As part of his frustrating Grade 11 season, Burnaby South's Sasha Vujisic battled through an arm injury. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Boys Basketball AAAA Top 10: Burnaby South takes No. 1 preseason ranking, yet Irish, Crusaders, Centaurs, Owls, Saints all on the prowl

LANGLEY — As cut-and-dried as popular opinion always seem to be at this time of the year, 11 months before that feeling of March Madness once again begins to infiltrate the ranks of B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball, it’s always been a derby.

Burnaby South's Karn Aujla was a tower of power Monday, scoring 31 points and leading the Rebels into the B.C. JV title game the second time in three seasons. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
R.A. McMath Wildcats' player exult after Elias Khan's last-second basket carried the Richmond team into Tuesday's B.C. JV final against Burnaby South. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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McMath’s equation of ‘Team, Team, Team’ adds up to OT win over No. 2 VC Irish, now it’s No. 1 Burnaby South in B.C. JV finals

LANGLEY — There’s a memorable line from the classic high school basketball movie Hoosiers that seemed especially apropos Monday night as a classic of playoff game unfolded at the Langley Events Centre.

Claremont's Ben Manns (left) plays a little unintentional suffocating defence on Burnaby South's Jimmy Zaborniak on Sunday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Boys 2019: Our look at how No. 1 Burnaby South & No. 4 St.Pat’s arrived at Monday’s ‘guards galore’ Final 4 showdown

LANGLEY — How many great guards on the floor is too many? That’s a silly question because the more the merrier, and for fans of uptempo basketball that is going to be the case Monday in one of two semifinals here at the 2019 B.C. junior boys basketball championships.

The Burnaby South Rebels have been forced to forfeit an opening-round win at the Lower Mainland Quad A championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Burnaby South basketball: Ineligible player ruling and forfeiture put Lower Mainland’s No. 1 seed on marathon road to B.C. tourney

BURNABY — The Burnaby South Rebels are suddenly facing a lot longer road to qualifying for the B.C. senior boys Quad-A basketball championships.

Kitsilano's charismatic senior guard Luka Dolman dodged the surgeon's knife and cut weeks off his return from an ACL injury in time to lead the Blue Demons into next week's Lower Mainland Quad-A championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Last season, head coach Guy da Silva carried Saints to the B.C. junior varsity basketball title at the LEC. The latest polls have St. George's right back in the hunt at No. 3. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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01.30.19 B.C. JV boys basketball Big 10 rankings: No. 1 Burnaby South carries No. 1 into the February Frenzy!

LANGLEY — The Burnaby South Rebels continue to hold on to the No. 1 spot in the B.C. junior varsity boys basketball rankings.

Manroop Clair (right) of the UBC Thunderbirds has always been known for his ability to hoist. Now, however, his foes have to tend to an equally dangerous floor game. (Photo by Richard Lam property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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The flair of UBC’s Manroop Clair: More than just a deep threat, new freedom give ‘Birds veteran guard room to prosper

VANCOUVER — Manroop Clair doesn’t care if his reputation precedes him, because let’s face it, the UBC Thunderbirds’ fourth-year transfer guard has always embraced the fact that he is known to all as a shooter’s shooter.

Back on Dec. 7 at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational, Sufi Ahmed (left) and the Byrne Creek Bulldogs clashed with Jordane Burke and the Oak Bay Bays. This weekend, Byrne Creek is at the STM Chancellor, while Oak Bay is at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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What happens when Fox’s Legal Beagle and STM’s Chancellor collide? Fourteen Top-10 teams, 46 games and 21 kilometres of pavement!

LANGLEY — The best collection of B.C. senior varsity boys basketball talent will all be gathered under one collective roof on March 6.That’s when all four tiers begin respective four-day runs at the B.C. championships hosted by the Langley Events Centre.But how about the next-best overall collection of teams from that same talent pool in […]

Sir Charles Tupper point guard Norben Bulosan (right) fends off the aggressive defence of Garfield's Rodriguez Green on Saturday in the Tamanawis Holiday Classic finale. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tupper’s Norben Bulosan: “…man, he’s got the heart of a lion” says Garfield coach after ‘Dawgs top Tigers in Tammy tourney final

SURREY — It was the smallest guy on the floor who made the biggest impression on the head coach of Seattle’s defending Triple A state champion Garfield Bulldogs.