McArthur Hilton of Byrne Creek and the rest of the Bulldogs climb one spot to No. 6 in the latest B.C. AAA rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. boys high school basketball rankings 12.14.21 edition: Fleetwood Park, A.R. MacNeill, STM take giants steps up coming off blue-chip TBI performances!

LANGLEY — No. 1 was about the only safe number this past week in B.C.’s four tiers of senior boys high school basketball.

Once again, our pollsters have spoken and here are the latest in our second-to-last edition before the holiday break.



1 Burnaby South Rebels (10-0) (FN) (LW-1)

Last week — Won all four games to finish first at Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Def. Byrne Creek 82-41, def. Claremont 89-52, def. Sir Winston Churchill 88-56, def. King George 70-37. Def. Burnaby Central 117-28.

This week —Open Dec. 15 vs. North Delta as host of own Rod Thompson Memorial Invitational.

2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (5-1) (VSS) (2)

Last week —Def. Heritage Woods 79-29. Def. Oak Bay 87-67.

This week — Dec. 15 at Claremont. Open Dec. 16 at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic vs. Nanaimo District.

3 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (7-2) (VSS) (4)

Last week — Def. Oak Bay 72-69. Won all four games to finish first at Quinn Keast No Regrets Memorial. Def Rockridge 87-80, def. Collingwood 79-51, def. Lambrick Park 73-52, def. Handsworth 72-59.

This week —Dec. 14 vs. Terry Fox. Dec. 15 open vs. Tamanawis at Burnaby South-Rod Thompson Memorial Invitational.

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

Last week —Split four games to finish fourth at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Def. Tamanawis 63-38, def. Abbotsford 71-68 (OT), lost 88-56 to Burnaby South, lost 78-66 to Fleetwood Park.

This week — Do not play.

5 Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (10-4) (SF) (NR)

Last week — Won four of five games to finish third at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Def. Steveston-London 69-61, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 86-81 (OT), def. A.R. MacNeill 78-68, lost 66-59 to King George, def. Sir Winston Churchill 78-66.

6 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (5-1) (VSS) (6)

Last week — Won three of four games to finish second at at own Quinn Keast No Regrets Memorial. Def. Seycove 109-45, def. Belmont 72-62, def. Argyle 73-67, lost 72-59 to St. George’s.

This week — Do not play.

7 Abbotsford Panthers (4-1) (EV) (7)

Last week —Won three of four games to finish fifth at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Def. Duchess Park 87-68, lost to Sir Winston Churchill 71-68 (OT), def. Claremont 93-85, def. A.R. MacNeill 87-70.

This week — Dec. 14 at R.E, Mountain. Dec. 15 vs. Walnut Grove.

8 Kelowna Owls (0-1) (OK) (3)

Last week —Lost 86-80 to Rutland.

This week — Dec. 14 at Mt. Boucherie.

9 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (5-2) (SF) (9)

Last week — Def. Aldergrove 101-30. Def. Oak Bay 97-51.

This week — Dec. 14 host Sardis. Open Dec. 16 at Oak Bay-Gary Taylor Classic vs. Belmont.

10 Enver Creek Cougars (Surrey) (6-0) (SF) (10)

Last week —Won all three games to finish first at Guildford Park Sabres Invitational. Def. Pinetree 77-47, def. Dr. Charles Best 79-51, def. North Delta 64-31.

This week —Dec. 14 at W.J. Mouat, Dec. 17 at Walnut Grove.

Honourable mention

Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (6-4) (EV) (HM)

Last week — Def. Mission 101-39. Won three of four  games at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Lost 84-71 to A.R. MacNeill, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 77-55, def. Duchess Park 88-65, def. Yale 75-72. Def. Kitsilano 83-77.

This week — Dec. 14 at Holy Cross, Dec. 15 at Abbotsford, Dec, 17 vs. Enver Creek.

Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (2-2) (VI) (NR)

Last week — Split four games at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Def. Centennial 65-62, lost 89-52 to Burnaby South, lost 93-85 to Abbotsford, def. St. Thomas More 84-74.

This week — Dec. 14 at Oak Bay. Dec. 15 host Vancouver College.

Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (4-4) (FN) (HM)

Last week —Split four games at 10th annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Lost 65-62 to Claremont, def. Byrne Creek 72-46, lost 58-50 to Duchess Park, def. Yale 65-53.

This week —Open Thursday at New Westminster Bob Gair Classic.

Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (2-5) (VI) (HM)

Last week — Lost 72-69 to St. George’s, lost 97-51 to Semiahmoo, lost 87-67 to Vancouver College.

This week — Open Dec. 16 vs. St. Michaels University School as host of own Gary Taylor Invitational.

Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (5-3) (SF) (8)

Last week — Def. Kitsilano 109-102. Lost two of three games at Quinn Keast No Regrets Memorial. Lost 95-87 to Belmont, def. Seycove 80-43, lost 87-73 to Dover Bay.

This week — Dec. 14 vs. Walnut Grove.

(records, ranking reflect games played Dec. 7-13. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

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

5 A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond (SF) (9)

6 Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (FN) (7)

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

8 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (FN) (NR)

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

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

Honourable mention — Gladstone Gladiators (Vancouver) (VSS) (9), Carson Graham (North Vancouver) (VSS) (10) Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (VI) (HM), Steveston-London Sharks (Richmond) (SF) (NR), Carihi Tyees (Campbell River) (VI) (HM), Salmon Arm Golds (OK) (HM)



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Lyle Dhur,


1 Fernie Falcons (KO) (LW-1)

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

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

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

5 Barriere Cougars (OK) (4)

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

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

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

9 Nisga’ A Secondary Gaks (Aiyansh, NW) NR 

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

Honourable mention — Similkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (OK) (HM), Gudangaay Tiaat’sgaa Naay Thunder (Masset) (NW) (10), Deer Lake Adventist Falcons (Burnaby) (FN) (HM), Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (NC) (HM), Fraser Academy Mustangs (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM)


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