Max Astak (right) of Vancouver's AA No. 2-ranked King George Dragons helps lead his team into action Wednesday as the 10th annual TBI opens at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys High School Basketball rankings 12.07.21: Changes galore as first five days of games play huge role in re-shaping Top 10 polls!

LANGLEY — As expected, after our cancelled 2020-21 season, the task of compiling preseason Top 10s for B.C. senior boys basketball proved to be a challenging feat at most tiers.

Here’s where things stand after a five-day window of 2021-22 opening games across the province at all four tiers.

SENIOR BOYS

QUAD A

1 Burnaby South Rebels (5-0) (FN) (LW-1)

Last week — Won all four games to finish first at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic. Def. Yale 84-40, def. Fleetwood Park 73-52, def. St. Patrick’s 91-71, def. Vancouver College 74-55. Def. Alpha 105-38.

This week —Open Thursday at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre vs. G.W. Graham-Byrne Creek winner. Dec. 13 at Burnaby Central.

2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (3-1) (VSS) (2)

Last week —Won three of four games to finish second at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic. Def. Lord Tweedsmuir 89-71, def. Semiahmoo 89-78, def. St. George’s 92-66, lost to Burnaby South 74-55.

This week — Dec. 8 host Heritage Woods, Dec. 10 host David Thompson, Dec. 11 host Oak Bay.

3 Kelowna Owls (0-0) (OK) (3)

Last week —Did not play.

This week — Dec. 7 host Rutland.

4 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (2-2) (VSS) (HM)

Last week — Split four games at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic to finish fourth. Def. Walnut Grove 88-78, def. Sir Winston Churchill 75-66, lost 92-66 to Vancouver College, lost 93-83 to St. Patrick’s.

This week — Dec. 7 vs. Kitsilano, Dec. 9 vs. Oak Bay, Dec. 9 open at Quinn Keast No Regrets Memorial vs. Rockridge.

5 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (3-1) (VSS) (5)

Last week —Won three of four games at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic. Def. Holy Cross 88-80, lost 75-66 to St. George’s, def. Semiahmoo 90-85, def. Fleetwood Park 73-57.

This week —Open Thursday at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre vs. Tamanawis-Sands winner.

6 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (2-0) (VSS) (6)

Last week — Def. Argyle 71-64. Def. Dover Bay 88-82.

This week — Open Thursday vs. Seycove at Quinn Keast No Regrets Memorial.

7 Abbotsford Panthers (1-0) (EV) (7)

Last week —Def. Rick Hansen 104-57.

This week — Open Thursday at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre vs. Duchess Park.

8 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (SF) (3-1) (HM)

Last week —Won three of four games at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic. Lost 88-80 to Sir Winston Churchill, def. Walnut Grove 85-81, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 69-64, def. Oak Bay 70-69.

This week — Open Thursday (at Argyle) vs. Belmont at Quinn Keast No Regrets Memorial.

9 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (3-2) (SF) (9)

Last week — Split four games at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic. Def. Centennial 70-69, lost to Vancouver College 89-78, lost to Sir Winston Churchill 90-85, def. W.J. Mouat 70-62. Def. Frank Hurt 89-47.

This week —Def. 7 host Aldergrove. Dec. 9 host Oak Bay. Dec. 10 host Sardis.

10 Enver Creek Cougars (Surrey) (3-0) (SF) (10)

Last week —Won all three games to finish first at own Enver Creek Invitational. Def. Maple Ridge 77-44, def. MEI 85-33, def. Princess Margaret (Surrey) 74-52.

This week — Open Dec. 9 vs. Pinetree at Guildford Park Sabres Invitational.

Honourable mention

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (SF) (2-2) (NR)

Last week — Split four games at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic. Lost to Vancouver College 89-71, def. Centennial 83-62, lost to Holy Cross 69-64, def. Heritage Woods 70-61.

This week — Open Thursday at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre vs. Steveston-London – Fleetwood Park winner.

Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (2-2) (FN) (HM)

Last week —Split four games at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic. Lost 70-69 to Semiahmoo, lost 83-62 to Lord Tweedsmuir, def. Walnut Grove 77-76, def. Brentwood College 66-54.

This week —Open Thursday at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre vs. Claremont.

Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (2-3) (EV) (4)

Last week —Lost three of four games at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic. Lost 88-78 to St. George’s, lost 85-81 to Holy Cross, lost 77-76 to Centennial, def. Yale 87-53. Def. Pinetree 81-58.

This week — Dec. 7 at Mission. Dec. 8 open at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre vs. A.R. MacNeill. Dec. 13 at Kitsilano.

Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (2-2) (VI) (8)

Last week — Split four games at Heritage Woods Kodiak Classic. Lost to W.J. Mouat 63-56, def. Brentwood College 71-70, def. Heritage Woods 60-45, lost 70-69 to Holy Cross.

This week — Dec. 9 vs. St. George’s, Dec. 10 vs. Semiahmoo, Dec. 11 vs. Vancouver College.

Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (1-0) (FN) (HM)

Last week — Def. St. Thomas More 80-57.

This week — Dec. 9 host Sardis.

(records, ranking reflect games played Dec.1-6. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)

TRIPLE-A

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 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (OK) (4)

5 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (EV) (5)

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

7 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (FB) (10)

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

9 Gladstone Gladiators (Vancouver) (VSS) (7)

10 Carson Graham (North Vancouver) (VSS) (HM)

Honourable mention — A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond (VSS) (9), Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (VI) (HM), Salmon Arm Golds (OK) (NR), Carihi Tyees (Campbell River) (VI) (HM), R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (SF) (HM)

(BCHSBBA)

DOUBLE-A

1 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (VI) (LW-1)

2 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (VSS) (2)

3 Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (VSS) (7)

4 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (VSS) (3)

5 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (VI) (6)

6 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (OK) (9)

7 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (VSS) (8)

8 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (NW) (5)

9 Windsor Dukes (North Vancouver) (VSS) (HM)

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

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

Honourable mention — Pacific Christian Pacers (Victoria) (VI) (HM), R.C. Palmer Griffins (Richmond) (SF) (NR), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF) (4), Summerland Rockets (OK) (HM), West Point Grey Academy Wolves (Vancouver) (VSS) (NR)

(Lyle Dhur, SportVictoria.com)

SINGLE-A

1 Fernie Falcons (KO) (LW-1)

2 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (EV) (2)

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

4 Barriere Cougars (OK) (4)

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

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

7 Aberdeen Hall Gryphons (Kelowna) (OK) (HM)

8 Kelowna Christian Knights (OK) (8)

9 Osoyoos Rattlers (OK) (9)

10 Gudangaay Tiaat’sgaa Naay Thunder (Masset) (NW) (10)

Honourable mention — Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (OK) (HM), Deer Lake Adventist Falcons (Burnaby) (FN) (HM), Meadowridge Gryphons (Maple Ridge (FN) (HM), Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (NC) (HM), Fraser Academy Mustangs (Vancouver) (VSS) (NR)

(BCHSBBA)

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