Chioma Duru (left) of Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags battles with Kanani Coon of Kelowna's Okanagan Mission Huskies during Day 4 action at the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out invitational on Saturday. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2023 All Rights Reserved)
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01.18.23 Triple-A and Double-A Top 10 girls hoop rankings: SMUS takes over No. 1 at AAA, Mulgrave holds on to No. 1 at AA six weeks ahead of B.C. championship tip-off at the LEC!

LANGLEY — Victoria’s St. Michaels University School Blue Jags have moved to top of the Triple-A Top 10 rankings following a third-place finish at the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out.Their climb has included a split of games with current Quad-A No. 1 Walnut Grove, including a win over the Gators at the MEI Eagles Invitational.We published […]

Riverside and Walnut Grove have swapped positions in the most recent B.C. senior girls Quad-A Top 10 coaches poll released Jan. 17 after the Gators topped the Rapids in overtime on Saturday in the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out in Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2023 All Rights Reserved)
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Top 10 rankings 01.17.23 edition: Walnut Grove Gators move to No. 1 in latest B.C. Quad-A girls hoops poll following win over PoCo’s Riverside Rapids!

LANGLEY — As expected, the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out has re-shaped the largest tier of B.C. senior girls high school basketball.There’s a new No. 1 for the first time this season in the Quad-A rankings after Walnut Grove’s overtime win over Riverside in Saturday’s overtime tourney title tilt in Coquitlam.No other others senior girls high […]

The Quad-A No. 2 Walnut Grove Gators react to a win over No. 1 Riverside in the championship final Jan. 14 at Centennial Secondary's Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Top 10 Shoot-Out ’23: Centennial’s mid-season showcase proves no one is unbeatable! As No. 2 Gators top No. 1 Rapids in Quad-A showdown, both teams reflect on lessons learned the hard way!

COQUITLAM — They’ve always played under a moniker, which in the grand tradition of the best high school nicknames, has lacked a genuine relevancy to either its history or its geography.Yet if you were among those in attendance for Saturday night’s championship final of Centennial Secondary’s re-borne Top 10 Shoot-Out senior girls basketball invitational, you […]

Yale's Rebecca Demeter (right) steps in to guard Elly Drazic of the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs in final round play Saturday at the 2023 Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out in Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023 Saturday finale! After two-year hiatus, we’ve got Day 4 placing-game-reports from the January girls hoops classic right here!

COQUITLAM — Welcome to the fourth and final day of the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out here at Centennial Secondary School.Check back at Varsity Letters through the day today as we provide game reports from several of the four-day event’s placing games.As well, we’ll have a separate posting on the championship final between Quad A’s two […]

Emily Zhang (left) of Vancouver's Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs battles with Avery Geddes of Victoria's SMUS Blue Jags during TBI 2022 action last month at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams open play on the same side of the draw beginning Wednesday at Centennial's Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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A girls hoops classic returns this week! Centennial’s Top 10 Shoot-Out ’23 brings elite field to the Tri-Cities beginning Wednesday! Riverside, Walnut Grove, Mulgrave, OKM, Abby among the blue-chips to beat!

COQUITLAM — Centennial Secondary and cross-city Riverside Secondary of PoCo play the co-host role as the Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out returns for the first time since January of 2020.The draw is stacked with talent top to bottom, and stars like Tsumura Basketball Invitational MVP Kiera Pemberton of Want Grove, and Riverside’s unflappable point guard Avery […]

Mulgrave's Ava Wilson (left) turns on the jets to try and shake Presley Hopf of the OKM Huskies during TBI 2022 action last month at the Langley Events Centre. Both teams open play on the same side of the draw beginning Wednesday at Centennial's Top 10 Shoot-Out 2023. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. girls high school basketball Top 10’s 01.10.23 edition: Abby Panthers, Mulgrave Titans each carry No. 1 ranks into Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out tourney! Plus, Oak Bay tops junior girls Top 10!

LANGLEY — Here are the latest top 10 rankings courtesy of the B.C. Girls Secondary Schools Basketball Association. Just a note that Quad-A is not issuing fresh rankings until next week, following the completion of this week’s Centennial Top 10 Shoot-Out tournament which begins its four-day run Wednesday at both Centennial and Riverside Secondary.Today we’ve […]

Burnaby Central led with its defence at TBI 2022 and took a jump to the top four in latest Quad-A poll. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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12.20.22 BC Girls Top 10 hoops ranks: Burnaby Central, Churchill, Pac Christian take big leaps forward while Abby Panthers move to top of 3A! Riverside, Mulgrave, Credo hold on to No. 1!

LANGLEY — Following this past week’s Tsumura Basketball Invitational at the LEC, here are the latest top 10 rankings courtesy of the B.C. Secondary Schools Basketball Association.QUAD-A1 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (FN) (LW-1)2 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (EV) (2)3 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (OK) (4) 4 Burnaby Central Wildcats (FN) (6)5 Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver) […]

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 […]

Avery Sussex exerted her on-court generalship in ways that reminded of you of the Riverside Rapids run to the B.C. Quad-A championship game last March as the Grade 11 point guard scored 33 points and led her team past OKM and into the finals Saturday against Walnut Grove. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: It’s Kiera and Avery in TBI’s title tilt tonight after Pemberton & Gators top Mulgrave, and Sussex & Rapids top OKM’s Huskies!

LANGLEY — The two teams ranked at the very top of the B.C. senior girls Quad-A Top 10 poll have done their part to help create a dream championship final here at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.And the best part of all?The No. 1-ranked Riverside Rapids of Port Coquitlam and the No. 2-ranked Walnut Grove […]

South Kamloops' Grade 11 guard Kiana Kaczur gets in a stance to oppose Vernon's Beth Butler during TBI Rising 8 final Friday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Ryan Molag property Langley Events Centre-TFSE 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: Like Maddy Gobeil before her, South Kam’s Kiana Kaczur sets the bar high in TBI Rising 8 title win over Vernon!

SOUTH KAMLOOPS 52 VERNON 28By Howard TsumuraLANGLEY — Kiana Kaczur was an impressionable sixth-grader back in the 2017-18 school year, and in March of that year she watched a South Kamloops Titans senior girls basketball team led by a special player named Maddy Gobeil win the B.C. senior girls Double-A title for er school.All these […]