Richmond Christian Eagles Top Seed for 2015 Boys BC 1A High School Boys Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

Mar 10, 2015

Township of Langley, BC (Tuesday, March 10, 2015) – For the first time in 12 years, the Richmond Christian Eagles are back in the Provincial Championships and will head in as the top seed for the 2015 BC High School Boys 1A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS from March 11-14 at the Langley Events Centre.

The Eagles defeated last year’s provincial champions, West Point Grey Academy 80-56 in the Mainland Final last week and captured their first Lower Mainland 1A Title in recent memory. The Eagles are led by standouts Joaquin Arguelles, who was named the Lower Mainland 1A Tournament MVP and Sam Cabuay.

The Immaculata Mustangs, from Kelowna are the 2nd seed and are looking for a better result than last year’s 5th place finish.

Other teams poised to make a deep run this year include the West Point Grey Academy Wolves, who are ranked 6th, and come in as the defending champions when they beat St. Patrick’s in the 2014 finals. From the Okanagan, the Osoyoos Rattlers, who have three players averaging over 10 assists a game look to turn some heads as they travel to the LEC next week as the 9 seed.

The full draw of the 2015 BC High School Boys 1A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS is attached and available online at www.BCHighSchoolBasketballChampionships.com.

Blue Jags Looking to Claw their way to Victory in 2015 Boys BC 2A High School Boys Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

Township of Langley, BC (Tuesday, March 10, 2015)– Last year’s finalists, the St. Michaels University School (S.M.U.S.) Blue Jags will look to take the next step as they are the number one seed heading into the 2015 BC High School Boys 2A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS from March 11-14 at the Langley Events Centre.

The Blue Jags won their second consecutive AA Vancouver Island Championship downing the Kwalikum Kondors 73-36 less than two weeks ago. They’re led by 2014 First Team All-Star, 6’6 guard/forward Jason Scully and 6’3 guard/forward Callum Montgomery. S.M.U.S. fell in last year’s Provincial Championship game 70-64 to Lambrick Park, who come into this year’s tournament seeded 10th.

The second seed Southridge Storm is hoping for big things out of guard Hunter Hughes, who’s averaging 25 points a game as the Storm are the favourite’s in the bottom half of the draw.

The Golden Eagles, who are the second smallest school in the 2A tier, come in ranked 3rd as standout Saje Gosal, averaging 24 points and 10 rebound tries to bring home a championship to the Columbia Valley. The Valleyview Vikes, from Kamloops who captured third place in last year’s Provincial Championships come in seeded 4th this year.

The full draw of the 2015 BC High School Boys 2A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS is attached and available online at www.BCHighSchoolBasketballChampionships.com.

Tigers the Front Runners Ahead of 2015 Boys BC 3A High School Boys Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

Township of Langley, BC (Tuesday, March 10, 2015)– After a fifth place finish last year, the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers are the number one seed in the 2015 BC High School Boys 3A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS from March 11-14 at the Langley Events Centre.

The Tigers won the Lower Mainland 3A Tournament for the second year in row will seek revenge after a disappointing result last year at the LEC. 6’2 forward Chris Schneller comes into the tournament averaging 26 points per game and was named 3A Mainland Tournament MVP leading his team to a 76-61 victory over R.A. McMath in the Lower Mainland finals on just over a week ago.

While Sir Charles Tupper is the favourite on the top half, the bottom half of the draw is a toss-up as Fleetwood Park, R.A. McMath, Abbotsford and last year’s champions St. Thomas More are all strong contenders to make a run to the finals. 2nd seed Fleetwood Park and 7th ranked St. Thomas More are expected to collide in a big quarter-final showdown, meaning an early exit for one of these schools.

The 3-seed, R.A. McMath Wildcats have Anthony Demch, averaging 25 points a game, and will look to finish better than their 13th place result last year.

The Charles Hays Rainmakers, from Prince Rupert and last year’s runner-up look to fly under the radar as the 4th seed is led by 6’10, grade 11 forward Justin McChesney, who made a name for himself in last year’s tournament by being named First Team All-Star.

The full draw of the 2015 BC High School Boys 3A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS is attached and available online at www.BCHighSchoolBasketballChampionships.com.

Toughest Draw in Years for 2015 Boys BC 4A High School Boys Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS

Township of Langley, BC (Tuesday, March 10, 2015)– The 2015 Boys BC 4A High School Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS from March 11-14 at the Langley Events Centre is already making history despite not having a played a single game.

The Oak Bay Breakers have the honour of being the number seed one as the team from Victoria won the Vancouver Island title defeating Dover Boy 98-68 in the final. The team is led by Matt Gray, averaging 18 points and 7 assists per game and 6’7 forward Atlas St. Paul Butler, whose averaging 12 points and 13 rebounds per game.

Despite being the top seed, the Breakers will have a very tough quarter-final opponent as they’ll face either number 8-seed, the Terry Fox Ravens or the 9th ranked David Thompson Trojans. The Ravens were ranked first for most of the season but an injury to one of their top players Liam Hancock was a big reason why the team fell a few spots. David Thompson is making their first trip to the Provincial Championships since 1968. They’re led by Harry Brar and Parmvir Hayre, who carried the Trojans to a 3rd place finish at the 4A Lower Mainland Zone Tournament.

The Fraser Valley Champions, the Yale Lions are the 2-seed as they’re coming off an impressive 88-78 win over the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers in the Fraser Valley finals on Saturday afternoon.

Last year’s champions, Sir Winston Churchill may have lost 2014 tournament MVP Mindy Minhas but are still a strong contender as the Bulldogs are ranked fourth coming into this year’s championships. It’ll be another Minhas trying to repeat, as Mindy’s brother Gary was named 4A Lower Mainland MVP and teammates Lambert Payjayon and Harry Lui were First Team All-Stars at the Lower Mainland Zone tournament late last month.

The Panthers come in as a surprise number 5 seed and are back in the big dance for the first time since 1953. They’re led by Justin Mason and Brett Norris, who are averaging 17 and 14 points, respectively.

The list of contenders goes on as the Kelowna Owls, who won the Howard Tsumura Basketball Invitational (TBI) at the Langley Events Centre in December are ranked 3rd and are looking to become the first team outside of the Fraser Valley, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to win the prestigious tournament since Duchess Park did it in 1980. The Prince George Polars , on the backs of point guard Tyrell Lang, who broke the 60 point mark in game this season are seeded 14th while the 6-seed Burnaby South Rebels will look to do some damage as they feature one of the best players in the province in 6’7 forward Jermaine Haley.

The full draw of the 2015 BC High School Boys 4A Basketball Championships, presented by TELUS is attached and available online at www.BCHighSchoolBasketballChampionships.com.

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For More Information:

Kevin Berar, Langley Events Centre, C: 604.396.6633, kberar@langleyeventscentre.com
Jared Harman, Langley Events Centre, O: 604.455.8851, jharman@langleyeventscentre.com