Extending to the window, Oak Bay's Griffin Arnatt, guarded by Kelowna's Aryton Daniels, led his Victoria-based Bays to the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Super 16 championship title Saturday night at the LEC. Arnatt, rebounding from an injury-plagued 2021-22 season, was later selected tourney MVP. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2022. Protected image. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: With MVP Arnatt leading the way, Victoria’s Oak Bay Bays stake ownership of the paint, ride complete performance to win TBI tussle with Kelowna Owls!

OAK BAY 73 KELOWNA 47LANGLEY — High school basketball’s version of spring reawakening doesn’t follow the standard calendar of the four seasons.Instead, it welcomes its own kind of re-birth in the early weeks of December, that time when the gymnasium, like the backyard garden, sprouts the new possibilities of the months to follow.On Saturday, that […]

Thirty years after his dad Darren starred for Kelowna, new Owls starting point guard Nash Semeniuk helped lead his team past Burnaby South in the semifinals of the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational on Friday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of SFU athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Final 4 Friday: Kelowna guard Nash Semeniuk, named after you know who, wears No. 13 with pride as Owls top Rebels for title game berth!

LANGLEY – If there was a heart-and-soul force on the floor at the Langley Events Centre on Friday night during the Tsumura Basketball Invitational Super 16’s semifinal round, chances are he was wearing the No. 13 jersey of the Kelowna Owls. Leading with his heart and playing with an unrestrained purpose, there was no denying […]

Oak Bay's Finley Lillis looks to pass out of a Vancouver College double team which including Irish big man Roko Maric during TBI Super 16 semifinal Friday night at the LEC. (Photo by Gary Ahuja property of Langley Events Centre 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Super 16’s Final 4 Friday: In a galaxy of Oak Bay stars, Arnatt’s 32-point night helps Bays outshine VC Irish en route to title game!

OAK BAY 85 VANCOUVER COLLEGE 70LANGLEY — It stood as a testament to toll to be paid along the build-up towards the character-testing nature of a fourth-quarter stretch drive.On Friday, there was nothing to choose between Victoria’s Oak Bay Bays and the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in the second of two Tsumura Basketball Invitational Super […]

Spectrum's Justin Hinrichsen (13) and North Delta's Arjun Atwal eye a rebounds Friday during TBI Rising 8 title game at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Ryan Molag property of Langley Events Centre 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Rising 8’s TBI 2022 final: Front-court force of Spectrum’s Hinrichsen and Felt carry Victoria’s Thunder past North Delta Huskies in title tilt!

SPECTRUM 79 NORTH DELTA 62LANGLEY — It’s not going to be too far in the distant future before Justin Hinrichsen and Tyler Felt are going to be among the most talked-about players in B.C. boys high school basketball.Shoot, it’s getting tougher and tougher by the day to ignore the Grade 10 sensations playing in the […]

Lord Byng point guard Eli Mullin (left) drives past Brookswood's Logan Stewart at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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12.7.22 edition: B.C. senior boys basketball’s latest Top 10 rankings from Quaud-A to Single-A are right here!

The latest Top 10 rankings for B.C. senior boys high school basketball have arrived for Dec. 7, 2022:BASKETBALLTOP 10 RANKINGSB.C. SENIOR BOYSQUAD A1 Semiahmoo Thunderbirds (Surrey) (SF) (LW -1)2 Vancouver College Fighting Irish (VSS) (2)3 Burnaby South Rebels (FN) (3)4 St. George’s Saints (Vancouver) (VSS) (4)5 Abbotsford Panthers (EV) (5)6 Oak Bay Bays (Victoria) (VI) […]

Burnaby Mountain's Aidan Lear (left) is defended by Vancouver College's Aidan Lear during opening-round play in the TBI Super 16 draw Wednesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: We’ve gone final for Day 1 of the TBI Super 16 draw! Game reports, photos and Thursday’s schedule are all here!

LANGLEY — We are complete here after Day 1 at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational’s senior boys Super 16 draw.THURSDAYQUARTERFINALS (all games at Centre Court)3:30 p.m. — Kelowna vs. St. Patricks5 p.m. — Burnaby South vs. Enver Creek6:45 p.m. — Vancouver College vs. Fleetwood Park8:15 p.m. — Oak Bay vs. Sir Winston ChurchillWEDNESDAY’S GAMESVANCOUVER COLLEGE 83 […]

Lord Byng point guard Eli Mullin (left) drives past Brookswood's Logan Stewart at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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WE’RE COMPLETE! DAY 1 at Tsumura Basketball 2022: Complete game reports from our senior boys Rising 8 draw!

We are now complete after Day 1 of the inaugural Rising 8 bracket here at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.SCHEUDLETHURSDAYSEMIFINALS(games at South Court)6:45 p.m.– Spectrum vs. Lord Byng8:15 p.m. — Steveston London vs. North DeltaFor a complete report of the Local 8 tournament, please go to the bottom of this story for a filing from […]

Longtime St. Patrick's boys basketball coach Nap Santos brings his defending B.C. Triple A champions to the Tsumura Basketball Invitational playing like the best team in the province. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: Here they come again! B.C. AAA champ St. Patrick’s Celtics return to TBI with more of their winning mojo after copping Kodiak Classic title!

LANGLEY — Last March was a crazy, thrill-a-second ride for Vancouver’s St. Patrick’s Celtics en route to the school’s first-ever B.C. senior boys Triple-A basketball championship title at the Langley Events Centre.As the Celtics make their return to the LEC on Wednesday, this time to chase the program’s first-ever Tsumura Basketball Invitational Super 16 title, […]

Spectrum's Justin Hinrichsen (left), battling in the paint with West Vancouver's Malcolm Lotz at the 2022 B.C. junior boys Sweet 16 at the LEC, has come into his own as a 10th grader on the senior varsity Thunder, in town to play in the Tsumura Basketball Invitational beginning Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: A chip off the old hoops block, Grade 10 Justin Hinrichsen helps lead Spectrum Thunder precisely 30 seasons after dad Eric’s B.C. title with Carihi Tyees!

Justin Hinrichsen doesn’t spent a whole lot of time thinking about it.“It just happens,” the 6-foot-3, 165-pound Grade 10 guard/forward with Victoria’s Spectrum Thunder admits when asked how his rare combination of athleticism, talent and instinct has managed to intersect in such a timely fashion just weeks into his first season of senior varsity hoops.“I’ve […]

We've got the latest updates to boys and girls schedules for TBI 2022 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2022: Burnaby Central boys, Pitt Meadows girls draw into the fold after late cancellations, latest draws now available

LANGLEY TOWNSHIP – There have been a pair of late changes to both boys and girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational eight-team draws, prompting us to re-publish those affected brackets.In the boys TBI, Langley Secondary has dropped out of the Langley-Surrey region eight-team draw. Taking their place will be the Burnaby Central Wildcats, who will now oppose […]