Emily Zhang (left) of Vancouver's Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs battles with Avery Geddes of Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags during TBI 2022 action last month at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams open play on the same side of the draw beginning Wednesday at Centennial's Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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A girls hoops classic returns this week! Centennial’s Top 10 Shoot-Out ’23 brings elite field to the Tri-Cities beginning Wednesday! Riverside, Walnut Grove, Mulgrave, OKM, Abby among the blue-chips to beat!

COQUITLAM — Centennial Secondary and cross-city Riverside Secondary of PoCo play the co-host role as the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out returns for the first time since January of 2020.The draw is stacked with talent top to bottom, and stars like Tsumura Basketball Invitational MVP Kiera Pemberton of Want Grove, and Riverside’s unflappable point guard Avery […]

Mulgrave's Ava Wilson (left) turns on the jets to try and shake Presley Hopf of the OKM Huskies during TBI 2022 action last month at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams open play on the same side of the draw beginning Wednesday at Centennial's Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls high school basketball Top 10’s 01.10.23 edition: Abby Panthers, Mulgrave Titans each carry No. 1 ranks into Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out tourney! Plus, Oak Bay tops junior girls Top 10!

LANGLEY — Here are the latest top 10 rankings courtesy of the B.C. Girls Secondary Schools Basketball Association. Just a note that Quad-A is not issuing fresh rankings until next week, following the completion of this week’s Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out tournament which begins its four-day run Wednesday at both Centennial and Riverside Secondary.Today we’ve […]

Fleetwood Park's Aaron Uppal, pictured at this past December's TBI, helped his Dragons to their first-ever championship title at St. Thomas More's Rich Goulet Chancellor Memorial on Saturday in Burnaby. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Goulet Chancellor Memorial 2023: Eesher Sarai plenty big enough to meet the challenge as Fleetwood Park edges St. Pat’s for Dragons’ first-ever tourney title at STMC!

BURNABY — B.C.’s No. 5-ranked Quad-A senior boys basketball team is playing up to its provincial pedigree, and that means a lot of good things have been coming the way of the Fleetwood Park Dragons.On Saturday, the Surrey squad achieved a program first, defeating Vancouver’s St. Patrick Celtics 71-68 in the championship final of the […]

Semiahmoo point guard Torian Lee is guarded by Oak Bay's Thomas Beames during play at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational Jan. 7 in Port Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2023: No. 1 Semiahmoo flourishes with “team to beat” target! Thunderbirds top No. 6 Oak Bay in tourney final, while No. 4 Kelowna Owls top host Terry Fox Ravens for third

PORT COQUITLAM — Marcus Flores will admit that nothing can ever fully replicate the feeling of stepping out in front of a screaming, sold-out crowd to play for a provincial championship title at the home of B.C. high school basketball, otherwise known as the Langley Events Centre.That’s just what the 6-foot-7 senior forward/centre and the […]

The freshly-dedicated Rich Goulet Chancellor Memorial gets off to an official start Wednesday at noon. Making it official was Dave Goulet (centre), the nephew of the late, great STM and Pitt Meadows coaching legend who tossed the opening ceremonial jump ball between Maeson Westerlund of Richmond's McNair Marlins (left) and Chris Ainley of the hometown STMC Knights. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2023 All Rights Reserved)
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The Rich Goulet Chancellor Memorial ’23: After two cancelled seasons, a grandaddy of B.C. hoop tourneys returns, its own fighter’s mentality not unlike its new namesake and foundational father!

BURNABY — They say that all great traditions, through the passing of time, seem to somehow take on the strongest characteristics of their creators.Early Wednesday afternoon, as he walked out of St. Thomas More Collegiate’s packed and deafening gymnasium having just coached the school’s first senior boys Chancellor tournament game in two years, Aaron Mitchell […]

R.A. McMath's Riley Oughtred (left) is challenged by Sir Charles Tupper's Emre Saracoglu during Round 1 action at the 55th annual (and newly-dedicated) Rich Goulet Chancellor Memorial on Wednesday at Burnaby's St. Thomas More Collegiate. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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01.04.23 edition: B.C. senior boys basketball Top 10 rankings for all four tiers

BURNABY — The first set of Top 10 rankings for B.C. senior boys high school basketball have arrived for 2023, and Surrey schools have surged in the largest Quad-A tier.Here’s the lastest from our B.C. pollsters at all four tiers for Jan 4, 2023:BASKETBALLTOP 10 RANKINGSB.C. SENIOR BOYSQUAD A1 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF) (LW -1)2 […]

Burnaby Central led with its defence at TBI 2022 and took a jump to the top four in latest Quad-A poll. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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12.20.22 BC Girls Top 10 hoops ranks: Burnaby Central, Churchill, Pac Christian take big leaps forward while Abby Panthers move to top of 3A! Riverside, Mulgrave, Credo hold on to No. 1!

LANGLEY — Following this past week’s Tsumura Basketball Invitational at the LEC, here are the latest top 10 rankings courtesy of the B.C. Secondary Schools Basketball Association.QUAD-A1 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (FN) (LW-1)2 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (EV) (2)3 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (OK) (4) 4 Burnaby Central Wildcats (FN) (6)5 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) […]

Both Walnut Grove's Kiera Pemberton (9) and Luisa Buonarroti converge on Riverside's Avery Sussex on Saturday night in the TBI Super 16 final at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: How a scorer for the ages and the cast of B.C.’s No. 1 team produced a classic Tsumura Basketball final! Here’s to Riverside, Walnut Grove and the incomparable Kiera Pemberton!

No. 1 RIVERSIDE 73 No. 2 WALNUT GROVE 68By Howard TsumuraLANGLEY — Saturday night’s championship final of the showcase Super 16 bracket here at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational produced not only a worthy champion, but yet another reminder that we are in the midst of what might be the most dominant individual streak of scoring […]

Avery Sussex exerted her on-court generalship in ways that reminded of you of the Riverside Rapids run to the B.C. Quad-A championship game last March as the Grade 11 point guard scored 33 points and led her team past OKM and into the finals Saturday against Walnut Grove. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: It’s Kiera and Avery in TBI’s title tilt tonight after Pemberton & Gators top Mulgrave, and Sussex & Rapids top OKM’s Huskies!

LANGLEY — The two teams ranked at the very top of the B.C. senior girls Quad-A Top 10 poll have done their part to help create a dream championship final here at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.And the best part of all?The No. 1-ranked Riverside Rapids of Port Coquitlam and the No. 2-ranked Walnut Grove […]

South Kamloops' Grade 11 guard Kiana Kaczur gets in a stance to oppose Vernon's Beth Butler during TBI Rising 8 final Friday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: Like Maddy Gobeil before her, South Kam’s Kiana Kaczur sets the bar high in TBI Rising 8 title win over Vernon!

SOUTH KAMLOOPS 52 VERNON 28By Howard TsumuraLANGLEY — Kiana Kaczur was an impressionable sixth-grader back in the 2017-18 school year, and in March of that year she watched a South Kamloops Titans senior girls basketball team led by a special player named Maddy Gobeil win the B.C. senior girls Double-A title for er school.All these […]