Abbotsford's Jahvon Maksymiw (right) and the rest of the Quad-A Panthers have moved up to No. 5 in the latest B.C. Top 10 rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys high school basketball rankings 01.18.22 edition: Top 10’s top climbers include Abbotsford, Pacific Academy, Mark Isfeld and Unity Christian!

LANGLEY — Cancellations seemed to rival actual games played over another tough week in the B.C. boys high school basketball week.

Teams of the week?

Quad-A’s Abbotsford Panthers and Semiahmoo Totems of Surrey, Triple-A’s Mark Isfeld Ice of Courtenay, the Double-A Pacific Academy Breakers of Surrey, and the Single-A duo of Chilliwack’s Unity Christian Flames and Maple Ridge’s Meadowridge Gryphons made the biggest climbs within their respective tiers.

Here’s a look at all four tiers:


(For games played Jan. 11-17)


1 Burnaby South Rebels (17-0) (FN) (LW-1)

Last week — Def. Moscrop 109-39. Def. Vancouver College 77-64. Def. Cariboo Hill 119-25.

Next — Jan. 19 vs. Burnaby North. Jan. 20 vs. Terry Fox. Jan. 21 vs. Oak Bay.

2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (11-3) (VSS) (2)

Last week — Def. Walnut Grove 77-57. Def. Centennial 102-61. Lost 77-64 to Burnaby South.

Next —Jan. 20 vs. Handsworth. Jan. 22 vs. Sir Winston Churchill.

3 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (13-4) (VSS) (3)

Last week — Lost 87-71 to Abbotsford. Def. Kelowna 78-68. Def. Kelowna 78-67.

Next — Jan. 25 at Vancouver College.

4 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (8-3) (VSS) (4)

Last week — Def. Eric Hamber 98-32. Def. Oak Bay 87-65.

Next — Jan. 19 at Kitsilano. Jan. 22 at Vancouver College.

5 Abbotsford Panthers (7-1) (EV) (7)

Last week — Def. St. George’s 87-71. Def. Holy Cross 77-50.

Next — Jan. 19 at Mission.

6 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (6-1) (VSS) (6)

Last week —Def. Mulgrave 83-63.

Next — Jan. 20 at Vancouver College. Jan. 21 at Semiahmoo.

7 Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (15-5) (SF) (5)

Last week — Def. Pacific Academy 80-63. Lost 86-72 to Semiahmoo.

Next — Jan. 18 at Enver Creek. Jan. 20 at Queen Elizabeth.

8 Kelowna Owls (2-3) (OK) (8)

Last week — Lost to St. George’s 78-68. Lost to St. George’s 78-67.

Next — Jan. 18 at Rutland.

9 Enver Creek Cougars (Surrey) (9-0) (SF) (9)

Last week — Def. North Surrey 66-46.

Next — Jan. 18 vs. Fleetwood Park. Jan. 20 at Johnston Heights. Jan. 22 vs. Centennial.

10 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (9-3) (SF) (HM)

Last week — Def. Fleetwood Park 86-72.

Next —Jan. 21 vs. Handsworth.

Honourable mention

Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (7-7) (VI) (10-tie)

Last week — Def. Spectrum 87-28. Lost 87-65 at Sir Winston Churchill.

Next — Jan. 18 at Lambrick Park. Jan. 24 vs. Belmont.

Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (6-4) (VI) (10-tie)

Last week — Def. Spectrum 81-46. Lost to Mark Isfeld 94-92 (OT).

Next — Jan. 18 at Belmont. Jan. 19 vs. Brentwood College.

Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (8-5) (FN) (HM)

Last week — Def. Pitt Meadows 83-38. Lost 102-61 to Vancouver College.

Next — Jan. 18 vs. Dr. Charles Best. Jan. 21 at Holy Cross. Jan. 22 at Enver Creek.

Dover Bay Dolphins (Nanaimo) (VI) (8-5) (HM)

Last week — Def. Cowichan 81-61. Def. Carihi 81-72.

Next — Jan. 18 at G.P. Vanier. Jan. 20 vs. Mark Isfeld. Jan. 22 at Belmont.

Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (7-8) (EV) (HM)

Last week —  Lost 77-57 to Vancouver College. Def. W.J. Mouat 98-61.

Next — Jan. 22 vs. Sardis. Jan. 25 at Burnaby South.

Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (6-4) (SF) (HM)

Last week — Lost to Abbotsford 77-50.

Next —Jan. 18 vs. Johnston Heights. Jan. 20 at Kwantlen Park. Jan. 21 vs. Centennial. Jan. 22 at Notre Dame. Jan. 24 vs. Queen Elizabeth.

(Howard Tsumura,


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

2 Elgin Park Orcas (Surrey) (SF) (2)

3 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (NC) (3)

4 A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond (VSS) (4)

5 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (FB) (5)

6 Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (VSS) (7)

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

8 Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (VI) (10)

9 Princess Margaret Lions (Surrey) (SF) (8)

10 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (TOK) (9)

Honourable mention — G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (EV) (HM), Salmon Arm Golds (TOK) (HM), MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (EV) (NR), North Delta Huskies (SF) (HM), Gladstone Gladiators (Vancouver) (VSS) (NR)



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

2 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (VI) (2)

3 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (VSS) (3)

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

5 Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (SF) (10-tie)

6 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (VSS) (5)

7 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (TOK) (6)

8 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (NW) (8)

9 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (VSS) (7)

10-tie Windsor Dukes (North Vancouver) (VSS) (9)

10-tie Langley Christian Lightning (EV) (HM)

Honourable mention —Hugh Boyd Trojans (Richmond) (SF) (NR), Pacific Christian Pacers (Victoria) (VI) (HM), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF) (HM), Summerland Rockets (TOK) (10-tie), West Point Grey Academy Wolves (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM)

(Lyle Dhur,


1 Fernie Falcons (KO) (LW-1)

2 Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (VI) (3)

3 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack (EV) (7)

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

5 Meadowridge Gryphons (Maple Ridge (FN) (8)

6 Barriere Cougars (TOK) (5)

7 King David Lions (Vancouver) (VSS) (6)

8 Gudangaay Tiaat’sgaa Naay Thunder (Masset) (NW) (HM)

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

10 Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers (VI) (NR)

Honourable mention — Bulkley Valley Royals (Smithers) (NW) (NR). Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (TOK) (HM),), Dasmesh Punjabi Falcons (Abbotsford) (EV) (NR), Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (NC) (HM), Kelowna Christian Knights (TOK) (HM)


(Records, ranking reflect games played Jan. 11-17. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)


Eastern Valley — EV

South Fraser — SF

Kootenays — KOO

North Central — NC

North West — NW

South Fraser — SF

Thompson-Okanagan — TOK

Vancouver Island — VI

Vancouver Sea To Sky — VSS

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