2018-12-05 / Sports

Faith Christian varsity boys pick up win

DIANA ROYAL

The Faith Christian Academy Eagles and Lady Eagles had different results on the court last week, but their head coach sees promise as they progress into the season.

The varsity boys had two close games last week, pulling a 50-48 win over Alleluia and falling 56-53 to Curtis Baptist. Against Alleluia, head coach Charlie Story said a late game 3-pointer by Hunter Via and a dunk by Ben Chamberlin helped the Eagles finish the game on top. “Eighth-grader Ben Ford came in and did a great job for us defensively as well,” Story said, adding that Clay Anderson led the team in scoring on both nights, garnering 25 and 24 against Alleluia and Curtis, respectively. Though the boys played well overall against Curtis' Crusaders, they fell behind in the second quarter and were never able to make up the ground that they lost.

The girls lost both of their games by a wide margin, something Story credited to not playing with any intensity. “We have come out of the gate lethargic,” he said. “We have struggled to get the ball in the hole so far this season. I have to make some adjustments this week to try to get off to a better start in our home game versus DEA this Friday.”

Story went on to say that the girls will be working hard to come up with a formula that works for them. “We hope to pull out a win,” he said. “I expect the boys game to be another close one, as we should be evenly matched with DEA. As long as the boys continue to play as hard as they have been, I think we have a good chance for a win.”

Tip-off for the girls game is at 6 p.m. with the boys game immediately following.

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