The Foothills Falcons soared into victory during their opening weekend.

The girls and boys JV basketball teams began their season this past weekend, each earning a win over the Western Canada High School Redhawks.

Even being shorthanded due to illnesses and injuries, the girls' team still managed to pull off a 69-61 win.

The boys' team had a slow start, offensively, but the team's defense managed to hold the Redhawks at bay.

Once the Falcon offense got going, they defeated the Redhawks with a score of 70-60.

Both of the senior varsity teams travelled up to Edmonton to compete in the Mike Dea Classic tournament at St. Francis Xavier (St. FX) High School.

The tournament had teams from Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The senior girls team beat the Jasper Place Rebels, where they won 58-40, after displaying their defensive capabilities. 

During the semi-final match, the Falcons defeated the St. FX Rams by an overwhelming score of 72-42.

Because of injury and illness, the Falcons were only able to dress eight players for the championship game.

Even though they were trailing by seven points at the end of the first half, the Falcons still defeated the Scona Lords with a score of 60-56 to win the championship.

The senior boys team won their first game in the tournament by doubling the score of their opponents. They beat the William Aberhart Orange with a score of 95-47.

Their second game saw the Falcons beat the Holy Trinity Trojans with a score of 83-52.

During the semi-final game against the Jasper Place Rebels, the Falcons got behind early on in the game, but managed to tie it up at the final buzzer to send the game into overtime. During overtime, the Rebels took the lead, again, and beat the Falcons 101-95.

Their final game of the weekend saw them beat the Scona Lords for an 87-69 win, giving them the bronze medal for the tournament.

The Senior Varsity teams will be down in Cardston next week for the 2023 Cardston Classic, while the Jr Varsity teams will be in Medicine Hat for a tournament.

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