British Columbia’s Best Take on Findlay Prep


The Tsumura Basketball Invitational is back at Langley Events Centre–the same site where Walnut Grove secondary was crowned provincial champion last March in front of a packed house.

TBI, an annual high school season tip-off event, hosted American power house Findlay Prep last year, that saw the Pilots cruise to two easy victories over the eventual BC champion (Walnut Grove) and White Rock Christian Academy.

This time around, the province’s top players have been selected and grouped into two teams, that will take on Findlay Prep this weekend.

The Pilots have had a history of recruiting Canadian talent as alumni include Cory Joseph, Tristan Thompson, Myck Kabongo and Anthony Bennett, to name a few. On the 2013-2014 roster, Findlay Prep features three players from Ontario.


Tsumura Invitational

Tsumura Invitational



TBI Roster #1

Coaches: Mike McKay (Tamanawis) and Rich Ralston (WJ Mouat)

NAME                                                                   SCHOOL                                

Sukh Bains                                                      Tamanawis

Sukhman Sandhu                                           Tamanawis

Tristan Etienne                                                WJ Mouat

Corey Hauck                                                   WJ Mouat

Denver Sparks-Guest                                     Gleneagle

Tarik Scott                                                       Gleneagle

Grant Galbraith                                               Gleneagle

Mindy Minhas                                                  Sir Winston Churchill

Jermaine Haley                                               Burnaby South

Taylor Smith                                                    Burnaby South

Martin Bogajev                                                Burnaby South



TBI Roster #2

Coaches: George Bergen (Walnut Grove), Lloyd Scrubb (Vancouver College).

NAME                                                                   SCHOOL                              

Jadon Cohee                                                       Walnut Grove

Tyler Anderson                                                 Walnut Grove

Hayden Lejeune                                               Sardis

Eric Rogers                                                       Sardis

Ryan Cowley                                                    Delta Secondary

Elijah Campbell-Axson                                     Vancouver College

Dean Johnston                                                 BC Christian Academy

Kosia Cauw                                                      BC Christian Academy

Adam Karmali                                                   Handsworth

Graham Smith                                                  Pitt Meadows

Taylor Brown                                                    Holy Cross

Jomari Reyes                                                   Terry Fox




TBI Full Schedule:

Saturday, November 30

3:30pm                                 CIS, TWU women vs UVIC

5:30pm                                 CIS, TWU men vs UVIC

7:30pm                                 Senior Boys, Findlay Prep vs Select Team 1


Sunday, December 1

11:00am                               Senior Girls, Riverside vs MEI

12:30pm                               Senior Girls, Argyle vs WJ Mouat

2:00pm                                 Senior Girls, South Kamloops vs Holy Cross

3:30pm                                 Senior Girls, Brookswood vs Oak Bay

5:00pm                              Senior Boys, Findlay Prep vs Select Team 2

6:30pm                                 Senior Boys, WJ Moaut vs. Tamanawis




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