Hunter Simson and the Kelowna Owls make a big climb up the boys Quad-A rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Senior Boys Basketball 12.04.19 rankings: Burnaby South lives up to Quad-A No. 1, Triple-A Sir Charles Tupper hot out of the gates

LANGLEY — It was a topsy-turvy opening for B.C. senior boys basketball as many top programs welcome back multi-sport athletes, while others move younger players into bigger leading roles this season.

Nothing, however, slowed the progress of the Quad-A preseason No. 1 Burnaby South Rebels.

Here’s a look at all four tiers of Big 10 rankings:

BOYS

QUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played Nov. 25-Dec. 3. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

1 Burnaby South Rebels (4-0) (LW-1)

Last week — Won all four games to finish first at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Def. Walnut Grove 90-56, def. St. George’s 90-62, def. Kelowna 76-62, def. Handsworth 90-50.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. Sir Charles Tupper-St. Michaels University School winner in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. Dec. 9 at Burnaby Central.

2 Kelowna Owls (4-1) (5)

Last week — Won three of four games to finish third at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Def. G.W. Graham 92-90, def. Centennial 83-79 (OT), lost 76-62 to Burnaby South, def. Vancouver College 94-64. Def. Rutland 148-53.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. A.R. McNeill-Seaquam winner in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. Dec. 10 host Mt. Boucherie.

3 Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) (3-1) (4)

Last week — Won three of four games at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Def. Semiahmoo 109-68, lost 83-79 (OT) to Kelowna, def. St. George’s 69-55, def. Belmont 91-44.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. Fleetwood Park-R.A. McMath winner in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre.

4 Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver) (4-1) (NR)

Last week — Def. St. George’s 75-56. Won three of four games to finish second at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Def. Holy Cross 62-60, def. Heritage Woods 84-74, def. Vancouver College 82-59, lost 90-50 to Burnaby South.

This week — Open Thursday as host of own No Regrets Invitational vs. Sir Winston Churchill.

5 Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (4-1) (3)

Last week — Def. Kitsilano 95-53. Won three of four games at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Lost 62-60 to Handsworth, def. Kitsilano 81-37, def. Lord Tweedsmuir 82-61, def. Fleetwood Park 88-70.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. Heritage Woods-New Westminster winner in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. Dec. 9 host Walnut Grove.

6 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (3-2) (2)

Last week — Def. Terry Fox 102-97. Split four games to finish fourth at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Def. Seaquam 99-82, def. Belmont 83-71, lost 82-59 to Handsworth, lost 94-64 to Kelowna.

This week — Open play Friday vs. Medicine Hat at the District 4 Invitational in Calgary. Dec. 10 vs. Walnut Grove.

7 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (3-3) (6)

Last week — Lost 76-56 to Handsworth. Split four games at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Def. Fleetwood Park 80-55, lost 90-62 to Burnaby South, lost 69-55 to Centennial, def. Heritage Woods 71-57. Def. Byrne Creek 95-71.

This week — Dec. 5 vs. Semiahmoo.

8 Belmont Bulldogs (Victoria) (3-2) (7)

Last week — Def. Cowichan 95-51. Split four games at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Def. Lord Tweedsmuir 68-49, lost 83-71 to Vancouver College, def. Heritage Woods 67-65, lost 91-44 to Centennial.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. G.W. Graham in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. Dec. 10 at Oak Bay.

9 Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (0-1) (8)

Last week — Lost 102-97 to Vancouver College.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. Oak Bay in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. Dec. 10 vs. Lord Tweedsmuir.

10 tie Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (1-3) (9)

Last week — Lost three of four games at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Lost 68-49 to Belmont, def. Seaquam 88-75, lost 82-61 to Holy Cross, lost 83-78 to G.W. Graham.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. Claremont in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. Dec. 10 at Terry Fox.

10 tie Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (0-0) (10)

Last week — Did not play.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. Lord Tweedsmuir in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. Dec. 10 host Lambrick Park.

