Riverside's Avery Sussex (left) and Walnut Grove's Kyanna Knoedel squared off in last March's B.C. Quad-A final at the LEC. Both players and both teams return to same friendly confines Dec. 13-16 for the Tsumura Baseball Invitational. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2023. All Rights Reserved)
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TBI GIRLS 2023: At 32 teams strong, here’s our full team reveal for the latest girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational, set to tip Dec. 13-16 at the LEC!

LANGLEY — Best ever?

Admittedly, it’s a superlative that gets tossed around a little too lightly these days.

Yet as it pertains to the overall quality, depth and competitiveness of what will be the 2023 senior girls Tsumura Basketball Invitational, it’s one that seems more likely than not to hit its mark.

For the first time ever, the latest edition of the annual classic, set to run Dec. 13-16 at the Langley Events Centre, will feature two distinctly separate 16-team pools, each carefully curated to produce an elevated level of competitive parity.

Today, we unveil each of the 16-team groupings set to compete for titles at the annual home of March Madness, otherwise known as the B.C. senior girls championships.

We’ve still got plenty of time to preview TBI 2023 in greater depth, yet in the early days of summer we’re confident in saying that it will be four days of the kind of competition that make it a worthy early prelude to the 2024 provincials.

Here are the two tournament pools, each presented in alphabetical order:



Argyle Pipers (North Vancouver)

Brookswood Bobcats (Langley)

Burnaby Central Wildcats 

Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils (Coquitlam) 

G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack) 

Kelowna Owls 

Langley Christian Lightning 

Mulgrave Titans (West Vancouver) 

Okanagan Mission Huskies (Kelowna) 

Reynolds Roadrunners (Victoria) 

Riverside Rapids (Port Coquitlam)

Seaquam Seahawks (North Delta)

Saint Michaels University School Blue Jags (Victoria)

South Delta Sun Devils 

South Kamloops Titans

Yale Lions (Abbotsford)


Abbotsford Christian Knights

Abbotsford Traditional Titans 

Britannia Bruins (Vancouver) 

Clayton Heights Riders (Surrey) 

Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey) 

Heritage Woods Kodiaks (Port Moody) 

Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey)

Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers (Surrey) 

Maple Ridge Ramblers 

MEI Eagles (Abbotsford)

Notre Dame Jugglers (Vancouver) 

Oak Bay Breakers (Victoria) 

R.A. McMath Wildcats (Richmond)

St. Thomas More Knights (Burnaby)

Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs (Vancouver)

Walnut Grove Gators (Langley)

COMING UP NEXT: Team reveals for each of the two 16-team fields taking part in the 2023 boys TBI. 

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