MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy girls basketball team took pride in several accomplishments as its annual banquet Wednesday. For the fourth-straight season, the Lady Flames won at least 30 games while going through district play undefeated for the third straight year.
“We wanted to recognize the people who made the season so great,” head coach Jerry English said.
He noted his team accomplished two of the three goals he wrote down — win two invitational tournaments, capture the district crown and return to the regional championship game.
The Lady Flames were 17-2 in invitational tournaments and won four of them.
“It was one of the highlights because it’s so hard to do,” the coach said.
Senior Kendra Field was named the District 6-2A Most Valuable Player.
Sophomores Breigh Gray and Brooke Field, Kendra Field’s younger sister, and juniors Tori Diamond and Shiloh Reaves were named first team all-district.
Senior Deanna Hoover and freshman Bailey Brinkley were named to the second team, and junior Taylor Vaughn was honorable mention.
In addition, Kendra and Brooke Field were first team all-state selections.
“With us not going quite as far as in the playoffs, our ability to get exposure is more limited,” English said. “I would probably say we did probably as good as our exposure allowed us.”
Kendra Field, Diamond and Reaves were named academic all-state for maintaining a 90 or above grade average.
The Lady Flames’ Fighting Heart Award, which is voted on by the players, was awarded to Diamond.
A slide show, put together by Kimberly Reaves, that included all the players was presented with images from photographer Nena Hoover.
“I can’t tell you how neat the slide show was,” English said.
Kendra Field and Deanna Hoover were honored for their contributions to the squad during the last four years.
“It’s a close group,” the coach said.