Kieran Sheretan and the rest of East Vancouver's Sir Charles Tupper Tigers have moved back into the top five in the latest B.C. senior boys Triple A basketball rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys basketball 01.08.20 rankings: Belmont, Tammy, Guildford Park, Hugh Boyd, Highroad start 2020 on the rise!

LANGLEY —The longest ranking period of the season can often times be deceptive.The near three-week holiday stretch which closed out Monday finds many teams inactive, and others facing non-B.C. competition.Here’s a look at this week’s rankings:BOYSQUAD A (records, rankings reflect games played Dec. 18-Jan. 7. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)1 Centennial Centaurs (Coquitlam) […]

Duchess Park's standout Grade 11 Caleb Lyons led his team to a win over Walnut Grove in the opening round of the 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational last month at the LEC. Lyons is back this week with the rest of the Triple-A No. 2-ranked Condors of Prince George for the 2020 STMC Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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STMC’s Chancellor 2020: With no talk of rankings allowed, PG’s No. 2-ranked Duchess Park Condors take a business trip to Burnaby

BURNABY — One week into the new year, and Jordan Yu is happy to report that the Duchess Park Condors have been resolute on their latest resolution.“We’ve stopped talking about rankings and championships,” Yu said Tuesday afternoon from Prince George, breaking the silence for a brief second to make an important point one day ahead […]

G.W. Graham senior forward Zach Klim leads the Triple A No. 1-ranked Grizzlies in both scoring and rebounding heading into the 2020 Chancellor Invitational beginning Wednesday at Burnaby's St. Thomas More Collegiate. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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STMC’s Chancellor 2020: No. 1-ranked G.W. Graham Grizzlies arrive following blueprint of defending champion North Delta Huskies

CHILLIWACK — As the St. Thomas More Chancellor Invitational gets set to tip off Wednesday in Burnaby, B.C.’s No. 1-ranked Triple-A team is following what it hopes is a winning recipe.“We have the best losing record in the province,” joked G.W. Graham Grizzlies head coach Jake Mouritzen, whose Chilliwack-based school is actually sitting at 8-8 […]

After meeting in the TBI title game finale two weekends ago, Kelowna's Ajay Gill (right) and Leif Skelding of Centennial saw their respective teams hold court at the top of Quad-A rankings through the end of 2019. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys basketball 12.18.19 rankings: Centaurs hold at Quad-A No. 1, Grizz new Triple-A No. 1, plus JV Top 10!

LANGLEY — Some weeks, ranking numbers struggle to hold their weight against determined, un-ranked foes. Over the past seven days, however, the Quad-A tier’s strengths, albeit only paper, were almost universally as strong as oak.Remember that our next provincial rankings won’t appear again until Jan. 8.Here’s a look at this week’s rankings:BOYSQUAD A (records, ranking reflect […]

Behind the play of TBI MVP Dominic Parolin, Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs have moved into the No. 1 spot in boys Quad-A basketball for the first time in at least two decades. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys basketball 12.11.19 rankings: Centennial Centaurs hit No. 1 for first time in over 20 years following TBI title!

LANGLEY — The Tsumura Basketball Invitational has re-shaped the rankings at the two largest tiers in the province.It has given Quad-A a new No.1 in Coquitlam’s Centennial Centaurs, and ignited the paths of fast-risers in Claremont and Seaquam. We’ve also got an undefeated Abbotsford Panthers team climbing fast.Centennial coach Rob Sollero confirmed Wednesday morning that […]

Kelowna's Jarred Taylor (23) pays the price for guarding Centennial's Dom Parolin during Saturday's Tsumura Basketball Invitational championship final at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI Boys 2019 Final: Parolin unparalleled! Centennial superstar pours home 41, stuffs stat sheet in title win over Kelowna Owls

LANGLEY — At one point pretty early on in Saturday’s Tsumura Basketball Invitational championship final, it became pretty clear that the Dom Parolin who was patrolling the court at the Langley Events Centre for Coquitlam’s No. 3-ranked Centennial Centaurs had stepped onto the hardcourt straight off the pages of a super-hero comic book.

Burnaby South's Jimmy Zaborniak (centre) splits the defence of Duchess Park's Tony Zejnulahovic and Caleb Lyons during TBI bronze clash Saturday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2019’s Surprise Team: Despite third-place loss to powerhouse Burnaby South, PG’s Duchess Park Condors leave their mark

LANGLEY — Prince George’s Duchess Park Condors, the Triple-A interlopers with the audacity to crash the Final Four party here at TBI 2019 on Friday night, may not have gotten the finish they wanted following an 81-63 loss to the Quad-A No. 1-ranked Burnaby South Rebels in Saturday’s third-fourth place contest.Falling behind 23-4 off the […]

Claremont's Ethan Boag (right) looks for space in the post against Holy Cross' Logan Mathers on Saturday in the fifth-seventh clash at TBI 2019. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2019’s Fifth-place game: Victoria’s Claremont Spartans ready to rise in Big 10 poll after topping three ranked teams

LANGLEY — Victoria’s Claremont Spartans are ready to do some climbing this week when the Varsity Letters’ Big 10 Quad-A senior boys basketball rankings are released.Ben Manns drained a critical three-pointer with 56.9 seconds left, a highlight in the capital city crew’s game-closing 10-2 run, in a 77-72 win over Surrey’s No. 5-ranked Holy Cross […]

It's crash-and-bang time in the paint for Kelowna's Jayden Lalonde who is met in the post by Burnaby South's Karan Aujla on Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2019: Super-powers trade thunder bolts before No. 2 Kelowna tops No. 1 Burnaby South to earn its TBI title shot

LANGLEY — No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchups in high school basketball should never go quietly into the night.Thankfully, the figurative basketball spirits left to inhabit Centre Court tonight at the Langley Events Centre following just such a contest in the semifinal round of the 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational must surely still be kicking up […]

Guarded by Duchess Park's Emir Zejnulahovic, Centennial big man Dominic Parolin prepares to execute in the past Friday night at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2019: Duchess Park Condors discover the perils of Parolin! Centennial star scores 39 to lead Centaurs to final

LANGLEY — If you wanted to see what it looked like to witness one player grabbing a basketball game by the figurative scruff of it’s neck, then you had to be sitting at Centre Court in the Langley Events Centre on Friday night.With his Centennial Centaurs nursing a seven-point lead with six minutes remaining against […]