Semiahmoo's Tara Wallack (right) finished with 27 points and 16 rebounds as the No. 1 Totems topped Walnut Grove for a chance to repeat as provincial top-tiered girls basketball champs on Saturday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Totems’ time is here again! Coach McNeill lauds work rate, grit and depth performances as key factors in Final 4 win over WGSS Gators

LANGLEY — Allison McNeill is quick to point out there is no secret to the success of her defending B.C. senior girls Quad-A champion Semiahmoo Totems.“We work hard and that’s what gets you anything,” said head coach McNeill after No. 1-seeded Semiahmoo wore down Langley’s No. 4 Walnut Grove Gators to the tune of 105-78 […]

Abbotsford's Grade 9 star Malia Lenz (left) prepares to split the defence of Argyle's Holly Brewer (left) and Hope Pearmain on Friday in the AAA Final Four at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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It’s Marin’s world, but Grade 9 Panthers are hardly bit players as Abby tops Argyle in AAA Final Four clash

LANGLEY — On Tuesday, Marin Lenz was named the Player of the Year in B.C. senior girls high school basketball.If you saw Lenz play on Friday, as the B.C. Triple A championships reached its Final Four, you wanted to give her yet another award: Decoy of the Year.Yes, she scored 32 points and was the […]

OKM Huskies' senior guard Melaina Corrado (centre) takes it hard to the rim against McMath's Caitlin Kippan (left) and Abby Bodden during B.C. AAA semifinal Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Okanagan Mission Huskies revel in a defensive state of mind! Stops key an 11-0 run, win over McMath and berth in Saturday’s B.C. Triple A final

LANGLEY — When the Okanagan Mission Huskies came to Langley in mid-December for the Tsumura Basketball Invitational, they were an untested and relatively unknown entity in the world of B.C. high school girls basketball.After they beat the Britannia Bruins in the championship final, however, they set in place an identity which has made them one […]

With York House's Nadeen Wu in pursuit, Langley Christian's Sydney Bradshaw turns a corner in the key during fourth quarter action from Friday's B.C. 2A semifinal contest at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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They’ve put ‘The Shot’ behind them! No. 1 seed Langley Christian top York House to earn B.C. finals berth vs. No. 2 Britannia

LANGLEY — Makenna Gardner remembers the pain of ‘The shot’, and now that she and her Langley Christian teammates have officially exorcised the memories of last season’s B.C. semifinal OT loss to the G.W, Graham Grizzlies, it’s time for the Lightning to officially set its site on the school’s first B.C. girls basketball title.Sydney Bradshaw […]

STA's Gemma Cutler (left) is opposed by Britannia's Tiana Sacco during B.C. 2A Final Four clash Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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BC 2A Final Four: With equal parts hearts, and help-side defence, Britannia’s Bruins hold off STA for first finals appearance since 2012

LANGLEY — No deficit seems too dire if you’re East Vancouver’s Britannia Bruins.The No. 2 seeds here at the B.C. senior girls Double A basketball championships may have been secretly sweating the details of the 14-point deficit they were facing just seconds into the second half against the No. 6 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints […]

Avery King (12) of Kelowna's Dr. Knox Falcons helped he team to a quarterfinal win over the MEI Eagles. (Photo property of FastTrackSportsPhotography 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Girls 2020 Day 2: K-Town vibes stay strong, but Vancouver’s Churchill and Victoria’s SMUS ready to hold their own in Friday Final Four

By Gary Ahuja (Special for Varsity Letters)LANGLEY — An all-Kelowna championship battle is on the horizon, but a Vancouver and Victoria squad have every intention of making sure its them going for gold on Saturday morning instead.Regardless of what happens in either semifinal, one of the four remaining schools will capture their program’s first-ever BC […]

STA's Jessica Clarke battles for the ball with STM's Madison McRae (left) and Bella Gaspar. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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An instant classic! In a battle of Catholic rivals, St. Thomas Aquinas finds a way past St. Thomas More and into AA Final Four Friday!

LANGLEY – There was a time with about a minute remaining in the game Thursday night, that both the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints and the St. Thomas More Knights were taking turns missing free throw after free throw.

Terry Fox's Lauren Clements finds a lane past the Lord Tweedsmuir defence on Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Quad-A girls Final Four menu is set as Semiahmoo reprises B.C. final clash with WGSS Gators, newcomers Terry Fox to face Yale

LANGLEY — Welcome to Day 2 of the 2020 B.C. senior girls Quad-A championships.Here’s our final reports on all four quarterfinal games.TOP HALF DRAWNO. 1 SEMIAHMOO 87   NO. 8 HERITAGE WOODS 48By Gary Kingston (special to Varsity Letters)LANGLEY — Ho hum. Another lop-sided win for the Semiahmoo Totems.Seeded No, 1 at the BC senior […]

Avery Ratcliffe (right) of the York House Tigers puts up a defensive wall against Seycove's Jessica Whyte in B.C. Double A quarterfinal action Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Double-A girls Day 2 produces Langley Christian-York House, and STA-Britannia Final 4 match-ups

LANGLEY — Welcome to Day 1 of the 2020 B.C. senior girls Quad-A championships.Please check back on this posting throughout the day as we continue to update the eight sudden-elimination games on tap.TOP HALF DRAWNO. 1 LANGLEY CHRISTIAN 101 NO. 9 NOTRE DAME 45LANGLEY — It’s the process that matters most to the Langley Christian […]

Argyle point guard Holly Brewer gave her team a push in its clash with South Kamloops in the 2020 3A quarterfinals Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Triple-A girls Day 2 — It’s Abby vs. Argyle, OKM vs. McMath as top four seeds bring drama to Friday’s Final Four

LANGLEY — Welcome to Day 1 of the 2020 B.C. senior girls Triple-A championships.Please check back on this posting throughout the day as we continue to update the eight sudden-elimination games on tap.TOP HALF DRAWNO. 1 ABBOTSFORD 76 NO. 9 DUCHESS PARK 49LANGLEY — While spending the early moments of the fourth quarter flirting with […]