Faith Christian's boys basketball team's new coach shoots for continued excellence

By Nathan Mauldin
Assistant Athletic Director for Faith Christian
Posted 1/27/20

Faith Men's Basketball has a storied tradition and for good reason based on their record in 3A Basketball for the last 20 years, with over 400 wins and six state championships. 

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Faith Christian's boys basketball team's new coach shoots for continued excellence

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Faith Men's Basketball has a storied tradition and for good reason based on its record in 3A Basketball for the last 20 years, with over 400 wins and six state championships. 

New Head Coach Abram Ziemer fully intends to carry that tradition forward and build upon the tradition of the past while pushing into the future. Coach Ziemer played at Faith (2003-07) for the previous Head Coach Andrew Hasz and he fully understands the pressure that comes from taking over a traditional power. So halfway through the season and with a 10-3 record the Eagles feel like they are off to good start. The Eagles have played a quality schedule playing top teams in 3A including Vanguard School (Win), Sterling (Loss) Lutheran (Loss) and Colorado Academy (Win). Faith also understands the grind of the Metro Conference and the pressure that awaits with District Playoffs, Regionals and hopefully State Championship weekend.

The Eagles are being led by a balanced attack with a different leading scorer almost every night. Caleb Ruter and Caleb Clark seems to set the pace most night and will certainly need to play a big role down the stretch. Isaiah Kroll draws the opposite team big man on most nights and dishes it out on the offensive end as well and is counted on for his consistency and rebounding. The guards of Faith will likely be the key down the stretch as they will prove vital to stretch the floor to provide openings to attack the basket. The defense of the Eagles has proved to be the most consistent part of their game as they have stifled most teams this season. Even in losses the Eagles have held their opponents under their scoring average. Defense will always travel and will allow Faith to hang in games when the offense sputters a bit.

What lies ahead for the Eagles is the second half of Metro Conference league play which will lead into the ever tough Metro Conference Tournament (Feb. 25-29th).  Seeding for Regional play will be released and the Eagles will hope to finish in the Top 8 so they can host. Last year Faith had to travel to Delta and were not able to advance out of the region. The 3A State Tournament will yet again be held at Denver University the week of March 12-14 and Faith will hope to play on the last day of the season. 

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