North Delta's Suraj Gahir (left) and Oak Bay's Diego Maffia comprise their own mutual admiration society. (Photos by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Suraj and Diego: North Delta’s Gahir and Oak Bay’s Maffia are both a blue-chip all-star pair and a mutual admiration society

NORTH DELTA — They have played against each only one time, and yet as each counts down to Saturday, the final day of their respective high school basketball careers, maybe it’s no surprise that they have already formed a mutual admiration society.Off the court, Oak Bay’s Diego Maffia and North Delta’s Suraj Gahir showed themselves to […]

North Delta's Suraj Gahir will arrive at Saturday's all-star game unsure of his next landing spot, but certain that patience will allow him to make the best possible choice. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Suraj Gahir: North Delta’s Triple-A MVP, with an all-star date Saturday, preaches patience in finding his next-level hoops home

NORTH DELTA — Over a senior high school season in which he injured his ankle and bravely did everything he could to help his team keep their collective heads above water, it’s safe to say that Suraj Gahir learned what having patience was truly all about.

North Delta assistant coach Bill Edwards sports the 1990 championship ring from the team's last B.C title. On Saturday, it inspired a new generation of Huskies. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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A SUNDAY READ: An old ring on a clenched fist! How the North Delta Huskies won their first B.C. title in three decades

LANGLEY — All around him, in the frenzied aftermath of victory, as the delirious North Delta fans stormed the Langley Events Centre Court, the old ball coach was standing off to the side, soaking in a feeling he hadn’t experienced in very nearly three decades.

Vernon Panthers' point guard Zack Smith battles through the defensive presence of the A.R. MacNeill Ravens on Friday. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TRIPLE A: After 33 years, Vernon’s churnin’ Panthers return to a B.C. final! Says coach Reid “…there is a football factor there for sure.”

LANGLEY — Heading into tonight’s B.C. Triple A championship final, it’s fair to say that the North Delta Huskies have a J.D. Jackson-like presence in their line-up in the form of long-and-explosive senior guard Suraj Gahir.

That's the look of pure elation on the face of North Delta's Suraj Gahir after hitting his game-winning triple with just under three seconds remaining in the Huskies' 62-61 win over Duchess Park. While teammate Bhavraj Thiara trails, a Condors' player falls to the floor in disbelief. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Husky nation hopes to end near-30 year B.C. title drought tonight after North Delta’s Gahir banks home Final 4 dagger trey versus Duchess Park

LANGLEY — It was the shot his coach had told him not to take. But in the end, it was the shot for his teammates and for the generations of greying men who wondered whether the day was ever going to come again.

Timberwolves Classic MVP Norben Bulosan (right) of the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers sharers a lighter moment with teammate Gaurab Acharya (3) Saturday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Timberwolves Classic ’19: Topping No. 2 Vernon Panthers no small feat for compact MVP Bulosan and No. 1 Tupper Tigers

ABBOTSFORD — Until we meet again? East Vancouver’s No. 1-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers and the No. 2 Vernon Panthers may well have given an advance showing of the B.C. senior boys Triple A basketball championship final deep in the Fraser Valley on Saturday night.

Holy Cross' Andre Mangonon (left) tries to slow the progress of Oak Bay's Jaime Palamos Molins during Saturday's Legal Beagle championship final in Port Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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01.16.18 B.C. boys basketball rankings: Beagle champ Holy Cross take new Quad-A No. 1 into B.C. Catholics

Terry Fox’s Legal Beagle shook up the Quad A ranks to the extent that different teams occupy spots one through eight from a week ago. Similar changes abound at Single-A, where a new No. 1 also resides.

Tupper's Gaurab Acharya has returned following a lengthy injury, and the No. 2 Tupper Tigers have advanced to the semifinals of STMC's Chancellor Invitational. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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CHANCELLOR 2019: No. 1 Huskies, No. 2 Tigers keep title hopes alive, but West Van, Byrne Creek also on Final 4 dance card

BURNABY — The Chancellor Invitational may or may not have a B.C. Triple A No. 1 vs. No. 2 senior boys championship final on Saturday night. What is known, however, is that it’s going to be a great game regardless of who gets there.

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 […]

North Delta Huskies' senior guard Suraj Gahir is ready to establish himself as one of the greatest North Delta Huskies of all time this season. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2018: Led by electrifying Suraj Gahir, senior-laden North Delta Huskies chase first B.C. title since 1990

NORTH DELTA — Twenty-nine seasons after their last grand triumph, Husky pride has once again hit the heights and it will all be on display for three days later this week at the Langley Events Centre.