Regular season for Faith Basketball ends on high note

Nathan Mauldin
Faith Christian Academy
Posted 2/20/19

The Faith Christian Girls Basketball team has had its ups and downs this season but through it all they have persevered. Faith ended their regular season campaign at 12-7 and 9-2 in the ultra …

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Regular season for Faith Basketball ends on high note

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The Faith Christian Girls Basketball team has had its ups and downs this season but through it all they have persevered.

Faith ended its regular season campaign at 12-7 and 9-2 in the ultra competitive Metro Conference. The win was not easy and required a come from behind win against rival Kent Denver 39-35. Faith jumped out to an early lead in the 1st Half over the Sun Devils but could never seem to completely separate. Faith went into half time with a 20-16 lead but that quickly evaporated with Kent Denver taking the lead in the 3rd Quarter. Faith seemed to put a lid on the basket in the 2nd Half and struggled to score from the floor or from the foul line. As has been the case often this season the four Faith Seniors lead the way in the final quarter (McKenzie Connor, Abriannah McGaw, Georgia Swanson and Maura Tully) and scratched out lead with under 2 minutes to play. Faith also found their touch from the foul line sinking 8 free throws in the 4th Quarter to seal the victory. Faith will finish in the top 4 of the Metro Conference and will host in the first round of the District Tournament which begins on Tuesday, February 19th.

UPDATE: Faith girls won that game, 47-33 against Kent

Faith Christian Boys Basketball enters every year with tremendous expectation which comes with a rich tradition of success of the program. The Eagles have done nothing but step up to the expectations this season as they finished the regular season 15-4 and 10-1 in the Metro Conference. Faith concluded their regular season with a grind it out and physical victory over Kent Denver 51-37.

Kent Denver and Faith Christian have met many times at the highest levels in 3A basketball over the years and the competitive juices were flowing from the tip off.

Faith jumped out to a lead and essentially held on to that lead the entire game. Kent Denver played a tough zone defense to keep the Eagles away from the rim and slowed the tempo down to a snails pace which lead to a Faith lead of 22-14 at the half. Isaiah Kroll did an excellent job of chasing standout Sun Devils player James Doyle all game, Doyle came in averaging an impressive 22 points a game. As has been the case all season Faith had a balanced offensive attack receiving contributions from everyone on the floor.

The boys' team now moves into the postseason with a second-place finish in league.

UPDATE: The boys' team won its initial home playoff game against Stargate School, 70-36. The Eagles will play a neutral playoff game against Lutheran on Feb. 21.

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