BCSS 2022 Girls Basketball Championship

BCSS 2022 Girls Basketball Championships

ACredo Christian SchoolsUnity Christian SchoolFernie Secondary School
AALangley Christian SchoolMulgrave School St Michaels University School
AAAÉcole secondaire R.A. McMath Secondary SchoolMennonite Educational institute Burnaby Central Secondary
AAAATerry Fox Secondary École Riverside Secondary SchoolWalnut Grove Secondary

BCSS 2022 Basketball Participants

Credo ChristianLangley ChristianBurnaby CentralRiverside
Unity ChristianMulgraveBrookswoodOkanagan Mission
Vernon ChristianYork HouseMennonite Educational InstituteTerry Fox
Kelowna ChristianNotre DameR A McMathWalnut Grove
Fernie SecondarySt Michaels University SchoolCollege Heights Sir Winston Churchill
Pacific ChristianKalamalkaSa-HaliAbbotsford Senior
Kings ChristianSouthridteRobert BatemanSouth Delta
ImmaculataAbbotsford TraditionalValleyviewKelowna
Nanaimo ChristianSt Thomas More CollegiatePitt MeadowsClaremont
Northside ChristianBrentwood CollegeVernonYale Secondary
Khalsa SecondaryLambrick ParkAlberni DistrictFleetwood Park
Maple Ridge ChristianCollingwoodJohn OliverHeritage Woods
King DavidA R MacNeillDuchess ParkSeaquan
Nisga’s SecondarySelkirkCrofton HouseWest Vancouver
Duncan ChristianSt John BrebeufSalishNorth Peace
Fort St JamesShas Ti Kelly RoadCarihiBelmont


TOURNAMENT MVP – Credo #14 Grace Pruim

MOST DEFENSIVE PLAYER – Unity #3 Miah Schuurman

BARRY DEARING’ FAIR PLAY AWARD – Northside Christian School

Credo #13 Natalie Pruim
Vernon #2 Caitlin Gringras
Fernie #5 Cassie Fahselt
Immac #4 Iyra Puno
Unity #12 Kelsie Kampman

Northside #5 Sarah-Faith Hill
PCS #11 Eden Kremler
Kelowna Christian #12 Ashley Michiel
Kings Christian #6 Moriah Jansen
Fernie #2 Kadie Anderson


Champions – Langley Christian

Finalists – Mulgrave

Top 9 Teams

1. Langley Christian

2. Mulgrave

3. St. Michaels University School

4. York House

5. Kalamalka

6. Notre Dame

7. Southridge

8. St. Thomas More Collegiate

9. Abbotsford Traditional

Most Valuable Player – Sydney Bradshaw, Langley Christian

Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Eva Ruse, Mulgrave

Championship Player of the Game – Colette VanderHoven, Langley Christian

Most Sportsmanlike Team – A.R. MacNeill Ravens

All Tournament-Team

Avery Ratcliffe, York House
Avery Geddes, St. Michaels University School
Bernadet Leda, Notre Dame
Colette VanderHoven, Langley Christian
Lucy Xu, Mulgrave
Taelor Coxford, Langley Christian
Ava Wilson, Mulgrave
Mila Urban, York House
Makena Anderson, St. Michaels University School
Lainey Shelvey, Langley Christian


Champions – R.A. McMath

FinalistsMennonite Educational Institute

Top 9 Teams

1. R.A. McMath
2. M.E.I.
3. Brookswood
4. Burnaby Central
5. College Heights
6. Sa-Hali
7. Vernon
8. Valleyview 
9. Robert Bateman

Most Valuable Player – Marina Radocaj, R.A. McMath

Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Marijke Meindertsma, M.E.I.

Championship Player of the Game – Marina Radocaj, R.A. McMath

Most Sportsmanlike Team – Duchess Park Condors

School Spirit Award – Mennonite Educational Institute

First Team All-Stars

Jade Huynh, Burnaby Central
Sahnya Gill, Brookswood
Jazmin Avila, M.E.I.
Kee Hohlweg, R.A. McMath
Makenna Reimer, M.E.I.

