Sardis secondary’s senior boys basketball team rebounded from a heartbreaking opening-round loss at the B.C. Boys AAA Championships this week to beat Sir Winston Churchill 77-74 in the second round.
Playing in front of 200 Falcons fans who made the trip to the Langley Events Center, Sardis lost 73-69 to Burnaby South in their first-ever game at a provincial championship Wednesday, but bounced back the next day against a tough Churchill squad.
The Falcons’ offence was led by Player of the Game Hayden Lejeune Wednesday with 32 points and 12 rebounds, and Eric Rogers with 18 points.
Jordan Vandrimmlen and Ryan McKnight also put in “huge contributions,” according to coach Kyle Grave, putting up nine points and five rebounds, and five points respectively.
Jason Kroeker, meanwhile, played great defence on Churchill’s star player.
Sardis now plays for sixth-place against Claremont at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Langley Events Centre.
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