LANGLEY — There’s a memorable line from the classic high school basketball movie Hoosiers that seemed especially apropos Monday night as a classic of playoff game unfolded at the Langley Events Centre.
LANGLEY — How many great guards on the floor is too many? That’s a silly question because the more the merrier, and for fans of uptempo basketball that is going to be the case Monday in one of two semifinals here at the 2019 B.C. junior boys basketball championships.
Who’s on a higher high? That’s the question the No. 2-seeded Vancouver College Fighting Irish and Richmond’s No. 6-seeded R.A. McMath Wildcats have to be asking of each other heading into Monday’s 8 p.m. B.C. junior boys basketball championship semifinal clash here at the Langley Events Centre.
LANGLEY — Single-minded purpose. Back in about 10th grade, when Jenna Dick made a huge senior varsity splash with the Brookswood Bobcats, she might not have been capable of encapsulating her thoughts on what needs to happen for a team to raise the level of their collective mercury in order to win a basketball game.
A new No. 1 reflects the parity of the pack. Richmond’s R.A. McMath Wildcats, ahead of its 3:30 p.m. zone semifinal clash Tuesday at Minoru Park against visiting Lord Byng of Vancouver, has moved into the hot seat in the run-up to the B.C. tourney, now just over two weeks away.
LANGLEY — Five of the eight quarterfinalists from the recent B.C. boys senior boys AAA championships are back as part of the Pre-Preseason rankings. All of that adds up to growing rivalries and the continued competitive excellence within the province’s newest tier.
RICHMOND — The game’s stretch drive took the stretch out Burnaby’s Byrne Creek Bulldogs, yet even without the enviable length and wing-span provided by two if its most dynamic players, B.C.’s No. 1-ranked senior boys Triple A basketball team found a way to repeat as Lower Mainland AAA champs Friday at the Richmond Olympic Oval.
The action is over on semifinal Friday at the Chancellor Invitational. It will be No. 1 Byrne Creek vs. No. 6 Argyle in Saturday’s championship final. A look:
Welcome to Day 1 of the senior girls varsity Tsumura Basketball Invitational. Here’s our look at all eight games from the opening round of Sweet 16.
VANCOUVER — Yes, it was hard to leave The Province after 26 years this past January. It was easy, however, to say ‘Yes’ when asked by my old employer to continue steering and guiding what I feel has become the benchmark in terms of high school sports journalism in our country.