His gold medal moment! After a quarter century of leading Riverside senior girls basketball and on and off the court, Paul Langford, 66, snipped the final stitch at the Langley Event Centre's Centre Court, claiming the spoils of victory. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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Riverside 70 Walnut Grove 52: How looking past the obvious and thinking outside the coaching box helped Sussex & Rapids beat Pemberton & Gators for the 2023 B.C. girls Quad-A hoops title!

LANGLEY — The hardest thing to do this season in the B.C. girls high school basketball world was to avoid concentrating on the obvious.And as so many coaches around this province would ultimately discover, paying too much defensive attention to perhaps the greatest scorer to ever grace our midst was ultimately not the answer to […]

Commanding the court, Riverside's Grade 11 point guard Avery Sussex contends with Burnaby Central's Vobia Salome during Day 3 Final Four action at the B.C. senior girls high school basketball championships. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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Just call her Little Magic! Like LA Lakers famed 1980 Finals switch, Riverside point guard Sussex posts up, turns tide as Rapids top Burnaby Central for finals date with Gators!

LANGLEY — If you’ve watched Riverside Rapids’ point guard Avery Sussex for any amount of time over her senior varsity basketball career, you can’t help but be struck by the level of versatility and adaptability she brings to the fore as her team’s feisty point guard.And at no time over her career has that versatility been […]

Both Walnut Grove's Kiera Pemberton (9) and Luisa Buonarroti converge on Riverside's Avery Sussex on Saturday night in the TBI Super 16 final at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: How a scorer for the ages and the cast of B.C.’s No. 1 team produced a classic Tsumura Basketball final! Here’s to Riverside, Walnut Grove and the incomparable Kiera Pemberton!

No. 1 RIVERSIDE 73 No. 2 WALNUT GROVE 68By Howard TsumuraLANGLEY — Saturday night’s championship final of the showcase Super 16 bracket here at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational produced not only a worthy champion, but yet another reminder that we are in the midst of what might be the most dominant individual streak of scoring […]