LANGLEY — Welcome to March Madness, February style.
The B.C. junior boys basketball championships is, by the odds, the toughest high school basketball title to win, given it’s open-tiered, 32-team format.
Vancouver College’s Fighting Irish go in with the No. 1 seed while its public school rivals, East Van’s Sir Charles Tupper Tigers, go in at No. 2.
Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers, last season’s No. 1, rep the Fraser Valley at No. 3 while North Vancouver’s Handsworth Royals claim No. 4
Lower Mainland domination is evident in the seeds with last season’s Final Four finisher St. George’s at No. 5 and defending B.C. champ Burnaby South at No. 6.
Here’s a look at the draw, first at Saturday’s opening-round matchups, then the entire four-day proceedings.
It’s all at the Langley Events Centre.