Last season, the St. Thomas More Knights and MEI Eagles battled on the opening day of the 2022 BC junior Girls Basketball championships. Both schools are back in 2023, the Knights as the No. 12 seed and the Eagles as the No. 10 seed. The four-day tourney kicks off Wednesday in Langley. (Photo by Gary Ahuja property of Langley Events Centre 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Girls Basketball Championships 2023: Victoria’s Oak Bay Breakers, Abby’s Yale Lions earn 24-team event’s top two seeds ahead of Wednesday tip-off!

LANGLEY — Victoria’s Oak Bay Breakers have been installed as the favourites heading into the 41st annual B.C. junior girls basketball championships, which is set to begin its four-day run to Centre Court at the LangleyEvents Centre on  Wednesday.

The 24-team tournament is set to play the majority of its games at two local area high schools — R.E. Mountain and Peter Ewart Middle — before final placing games move into the Langley Events Centre.

The LEC will play host to the Friday semifinals (3, 4:30 p.m. on Centre Court), as well as seven ‘placing’ games on Saturday, including the championship final which will tip-off on Centre Court at 1:15 p.m. to kick off the final day’s four title titles (followed by Double A, Triple A and Quad A).

Wednesday’s Day 1 will begin with seeds nine through 24 paired in single-elimination games. The winners plug into the day’s second sudden elimination round of 16, leaving eight teams still in contention by the start of quarterfinal play on Thursday.

Abbotsford’s Yale Lions come in as the No. 2 seed, while Langley’s Brookswood Bobcats are positioned at No. 3 and Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders at No. 4.


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