Lord Tweedsmuir's Arjun Samra is carried around the court at the Langley Events Centre last March prior to being named the 2019 B.C. Quad A tournament MVP. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Arjun Samra: Tweedy’s Quad-A B.C. MVP willing to risk university hoops career as walk-on hopeful in order to chase UBC medical degree

SURREY — Earlier this month, he pulled on a jersey, laced up his sneakers and made his entrance onto the court at UBC’s War Memorial Gymnasium, running with the Thunderbirds’ veterans in what was his first post-secondary basketball experience.

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.

Lord Tweedsmuir's Arjun Samra is carried around the court at the Langley Events Centre prior to being named the 2019 B.C. Quad A tournament MVP Saturday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: How a legend’s text fuelled an epic rally and lifted the Tweedsmuir Panthers to a turnaround title for the ages!

LANGLEY — It arrived as intended, as a stern message from the heavens to go quietly into the night, to abandon what now appeared to be a futile quest to win their school’s first-ever B.C. senior boys basketball championship.

Holy Cross' Uyi Ologhola scored 32 points and was the clear choice as Fraser Valley 4A tourney MVP. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Holy Cross hoopsters are Crusaders for the the ages! Fraser Valley tourney’ swan song 4A final a blow-out win over No. 1 Terry Fox

LANGLEY — Prior to the start of the 2017-18 B.C. high school basketball season, coaches around this province were near-unanimous in their feeling that Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders should start the campaign as the province’s preseason Quad-A No. 1 team.

Holy Cross senior Michael Risi cuts a physical path to the rim Thursday, as his Crusaders topped Lord Tweedsmuir to earn a spot in Sunday's zone final and keep alive its hopes of a No. 1 overall seed in the B.C. Quad A championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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On a championship Crusade! Holy Cross tops Tweedsmuir, sets its sight on clash with No. 1 Fox in Sunday’s FV title tilt

LANGLEY — The last time they met on a court at the Langley Events Centre, way back on Dec. 7 of this season in the semifinals of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational, the Holy Cross Crusaders took one on the chin from the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers to the tune of 96-71.

Heritage Woods' Maddy Counsell (left) wins a loose ball as she hits the deck along with South Kam's Kendra Kaczur during Saturday action at the 2019 Top 10 Shoot-Out at Coquitlam's Centennial Secondary. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Centennial’s Top 10 Shoot-Out 2019: Live reports from Super Saturday’s placing games

COQUITLAM — We’re here at Centennial Secondary’s 2019 Top 10 Shoot-Out. Keep checking back on this posting for updates throughout the day from placing games leading up to today’s championship final (5:45 p.m.) between AAA powers Semiahmoo and Walnut Grove.

W.J. Mouat's Tyler Nelson (left) and Gavin Bhullar of the New West Hyacks eye the prize Saturday at Terry Fox's Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Kelowna's Hunter Simson scored a game-high 32 points Thursday as the No. 9 Kelowna Owls stunned No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir in the opening round of the Terry Fox Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2019 reports: Day 1 ends with a shocker as No. 9 Kelowna hits 24 threes in upset win over No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir

We’ve already profiled Vancouver College’s win over New Westminster earlier today. Here’s the rest of Day 1 from the Terry Fox Legal Beagle, including Kelowna’s upset of No. 1 Lord Tweedsmuir:

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 […]

If you had to peek especially hard on the court to notice Sarah Buckingham in past seasons, all of that has changed for the fourth-year TWU Spartans' guard this season. (Photo by Scott Stewart property of Trinity Western athletics 2018. All Rights Reserved)