Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers' guard Josh Hendricks (left) keeps a close eye on Holy Cross Crusaders' guard Tee Osei-Anim during recent Tsumura Basketball Invitational. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
In honour of our weekly Big 10 rankings, we give you one of B.C.'s best No. 10's, Walnut Grove's Alasdair Coyle, in action this past weekend at the TBI 2017. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Terry Fox head coach Brad Petersen led his Ravens' to fourth at this past weekend's TBI. His PoCo squad will be looking to a lot better by the time the Legal Beagle rolls around in January. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Legal Beagle 2018! Varsity Letters gives you the first look as the Terry Fox Ravens prepare to host a blockbuster

PORT COQUITLAM — B.C.’s boys basketball fans, here’s something to spend your holidays counting down! The Terry Fox Legal Beagle invitational rolls Jan. 11-13 at the Port Coquitlam school and the draw, released here on Varsity Letters, is a dandy.

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)
Holy Cross Crusaders' guard Gabe Takeawoa was at his best Friday, leading the Surrey school past Abby's SW.J. Mouat Hawks in the semifinals of the 2017 TBI. (Wilson Wong/UBC athletics photo not to be used without granted permission)
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From B.C. Final Four last March to Tsumura Basketball’s title-tilt on Saturday, all hail Holy Cross vs. Oak Bay at the LEC!

LANGLEY — When last we left Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders and the Oak Bay Bays of Victoria, we were right here at the Langley Events Centre. It was mid-March and the Crusaders were topping the Bays for third-place at the Telus B.C. AAAA championship tournament.

North Delta Huskies head coach Jesse Hundal places equal importance on the team's on-court work ethic and its off-court appreciation of program history. (Varsity letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TBI 2017: Future bright but history also key for North Delta’s tradition-honouring basketball Huskies

NORTH DELTA — It’s easy to have a soft spot for a classic era of B.C. boys high school basketball, that span during the early-to-mid 1970s when the growth in the popularity of the game was out of control, and the single-tiered championship final was a mass spectacle played in venues as large as the […]

Handsworth's Charlie Dannatt (second) left wound up topping Oak Bay's Tyler Dozzi in the final of the 3,000m Saturday in Langley. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Check-list Charlie does it all! Royals’ Dannatt takes double gold, sets new 3-K mark

BURNABY — The only way Charlie Dannatt could have predicted the final weekend of his high school track career would have been to answer the question ‘What’s greatest dream finish you could possibly predict for yourself?’

Uyi Ologhola and the No. 1-ranked Quad A Holy Cross Crusaders will headline the 2017 Tsumura Basketball Invitational Dec. 7-9 at the Langley Events Centre. (Wilson Wong for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Tsumura Basketball boys 2017 invitational to feature cream of next season’s 4A/3A crop

NORTH DELTA — Only 212 more days!The 2017 boys Tsumura Basketball Invitational doesn’t tip off its three-day run at the Langley Events Centre until Dec. 7.But that doesn’t mean we can’t unveil the 16-team field now.

Sardis Secondary's Tyus DeVries is being coached by his father this season, former Alberta Golden Bears' great Greg DeVries. (Photo -- Lisa DeVries)
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The DeVries family: A basketball story of father and son

ABBOTSFORD — It was on one of those recent snow days in the eastern part of the Fraser Valley when a father and his son, both shut-ins for the day, settled together on the couch and watched a basketball game played over a quarter-century ago.