Port Moody's Heritage Woods Kodiaks are playing some of their best basketball of the season, as reflected by their surge in Quad-A poll points this week. They are, however, crossing their fingers that talented guard Maddie Counsell will be able to return for the season's stretch drive from a recent knee injury. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior girls basketball rankings 01.29.20: Marin & her Panthers new Triple-A No. 1, Heritage Woods Kodiaks see spike in Quad-A poll points

LANGLEY — Momentum was clearly on the side of the Heritage Woods Kodiaks and Abbotsford Panthers, the two teams who made the most of their time at this past week’s Timberwolves Classic invitational at Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Secondary.

At Quad-A, Port Moody’s Kodiaks moved up a pair of spots to No. 6 at the province’s largest tier after a solid week.

The Kodiaks lost by a point in league play to Terry Fox, then beat G.W. Graham and Yale before losing to then-Triple-A No. 1 Okanagan Mission of Kelowna in the semifinals.

The surge was reflected most in the fact that Heritage Woods almost doubled its poll points from the previous week, going from 13 to 24. The team is now hoping that talented guard Maddie Counsell will be able to return from what may be a serious knee injury suffered at the tournament.

At Triple-A, the Abbotsford Panthers swapped spots with Okanagan Mission atop the ranks, beating the Huskies in the Bateman final behind the continued excellence of guard Marin Lenz, who was named the event’s MVP.

Double- and Single-A tiers both released new rankings this week, but the Top 10s at both remained unchanged.

Here’s a look at the new rankings.


TOP 10

1 Semiahmoo Totems (White Rock) (66 points) (LW-1)

2 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (45) (2-tie) 

3 Kelowna Owls (Kelowna) (43) (2-tie) 

4-tie Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) (32) (5)

4-tie Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (32) (4) 

6 Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (24) (8)

7 Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (15) (7)

8 Yale Lions (Abbotsford) (13) (6)

9 Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (6) (9)

10 Panorama Ridge Thunder (Surrey) (3) (10)

Honourable mention — Burnaby Central Wildcats (NR) (2), Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (1) (HM), W.J. Mouat (Abbotsford) (1) (HM)

(BCSSGBA Executive)


1 Abbotsford Panthers (Abbotsford) (LW-2) 

2 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (1)

3 Valleyview Vikings (Kamloops) (7)

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

5 Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver) (4)

6 MEI Eagles (Clearbrook) (5) 

7 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (8) 

8 South Kamloops Titans (9)

9 Vernon Panthers (Vernon) (6)

10 Pitt Meadows Marauders (HM)

Honourable mention — 10 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (10) G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (HM), Fraser Heights Firehawks (Surrey) (HM), Mark Isfeld Ice (Courtenay) (NR), Wellington Wildcats (Nanaimo) (HM)

(BCSSGBA Executive)


1 Langley Christian Lightning (LW-1)

2 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (2)

3 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (3)

4 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (4)

5 Pacific Christian Pacers (Victoria) (5)

6 York House Tigers (Vancouver) (6) 

7 Southridge Storm (Surrey) (7)

8 Lambrick Lions Pride (Victoria) (8)

9 Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (9)

10 Summerland Rockets (10)

Honourable mention — Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) (HM), St. John Brebeuf Bears (Abbotsford) (HM), Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey) (HM), Caledonia Kermodes (Terrace) (HM, Kelly Road Roadrunners (Prince George) (HM), Selkirk (Kimberley) (NR)

(BCSSGBA Executive)


1 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (LW-1)

2 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (2)

3 Kelowna Christian Knights (Kelowna) (3)

4 Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna) (4)

5 Khalsa Lions (Surrey) (5) 

6 Grand Forks Wolves (6)

7 Fernie Falcons (7)

8 Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (8)

9 Desert Sands Rams (Ashcroft) (9)

10 Northside Christian Northstars (Vanderhoof) (10)

Honourable mention — Maple Ridge Christian Hornets (HM), St. Andrew’s Sabres (Victoria) (HM), King David Lions (Vancouver) (HM).

(BCSSGBA Executive)

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