G.W. Graham guard Jaya Bannerman and her Chilliwack-based Grizzlies will get the best competition of their season Thursday through Saturday at the LEC for TBI 2017. (Varsity Letters photo by Howard Tsumura)
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TBI 2017: Latest B.C. girls basketball rankings shows best-of-the-best squads headed to the LEC this week

LANGLEY — The senior varsity girls take centre this weekend at the Langley Events Centre as the 2017 Tsumura Basketball Invitational tips off a three-day run Thursday.

Keep the latest provincial top 10 rankings nearby for handy reference.

The TBI will feature eight of the current Top 10 AAA teams, plus three of its five honourable mention schools.

As well, TBI has four of the top five Top 10 AA teams, including the top three.

See the full tournament draw below.

Stars next to any teams below within this week’s rankings indicate their participation at the 2017 TBI.



1 Walnut Grove Gators (Langley) (LW-1)*

2 Kelowna Owls (2)

3 Brookswood Bobcats (Langley) (3)*

4 Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam) (HM)*

5 Abbotsford Panthers (5)*

6 Oak Bay Breakers (Victoria) (6)

7 Sullivan Heights Stars (Surrey) (7)*

8 Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) (8)*

9 R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond) (4)*

10 Semiahmoo Totems (Surrey) (9)*

Honourable mention — Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) (HM)*, Yale Lions (Abbotsford) (10), Carson Graham Eagles (North Vancouver) (HM)*, MEI Eagles (Abbotsford) (HM), Claremont Spartans (Victoria) (NR)*

(B.C. Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association)


1 South Kamloops Titans (LW-1)*

2 Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) (3)*

3 G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) (4)*

4 Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) (8)

5 Duchess Park Condors (Prince George) (6)

6 Westsyde Whundas (Kamloops) (HM)

7 St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints (North Vancouver) (5)*

8 Vernon Panthers (2)

9 St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby) (7)

10 Robert Bateman Timberwolves (Abbotsford) (NR)

Honourable mention — St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria) (HM), Southridge Storm (Surrey) (HM), Langley Christian Lightning (10), Seycove Seyhawks (North Vancouver) (9), Little Flower Academy Angels (Vancouver) (HM)

(B.C. Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association)


1 Credo Christian Kodiaks (Langley) (LW-1)

2 Unity Christian Flames (Chilliwack) (3) 

3 Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) (2)

4 Nechako Valley Viqueens (Vanderhoof) (6)

5 Pemberton Red Devils (4)

6. Heritage Christian Saints (Kelowna) (NR)

7 Charles Bloom Timberwolves (Lumby) (8)

8 Fernie Falcons (7)

9 Lakes District Lakers (Burns Lake) (HM)

10 Grand Forks Wolves (10)

Honourable mention — Desert Sands Golden Rams (Ashcroft) (9), West Point Grey Academy Grey Wolves (Vancouver) (HM), Bulkley Valley Christian Royals (Smithers) (HM), Agassiz Eagles (NR)

(John Mill, B.C. Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association Single-A rep)

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