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Oak Bay top seed heading into junior boys basketball provincials

St. Michaels University School also competes in the 4-day tournament in Langley
The Oak Bay Bays go head-to-head against the Kelowna Owls in the championship final at the 2022 Tsumura Basketball Invitational at Langley Events Centre. This year’s team is top seed heading into provincials Feb. 24 to 27 at LEC. (Garrett James/Langley Events Centre)

The Oak Bay Bays hold the top seed heading into the 32-team Junior Boys Basketball Invitational Tournament this weekend on the Lower Mainland.

Joining the Vancouver Island champions as a top seed at the 54th edition of the tournament are the Vancouver College Fighting Irish, the St. Patrick Celtics and the L.A. Matheson Mustangs – seeded second through fourth.

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The rest of the field includes: Abbotsford Christian Knights (Abbotsford), Brentwood College (Mill Bay), Brookswood Bobcats (Langley), Burnaby Mountain Lions (Burnaby), Charles Hays Rainmakers (Prince Rupert), Collingwood Cavaliers (West Vancouver), Duchess Park Condors (Prince George), Enver Creek Cougars (Surrey), Fernie Falcons (Fernie), Fleetwood Park Dragons (Surrey), G.W. Graham Grizzlies (Chilliwack), Handsworth Royals (North Vancouver), Kalamalka Lakers (Coldstream), Kelowna Owls (Kelowna), Killarney Cougars (Vancouver), Mark R. Isfeld Ice (Courtenay), New Westminster Hyacks (New Westminster), Pacific Academy Breakers (Surrey), R.E. Mountain Eagles (Langley), Richmond Colts (Richmond), Rick Hansen Hurricanes (Abbotsford), Rutland Voodoos (Kelowna), Shas Ti Kelly Road Grizzlies (Prince George), St. Michaels University School Blue Jags (Saanich), South Kamloops Titans (Kamloops), Terry Fox Ravens (Port Coquitlam) and the Vancouver Technical Talismen (Vancouver).

Play starts Saturday (Feb. 24) at 8:30 a.m. with each team playing twice that first day.

The champion will be crowned Tuesday (Feb. 27) with the last two teams tipping off at 7 p.m.

All 80 games can be streamed pay-per-view at

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Senior boys Island playdowns are underway with the provincial tournament set for March 6 to 9 at Langley Events Centre.

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