Extending to the window, Oak Bay's Griffin Arnatt, guarded by Kelowna's Aryton Daniels, led his Victoria-based Bays to the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Super 16 championship title Saturday night at the LEC. Arnatt, rebounding from an injury-plagued 2021-22 season, was later selected tourney MVP. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2022. Protected image. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: With MVP Arnatt leading the way, Victoria’s Oak Bay Bays stake ownership of the paint, ride complete performance to win TBI tussle with Kelowna Owls!

OAK BAY 73 KELOWNA 47LANGLEY — High school basketball’s version of spring reawakening doesn’t follow the standard calendar of the four seasons.Instead, it welcomes its own kind of re-birth in the early weeks of December, that time when the gymnasium, like the backyard garden, sprouts the new possibilities of the months to follow.On Saturday, that […]

Oak Bay's star guard Diego Maffia (right) produced one of the most historic moments in B.C. high school sports on Saturday in Kelowna. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
The story of the night: Holy Cross guard Michael Risi stares head-on at the offensive wizardry of Oak Bay guard Diego Maffia in the 20th Legal Beagle championship final staged Saturday night at Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox Secondary School gym. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ from Legal Beagle ’19: Why Holy Cross’ Michael Risi & Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia make BC high school basketball so special

PORT COQUITLAM — Michael Risi was handed the defensive assignment of his life Saturday evening, and when you consider it came at a basketball tournament known simply as ‘The Beagle’, it seemed fitting that all he needed in order to proceed was a figurative whiff of Diego Maffia’s sneakers.

Oak Bay's Diego Maffia was the picture of focus Saturday in the Bays win over Holy Cross in the 2017 TBI final at the Langley Events Centre. (Wilson Wong/UBC athletics photo not to be used with out granted permission)