R.A. McMath's Travis Hamberger (left), here being defended by Centennial's Leif Skelding at the 2018 B.C. Junior Varsity championship tournament, will lead his Wildcats into the 2020 TBI this coming December. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI Boys 2020: With a plethora of positivity and plenty of warm hoops karma, B.C.’s best accept invites for an early-season date at the LEC!

NORTH DELTA — Jesse Davis. Everett Swaim. Justin Sunga. Bobby Mabeny. KC Ibekwe. Ben Manns. Caleb Lyons. Rav Randhawa. Clay Kurtz. Karn Shergill. Rourke MacDonald. Travis Hamberger. Gyan Sandhu. Rhys Maestre. Milan John. Daniel Marcelo. Ekman Sohal. Arars Jahangiri. Jaydan Bains. Kyle Kong.

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers' rising senior guard Alyza Aikins will lead her team into the 2020 Tsumura Basketball Invitational this December at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Twenty teams for TBI 2020! Our roster for the annual senior girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational features B.C.’s best of the best!

LANGLEY — Our collective fingers are crossed with the hope that a safe fall and winter season is on the horizon for high school sports in the province of B.C.And in the spirit of that positivity, we hope that one of the final highlights of a challenging 2020 calendar year will be the latest edition of […]

Duchess Park's Caleb Lyons will return for his senior season as one of the most seasoned go-to scorers in B.C. senior boys high school basketball. (Photo by Paul Yates property of Vancouver Sports Pictures 2020. All Rights Reserved)
OKM Huskies' senior guard Melaina Corrado (centre) takes it hard to the rim against McMath's Caitlin Kippan (left) and Abby Bodden during B.C. AAA semifinal Friday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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Okanagan Mission Huskies revel in a defensive state of mind! Stops key an 11-0 run, win over McMath and berth in Saturday’s B.C. Triple A final

LANGLEY — When the Okanagan Mission Huskies came to Langley in mid-December for the Tsumura Basketball Invitational, they were an untested and relatively unknown entity in the world of B.C. high school girls basketball.After they beat the Britannia Bruins in the championship final, however, they set in place an identity which has made them one […]

Simon Fraser's junior guard Jessica Jones (left) hits the deck to battle for a loose ball in this past Saturday's home loss to Alaska Anchorage at the West Gym. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2020. All Rights Reserved)
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With a new balance in her basketball core, gritty Simon Fraser Clan guard Jessica Jones elevates her game atop Burnaby Mountain

BURNABY — Jessica Jones always believed she had what it took to become the kind of player and leader positioned at the very core of the Simon Fraser women’s basketball team.

Walnut Groves Anneke Cairnie (left) eyes the basket in Saturday's TBI 2019 fifth-place game while being guarded by R.A. McMath's Hope Chan. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2019 Girls: Walnut Grove Gators top McMath for fifth place as 2019-20 looks like the start of ‘deja vu, all over again’ for Langley power

LANGLEY — If it was a bit of an unfamiliar place for the Walnut Grove Gators to be on a mid-December Saturday, it’s understandable.For the past two years, the Gators have walked off the court here at the Langley Events Centre as champions of the Tsumura Basketball Invitational senior girls tournament, first behind the MVP […]

Kelowna's Nicole Torozan (centre) scoots through the paint against McMath's Liz Kennedy (left) and Kate Carkner. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI 2019 Elite Eight: Depth, shooting, athleticism carry Kelowna Owls to decisive win over Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats

LANGLEY — The 2019-20 Kelowna Owls are taking head coach Darren Semeniuk on a trip down memory lane.With a bevy of guards and an emerging pair of post players, the current edition that Semeniuk has cajoled into the Tsumura Basketball Invitational semifinals tonight (8:15 p.m.) following its decisive 70-39 win over the R.A. McMath Wildcats […]

St. Thomas More's Bella Gaspar (left) gets off a shot while defended by Brookswood's Quinn Jasper during Sweet 16 round of 2019 TBI on Thursday at the LEC. (Photo by Larry Lawson property of Portland State athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved) (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Utter madness hits TBI 2019 Sweet 16! Three Double-A schools crash Friday’s Elite 8 quarterfinals

LANGLEY —What a Thursday of upsets here at TBI.The Sweet 16 for 2019 will be remembered for the way that Double A teams sent the bracket into disarray.Hands up if you had Double A’s Langley Christian, Britannia and St. Thomas More knocking off, respectively, Quad A’s Terry Fox, Riverside and Brookswood?Utter madness!We’ve got all eight […]

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 VarsityLetters.ca 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 […]

SMUS' Karter Fry, drives to the basket between Tupper's DJ Laconsay (left) and Matthew Dunkerley during Wednesday's TBI Round 1 game at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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FINAL EDITION: Tsumura Basketball Invitational 2019 Boys – Our game-by-game reports live from the Langley Event Centre

LANGLEY — Welcome to the first day off the 2019 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.Please check back on this posting throughout the day for reports from the opening round’s four preliminary round games.SIR CHARLES TUPPER 56 SMUS 50LANGLEY — It was a game in which both teams could claim a disadvantage.East Vancouver’s Triple A No. 2-ranked Sir […]