Burnaby South's Karn Aujla was a tower of power Monday, scoring 31 points and leading the Rebels into the B.C. JV title game the second time in three seasons. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Karan the Magnificent: Burnaby South big-man Aujla lifts 33-0 Rebels into B.C. JV final tonight against Richmond’s upstart McMath Wildcats

LANGLEY —Karan Aujla’s only in the ninth grade, so you have to excuse him for being a little wide-eyed in the face of a reporter’s questions.

R.A. McMath Wildcats' player exult after Elias Khan's last-second basket carried the Richmond team into Tuesday's B.C. JV final against Burnaby South. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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McMath’s equation of ‘Team, Team, Team’ adds up to OT win over No. 2 VC Irish, now it’s No. 1 Burnaby South in B.C. JV finals

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.

Claremont's Ben Manns (left) plays a little unintentional suffocating defence on Burnaby South's Jimmy Zaborniak on Sunday at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Boys 2019: Our look at how No. 1 Burnaby South & No. 4 St.Pat’s arrived at Monday’s ‘guards galore’ Final 4 showdown

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.

Yale's Reid Loewen (left) does his best to slow McMath's Rio Hutchful during Sunday Elite 8 play at the Langley Events Centre. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Junior Boys 2019: A look at how powerhouse Van College and underdog McMath have arrived at Monday’s Final Four showdown

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.

Vancouver College head coach Trixie Cruz brings out the fight in her Fighting Irish on Saturday night at the LEC. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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B.C. Jr. Boys 2019: It’s Cruz control as Van College coach Trixie Cruz dials up late zone defence, Fighting Irish top Terry Fox for Elite 8 berth

LANGLEY — Trixie Cruz was willing to play a hunch, and on Saturday at the Langley Events Centre, it proved to be the difference for the Vancouver College Fighting Irish.

Vancouver College's Damien Clark is an exciting Grade 9 talent guided by Fighting Irish head coach Mike Roselli. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Van College’s wrestling Irish: Rising stars like Grade 9 Damien Clark signal rise in fortunes as B.C. tourney opens Monday at LEC

VANCOUVER — At a school were football, basketball and rowing are king, and where soccer came out of nowhere this past November to claim its first-ever top-tiered B.C. title, you’d think the student body was already pretty much picked over for athletes.

Kitsilano's charismatic senior guard Luka Dolman dodged the surgeon's knife and cut weeks off his return from an ACL injury in time to lead the Blue Demons into next week's Lower Mainland Quad-A championships. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
St. George's Jerric Palma scored a game-high 25 points Wednesday to lead Saints past Vancouver College at the Dragon's Lair. (Photo by Bob Frid property of St. George's athletics 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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St. George’s shakes off freakish free-throw funk, Palma leads No. 8 Saints past No. 3 Vancouver College Fighting Irish

VANCOUVER — The most important home game of their season almost became too big a moment for the St. George’s Saints on Wednesday night.

Vancouver College's Toni Maric was a tower of power as he led the Fighting Irish to victory Tuesday. (File photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Toni the Tiger! Fighting Irish senior big man Maric prowls paint, his 13 fourth-quarter points huge in Indy win over St. George’s Saints

Toni Maric may have been in a fourth-quarter pickle, but on Tuesday, it just seemed to be a case of more pressure the better for Vancouver College’s senior big man.

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)