B.C. High School Basketball

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Their high school seasons cut short by COVID, Surrey hoops all-stars to hit court one final time

‘Winner’s Circle’ game Friday is a wrap for students who didn’t play much during the pandemic

 

Nick Greenizan

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The Holy Cross Grade 8 girls basketball with championship banners earned this season. (Submitted photo)
The Holy Cross Grade 8 girls basketball with championship banners earned this season. (Submitted photo)
A scrum between the White Rock Whalers and Delta Ice Hawks occurs in front of the net during the first period of Game 3. (Alistair Burns/White Rock Whalers photo)

Whalers, Ice Hawks working overtime in PJHL conference finals

Game 6 to be played Tuesday night at White Rock’s Centennial Arena

A scrum between the White Rock Whalers and Delta Ice Hawks occurs in front of the net during the first period of Game 3. (Alistair Burns/White Rock Whalers photo)
Semiahmoo Thunderbird guard Torian Lee leaps towards the basket with a pair of Burnaby South players in tow, during Saturday night’s 4A senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre photo)

‘Tough finish’ for Elgin Park, Semiahmoo at B.C. boys basketball championships

Pair of Surrey teams lose in finals at Langley Events Centre

Semiahmoo Thunderbird guard Torian Lee leaps towards the basket with a pair of Burnaby South players in tow, during Saturday night’s 4A senior boys championship game at the Langley Events Centre. (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre photo)
Elgin Park’s Cyus Harrison scored 29 points Friday, to lead his team to the senior boys 3A finals at BC School Sports High School Championships, which hit the court Saturday, 6 p.m. at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/LEC photo)

Elgin Park, Semiahmoo to play in pair of B.C. basketball finals

BC School Sports High School Basketball Championship finals tonight at the Langley Events Centre

Elgin Park’s Cyus Harrison scored 29 points Friday, to lead his team to the senior boys 3A finals at BC School Sports High School Championships, which hit the court Saturday, 6 p.m. at Langley Events Centre. (Gary Ahuja/LEC photo)
Semiahmoo’s Cole Bekkering tries to stay on his feet while being blocked by Centennial’s six-foot-11 centre K.C. Ibekwe (#23). Semiahmoo won the game 86-73 and advances to semifinals tonight, 8:45 p.m. vs Vancouver College. (Nick Greenizan photo)

Semiahmoo, Elgin Park advance to provincial basketball semifinals

South Surrey senior boys teams will both play tonight at Langley Events Centre

Semiahmoo’s Cole Bekkering tries to stay on his feet while being blocked by Centennial’s six-foot-11 centre K.C. Ibekwe (#23). Semiahmoo won the game 86-73 and advances to semifinals tonight, 8:45 p.m. vs Vancouver College. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Semiahmoo’s Cole Bekkering (#14) and Oak Bay’s Heath Taylor jump for a loose ball during Wednesday night’s first-round game at BC School Sports 4A Senior Boys Provincial Championships. (Gary Ahuja/LEC photo)

South Surrey teams advance at B.C. senior boys hoops championships

Semiahmoo, Elgin Park and Southridge all play quarter-final games Thursday

Semiahmoo’s Cole Bekkering (#14) and Oak Bay’s Heath Taylor jump for a loose ball during Wednesday night’s first-round game at BC School Sports 4A Senior Boys Provincial Championships. (Gary Ahuja/LEC photo)
Elgin Park Orcas celebrate their 3A boys basketball South Fraser zone championship last week. (Photo: twitter.com/jgavinpaul)

Hoop dreams for 9 Surrey boys teams at provincials in Langley this week

Provincials involve teams in four divisions, separated by school size

Elgin Park Orcas celebrate their 3A boys basketball South Fraser zone championship last week. (Photo: twitter.com/jgavinpaul)
The Seaquam Seahawks took home the Junior Girls Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament title on Saturday, March 5, 2022, beating the South Kamloops Titans 50-20. The championship title was the first in any sport for the North Delta secondary school. (Rob Wilton/Langley Events Centre photo)

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Junior Girls victory Saturday marks the North Delta school’s first provincial title — in any sport

