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (4)

5 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (5) 

6 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (6)

7 Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (7)

8 Shawnigan Lake Stags (8)

9 Clarence Fulton Maroons (Vernon) (9)

10-tie St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (10-tie)

10-tie St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (10-tie)

Honourable mention (alphabetical) — Elphinstone Cougars (Gibsons) (NR), Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (NR), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (HM), R.C. Palmer Griffins (Richmond) (HM), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (HM)

(Lyle Dhur, sportvictoria.com)


1 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (LW – 1)

2 Kelowna Christian Knights (5) 

3 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (4) 

4 Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna) (2)

5 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (3)

6 Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (6)

7 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (HM)

8 Highroad Knights (Chilliwack) (7)

9 Barriere Cougars (8)

10 Gabrielle Roy Phoenix (Surrey) (10)

Honourable Mention — Osoyoos Rattlers (9), Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (HM), St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver) (HM), Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (NR)

(Sean Juteau, GVISAA)

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