It's becoming a habit - and one shared by the whole family.
The Riverside Rapids are sending all three girls basketball teams to the provincials, after they scored Fraser Valley championship titles in both Grade 9 and junior levels, and placed third at the senior girls Valleys last week.
In each tournament-ending test, the Port Coquitlam crews dashed the hopes of Langley-based W.J. Mouat.
Behind each bench is another common link - the Langford clan. With father Paul guiding the senior girls and daughters Caitlin and Kelli coaching the other two sides, keeping it in the family means something completely different when talking Rapids girls basketball.
The junior squad needed a Hail Mary-like rally to defeat W.J. Mouat 48-46 in last week's championship final, erasing a 13-point deficit with less than four minutes to play.
"We kind of had a fairly tough road to get [to the Valley final] and we didn't exactly play our best along the way, but that maybe made us tougher," Caitlin said of her junior group. "Mouat didn't have the same test to get there, but we left [the comeback] until right to the end."
That's when Grade 9 forward and tournament MVP Amanda Matsui scored with seconds left to give the Rapids the win, after finishing second last year.
Zuzia Zdziechowski was named a first team all-star, while point guard Jessica Castillo was a standout in leading the rally, scoring some clutch points in the second half.
Winning by the narrowest margins was a trademark of their journey, as Riverside advanced to the title game by clipping Earl Marriott 45-40, after having eked out a thrilling 43-42 triumph over Semiahmoo in a must-win contest in the playdowns.
"That was a do-or-die game for us, it was more of a desperation win but we built on it," added Caitlin. "It kind of worked as a wakeup call and gave us a boost - not often you go from a playoff elimination game to championship."
Her team now takes its momentum to Langley next week for the junior provincials.
The Gr. 9 girls team victory was nearly as close, as Riverside topped Mouat 42-37 in the final. Earning the tourney MVP award was Marti Chambers, while Ozi Nwabuko and Stephanie West were named all-stars. The Gr. 9 B.C.s begin this week in Richmond.
The senior Rapids earned their spot to the provincials after placing third at the Valleys. They bested District rival Gleneagle 79-39 to clinch a B.C. berth, then suffered a 73-57 setback to eventual Valley champion Maple Ridge.
Riverside rebounded to take third with a solid 85-61 decision over Mouat.
The senior girls provincials runs March 6 to 9 at the Langley Events Centre.