W.J. Mouat's Tyler Nelson (left) and Gavin Bhullar of the New West Hyacks eye the prize Saturday at Terry Fox's Legal Beagle. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
Vancouver College's Jason Soriano (right) does his best to slow Brent Padilla of Holy Cross during a quarterfinal play-in clash between a pair of Top 10 Quad-A teams Friday morning in PoCo. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Holy Cross beats VC in all-Catholic battle, Oak Bay tops Tammy: Legal Beagle’s Friday night Final Four dance card now complete

PORT COQUITLAM — The Holy Cross Crusaders and Oak Bay Bays will attempt to go 2-0 over perhaps the most competitive single day of their 2018-19 senior boys Quad A basketball seasons.

Miguel Tomley, pictured scoring two of his game-high 66 points in the final game of his B.C. high school career in March of 2018, is spending this season in Ontario at RISE Academy, prepping for a Div. 1 career set to begin this fall at Santa Clara. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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From Surrey to Santa Clara: Tammy’s superstar grad Miguel Tomley preps his game for sudden impact at Nash’s alma mater

SURREY — If you watched the way in which Miguel Tomley closed out his senior season last March, you would be correct in stating that only a handful of others in the long history of B.C. boys high school basketball were as ready to start an NCAA Div. 1 basketball career as the Tamanawis Wildcats’ […]

Sir Charles Tupper point guard Norben Bulosan (right) fends off the aggressive defence of Garfield's Rodriguez Green on Saturday in the Tamanawis Holiday Classic finale. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2018. All Rights Reserved)
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Tupper’s Norben Bulosan: “…man, he’s got the heart of a lion” says Garfield coach after ‘Dawgs top Tigers in Tammy tourney final

SURREY — It was the smallest guy on the floor who made the biggest impression on the head coach of Seattle’s defending Triple A state champion Garfield Bulldogs.

Burnaby South fans may well get a chance to enjoy another of these rare moments as the Rebels will enter the 2018-19 season as the clear B.C. Quad A title favourite. (Photo by Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
Miguel Tomley of Surrey's Tamanawis Wildcats finished his career as the all-time single-season scoring leader in B.C. boys high school basketball championship tournament history. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of UBC athletics)
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Miguel Tomley: So where does Tammy’s prodigious talent stand in the grand pecking order of B.C. high school hoops?

LANGLEY — It’s up to you, the basketball fan, to decide just where Miguel Tomley sits on a list of our province’s grandest-ever high school basketball talents.

Semiahmoo's Adam Paige contests a shot by Tamanawis' Miguel Tomley in Friday Final Four action at the LEC. Tomley scored 48 but the Totems prevailed 74-67. Also on the scene are Jordon Chen (4) and Vlad Mihaila. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Semiahmoo Totems: “Great teams have great teammates” are words Surrey team takes to heart as it plays in first B.C. final since 1961

LANGLEY — When you talk about the 2017-18 Semiahmoo Totems senior boys basketball team, it’s impossible to do so without referencing the importance they have placed on something best described as their intangible basketball culture.

Watching North Delta's Suraj Gahir reminds this former Huskies grad of the 1987-88 season and the sublime play of former ND great Craig Preece. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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TSUMURA: On 30 years of B.C. high school basketball ties, and why the 1988 Final Four remains my all-time favourite

LANGLEY — I am writing with pace in my hotel room this morning because I have a self-imposed deadline on my plate. It’s 9:32 a.m. and I start to tap keys, and I must be at the Langley Events Centre by the strike of noon to watch the Fighting Irish of Vancouver College tip-off against Victoria’s […]

The Tamanawis Wildcats and W.J. Mouat Hawks met in a thrilling Fraser Valley Quad-A final last Sunday at the LEC. I've seeded Tammy No. 2 and Mouat No. 4 in my 16-team senior boys bracket. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca)
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Howie’s look: A day in advance, how I would construct the B.C. senior boys AAAA Championship draw

LANGLEY — The real experts will have their work cut out for them on Sunday morning when they gather here to assemble the draws for all four of the tiered B.C. senior boys basketball championships which tip off four-day runs this coming Wednesday at the LEC.