Ty Rowell, Walnut Grove's star senior guard, was one half an epic clash at the LEC against Kelowna. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Quad A: Gators, Owls clash reminds us all why we care so much about our high school game

LANGLEY — Sometimes, on those nights when the basketball gods deem it time, the things that allow a most beautiful game to achieve a heightened state of existence unfold before our eyes and remind us why we care so much.

The Holy Cross Crusaders gave chase to Ty Rowell and the Walnut Grove Gators on Friday at the LEC. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Quad A: Grove v. Kelowna, Ty v. Mace, a final that looks like “…a treat, a basketball treat”

LANGLEY — In their senior seasons, on the province’s two best teams, and now, facing each other in the final game of their respective high school basketball careers.Go on, say it: Today is the day for Ty Rowell vs. Mason Bourcier.

Kelowna's Paige Watson (left) tries to slow STA's Kristinn Black on Saturday at the LEC. (Howard Tsumura, Varsity Letters photo)
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STA’s Fighting Saints cap dream season for girls basketball at North Van school

LANGLEY — They did not field a girls basketball team at the senior varsity level in 2016-17, but North Vancouver’s St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints still had what could only be described as a dream hoops season.One week after the Fighting Saints won the B.C. Grade 9 title, they stepped up to an even bigger […]

Panorama Ridge's Savannah Dhaliwal hangs on during collision with Churchill's Michelle Huang during opening-round action Wednesday at the Telus BC Triple A girls basketball championships. (Howard Tsumura -- Varsity Letters photo)
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FINAL: 03.01.17: Day 1 from the Telus B.C. girls basketball championships

It’s a wrap from Day 1 at the 2017 Telus BC girls high school senior varsity basketball championships.Here are game recaps from all 16 sudden-elimination contests. First we lead off with a look at Thursday’s schedule.DOUBLE AQUARTERFINALS12 p.m. — South Kamloops vs. Immaculta, 1:45 p.m. — Seycove vs. Ballenas, 3:30 p.m. — Vernon vs. Windsor; […]

I try and do the impossible: Put together the bracket for the BC girls AAA basketball championships!
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Tsumura: Here’s my draw for the 2017 B.C. AAA girls hoops tourney

Impossible to seed, impossible to please.Just downright impossible.Greater minds than myself have been entrusted with putting together tonight’s draws (7 p.m. live stream, click here) for both the B.C. AA and AAA senior girls basketball championships.So I figured I would give the AAA draw a shot. (For fun coaches, please keep this in mind).TOP HALF […]

THE BC HIGH SCHOOL TOP 10'S
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02.08.17: VarsityLetters Big 10 rankings

Here’s are the B.C. boys and girls high school basketball rankings for this week:VARSITYLETTERS.CABIG 10 BASKETBALL RANKINGSSENIOR BOYSQUAD A (records, ranking reflect games played through Feb. 7. Records indicate games against B.C. competition only)1. Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (22-1) (LW-1)Last week — Won all three games to finish at Kelowna-Western Canada Invitational. Def. Campbell Collegiate […]