Just in time for the post-season, Kyle Christofferson (left) and the rest of Richmond's R.A. McMath Wildcats make an appearance as part of the Triple-A poll this week. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys high school basketball rankings 02.15.22 edition: Kelowna, The Grove, P-Marg’s Lions, Credo Kodiaks all make big Top 10 moves!

LANGLEY — Just in case you thought it was a given who the top teams at each tier were heading into playoffs, the grind of the season and the overall depth of play reminded us that there is still so much more to be told.

Six honourable mention teams from a week ago moved into Top 10 spots across B.C.’s four tiers this week, while six non-ranked teams moved into honourable mention spots.

Teams that dropped out of the polls completely could well re-claim spots in seven days time.

And those who have spent weeks away or have never been represented this season could also be a short, productive spurt away from being counted.

That’s the beauty of the game, the polls and the players who keep working to take their best steps forward!

Here’s the complete look for games played Feb. 8-14:


1 Burnaby South Rebels (26-0) (FN) (LW-1)

Last week — Won two games to capture Burnaby-New Westminster championships. Def. Burnaby Mountain 87-61, def. Byrne Creek 88-53. Def. Kelowna 65-62.

This week — Open at Fraser North zone playoffs TBA.

2 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (16-6) (VSS) (3)

Last week — Def. Vancouver College 94-86. Lost 81-72 to St. Patrick’s. Def. Belmont 82-68.

This week —Feb. 15 at Vancouver College.

3 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (16-4) (VSS) (2)

Last week — Lost 94-86 to St. George’s. Def. Kelowna 88-77.

This week — Feb. 15 host St. George’s.

4 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (14-3) (VSS) (4)

Last week — Won both games to finish first at Vancouver City championships. Def. Van Tech 84-67, def. Kitsilano 88-62.

This week — Vancouver Sea-to-Sky zone championships TBA.

5 Kelowna Owls (8-6) (OK) (9)

Last week — Lost 65-62 to Burnaby South. Lost 88-77 to Vancouver College. Def. Semiahmoo 84-66. Def. NorKam 128-49.

This week — TBA

6 Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (24-5) (SF) (8)

Last week — Def. Lord Tweedsmuir 91-83. Won all three games to finish first at Surrey RCMP Classic. Def. Tamanawis 77-65, def. Princess Margaret 67-59, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 87-81.

This week — Open as host at Central League playoffs beginning Feb. 16.

7-tie Abbotsford Panthers (11-2) (EV) (5)

Last week — Lost 88-78 to Walnut Grove. Def. R.E. Mountain 125-46.

This week — Do not play.

7-tie Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (9-3) (VSS) (7)

Last week — Def. West Vancouver 81-35.

This week — At Vancouver Sea-to-Sky championships TBA.

9 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (15-6) (SF) (6)

Last week — Def. Seaquam 100-73. Def. Panorama Ridge 89-58. Lost 84-66 to Kelowna.

This week — Open South Fraser playoffs Feb. 21 vs TBA.

10 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (15-11) (EV) (HM)

Last week — Def. Chilliwack 113-43. Def. Abbotsford 88-78. Def. R.E. Mountain 104-54.

This week — Do not play.

Honourable mention

Enver Creek Cougars (Surrey) (15-2) (SF) (10-tie)

Last week — Def. Holy Cross 73-69. Won two of three games at Surrey RCMP Classic. Def. Kwantlen Park 72-50. Lost 75-61 to Princess Margaret. Def. Guildford Park 93-71.

This week — Open vs. TBA in Central League playoffs at Fleetwood Park.

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (14-10) (SF) (HM)

Last week — Lost 91-83 to Fleetwood Park. Won three of four games to finish second  at Surrey RCMP Classic. Def. North Surrey 91-62, def. Southridge 92-59, def. Elgin park 88-76, lost 87-81 to Fleetwood Park.

This week — Open Feb. at Fleetwood Park in opening round of Central League playoffs vs. Kwantlen Park.

Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (11-10) (VI) (HM)

Last week — Def. Lambrick Park 79-68. Def. Spectrum 83-48.

This week — At South Island championships TBA.

W.J. Mouat Hawks (Abbotsford) (15-11 (EV) (HM)

Last week — Def. Yale  72-63.

This week —Open Feb. 16 at Eastern Valley Championships vs. Chilliwack.

Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (11-9) (VI) (NR)

Last week — Def. Claremont 68-63. Lost 82-68 to St. George’s.

This week — At South Island championships TBA.

(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)


1 Elgin Park Orcas (Surrey) (SF) (LW-1)

2 St. Patrick’s Celtics (Vancouver) (VSS) (2)

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

4 Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (VI) (5)

5 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (TOK) (6)

6 Princess Margaret Lions (Surrey) (SF) (HM)

7 Salmon Arm Golds (TOK) (9)

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

9 Steveston-London Sharks (Richmond) (SF) (8)

10-tie Gladstone Gladiators (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM)

10-tie St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (FN) (HM)

Honourable mention — Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (FB) (HM), R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (SF) (NR), Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (VSS) (10), Carihi Tyees (Campbell River) (VI) (NR), G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (EV) (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) (5)

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

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

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

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

10-tie Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF) (10-tie)

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

Honourable mention (alphabetically) — Gulf Islands Scorpions (Salt Spring Island) (VI) (HM), Langley Christian Lightning (EV) (HM), Pacific Christian Pacers (Victoria) (VI) (NR), Summerland Rockets (TOK) (HM), West Point Grey Academy Wolves (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM)

(Lyle Dhur, SportVictoria.com)


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

2 Fernie Falcons (KOO) (2)

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

4 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (NC) (4)

5 Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers (VI) (8)

6 King David Lions (Vancouver) (VSS) (5)

7 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (EV) (10)

8 Meadowridge Gryphons (Maple Ridge (FN) (6)

9 Kelowna Christian Knights (TOK) (HM)

10 Grand Forks Wolves (KOO) (HM)

Honourable mention — Aberdeen Hall Gryphons (Kelowna) (TOK) (7), Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (NC) (HM), St. Ann’s Academy Crusaders (Kamloops) (TOK) (NR), Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (NW) (HM), Osoyoos Rattlers (TOK) (NR)


(Records, ranking reflect games played Feb. 8-14. 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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