Fernie girls basketball team places second

The Fernie Secondary girls won second place in a home tournament two weekends ago.

The Fernie Secondary girls won second place in a home tournament two weekends ago.

Half of the team’s roster was knocked out by the final game against Invermere, a physical match-up against the two undefeated teams that resulted in a Fernie Falcons loss by only eight points.

Assistant coach Dean Haarstad said, “We’re really proud of our girls for their second place finish. It’s a huge improvement over their last two tournaments and they powered through a very physical game.”

Leading up to the final game, the Falcons defeated both Creston and Elkford with final tallies of 53-28 and 66-20, respectively.

Elkford’s Dana Barclay, a Grade 10 player, scored 17 of the Celtic’s 20 points.

In the game against Creston, Fernie Falcons player Emma McIntyre was sent off due to injury with three minutes remaining in the final quarter, cutting the match-up short.

She will be out indefinitely with an injured knee, according to Haarstad.

High scorer for the Elkford match was Katie Robillard, pulling up 11 points for the Falcons.

In the games to follow, Janie Ray convincingly pulled 23 points against Elkford and 19 in the final game against Invermere.

The Falcons will add two more tournaments to their gameplay in the coming weeks when they head out to Cranbrook and Valemount.