Second Team All-Stars

Cassidy Buchanan, Brookswood
Rachel Loukes, College Heights
Ankita Chopra, Burnaby Central
Marijke Meindertsma, M.E.I.
Jayse Matonovich, Sa-Hali


Champions – Terry Fox

Finalists – Riverside

Top 9 Teams

1. Terry Fox
2. Riverside
3. Walnut Grove
4. Okanagan Mission
5. Sir Winston Churchill
6. Yale
7. Abbotsford Senior
8. Claremont
9. Kelowna

Most Valuable Player – Lauren Clements, Terry Fox

Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Cerys Merton, Terry Fox

Championship Player of the Game – Ana-Maria Misic, Terry Fix

Most Sportsmanlike Team – North Peace

School Spirit Award – Riverside

Quinn Keast Foundation Scholarship – Cerys Merton, Terry Fox

Surjeet Kaur Braich Memorial Scholarship – Venica Davignon, Riverside

First Team All-Stars

Avery Sussex, Riverside
Kiera Pemberton, Walnut Grove
Marah Dykstra, Sir Winston Churchill
Venica Davignon, Riverside
Ana-Maria Misic, Terry Fox

Second Team All-Stars

Fania Taylor, Walnut Grove
Kanan Coon, Okanagan Mission
Tatum Wade, Okanagan Mission
Cerys Merton, Terry Fox
Brooke Kendal, Riverside



Garrett James Langley Events Centre photo

The battle of Port Coquitlam – and more importantly, the provincial championship – went to the Terry Fox Ravens. For the first time this season, the Ravens defeated their local rivals – the schools are less than five kilometres apart – the Riverside Rapids, 77-75 in the BC School Sports 4A Girls Basketball Provincial Tournament on Saturday night at Langley Events Centre.

Terry Fox trailed 62-58 after three quarters but this team is no stranger to the big stage as the core of the current team had a perfect season in 2019 in capturing the Junior Girls Basketball Provincial Invitational Tournament championship title as Grade 9s before coming up one game short in the 2020 4A title game, playing at the senior level even though they were still in Grade 10.

Saturday’s championship final was a back-and-forth affair with the Ravens leading by 13 in the third quarter before the Rapids came racing back to go up four points to end the quarter as they rattled off a 19-2 run over the final 7:22 of the period.

“My kids love being in the big stage and as soon as they got to the LEC, they raised their level of play, and their intensity and their tenacity. They just have this will to win and that was the difference tonight,” said Ravens head coach Mike Carkner.

Terry Fox battled back in the fourth quarter to go up by 10 points but just went it looked like the game was over, Riverside roared back again, closing to two points and having possession, but ultimately turning the ball over as they scrambled to get a shot off in the dying seconds.

Ana-Maria Misic led the Ravens with 21 points and 15 rebounds, also adding four steals and three assists as she was named Championship Player of the Game.

Emily Sussex added 17 points while Lauren Clements also scored 17 while hauling in 15 rebounds. Clements – who scored 45 points in her team’s semi-final victory the night before against the No. 2 seed Okanagan Mission Huskies – was named the Most Valuable Player of the 4A Tournament.

“I was so glad for Lauren because she is such a great player, and I don’t think a lot of people have seen her perform like that. She was great tonight, but last night, those 45 points, she showed what she can do. She is one of the best two-way players in the province,” Carkner said.

Cerys Merton took home the Most Outstanding Defensive Player award. Merton was all over the stat sheet, showing her worth as she had seven points, nine rebounds, six assists and one steal.

“She is the engine of our team. Our team runs when she runs. The last couple of weeks, she has cranked up the level of her game and she has been spectacular for us,” Carkner said.

Brooke Kendal led Riverside with 21 points and 10 rebounds while Venica Davignon had 14 points and 15 rebounds. Avery Sussex added 16 points, eight rebounds, seven steals, three assists and one blocked shot and Natalie Curley had 14 points and eight rebounds. Kendal and Davignon are the only two the team will lose to graduation and Avery Sussex is only in Grade 10.


For the first time in school history, a blue banner will hang in the gym at R.A. McMath Secondary.

The Richmond school was down four points with 7:32 to play but did not allow Abbotsford’s M.E.I. Eagles any more field goals – the Eagles managed five made free throws the rest of the way – while the Wildcats’ Marina Radocaj scored seven of her 20 points in the final period for the 51-46 victory in the 2022 BC School Sports 3A Girls Basketball Provincial Tournament which wrapped up on Saturday at Langley Events Centre.

