Spectrum's Gil de Gracia (left) and Justin Hinrichsen apply the defensive squeeze to Burnaby South's Roan Mendoza during Day 4 action from the 2023 Tsumura Basketball Invitational on Dec. 9 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. BOYS BASKETBALL TOP 10 RANKINGS 12.20.23 EDITION: Spectrum moves into Quad-A No. 1 after topping Oak Bay in final of Bays’ own Gary Taylor Classic! Here’s all four tiers!

LANGLEY — Quad-A has a new No. 1 as an all-capital clash capped off the Gary Taylor Classic last Saturday in Victoria.

The Spectrum Thunder topped Oak Bay in the championship final of the Bay’s own annual classic, a victory which moved the Thunder all the way to No. 1 while Oak Bay dropped to No. 2.

Here are the latest B.C. senior boys basketball rankings at all four tiers, released Dec. 20:





1 Spectrum Thunder (Saanich) (VI) (LW-4) 

2 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (SF) (2)

3 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (VI) (1) 

4 West Vancouver Highlanders (VSS) (3)

5 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (VSS) (5)

6 Burnaby South Rebels (FN) (6) 

7 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (VSS) (7)

8 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF) (8)

9 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (VSS) (9) 

10 Kelowna Owls (TOK) (10-tie)

Honourable mention — Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (SF) (HM), Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (FN) (HM), Kitsilano Blue Demons (VSS) (HM), Sullivan Heights Stars (Surrey (SF) (HM), 10-tie Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (EV) (10-tie), Yale Lions (Abbotsford) (EV) (NR)


1 St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (VSS) (LW-1)

2 Lord Byng Grey Ghosts (Vancouver) (VSS) (3) 

3 Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (EV) (2)

4 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (EV) (5)

5 North Delta Huskies (SF) (6)

6 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (FN) (4) 

7 A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (SF) (7)

8 Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) (VI) (8) 

9 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (FN) (9)

10 Windsor Dukes (North Vancouver) (VSS) (NR)

Honourable mention — Carihi Tyees (Campbell River) (VI) (10) Magee Lions (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM), Pitt Meadows Air Force (FN) (HM), Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM), South Delta Sun Devils (SF) (HM), South Kamloops Titans (T-OK) (HM)


1 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (VSS) (LW-1)

2 Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey (SF) (2)

3 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (VSS) (4)

4 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (TOK) (5)

5 John Barsby Bulldogs (Nanaimo) (VI) (3) 

6 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (VI) (6)

7 Langley Christian Lightning (EV) (7)

8 Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF) (8)

9 Summerland Rockets (T-OK) (9)

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

Honourable mention — Archbishop Carney Stars (PoCo) (FN) (HM), Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (VI) (HM), Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM), Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (VSS) (HM), West Point Grey Academy Wolves (VSS) (HM)


1 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (EV) (LW-2)

2 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (FN) (3)

3 King David Lions (Vancouver) (VSS) (1)

4 Aberdeen Hall Gryphons (Kelowna) (TOK) (4)

5 St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver) (VSS) (6) 

6 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos (TOK) (7) 

7 Maple Ridge Christian Hornets (FN) (9) 

8 Gidalang Kuuyas Naay Breakers (Daajiing Giids) (NW) (8)

9 Deer Lake Falcons (Burnaby) (FN) (5) 

10 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (NC) (10)

Honourable mention —Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (NW) (HM), Brookes Westshore Gryphons (Victoria) (VI) (HM), Fraser Academy Mustangs (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM), Gudangasay Tlaats’gaa Nay Thunder (Masset) (NW (HM), John Knox Hawks (New Westminster) (FN) (HM)

(All rankings courtesy B.C. School Sports)

KEY: EV — East Valley, FN — Fraser North, NC — North Central, NW — North West, SF — South Fraser, T-OK — Thompson-Okanagan, VI — Vancouver Island, VSS — Vancouver Sea-to-Sky

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