Lake City Falcons basketball player Jobanjit Saini pulls up for a jumper during a victory Thursday

Lake City Falcons basketball player Jobanjit Saini pulls up for a jumper during a victory Thursday

Lake City Falcons take wins over Bella Coola, Eagles

Lake City secondary basketball teams hosted exhibition games against the Peter Skene Ogden Eagles of 100 Mile House and Bella Coola.

Lake City secondary basketball teams hit the hardwood last week for exhibition games against the Peter Skene Ogden Eagles of 100 Mile House and Bella Coola.

The senior boys Falcons played three games — two against Bella Coola and one against the Eagles — splitting wins with Bella Coola and beating PSO 59-34.

On Wednesday the Falcons dropped a 50-41 decision to Bella Coola, before Ryland Exshaw dropped a last-second buzzer beater to beat them 50-49 during the school’s lunch hour Thursday.

“The gym was packed of cheering students at lunch time who were in awe that we actually pulled off the comeback win,” said coach Ruel Anderson. “That win showed mental toughness.”

He added the team was led by strong play from guards Exshaw, Jobanjit Saini and forward Ryan Gannon.

“The whole team is beginning to gel and play unselfish team basketball,” Anderson said.

On the senior girls side Kaila Melville put up 12 points and both Laura Pfleiderer and Morgan Blois knocked in 10 as the Falcons defeated PSO, 62-38.

Emma Pfleiderer also scored eight points in the win.

 

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