The Seaquam Seahawks took home the Junior Girls Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament title on Saturday, March 5, 2022, beating the South Kamloops Titans 50-20. The championship title was the first in any sport for the North Delta secondary school. (Rob Wilton/Langley Events Centre photo)
Semiahmoo Thunderbird Marcus Flores and his teammates will be competing this week at BC School Sports 4A Senior Boys Basketball Championshps. (Shutterhoops photo)

Semiahmoo Thunderbirds ‘as ready as anybody’ for provincial hoops tournament

Senior boys basketball team heads into B.C. championships as South Fraser zone champions

Semiahmoo Thunderbird Marcus Flores and his teammates will be competing this week at BC School Sports 4A Senior Boys Basketball Championshps. (Shutterhoops photo)
A Fleetwood Park Dragon (left) battles an Abbotsford Panthers player for the ball during first-round action at the BC Senior Girls 4A Basketball Championships. (Photo courtesy of Rick MacDonald Photography)

Southridge Storm advance to second round of 2A senior girls basketball provincials

South Surrey squad opens B.C. tournament with narrow victory over Brentwood College

A Fleetwood Park Dragon (left) battles an Abbotsford Panthers player for the ball during first-round action at the BC Senior Girls 4A Basketball Championships. (Photo courtesy of Rick MacDonald Photography)
Fleetwood Park Dragons players celebrate their Surrey RCMP Classic tournament win Saturday (Feb. 12) at Enver Creek Secondary gym. (Photo: surreybasketballclassic.ca)

Fleetwood Park Dragons feast on Panthers to win first Surrey RCMP Classic championship

The Classic’s delayed Junior division tournament will be played in the first week of March

Fleetwood Park Dragons players celebrate their Surrey RCMP Classic tournament win Saturday (Feb. 12) at Enver Creek Secondary gym. (Photo: surreybasketballclassic.ca)
Fraser Heights faced Grandview Secondary in the qualifying round of the 30th annual Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic on Sunday at Clayton Heights Secondary. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Fraser Heights faced Grandview Secondary in the qualifying round of the 30th annual Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic on Sunday at Clayton Heights Secondary. (Aaron Hinks photos)
Game action during the Surrey RCMP Classic boys basketball tournament. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey RCMP Classic starts Sunday, now that B.C. schools can play sports tournaments

The last Classic was played in January 2020, a few months before COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic

Game action during the Surrey RCMP Classic boys basketball tournament. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Semiahmoo’s Izzy Forsyth battles (right) was a key member of the senior girls team’s run to back-to-back provincial quad-A championships, but has now graduated to the NCAA. (Garrett James photo)

New-look Thunderbirds aim to keep program’s winning tradition alive

Semiahmoo Secondary’s senior girls basketball team aims for provincials again

Semiahmoo’s Izzy Forsyth battles (right) was a key member of the senior girls team’s run to back-to-back provincial quad-A championships, but has now graduated to the NCAA. (Garrett James photo)
The Semiahmoo Thunderbirds played last weekend at Heritage Woods Secondary’s Kodiak Classic. (Shutterhoops Photography)

Thunderbirds seek return trip to provincials as hoops season tips off

Semiahmoo Secondary’s senior boys team starts basketball season ranked No. 9 in B.C.

The Semiahmoo Thunderbirds played last weekend at Heritage Woods Secondary’s Kodiak Classic. (Shutterhoops Photography)
The Surrey RCMP Classic basketball tournament involves close to 700 student-athletes in what has become a city championship, and certainly a barometer for future success in playoffs, held a few weeks later. (File photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey school gyms have some bounce again as basketball season starts

RCMP Classic tournament organizer laments ‘disappointing and sad’ 2020-21 season, which was cancelled

The Surrey RCMP Classic basketball tournament involves close to 700 student-athletes in what has become a city championship, and certainly a barometer for future success in playoffs, held a few weeks later. (File photo: Tom Zillich)
Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

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Lord Tweedsmuir’s Tremmel States-Jones jumps a player and the goal line to score a touchdown against the Kelowna Owls in 2019. The face of high school football, along with a majority of other high school sports, could significantly change if a new governance proposal is passed at the B.C. School Sports AGM May 1. (Photo: Malin Jordan)