Guy MacPherson and your author after a great day of strumming this past November. (Photo courtesy MacPherson family 2024. All Rights Reserved)
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Guy MacPherson (1962-2024) To my basketball-writing brother: I’ll miss you at the B.C.’s this week… but I know you will be watching!

VANCOUVER — “Hey Howard, I’ve got someone you have to meet” my friend, the former Victoria Times-Colonist basketball writer Jeff Rud said, finding me in my customary position, slumped over my laptop while transcribing an interview during one of the frequent media gatherings called by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the run-up to their first season […]

King George guard Ashton Vij (left) and the rest of his Dragons, pictured here during championship game action against St. Thomas More at the 2023 Tsumura Basketball Invitational this past December, retained their position at No. 1 in the most recent B.C. senior boys Double-A Top 10 issued Wednesday. (Photo by Wilson Wong protected image 2023, All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. BOYS BASKETBALL TOP 10 RANKINGS 01.10.24 EDITION: Oak Bay back on top at Quad-A! B.C.’s newest cross-town rivalry resumes vs No. 2 Spectrum resumes Jan. 16! First ranks of 2024 are here!

LANGLEY — As 2023 gives way to 2024, it’s been a case of ‘all quiet’ atop the upper reaches of B.C. senior boys basketball.That is unless you look to the Vancouver Island South league, where the province’s top two Quad-A teams are making news each time they step on the court.The latest installement in the […]

Semiahmoo point guard Torian Lee is guarded by Oak Bay's Thomas Beames during play at the Terry Fox Legal Beagle Invitational Jan. 7 in Port Coquitlam. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Legal Beagle 2023: No. 1 Semiahmoo flourishes with “team to beat” target! Thunderbirds top No. 6 Oak Bay in tourney final, while No. 4 Kelowna Owls top host Terry Fox Ravens for third

PORT COQUITLAM — Marcus Flores will admit that nothing can ever fully replicate the feeling of stepping out in front of a screaming, sold-out crowd to play for a provincial championship title at the home of B.C. high school basketball, otherwise known as the Langley Events Centre.That’s just what the 6-foot-7 senior forward/centre and the […]

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 […]

Thirty years after his dad Darren starred for Kelowna, new Owls starting point guard Nash Semeniuk helped lead his team past Burnaby South in the semifinals of the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational on Friday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of SFU athletics 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Final 4 Friday: Kelowna guard Nash Semeniuk, named after you know who, wears No. 13 with pride as Owls top Rebels for title game berth!

LANGLEY – If there was a heart-and-soul force on the floor at the Langley Events Centre on Friday night during the Tsumura Basketball Invitational Super 16’s semifinal round, chances are he was wearing the No. 13 jersey of the Kelowna Owls. Leading with his heart and playing with an unrestrained purpose, there was no denying […]

Oak Bay's Finley Lillis looks to pass out of a Vancouver College double team which including Irish big man Roko Maric during TBI Super 16 semifinal Friday night at the LEC. (Photo by Gary Ahuja property of Langley Events Centre 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball Super 16’s Final 4 Friday: In a galaxy of Oak Bay stars, Arnatt’s 32-point night helps Bays outshine VC Irish en route to title game!

OAK BAY 85 VANCOUVER COLLEGE 70LANGLEY — It stood as a testament to toll to be paid along the build-up towards the character-testing nature of a fourth-quarter stretch drive.On Friday, there was nothing to choose between Victoria’s Oak Bay Bays and the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in the second of two Tsumura Basketball Invitational Super […]

Burnaby Mountain's Aidan Lear (left) is defended by Vancouver College's Aidan Lear during opening-round play in the TBI Super 16 draw Wednesday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: We’ve gone final for Day 1 of the TBI Super 16 draw! Game reports, photos and Thursday’s schedule are all here!

LANGLEY — We are complete here after Day 1 at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational’s senior boys Super 16 draw.THURSDAYQUARTERFINALS (all games at Centre Court)3:30 p.m. — Kelowna vs. St. Patricks5 p.m. — Burnaby South vs. Enver Creek6:45 p.m. — Vancouver College vs. Fleetwood Park8:15 p.m. — Oak Bay vs. Sir Winston ChurchillWEDNESDAY’S GAMESVANCOUVER COLLEGE 83 […]

Lord Byng point guard Eli Mullin (left) drives past Brookswood's Logan Stewart at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2022 All Rights Reserved)
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WE’RE COMPLETE! DAY 1 at Tsumura Basketball 2022: Complete game reports from our senior boys Rising 8 draw!

We are now complete after Day 1 of the inaugural Rising 8 bracket here at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.SCHEUDLETHURSDAYSEMIFINALS(games at South Court)6:45 p.m.– Spectrum vs. Lord Byng8:15 p.m. — Steveston London vs. North DeltaFor a complete report of the Local 8 tournament, please go to the bottom of this story for a filing from […]

Brookswood's Logan Stewart found the going tough against the defence of Tyler Browne and the rest of Victoria's Oak Bay Bays. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2022. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Jr. Boys Elite 8: Oak Bay tops Brookswood, Bays’ coach David Thompson loves his ‘basketball junkies’!

LANGLEY — David Thompson loves the way his players love the game.The head coach of the Vancouver Island champion Oak Bay Bays got yet another commanding performance from his so-called ‘basketball junkies’ on Sunday morning, as the No. 5-seeded Victoria squad used a commanding third-quarter surge to hand Langley’s No. 20-seeded Brookswood Bobcats a 58-49 […]

Centennial's Dominic Parolin make an emphatic first-half statement for Coquitlam's Centennial Centaurs in its clash against the R.A. McMath Wildcats of Richmond during the Sweet 16 round of TBI 2019 on Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Tsumura Basketball Boys 2019 Day 2 Sweet 16! All the game reports from the Langley Events Centre

LANGLEY —We’re going final from Day 2 here at the 2019 TBI.Full game reports are below, but first, a reminder that Friday’s quarterfinal games kick off at 9 a.m., while the semifinals tip off at 6:45 p.m.All championship round games are being played on Centre Court, so if you wanted to get your fill of […]