No. 1 RIVERSIDE 73 No. 2 WALNUT GROVE 68By Howard TsumuraLANGLEY — Saturday night’s championship final of the showcase Super 16 bracket here at the Tsumura Basketball Invitational produced not only a worthy champion, but yet another reminder that we are in the midst of what might be the most dominant individual streak of scoring […]
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Tsumura Basketball 2022: Tweedy’s MVP Sevene Grewal puts her heart on the three-point line, leads Panthers past Ramblers for Local 8 title!
LORD TWEEDSMUIR 69 MAPLE RIDGE 43By Howard TsumuraLANGLEY — In the tradition of all great shooters, Sevene Grewal knew just how to shake off the doldrums of a slow day on the court.She trusted that shot of hers, and in the end, it rewarded both her and the rest of Surrey’s Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers with […]
TBI Super 16 quarters: Three seasons after winning 2019 Tsumura title, Okanagan Mission tops Churchill for Friday Final Four berth!
OKANAGAN MISSION 57 SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL 49BY Howard TsumuraLANGLEY — Last season’s Tsumura Basketball Invitational just managed to beat the shutdown of all high school basketball tournaments in the new year owing to the spread of the Omicron variant.Still, the threat was still real enough to keep up-country teams on a travel ban and off […]
FINAL EDITION! Tsumura Girls Basketball 2022 has put Day 1 in the books! We’ve got reports and photos from all 16 games right here!
LANGLEY — We have officially gone FINAL on Day 1 of the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational.And we’re proud to offer you, our loyal readers, stories on all 16 championship round games, all with live quotes from coaches and players, and all with game photographs.A huge tip of the Tsumura cap to my LEC mates Gary […]
Tsumura Basketball 2022: Our 32-team girls event tips off Wednesday in historic fashion with all four preseason No. 1’s set to take part!
LANGLEY — The 2022 senior girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational, set to open a four-day run Wednesday at the Langley Events Centre will unveil something of an historic opening-day draw.No official records have been kept, but our star-studded 32-team tournament, broken down into three separate draws this season, may well likely be the first to ever […]
Rising 8’s TBI 2022 final: Front-court force of Spectrum’s Hinrichsen and Felt carry Victoria’s Thunder past North Delta Huskies in title tilt!
SPECTRUM 79 NORTH DELTA 62LANGLEY — It’s not going to be too far in the distant future before Justin Hinrichsen and Tyler Felt are going to be among the most talked-about players in B.C. boys high school basketball.Shoot, it’s getting tougher and tougher by the day to ignore the Grade 10 sensations playing in the […]
Tsumura Basketball 2022: A chip off the old hoops block, Grade 10 Justin Hinrichsen helps lead Spectrum Thunder precisely 30 seasons after dad Eric’s B.C. title with Carihi Tyees!
Justin Hinrichsen doesn’t spent a whole lot of time thinking about it.“It just happens,” the 6-foot-3, 165-pound Grade 10 guard/forward with Victoria’s Spectrum Thunder admits when asked how his rare combination of athleticism, talent and instinct has managed to intersect in such a timely fashion just weeks into his first season of senior varsity hoops.“I’ve […]
TBI 2022: Burnaby Central boys, Pitt Meadows girls draw into the fold after late cancellations, latest draws now available
LANGLEY TOWNSHIP – There have been a pair of late changes to both boys and girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational eight-team draws, prompting us to re-publish those affected brackets.In the boys TBI, Langley Secondary has dropped out of the Langley-Surrey region eight-team draw. Taking their place will be the Burnaby Central Wildcats, who will now oppose […]
Quad-A No. 1 Semiahmoo brings Seattle-area’s Eastside Catholic Crusaders and top prospect Cofie to the LEC! 35 years after Richmond-DeMatha, the B.C.-U.S. tradition continues!
LANGLEY TOWNSHIP — The players on B.C.’s No. 1-ranked senior boys Quad-A basketball team likely aren’t aware of it, but when South Surrey’s Semiamoo Thunderbirds take to the court later next month at the Langley Events Centre, they’ll be paying a bit of a tribute to one of this province’s pioneering programs: The 1980’s-era Richmond […]
Help! Tsumura Basketball Invitational looking for one more girls team for Dec. 14-17 tournament at Langley Events Centre!
LANGLEY TOWNSHIP — Hello B.C. senior girls basketball head coaches.It’s Howard Tsumura here, and I am writing to you with news that we are looking to fill an opening — due to a very late cancellation — in one of our brackets at next month’s 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational (Dec. 14-17) at the Langley Events […]