Kelowna's Maddyson Greggor fades from the basket as she takes a shot against Surrey's Fleetwood Park Dragons in Elite 8 girls JV provincials Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: B.C. Junior Girls Basketball 2019: Varsity Letters’ Day 2 reports as Fox, MEI, Riverside, Kelowna all punch Final 4 tickets

LANGLEY — Thanks for your patience. The Final Four is set for the 2019 B.C. junior girls basketball championships with semifinals set for 6:30 p.m.and 8 p.m. tip offs Friday.

Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola (right) drives on Vancouver College's Jack Cruz-Dumont during 2017 B.C. championships. On Sept. 1, Cruz-Dumont's family will present the third annual John Dumont Classic as a fund-raiser for Ologhola following the recent passing of his mother Edna to cancer. (File photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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John Dumont Classic: Tourney’s third edition pays it forward by helping lift the heavy heart of Surrey hoops star

BURNABY — When Jack Dumont thinks about the past two years, the rising UBC Thunderbirds freshman can’t help but reflect on the help and support which was extended to himself, his mom Trixie and his younger brothers Hunter and Cole through the outstretched arms of B.C.’s tight-knit basketball community.

Parker Simson is enjoying his first basketball-only off-season and that's good news for his new team, the Douglas College Royals. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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After CCAA national title-game appearance, Douglas men’s hoops looks to build new Royal family with UBC as first test

NEW WESTMINSTER — The Douglas College Royals may only be six months removed from their journey to the CCAA national men’s basketball championship final, yet the sport’s insuppressible nature of seasonal renewal is helping head coach Joe Enevoldson keep things very real.

Caelan Scott and the Oak Bay Bays carry a Vancouver Island title and a 25-1 record into Sunday's BC live draw selection show from the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
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03.01.18: March is here, so is the madness! Our final Big 10 senior boys AAAA varsity basketball rankings

LANGLEY — Our final B.C. senior boys AAAA Big 10 rankings are now final. In keeping with the theme of rankings, it’s important to remember that as we wind our way to the release of provincial draws on Sunday, that these are not pre-tournament seedings.

While Mouat's Harvir Garcha (right) gives chase to Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley on Sunday night in Langley, a capacity LEC crowd looks on from the centre court stands. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Mighty Miguel drops 49, leads Tammy to epic overtime win over Mouat as big, bad Fraser Valley firms up its B.C.-bound field

LANGLEY — While it would take an exhaustive case study to call it the greatest top-tiered Fraser Valley senior boys high school basketball championship game ever, the 2,000-plus in attendance Sunday evening at the Langley Events Centre would all tell you that it needs to be in the running.

Rick Hansen's Gurlan Mann protects the basketball during Friday Final 4 clash with Bodwell at the Langley Events Centre. (Howard Tsumura, photo)
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Triple A: ‘Canes and Titans are Final 4 winners, set to clash for title Saturday

It’s the Fraser Valley champion Rick Hansen Hurricanes against the Okanagan champion South Kamloops Titans in today’s B.C. senior boys Triple A final, 6 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.Here’s a look at the two semifinal games from Friday:RICK HANSEN 59 BODWELL 50LANGLEY — Abbotsford’s Hurricanes showed the kind of late game poise that is […]