Robert Bateman guard Cally Izbicki, part of a small core of returning seniors, helps lead host Robert Bateman into the 2020 Timberwolves Classic beginning Thursday in Abbotsford. (Photo by Rick MacDonald property of Robert Bateman athletics 2020. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Girls Basketball

Timberwolves Classic 2020: In a new, four-tiered girls basketball world, Bateman’s annual 16-team classic pays homage to changing times

ABBOTSFORD — Study the draw for the 2020 Timberwolves Classic tournament at Robert Bateman Secondary this weekend, and by its composition alone, you get the truest indication of where we stand two months into the first season of four-tiered senior varsity girls basketball in the province of B.C.

Increased confidence in her overall game was apparent Tuesday in the play of St. Thomas Aquinas' Grade 10 forward Jessica Clark (right), here guarding G.W. Graham's Aliza Dueck in the Futures All-Star game played at St. Thomas More in Burnaby. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
Feature High School Girls Basketball

FUTURES PHENOMS: Rowell and Clark highlight all-star undercard; Tuchscherer, Cabuco, Kamstra, Munie, Forsyth also impress

BURNABY — The format in play for 2018 Fraser Valley vs. Lower Mainland girls high school all-star games not only affords a fitting chance to say farewell to some of B.C.’s best graduating seniors.

How sweet it is for the G.W. Graham Grizzlies, who on Friday night came together to celebrate the program's first-ever trip to a B.C. senior girls varsity basketball championship final. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of
Feature High School Girls Basketball

Grizzlies make history: G.W. Graham senior girls top Britannia in AA Final Four, set to play in first-ever B.C. varsity final

LANGLEY — There was a season of unprecedented growth within her roster, and as the calendar turned to a new year, there seemed to be hints everywhere that great things were possible.

Things got physical between Langley Christian's Katelynn Mallette (right) and Deanne Tuchscherer during Fraser Valley Double-A championship final played Saturday at Southridge in Surrey. (VarsityLetters photo by Howard Tsumura)
Feature High School Girls Basketball

LCS Lightning: Dani’s girls top Grizz, head to BC’s as Fraser Valley No. 1

SURREY — Danielle Gardner admitted her basketball team was taking a leap of faith in the offseason when the decision was made to move up from the Single-A tier it had dominated.