HONOURABLE MENTION 

Tamanawis Wildcats (Surrey) (2-0) (HM)

Last week — Def. Enver Creek 84-45, def. W.J. Mouat 97-72.

This week — Dec. 4 at Sands, Dec. 10 at Lynden (Wash.). 

Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (0-0) (HM)

Last week — Did not play.

This week — Tip off Thursday vs. Terry Fox in Sweet 16 round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. Dec. 10 host Belmont.

Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (1-3) (HM)

Last week — Lost three of four games as host of own Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Def. Kitsilano 79-45, lost 84-74 to Handsworth, lost 67-65 to Belmont, lost 71-57 to St. George’s.

This week — Tip off Wednesday vs. New Westmintser in opening round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre.

Seaquam Seahawks (North Delta) (3-2) (NR)

Last week — Def. Frank Hurt 80-65. Split four games at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Lost 99-82 to Vancouver College, lost 88-75 to Lord Tweedsmuir, def. Kitsilano 64-47, def. Walnut Grove 83-70.

This week — Tip off Wednesday vs. A.R. McNeill in opening round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre.

Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) (3-2) (NR)

Last week — Def. R.E. Mountain 77-48. Split four games at Heritage Woods-Kodiak Classic Nov. 28-30. Lost 80-55 to St. George’s, def. Walnut Grove 80-68, def. G.W. Graham 74-70, lost 88-70 to Holy Cross.

This week — Tip off Wednesday vs. R.A. McMath in opening round of 20-team Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre.

(Howard Tsumura, VarsityLetters.ca)

TRIPLE A (records, ranking reflect games played Nov. 25-Dec. 3. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)

1. Vernon Panthers (0-0) LW – 1

2. Sir Charles Tupper Tigers (Vancouver) (5-0) (6)

3. Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (1-1) (2)

4. St. Patricks Celtics (Vancouver) (4-1) (HM)

5. GW Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (2-2) (4)

6. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (4-2) (5)

7. MacNeill Ravens (Richmond) (3-1) (3)

8. Pitt Meadows Marauders (2-1) (HM)

9. Sa-Hali Sabres (Kamloops) (3-0) (9)

10. Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtney) (4-0) (HM)

HONOURABLE MENTION — St. Michaels Blue Jags (Victoria) (0-0) (10), Steveston London Sharks (Richmond) (3-1) (HM), Byrne Creek Bulldogs (Burnaby) (2-2) (8), Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford) (2-2) (7), Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (3-1) (NR)

(BCHSBBA)

DOUBLE A

1 King George Dragons (Vancouver) (LW-1)

2 Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert) (2)

3 D.P. Todd Trojans (Prince George) (3)

4 Lambrick Park Lions (Victoria) (4)

5 Southridge Storm (Surrey) (HM)

6 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (6)

7 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (HM)

8 Abbotsford Christian Knights (9)

9 Brentwood College (Mill Bay) (5)

10 Langley Christian Lightning (10)

HONOURABLE MENTION (alphabetical)— Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver) (8), Clarence Fulton Maroons (Vernon) (HM), Hugh Boyd Trojans (Richmond) (HM), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey) (HM), Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (7)

(Lyle Dhur, SportVictoria.com)

SINGLE A

1 Kelowna Christian Knights (LW-1)

2 Highroad Academy Knights (Chilliwack) (2) 

3 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (3)

4 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (4)

5 King David Lions (Vancouver) (7)

6 Smilkameen Sparks (Keremeos) (6)

7 Vernon Christian Royals (8)

8 Barriere Secondary Cougars (HM)

9 Cedars Christian Eagles (Prince George) (9)

10 St. John’s Eagles (Vancouver) (HM)

HONOURABLE MENTION — Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (10), Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons (Victoria) (5), Fernie Falcons (HM), Gudangaay Tiaat’sgaa Naay Thunder (Masset) (HM)

(BCHSBBA)

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