Sports in brief: Falcons, Lions victorious in Abby-Mission hoops finals

The Grade 8 basketball teams from W.A. Fraser Middle School swept to victory in the Abby-Mission league finals last Saturday.

The Falcons girls edged the MEI Eagles in an overtime epic – "One of the craziest games I've seen in a while," said head coach Chris Harvey – by a score of 35-32, thus avenging a loss in the finals of the Abby Police City Tournament back in December. The Fraser boys, meanwhile, beat the Eugene Reimer Ravens 42-38 in a game that also came down to the final minute.

"Both teams are pretty fired up about winning," Harvey said.


The Yale Secondary junior girls basketball team won the Abby-Mission league title, knocking off Sardis 48-35.

The Lions were led by Grade 10 captains Lorry Mackay and Simran Sidhu, post player Jade Bird and sharpshooting guard Selah Pankratz. They're the No. 4 seed at the Fraser Valleys this week, and they won their first two games in dominant fashion vs. Clayton Heights (47-17) and Semiahmoo (36-13).

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