PORT COQUITLAM — The basketball court is the place where Avery Sussex has shown her heart from the very start.It’s also the place where it’s been impossible to miss the fact that she’s had her guile for a while.Very few players ever make the kind of debut that Sussex did, when as a 10th grader […]
LANGLEY — The hardest thing to do this season in the B.C. girls high school basketball world was to avoid concentrating on the obvious.And as so many coaches around this province would ultimately discover, paying too much defensive attention to perhaps the greatest scorer to ever grace our midst was ultimately not the answer to […]
LANGLEY — Imagine a B.C. girls high school basketball world without any tiers of classification.Instead, replace it with a soup pot of sorts in which every team in the province is thrown together to form a chowder-like broth.Bring to a boil.Cover.Simmer.Let the cream rise to the top.And when you lift that cover, who might you […]
B.C. high school basketball coaches could barely contain their excitement Tuesday evening as they spoke with Varsity Letters just minutes after the official decision came down that B.C. high school basketball’s delayed opening was over, and that tip-off around the province would take place on Wednesday.“They have been waiting to go now for weeks,” said […]
PORT COQUITLAM — When you’re dropping 38 points in a senior varsity game as an eighth grader, the way Sammy Shields did back in the 2016-17 season, it seems a given that the greatest strength of the Riverside Rapids’ Grade 11 standout guard is her scoring ability.And while it’s hard to make a case that […]
ABBOTSFORD — For Amanda Matsui, the map of her own version of the road less travelled takes two years to navigate.
PORT COQUITLAM — To tell the story of Jessica Parker without cutting corners is to be, at once, both challenged and inspired.
LANGLEY — Canada’s first-ever national girls club basketball championships will tip-off in about six weeks time, right here in B.C.
PORT COQUITLAM — On the last day of the 2016-17 high school basketball season, dire predictions about the state of the girls game in our province seemed to be the last thing on anyone’s mind.A new concept, which pitted age-class competition in an all-star game format between the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland zones on […]
PORT COQUITLAM — They weren’t supposed to have a team this season.