Overtime excellence as Falcon juniors beat Abby

Demi Weijdeman was the standout for the Sardis secondary school junior girls basketball team as they beat Abbotsford 52-47.

The Sardis junior girls basketball team improved to 5-1 with a thrilling win over Abbotsford secondary school Monday night.

Down 25-22 at halftime, the Falcons dominated the third quarter. Two three-pointers by Demi Weijdeman had them up 36-28 heading to quarter four.

But Abbotsford came roaring back, and tied the game with 24 seconds left.

The teams ended up overtime, where Weijdeman’s efforts helped them to the win. She had five points in the extra session as Sardis pulled away for  a 52-47 final.

Weijdeman finished with a team-high 15 points. Nicole Reid collected 12 and point-guard Nicole Ferris added eight. Karissa Mrak was a defensive force with three blocked shots in the fourth quarter.

“In all my years as a player and coach, I have been part of very few games as exciting as that one,” said Sardis coach Gina Graves. “Our girls played with so much heart and deserved to be rewarded with the win.”