Falcons turn corner after slow start

The Sardis secondary school junior girls basketball team earned an eye-opening win over Yale Tuesday night.

After losing their first two league games the Sardis junior girls basketball team has gone on a tear.

The Falcons have won five straight, their most impressive victory coming Tuesday against Yale.

Yale came in holding second place in the league standings.

“Yale is an extremely talented team and we knew this game would be competitive and a great indicator of where we can go this year in playoffs,” said Sardis coach Gina Graves. “We came out in the first quarter focused and intense.”

The Falcons led 24-13 at half-time, with Makena Lejeune draining 11 points.

Sardis ended up winning 43-30.

“Many would consider this quite the upset, but as head coach, I knew this was a game we could win, and I continually told the girls we could do it,” Graves said.

Lejeune ended up with 17 points.

Azalya Forstbauer added 12 points and 11 rebounds while Charlotte Mackenzie, Serenah Roy and Krysta Rodger played lock-down defense.

Forstbauer averages 12 points per game for Sardis. Lejeune averages nine.

The team is in Kamloops this weekend for a tournament at Sa-Hali Secondary School.