All-star pair play their final high school game this weekend at LEC.

While the weather forecast calls for clouds and possible showers Sunday afternoon, a pair of local high school basketball players will be seeing stars, and lots of them, inside the Langley Events Centre.

That’s not to say Walnut Grove Gator Jadon Cohee and Brookswood Bobcat Jesse Brown aren’t shining stars, themselves.

Cohee, who led the Gators to the B.C. senior boys Triple A title in 2013 as a Grade 11, is headed to Seattle University on a hoops scholarship this fall.

Brown, a senior shooting guard who will play for the hometown Trinity Western University Spartans next season, was a key reason why the Bobcats captured the provincial Triple A championship at the LEC last month.

Both will be in action when the LEC hosts the annual BC Boys and Girls High School Basketball All-Star Games.

The games will take place on the LEC Centre Court April 20.  

The girls’ game, which includes Brown, gets going at 3 p.m. followed by the boys’ contest, with Cohee among the players in the spotlight, at 5 p.m.

The games will feature the top Grade 12 boys and girls players in the province, as players will take to the floor as high school basketball players for the final time.

Teams were confirmed earlier this week by their respective associations.  

 The girls’ team will be a coaching rematch from the 2014 BC Secondary School Girls AA Basketball Championship game as winning coach Peter Sprogis from the Windsor Dukes will lead one squad while runner up Anthony Beyrouti from St. Thomas Aquinas will lead the other.  Here are their respective rosters:


Name                                                     School

Maddy Baker                                       York House

Domunique Booker                            St. Thomas More

Vanessa Botteselle                            St. Thomas Aquinas

Victoria Brown                                    Wellington

Angela Clarke                                      St. Thomas Aquinas           

Sherri Errico                                         Windsor

Karley Fugel                                         Vernon

Jasmine Grewal                                  Rick Hansen

Ally Keir                                                 Wellington

Ariella London                                     Windsor

Hannah Pudlas                                    Cedars Christian


Name                                                     School

Rachel Beauchamp                            Holy Cross

Samantha Beauchamp                      Holy Cross

Jesse Brown                                        Brookswood

Vanessa Gee                                       Riverside

Marisa Harrington                             Oak Bay

Hannah Johnson                                 Immaculata

Roza Kalashnikoff                               Kelowna Christian

Jasmine Manhas                                Burnaby South

Emma Piggin                                      South Kamloops

Tessa Ratzlaff                                     M.E.I.

Amy Sprangers                                    Holy Cross

On the boy’s side, a championship coach will lead each squad.  Rick Lopez, whose Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs won the 2014 BC High School Boys 4A Basketball Championships, will coach one team.  On the other side will be Aaron Mitchell who guided the St. Thomas More Knights to victory in the 2014 BC High School Boys 3A Basketball Championships.  The boys’ teams will be as follows:


Name                                                     School

Mindy Minhas                                     Sir Winston Churchill

Alex Coote                                            West Point Grey Academy

Corey Hauck                                        W.J. Mouat

Sukhjot Bains                                       Tamanawis

Alex Jordache                                      Claremont

Elijah Campbell-Axson                       Vancouver College

Eric Rogers                                           Sardis

Kosia Cauw                                          B.C. Christian Academy

Nick Tancon                                         Highland

Grant Galbraith                                  Gleneagle


Name                                                     School

Ishmail Abdulahi                                 Lambrick Park

Jadon Cohee                                        Walnut Grove

Nathan Vogstad                                 Queen Charlotte

Reece Morris                                       St. Thomas More

Joe Davis                                              Westsyde

Matt Neufeld                                       Lambrick Park

Hayden Lejeune                                  Sardis

Jonathan Kongbo                                Holy Cross

Denver Sparks-Guest                        Gleneagle

Patrick Vandervelden                        Yale


Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster ( <> ) or in person at the LEC Ticket Office, students are $5 and adults are $10; children 6 years and under get in for free.

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