Faith Christian gets back to Great 8

Daniel Williams
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CARBONDALE - Once again Faith Christian proved why you can’t question the heart of a champion.

The reigning state champions went into the state tournament as a lowly No. 21 seed last weekend.

Two huge upsets later, the Eagles again find themselves in the Great 8 of the 3A Colorado High School State Tournament.

Faith Christian beat No. 12 Centauri 59-54 on Friday and then followed it up with a 55-33 victory over No. 5 Roaring Fork Saturday at Roaring Fork High School.

After a dramatic victory over Centauri on Friday, the Eagles used that confidence roll over regional host Roaring Fork.

Faith Christian outscored Roaring Fork in all four quarters, sending one of the top teams in all of 3A packing and sending a message to the three remaining schools.

But what is most impressive about the Eagles’ run is the fact of where they were as a team just two months ago.

Faith Christian had two streaks where they lost four of five games this season and looked like they were going through a rebuilding season up until six weeks ago.

However, something changed for the Eagles at the beginning of February, and Faith Christian has won nine of the last 10 games.

The suddenly red hot Eagles will now face No. 4 Brush at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in Fort Collins, with the winner going to the Final Four Friday at 4 p.m.

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