Falcon girls topple top-10 team

The Sardis secondary senior girls basketball team showed signs of greatness with a 49-45 win over MEI.

The Sardis secondary senior girls’ basketball team knocked off a top 10 team Saturday, beating the MEI Eagles 49-45.

The teams met in the Skyline tournament, hitting the court at the Envision Athletic Centre in Abbotsford.

The tourney drew 16 of the top teams in the province, and the Eagles showed their skill by jumping out to an early lead.

MEI led 35-28 through three quarters, but the Falcons never hung their heads, rallying in the last four minutes.

With two minutes to play Sardis trailed 45-41.

MEI didn’t score another point with Hope DeBruyn playing lock-down D and Azalya Forstbauer pulling down rebounds.

Makena Lejeune hit a huge three pointer with 19 seconds to go, and led the team in overall scoring 16 points.

Forstbauer had 13 points and DeBruyn and Demi Weijdeman each added seven.

“This win was a team effort, with lots of energy coming from the bench and great team defense,” said coach Gina Graves. “I am excited to see where this team will go this season. We have the potential to do great things.”

The Falcons played their first league game Tuesday (after Progress press deadlines).

Their next home match sees them hosting the W.J. Mouat Hawks Dec 14.

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