South Kamloops' Kiana Kaczur (back) and SMUS Alex Motherwell crashed and banged into each other all game long MARK STEFFENS during Day 3 Final Four play at the 2024 B.C. senior girls basketball championships March 1, 2024 at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Mark Steffens property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2024. All Rights Reserved)
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TRIPLE-A B.C. girls Final Four 2024: No box score can paint this kind of hoops beauty! Physicality carries the day as SMUS edges South Kam for return to title-game stage!

No. 2 SMUS 55 vs. No. 3 SOUTH KAMLOOPS 54By HOWARD TSUMURALANGLEY — They don’t give out an award for the Most Physical Game played here at the B.C. senior girls basketball championships.But if they did, the Triple-A semifinal played Friday between the Vancouver Island and Thompson-Okanagan champs would win hands down.And in a game […]

Lucy Xu of the Mulgrave Titans is a tower of power as she protects the ball from the Petyton Bryden (left) and Kealayna Tupas-Singh during the B.C. Triple-A championship game Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Blair Shier property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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Double-A: Titans, indeed! On road to a B.C. title, West Van Mulgrave’s dominate opposition in commanding fashion!

By GARY KINGSTON (Special for Varsity Letters)LANGLEY – The runaway freight train that was the Mulgrave Titans roaring through Langley Events Centre the last four days easily ran over and through the last obstacle in its tracks on Saturday afternoon.The West Vancouver school’s senior girls basketball team won the Double A provincial championships by crushing […]

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TRIPLE A: Game reports from Day 2 of the 2023 B.C. Triple-A girls basketball championships!

LANGLEY — Welcome to Day 2 of the B.C. girls basketball championships from the Langley Events Centre.To our treasured readers, thank you so much for all of your support on Wednesday, leaning on us for coverage from the biggest game of the 2022-23 season.Please come back here throughout the day for live game stories and […]

Riverside Rapids' head coach Paul Langford chats strategy with seniors Venica Davignon (left) and Brooke Kendal Dec. 17, 2021 during Tsumura Basketball Invitational semifinal game against Langley Christian Lightning at Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. senior girls Quad-A basketball Top 10 rankings 01.04.21 edition: Pollsters install Riverside Rapids at No. 1 following TBI finals victory

LANGLEY — B.C. girls high school basketball released its latest Top 10 rankings on Tuesday for the Quad A tier, the first since Dec. 15.Riverside, following its win over Terry Fox in the Tsumura Basketball Invitational championship final on Dec. 18, moved into first place.All other tiers of B.C. girls senior varsity basketball, as well […]

Simon Fraser women's head basketball coach Bruce Langford has already seen the impact of his program's recently-launched IMPACT Mentorship Program, one which has involved past and current players like (left to right) Laura van den Boogaard, Georgia Swant and Brittany Fraser. (Photo graphic by Gabriel Lynn property of Varsity Letters 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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A Sunday Read: SFU women’s basketball celebrates the power of connection, uniting past and present through its IMPACT mentorship program!

BURNABY — There are many variations of the parable which informs us that in learning we teach, and that in teaching we learn.Boil those words down to their essence, however, and what remains is the singular feeling of a journey coming full circle.Laura Kalenuik, née van den Boogaard, like so many other former student-athletes, has […]