“I am just so proud of the determination and courage that they put in to be as best as they could. We challenged them all year. We didn’t know if we played enough good teams to be good enough when it mattered. I didn’t think we would be battle-tested enough but we came through when we needed to,” said McMath coach Jamie Kippan.

“It is the first blue banner that is going to hang in the gym; the girls are pretty happy about that.”

McMath was up 14 points with 6:56 to play but the Eagles closed on a 14-0 run to send the teams to the locker room locked up at 22. The second half featured nine lead changes but once McMath went up44-42, the M.E.I. offence – which was missing two key starters who had fouled out – went cold.

“(M.E.I.) battled hard and gave us everything we could handle, and we did just enough to hang on in the end,” Kippan said. “We just did the little things right late in the game when we needed to at the right time to create a little bit of separation.”

The Wildcats were also led by Most Valuable Player Marina Radocaj who had 20 points and 20 rebounds, as well as three steals, three assists and a pair of blocked shots and was named the Player of the Game. The six-foot-two Radocaj – who is in Grade 11 – is equally comfortable playing in the post as she is bringing the ball up as a guard.

“Guts, courage, heart … she is so versatile and can do so much for us. She’s a nightmare to match up against; I wouldn’t want to coach against her because she is so skilled and can do so much,” Kippan said.

Caitlin Kippan, another Grade 11 forward, was second on the team in scoring for McMath with 15 points while guard Kee Hohlweg finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

The Eagles were led by 11 points apiece from Makenna Reimer and Jazmin Avila while Sidney Giesbrecht chipped in with 10 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists.

Both teams were upset winners in their respective semi-final games with No. 4 seed McMath knocking off the top-seeded Burnaby Central Wildcats while the third-seeded Eagles edged the No. 2 Brookswood Bobcats of Langley.


There would be no heartbreak in the championship final this time around for the Langley Christian Lightning. A perennial powerhouse at the 1A level, the school made the decision to challenge itself at the 2A level, building a program which has consistently finished in the top five at the BC School Sports 2A Girls Basketball Provincial Tournament, taking bronze in 2019 and silver in 2020.

On Saturday afternoon at Langley Events Centre, in their fifth appearance at the 2A Tournament, the Lightning finally reached the long-awaited peak, rallying from six points down with 16 minutes to play to defeat West Vancouver’s Mulgrave Titans 70-60.

“It is very sweet. It has been a long road since we made the jump from Single-A to Double-A and there have been a lot of players who paved the way for this moment to happen. It doesn’t happen by chance, it is a lot of hard work by a lot of players,” said Lightning coach Danielle Gardner.

The game was a match-up of the top two seeds with Langley Christian ranked No. 1 and the Lightning needed a furious fourth-quarter to complete the comeback in an evenly-played game which saw Langley Christian lead for 17:53, Mulgrave on top for 17:13 and the score tied for 4:56.

And leading the comeback was a pair of Grade 10 players for Langley Christian, one on each end of the floor with Madden Dewitt delivering outstanding defence on the Titans’ Eva Ruse, while Colette Vanderhoven awoke on the offensive end.

Vanderhoven – who was named the Player of the Game for the final – scored 17 of her game-high 31 points in the second half to key the comeback, including three second-half three-pointers.

The day before, in the semi-final round, Vanderhoven had struggled from the field as she hit just two of her 15 field-goal attempts to finish with six points as the Lightning edged the St. Michaels University School Blue Jags 56-55.

“She just came out and lit it up. She doesn’t know any better yet, which is great; she is fearless which can help you or it can hurt you. For us, it helped us immensely, she was one of the big differences in the game,” Gardner marvelled about the guard.

In addition to Vanderhoven’s 31-point effort, it was a trio of Grade 12 players making their final game count as Laine Shelvey and Taelor Coxford scored 15 points and Sydney Bradshaw – who was named Most Valuable Player – had nine points. Shelvey also secured 17 rebounds as Langley Christian won the board-battle 47-35.

Mulgrave’s Eva Ruse led her team with 16 points, 22 rebounds and three blocked shots and was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player. Jenna Talib led the Titans with 18 points while Ava Wilson scored 17 points and dished out five assists.

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