Riverside's Avery Sussex celebrates on the floor with teammate Grace Park in the TBI Super 16 final at the Langley Events Centre. The Rapids have back into No. 1 in the province's largest Quad-A tier. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Girls Top 10 hoops ranks 01.31.23 edition: Riverside re-claims Quad-A No. 1 from Walnut Grove after Yale’s Ella Bohn banks home 3-pt OT winner vs. Gators!

LANGLEY — There seems virtually nothing to choose between B.C.’s top two Quad-A senior girls basketball team.

The latest provincial Top 10 rankings have PoCo’s new No. 1 Riverside Rapids seperated by just a single poll point from Langley’s now-No. 2-ranked Walnut Grove Gators after the results of voting were released Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Riverside and Walnut Grove have split two meetings this season, the last being a Gators’ 72-65 overtime win over the Rapids on Jan. 14 in the final of the Centennial Centaurs’ Top 10 Shootout Invitational in Coquitlam.

Over the two weeks since the last poll, however, Abbotsford’s Yale Lions, on the strength of a split with Walnut Grove in a pair of games, appears to have done enough for the voters to put Riverside back into the top slot.

The Lions signature win?

They beat the Gators on the road 88-87 in overtime when Yale’s Grade 11 Ella Bohn nailed a baseline corner triple with 8.8 seconds remaining in the extra frame, neutralizing what was a 54-point performance from the home team’s Kiera Pemberton.

We’ve got new Top 10’s from all four senior varsityy tiers below:


1 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (FN) (57 points) (LW-2)

2 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (EV) (56) (1) 

3 Burnaby Central Wildcats (FN) (50) (4) 

4 Kelowna Owls (OK) (45) (5)

5 Yale Lions (Abbotsford) (EV) (40) (6) 

6 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (OK) (33) (3) 

7 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (VSS) (30) (7)

8 Seaquam Seahawks (North Delta) (SF) (28) (8)

9 South Delta Sun Devils (SF) (19) (9)

10 Claremont Spartans (Vicrtoria) (VI) (5) (10) 

Honourable mention — Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (SF) (2) (HM), Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (VI) (NR) (1), Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils (Coquitlam) (FN) (1) (HM), Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (FN) (1) (HM)


1 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (VI) (LW-1) 

2 Abbotsford Panthers (EV) (2) 

3 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (SF) (3)

4 Sa-Hali Sabres (Kamloops) (TOK) (4) 

5 South Kamloops Titans (TOK) (5)

6 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (EV) (6)

7 College Heights Cougars (Prince George) (NC) (7)

8 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (VSS) (8)

9 Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (EV) (HM)

10 West Vancouver Highlanders (VSS) (HM)

Honourable mention —Maple Ridge Ramblers, Clayton Heights Riders (Surrey) (SF) (HM), Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (EV) (HM), Little Flower Academy Angels (Vancouver) (VSS) (HM), Pitt Meadows Marauders (FN) (HM), Vernon Panthers (TOK) (HM), W.L. Seaton Sonics (Vernon) (TOK) (HM)


1 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (VSS) (LW-1) 

2 Langley Christian Lightning (Langley) (EV) (2)

3 Pacific Christian Pacers (Victoria) (VI) (3)

4 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (SF) (4)

5 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (FN) (5) 

6 Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (VSS) (6)

7 Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (SF) (7)

8 Abbotsford Traditional Titans (EV) (8)

9 Kalamalka Lakers (Vernon) (TOK) (HM)

10 Fernie Falcons (KOO) (HM)

Honourable mention — Southridge Storm (Surrey) (SF) (9), A.R. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (SF) (HM), St. John Brebeuf Bears (Abbotsford) (EV) (HM) (10), Lambrick Park Pride (Victoria) (VI) (HM), St. Patrick’s (Vancouver) (VSS) (NR), Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (VU) (NR), Abbotsford Christian Knights (EV) (HM).


1 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (EV) (LW-2) 

2 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (EV) (1)

3 King’s Christian Thunder (Salmon Arm) (OK) (3)

4 Nanaimo Christian Trail Blazers (VI) (7) 

5 Kelowna Christian Knights (OK) (4)

6 Northside Christian NorthStars (Vanderhoof) (NC) (5) 

7 Immaculata Mustangs (Kelowna) (OK) (6)

8 Grand Forks Wolves (KOO) (9)

9 Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (SF) (10)

10 Duncan Christian Chargers (VI) (HM)

Honourable mention — Nisaga’a Nighthawks (New Aiyansh) (VI) (8), St. Ann’s Academy Crusaders (Kamloops) (TOK) (NR), Maple Ridge Christian Hornets (FN) (HM), Jules-Verne Albatros (Vancouver) (VSS) (NR), Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (NC) (HM)

JUNIOR (Jan. 9, new rankings not issued)

1 Oak Bay Breakers (Victoria) (VI) (LW-1)

2 Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (EV) (2)

3 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (SF) (3)

4 Yale Lions (Abbotsford) (EV) (4)

5 MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (EV) (5)

6 St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (VI) (6)

7 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (VSS) (7)

8 Kelowna Owls (OK) (8)

9 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (FN) (9)

10 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) (VSS) (10)

Honourable mention — Sir Alexander Mackenzie Grizzlies (Hagensborg) (NC) (HM), South Delta Sun Devils (Tsawwassen (SF) (HM), Pacific Christian Pacers, Victoria (VI) (HM), Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (TOK) (HM)


Eastern Valley — EV

Fraser North — FN

South Fraser — SF

Kootenays — KOO

North Central — NC

North West — NW

Thompson-Okanagan — OK

Vancouver Island — VI

Vancouver Sea To Sky — VSS

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