B.C. high school basketball's annual finale has fallen strangely silent this season. Nonetheless, Varsity Letters is determined to celebrate the spirit of March Madness. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
Feature High School Girls Basketball

Welcome to March Madness! Varsity Letters tips it all off Monday as we begin the four-day countdown of B.C.’s Top Girls Players to Watch in 2021-22!

Welcome to March Madness!

While we all recognize our shared fortune in being able to complete last season’s 2019-20 B.C. boys and girls basketball championships just days ahead of the global pandemic’s arrival, there is, of course, the disappointing reality of having this season’s provincial tournaments cancelled.

And although any kind of virtual celebration of our yearly gathering pales in comparison to the real thing, it is still the surest way we have to stay connected with one other during these difficult times and to show that our pulse to return next season beats stronger than ever.

With that in mind, we hope you will make VarsityLetters.ca a landing point of sorts over the next two weeks, a window in which the boys and girls B.C. championships would have been contested.

To start things off, Varsity Letters will begin a four-day run on Monday by previewing the players to watch next season in B.C. girls high school basketball.

Our partners at the B.C. Secondary Schools Girls Basketball Association have selected 15 players from each of the Single-, Double-, Triple- and Quad-A tiers to watch over the 2021-22 season.

We’ll start with Single-A on Monday and count down all the way to Quad-A on Thursday.

Varsity Letters did not participate in any part of the selection process but we’re happy to present these lists as part of what everyone hopes will be an official countdown to the start of the 2021-22 season.

There are also a number of other projects your faithful reporter will be involved with, all which I can say without reservation will get you even more excited for real high school basketball. Just stay tuned.

It will indeed seem lonely this week and next not packing my trusty camera, voice recorder and notebook for those morning-to-night reporting sessions from the Langley Events Centre, but alas, it does nothing but build my anticipation for a return to the kind of normalcy we all love best in the late fall of 2021.

Cheers and good health to all

Howard Tsumura

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