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Sardis Falcons fall to Tamanawis to take fourth at BCs
Despite losing the last two games of their provincial run, the Sardis senior secondary boys basketball team made history Saturday, coming in fourth at the BC High School Boys 4A Basketball Championships in Langley.
It’s the best any Chilliwack boys squad has ever done at the big show, and fans—with a little help from the Sardis Drumline—also won the school its second consecutive school spirit award.
The Falcons earned a spot in the final four at the Langley Events Centre by defeating number-two seed Gleneagle in a quarterfinal Thursday.
But the ball rarely bounced their way after that.
Playing Holy Cross in the semi final Friday, Sardis fell into a daunting 22-7 hole after the first quarter but clawed their way back in the second, outscoring the Crusaders 22-11 and even briefly taking the lead.
The squad was back into a 12-point deficit by the end of the third, however, and time ran out before they could make it up, ending the game 73-68.
The Falcons then conceded the bronze medal game 70-56 to Tamanawis in similar fashion Saturday.
Four of the team’s five graduating seniors chipped in points during their last game in a Falcon’s uniform.
Hayden Lejeune led with 16 points, Grayden Northey scored 11—including three out of four three-point attempts—and Eric Rogers and Cam Servatius each put up 10.
Evan Kellington, first off the bench Saturday, also bid farewell to his high school hoops career.
Rogers earned a first-team all star, while Lejeune picked up second-team honours.