Both the Kelowna Owls and WJ Mouat Hawks are teams deserving of spots in the B.C. AAAA top 10 rankings, but incredible parity and a glut of teams makes it impossible to include everyone. (Varsity letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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B.C. boys Big 10 basketball rankings 02.07.18 edition: All four tiers check in, Quad-A jockeying continues

LANGLEY — We’ve got all four tiers of B.C. senior boys basketball checking in with new Big 10 rankings this week. 

In many precincts, the playoffs have arrived and in all the rest, it’s down to the nitty gritty of league play.



QUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

1 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (19-1) (LW-1)

Last Week —Won two of three games to finish third at Kelowna-Western Canada Invitational. Def. Saskatoon-Marion Graham 85-55, lost 95-84 to Edmonton-Harry Ainlay, def. Winnipeg-Vincent Massey 97-46.

This week — Feb. 8 vs. Claremont.

2 Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (17-3) (3)

Last Week — Def. Princess Margaret 88-42, def. Sullivan Heights 75-38.

This week —Open as host of Fraser Valley Southwest playoffs on Feb. 7. Opponent TBD. 

3 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (19-5) (5)

Last Week — Def. R.E. Mountain 95-70, def. W.J. Mouat 94-87.

This week — Open play at Fraser Valley East playoffs. Opponent and location TBD. 

4 Burnaby South Rebels (17-5) (4)

Last Week —Def. Burnaby North 94-64. Def. New Westminster 81-70 to open Burnaby-New Westminster playoffs.

This week —Continue play at Burnaby-New Westminster district playoffs.

5 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (16-5) (2)

Last Week —Def. Seaquam 99-68. Won two of three games at Kelowna-Western Canada Invitational. Lost 88-67 to W.J. Mouat, def. Kelowna 75-64, def. South Kamloops 77-69.

This week —Open Fraser Valley Southwest playoffs Feb. 7 at Tamanawis. Opponent TBD.

6 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (13-4) (7)

Last week — Def. Carson Graham 85-53, def. Vancouver College 94-74. Def. Sentinel 106-32.

This week — Feb. 8 at Carson Graham.

7 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (15-4) (8)

Last Week —Def. Enver Creek 75-49.

This Week — Open as host Fraser Valley Central playoffs Feb. 7.

8 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (11-5) (HM)

Last Week — Def. Kitsilano 91-70.

This week — Feb. 7 at Vancouver College. 


9 Kitsilano Blue Demons (Vancouver) (24-8) (6)

Last week —Lost to St. George’s 91-70, def. Van Tech 147-48.

This week — Feb. 8 open Vancouver City championships at Windermere vs. David Thompson.

10 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (11-8) (10)

Last Week —Def. W.J. Mouat 108-64.

This week —  Feb. 7 vs. R.E. Mountain. Open play at Fraser Valley East playoffs. Opponent and location TBD.


W.J. Mouat Hawks (Abbotsford) (18-10) (HM)

Last Week — Won two of three games to finish second at Kelowna-Western Canada Invitational. Def. Semiahmoo 88-67, def. Winnipeg-Vincent Massey 56-54, lost 77-61 to Edmonton-Harry Ainlay. Lost 108-64 to Lord Tweedsmuir, lost 94-87 to Walnut Grove.

This week — Open play at Fraser Valley East playoffs. Opponent and location TBD.

Kelowna Owls (12-6) (9)

Last Week —Lost two of three games as host of own Western Canada Invitational. Lost 85-63 to Winnipeg-Vincent Massey, lost 75-64 to Semiahmoo, def. Saskatoon-Marion Graham 107-91. Def. Penticton 81-60.

This week — Do not play. Feb. 23-24 at Salmon Arm for Okanagan Valley championships.

Vancouver College Fighting Irish (9-8) (HM)

Last Week —Lost to Handsworth 94-74, def. Abbotsford 80-53.

This week — Feb. 7 vs. St. George’s.

Pinetree Timberwolves (Coquitlam) (14-6) (HM)

Last week — Lost 89-86 to Riverside, def. Dr. Charles Best 73-53.

This week — Open as host of Fraser Valley North playoffs vs. Terry Fox/Riverside winner.

Guildford Park Sabres (Surrey) (20-8) (NR)

Last week — Won three of four games at Countdown to Playoffs tournament at Brentwood College/Shawnigan Lake. Def. Dover Bay 60-40, def. Wellington 77-40, lost 77-58 to Shawnigan Lake, def. MEI 83-77.

This week — Open play at Fraser Valley Southwest league playoffs at Holy Cross. Opponent TBD.

(Howard Tsumura,



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

2 South Kamloops Titans (3) 

3 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (4)

4 North Delta Huskies (5)

5 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (6) 

6 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (8) 

7 Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford) (2) 

8 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (7)

9 Clayton Heights Night Riders (Surrey) (9)

10 Pitt Meadows Marauders (10-tie)

Honourable mention — Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (10-tie), McNair Marlins (Richmond) (HM), Richmond Colts (HM), GW Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (HM), Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay)


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 Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (5) 

6 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (6) 

7 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (7)

8 Clarence Fulton Maroons (Vernon) (8)

9 Shawnigan Lake Stags (9) 

10-tie Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (HM)

10 tie St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (10-tie)

Honourable mention (alphabetical) — Delview Raiders (North Delta) (NR), Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (HM), R.C. Palmer Griffins (Richmond) (HM), St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (HM), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (10-tie)

(Lyle Dhur,


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

2 Kelowna Christian Knights (2) 

3 Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna) (3) 

4 Barriere Cougars (5) 

5 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (4) 

6 Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (6)

7 Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (7)

8 Deer Lake Falcons (Burnaby) (8)

9 Highroad Knights (Chilliwack) (10) 

10 King David Lions (Vancouver) (NR)

Honourable Mention — Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (HM), Osoyoos Rattlers (9), Gudangaay Tiaats’gaa Naay Ravens (Masset) (NR), B.C. Christian Panthers (Port Coquitlam) (NR), St. Andrews Sabres (Victoria) (NR)

(Sean Juteau, GVISAA)

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