Terry Fox's Alisha Weloy was one of four Ravens to hit double figures on offence in its win over Langley's Brookswood Bobcats. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial’s Top 10 Shoot-Out: Live reports from the heart of Coquitlam on the final day of the 2020 girls hoops classic

COQUITLAM — We’re here at the nine-team Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out tourament in Coquitlam.Stay tuned for updates on this posting throughout the afternoon.Here’s a look at what we’ve been able to see since setting foot in the gymnasium.VALLEYVIEW 74 CLAREMONT 70COQUITLAM — No amount of snow was going to keep the Valleyview Vikings from their […]

Checking in at 6-foot-8, Simon Fraser's Jasdeep Singh has always had a flawless shooting form. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Simon Fraser Clan athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Jas Singh: Simon Fraser’s stat-sheet stuffing standout helps lead Clan by embracing both his inner guard and his inner forward

BURNABY — Jasdeep Singh had a pretty distinct nickname during his teenage years while playing club basketball for Drive Elite.

Holy Cross senior guard Brent Padilla is the total student-athlete success story. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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As his anonymity quickly fades, Holy Cross senior guard Brent Padilla helps lead his host Crusaders into the 2020 B.C. Catholics

SURREY — Pretend that on one list you’ve got the names of the most proficient scorers in the B.C. high school boys basketball world.

Although Ajay Gill, coach Harry Parmar and the rest of the Kelowna Owls dropped their opening-round game at the Legal Beagle this past weekend, No. 3 KSS remains the only team to have beaten both No. 1 Centennial and No. 2 Burnaby South this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys basketball rankings 01.15.20: Quad-A No. 1 Centennial Centaurs hoist Beagle spoils, DP Condors soar to No. 1 at STM Chancellor

NORTH DELTA — Significant news took place at all four tiers of B.C. high school boys basketball this week.It runs the gamut from Centennial’s continued run of Quad-A excellence, to the Triple A and Single A tiers getting new No. 1’s in the form of Prince George’s Duchess Park Condors and Chilliwack’s Unity Christian Flames, […]

Britannia's Jewel Leeson (right) and Elana Corrado of Okanagan Mission met in the 2019 TBI finals last December. In the first rankings of 2020 both teams are among the elite in the B.C. Triple-A and Double-A rankings released Wednesday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior girls basketball rankings 01.15.20: The decade’s first Top 10s find a familiar Fab Four sitting atop the heap

LANGLEY — No. 1’s held firm across all four tiers as B.C. senior girls high school basketball issued its first Top 10 rankings of 2020. On a snow day Wednesday, here’s a look at all of the numbers:

Riverside's star Grade 11 guard Sammy Shields is guarded by Lord Tweedsmuir's Alyza Aikins during 2019 TBI action, Dec. 14 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Sammy Shields: A veteran at last, Riverside’s star guard leads a new core of Rapids into Centennial’s midseason Top 10 Shoot-Out showcase

PORT COQUITLAM — When you’re dropping 38 points in a senior varsity game as an eighth grader, the way Sammy Shields did back in the 2016-17 season, it seems a given that the greatest strength of the Riverside Rapids’ Grade 11 standout guard is her scoring ability.And while it’s hard to make a case that […]

Centennial's Dom Parolin was a shot-blocking machine in Saturday's Legal Beagle title-game win over Burnaby South and was later picked Top Defensive Player. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Duchess Park's talented 6-foot-4 Grade 11 guard Caleb Lyons scored 35 points Saturday to help his team top G.W. Graham and win the 2020 Chancellor title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Caleb the Conqueror: Duchess Park’s Caleb Lyons scores 35, leads No. 2 Condors past No. 1 GWG Grizz in Chancellor 2020 final

BURNABY — Caleb Lyons has a way of making every gym his own home, sweet home.This week, it was the spacious, well-lit and energetic confines at Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Collegiate where he made himself comfy.In fact after he knocked down six triples, scored a team-high 35 points and was picked the MVP of STM’s […]

St. George's players (from left) Max Mache and Luke Dixon try to deny Terry Fox Ravens' scrappy Jake McFarland for a loose ball during third-fifth game Saturday at the 31st annual Terry Fox Legal Beagle in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2020: As Saints grab bronze ‘brass’ ring with win over pesky Ravens, coach sees promise of 2018’s B.C. JV champs

PORT COQUITLAM — When it comes to his Class of 2020 seniors, St. George’s Saints head coach Guy da Silva knows all about their championship DNA.

Holy Cross' Brent Padilla (centre) finds his way past Kelowna's Jarred Taylor (left) and Taye Parmar during 2020 Legal Beagle consolation final in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2020: No. 2 Owls finally slip, yet Kelowna shows its resiliency with win fourth-place win over Holy Cross

PORT COQUITLAM — Harry Parmar moved his arm in an upward arc.“Very rarely does a season go like this,” he said, his body language indicating one upward step after another. “We hit a dip, and now we’ve got to get out of it.” By the time Parmar’s team, the Quad-A No. 2-ranked Kelowna Owls, left PoCo […]