Allan Pan (right) helps lead his No. 9-ranked, host St. John's Eagles into the annual St. John's Jam which begins a three-day run Thursday at the Kitsilano-area school. (Photo courtesy of St. John's School. All rights reserved)
Jimmy Zaborniak (centre) and the rest of the Burnaby South Rebels are back to the No. 1 spot in the B.C. senior boys Quad-A rankings. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys basketball rankings 01.22.20: Burnaby South regains it’s hold on Quad-A No. 1, while 49ers, Sabres, Sharks jostle in Double-A waters

NORTH DELTA —Almost two months after it started off the 2019-20 B.C. senior boys basketball season as the preseason No. 1-ranked team, the Burnaby South Rebels are back on top.

Holy Cross senior guard Brent Padilla is the total student-athlete success story. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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As his anonymity quickly fades, Holy Cross senior guard Brent Padilla helps lead his host Crusaders into the 2020 B.C. Catholics

SURREY — Pretend that on one list you’ve got the names of the most proficient scorers in the B.C. high school boys basketball world.

Although Ajay Gill, coach Harry Parmar and the rest of the Kelowna Owls dropped their opening-round game at the Legal Beagle this past weekend, No. 3 KSS remains the only team to have beaten both No. 1 Centennial and No. 2 Burnaby South this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior boys basketball rankings 01.15.20: Quad-A No. 1 Centennial Centaurs hoist Beagle spoils, DP Condors soar to No. 1 at STM Chancellor

NORTH DELTA — Significant news took place at all four tiers of B.C. high school boys basketball this week.It runs the gamut from Centennial’s continued run of Quad-A excellence, to the Triple A and Single A tiers getting new No. 1’s in the form of Prince George’s Duchess Park Condors and Chilliwack’s Unity Christian Flames, […]

Centennial's Dom Parolin was a shot-blocking machine in Saturday's Legal Beagle title-game win over Burnaby South and was later picked Top Defensive Player. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Duchess Park's talented 6-foot-4 Grade 11 guard Caleb Lyons scored 35 points Saturday to help his team top G.W. Graham and win the 2020 Chancellor title. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Caleb the Conqueror: Duchess Park’s Caleb Lyons scores 35, leads No. 2 Condors past No. 1 GWG Grizz in Chancellor 2020 final

BURNABY — Caleb Lyons has a way of making every gym his own home, sweet home.This week, it was the spacious, well-lit and energetic confines at Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Collegiate where he made himself comfy.In fact after he knocked down six triples, scored a team-high 35 points and was picked the MVP of STM’s […]

St. George's players (from left) Max Mache and Luke Dixon try to deny Terry Fox Ravens' scrappy Jake McFarland for a loose ball during third-fifth game Saturday at the 31st annual Terry Fox Legal Beagle in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2020: As Saints grab bronze ‘brass’ ring with win over pesky Ravens, coach sees promise of 2018’s B.C. JV champs

PORT COQUITLAM — When it comes to his Class of 2020 seniors, St. George’s Saints head coach Guy da Silva knows all about their championship DNA.

Holy Cross' Brent Padilla (centre) finds his way past Kelowna's Jarred Taylor (left) and Taye Parmar during 2020 Legal Beagle consolation final in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2020: No. 2 Owls finally slip, yet Kelowna shows its resiliency with win fourth-place win over Holy Cross

PORT COQUITLAM — Harry Parmar moved his arm in an upward arc.“Very rarely does a season go like this,” he said, his body language indicating one upward step after another. “We hit a dip, and now we’ve got to get out of it.” By the time Parmar’s team, the Quad-A No. 2-ranked Kelowna Owls, left PoCo […]

Dubbed the 'The Kid in the Corner' by Tupper head coach Jeff Gourley after he hit four second-half triples against the Tigers on Friday, G.W. Graham Grizzlies' guard Cairo Almarez was the man of the moment. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Chancellor 2020: No. 1 G.W. Graham set to face No. 2 Duchess Park in tourney final after Grizz’s ‘Kid in the corner’ dials from distance to top No. 5 Tupper

BURNABY — Earlier this week, for just a fraction of a second, G.W. Graham Grizzlies head coach Jake Mouritzen wondered aloud if he should be revealing to the media just how voluminous a three-point shooting threat his senior guard Cairo Almarez has been this season.In the end, however, as his Triple A No. 1-ranked team […]

North Delta's Sagar Ranouta (left) grimaces under the defensive watch of Duchess Park's Benjamin Dyck on Friday in the Chancellor Invitational semifinals. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Chancellor 2020: No lack of motivation for No. 2 Duchess Park! Condors top North Delta Huskies in first meeting since 2019 B.C. Final Four

BURNABY — You didn’t need Duchess Park head coach Jordan Yu to provide further details following his team’s semifinal clash Friday night here against the North Delta Huskies at St. Thomas More’s Chancellor 2020. Some games are pretty hard to forget.