Diego Maffia wraps up his history-making high school career Saturday at the 32nd annual Vancouver Island Seniors Classic all-star game. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)
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Vancouver Island All-Star Saturday: Oak Bay’s Maffia and 71 other boys, girls bid adieu to high school hoops in 32nd annual classic

LANGLEY — Few high school all-star basketball games in North America can claim a history as rich as this Saturday’s 32nd annual edition of the Vancouver Island Senior Classic, a three-game celebration of the Island’s best boys and girls’ graduating seniors.

For example, back in the 1992 boys game, when the South beat the North 100-85, SMUS’ Steve Nash may have led all scorers with 17 points, but he wasn’t selected the game MVP.

That honour went to Nanaimo District’s Gary Edgar.

All of that seems a little more relevant than usual this year with Oak Bay senior Diego Maffia bidding farewell to the high school hoops scene when he suits up for the South ‘A’ all-stars as they oppose their counterparts from the North in the evening’s 7 p.m. finale.

The boys’ ‘B’ game opens the festivities at 3:30 p.m., with the girls’ game to follow at 5:15 p.m. All three contests will take place at Victoria’s Spectrum Secondary School gymnasium.

Here’s a look at the rosters for all three games:



Guards — Finn Bradbrook (Naniamo District), Aaron Lattanzi (Duncan-Cowichan), Ian Rutledge (Courtenay-Mark Isfeld), Logan Ward (Qualicum Beach-Kwalikum)

Forwards — Cole Arsenault (Nanaimo-Wellington), Gredy Barney (Alberni District), Alex Bloedorn (Nanaimo Christian), Caleb Kotai (Nanaimo-Dover Bay), Nathan Lagos (Campbell River—Timberline), Shawn Lansdell (Nanaimo-Dover Bay)Jake McGonigle (Nanaimo District), Nathan Faganello (Nanaimo Christian).

Coach — Avneet Brar (VancouverIsland University)


Guards — Joseph Bond (Victoria-Parkland), Nick Card (Sooke-Edward Milne), Sung Ho Ham (Victoria-Pacific Christian), Nevin Johal (Victoria-Lambrick Park), Dallen McQuarrie (Victoria-Spectrum), Ephren Woldu (Victoria-Reynolds)

Forwards — Johnny Cole (Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Patrick Dodds (Victoria-Claremont), Noah Fekete (Victoria-Glenlyon Norfolk), Tristan Kuhn (Victoria-St. Michaels University School), Martin Lorenz (Victoria-Lambrick Park), Taka Nakano (Victoria-Royal Bay)

Coach — Tyler Verde (Camosun College)

Coming off an appearance at the recent B.C. senior girls AA championship, guard Destiny Hanson of Victoria’s Lambrick Park Lions winds up her high school career Saturday playing for the South at the 32nd annual Vancouver Island Senior Classic all-star game at Spectrum Secondary. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)



Guards — Sequoiah Bevilacqua (Qualicum Beach-Kwalikum), Tess Bodenham (Campbell River-Timberline), Zjaya Doman (Mill Bay-Brentwood College), Avery Fox (Campbell River-Timberline), Arielle Dupuis (Nanaimo District), Yui Fujiki (Comox-Highland), Jill Jeffrey (Nanaimo-Wellington).

Forwards — Ava Johnson (Nanaimo District), Hannah Worthen (Qualicum Beach-Kwalikum), Abby Broekhuizen (Alberni District), Emily Lefebvre (École Au-coeur-de-l’île), Shayla Scott (Nanaimo-Wellington).

Coach — Ryan Broekhuizen (Alberni District)


Guards — Maki Jenner (Victoria-Claremont), Alex Ellison (Victoria-Pacific Christian), Jaido Segato (Victoria-St. Andrew’s), Destiny Hanson (Victoria-Lambrick Park), Emma Ottewell (Saanichton-Stelly’s), Bella Vedova (Victoria-Royal Bay), Abby McMillan (Victoria-Claremont), Katie Elsner (Victoria-Oak Bay)

Forwards — Zoe Lott (Victoria-St. Michaels University School), Hannah Cormode (Victoria-Royal Bay), Maggi Owen (Saanichton-Stelly’s), Caitlin Gault (Victoria-Parkland)

Coach — Kevin Ottewell (Saanichton-Stelly’s)

Daunte Nelson (left) of the Belmont Bulldogs suits up for the South on Saturday in the 2019 Vancouver Island Senior Classic all-star game. (Photo by Howard Tsumura property of VarsityLetters.ca 2019. All Rights Reserved)



Guards — Grant Dillard (Mill Bay-Brentwood College), Blake Doherty (Campbell River-Carihi), Carson Foy (Campbell River-Carihi), Connor Hall (Campbell River-Carihi), Justin Goodman (Nanaimo-Wellington).

Forwards — Joel Bilyk (Nanaimo District), Carter Bouma (Ladysmith), Hayden Fieret (Courtenay-Mark Isfeld), Dawson Fox (Courtenay-Mark Isfeld), Ian Grabher (Mill Bay-Brentwood College), Owen Morrison (Nanaimo District), Zach Taylor (Nanaimo-John Barsby).

Coach — Matt Kuzminski (Vancouver Island University)


Guards — (Takeshi Croke (Victoria-Reynolds), Chris Graham (Victoria-Glenlyon Norfolk), P.J. Jivavattanasak (Victoria-Lambrick Park), Diego Maffia (Victoria-Oak Bay), Danny Song (Victoria-Belmont).

Forwards — Jordane Burke (Victoria-Oak Bay), Matthew Geng (Victoria-Mt. Douglas), Maxwell Leeder (Victoria-Belmont), Ewan McKenzie (Victoria-Oak Bay), Daunte Nelson (Victoria-Belmont), Ty Olynyk (Victoria-St.Michaels University School), Ryan Sheridan (Victoria-Claremont)

Coach — Scott Cuachon (Camosun College)

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