The engine of the 2018-19 Kelowna Owls, Jaeli Ibbetson (left) and Kennedy Dickie embraced earlier this months in the seconds before their team won the B.C. AAA title at the LEC. Kelowna will open next season at No 1. (Photo by Garrett James property of Langley Events Centre)
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03.15.18: Our first look! The Varsity Letters/BCSSGBA Big 10 Pre-Preseason senior girls AAA basketball rankings

We’ve just finished the 2017-18 season, but we here at Varsity Letters are already looking ahead to next season.

The British Columbia High School Boys Basketball Association is addressing concerns from its membership regarding boarding schools and international student-athletes. (Varsity Letters file photo)
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BCHSBBA membership unanimously passes motion regarding boarding school student-athletes, issue now moves to B.C. School Sports AGM

LANGLEY — B.C. High Schools Boys Basketball Association president Paul Eberhardt came across some pretty interesting paperwork last Friday night as he prepared for the next morning’s annual general meeting at the Langley Events Centre.

Miguel Tomley of Surrey's Tamanawis Wildcats finished his career as the all-time single-season scoring leader in B.C. boys high school basketball championship tournament history. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Miguel Tomley: So where does Tammy’s prodigious talent stand in the grand pecking order of B.C. high school hoops?

LANGLEY — It’s up to you, the basketball fan, to decide just where Miguel Tomley sits on a list of our province’s grandest-ever high school basketball talents.

South Kamloops' head coach Tim Unaegbu finally gets a championship moment with his players on LEC soil, hugging (left to right) Sam Jean, Reid Jansen, Nick Sarai and Josh Jean. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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South Kamloops: Even from afar, presence of coach Unaegbu touches spirit of Titans, guides them to B.C. AAA hoops title

LANGLEY — This is a story that began 365 days ago, with a vow from a head coach that both he and his basketball team, gutted in defeat, would return to tend to unfinished business.

Once Burnaby South Grade 10 big man Sasha Vujisic found his health and his fitness, the road to a AAAA B.C. title turned into an expressway. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
Brentwood College's Somto Dimonachie (left) takes a hard foul from King George Dragons' Dhol Baboth in Saturday's B.C. 2A final at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters)
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2A Final: Brentwood College steels its focus, feeds off hot start to top King George and earn a place among the tier’s best-ever teams

LANGLEY — Brentwood College proved it is among the most dominant B.C. boys Double A basketball program in provincial history, yet given the emotion Vancouver’s King George Dragons brought to Saturday’s B.C. championship final at the Langley Events Centre, it made you wonder if there was finally a moment in which the Vancouver Island team […]

An elated group of Heritage Christian Saints from Kelowna (l to r: Jordan Nenasheff. Joshua Weekes, Isaac Opuama and Mark Bell) celebrate a B.C. Single A title win over Smithers' Bulkley Valley Christian Royals on Saturday in Langley. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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1A FINAL: MVP Loki does his damage, but Kelowna’s Heritage Saints prove too much for Smithers’ Bulkley Valley Royals

LANGLEY — One of the most dominant forces in the recent history of B.C. Single A basketball championships put on a show Saturday on the big floor at the Langley Events Centre.In the end, however, tournament MVP Saymon Noki’s 31 points and 21 rebounds wasn’t enough to carry Smithers’ Bulkley Valley Christian Royals past the […]

Bulkley Valley Christian's Saymon Loki is cutting a swath through the field at the BC senior boys Single A basketball championships. (Photo by Dan Kinvig property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Say who? Saymon Loki, that’s who! Bulkley Valley big man leads Royals into B.C. 1A final vs. Heritage Christian

LANGLEY — Say who? Saymon, that’s who. Saymon Loki’s fable is growing by the game here at the 2018 B.C. senior boys Single A basketball championships.

Semiahmoo's Adam Paige contests a shot by Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley in Friday Final Four action at the LEC. Tomley scored 48 but the Totems prevailed 74-67. Also on the scene are Jordon Chen (4) and Vlad Mihaila. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Semiahmoo Totems: “Great teams have great teammates” are words Surrey team takes to heart as it plays in first B.C. final since 1961

LANGLEY — When you talk about the 2017-18 Semiahmoo Totems senior boys basketball team, it’s impossible to do so without referencing the importance they have placed on something best described as their intangible basketball culture.

Burnaby South's resident Grade 10 prodigy Sasha Vujisic scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the Friday Final Four, but he also dished the night's sweetest dime. (Photo by Howard Tsumura, property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Sasha to Jusuf: How a touch-pass from junior Vujisic to senior Sehic tells the story of Burnaby South’s amazing run to the AAAA final

LANGLEY —  There was a moment down the stretch-drive of Friday night’s B.C. AAAA boys semifinal, when you stopped and realized that everything that the Burnaby South Rebels might have represented just a few weeks ago had been so clearly tossed out the window.