It’s do or die for the Sardis secondary senior boys basketball team in a Fraser Valley Championship game against Lord Tweedsmuir tomorrow (Thursday).
The winner goes to provincials; the loser goes home.
“We match up well with Tweedsmuir, and it should be a good game but a tough one,” coach Kyle Graves told the Times.
With a win, Graves (a Sardis basketball alumni) would lead his team to its first provincial trip in the school’s history.
After beating Robert Bateman 78-30 in the first round of the Fraser Valleys last Wednesday, the Falcons went down 75-64 to Enver Creek Friday but staved off elimination against North Delta 82-61 Monday.
That game was a “complete team effort,” according to Graves, with five players putting up double-digit points led by Grade 12s Ryan Mcknight and Mike Gregory.
Mcknight came off the bench to hit four three-pointers.
Grade 11s Hayden Lejeune, Eric Rogers and Cam Servatius also chipped in more than 10 points each, and Grade 12 Falcons captain Jason Kroeker put in a great defensive effort to shut down North Delta’s star player.
Sardis’s game against Lord Tweedsmuir tips off Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Fleetwood Park in Surrey. For more information, visit www.bcboysbasketball.com.