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Faith girls defeat Thrall

THRALL — The Faith Academy girls basketball team set the tone early in its 62-33 victory against Thrall on Dec. 14.

The Lady Flames rolled to a 15-4 lead in the first period and never looked back.

PHOTO: Faith Academy sophomore guard Taylor Denton scores three of her game-high 22 points in the 62-33 victory against Thrall on Dec. 14. Courtesy photo

"We played really well in a very hectic week," head coach Jerry English said. "With the end of the semester, finals, a late start at 8 p.m. and a long drive, I think we just wanted a release and some fun time together."

Junior post Kristen Cherry dropped in 13 points, which prompted English to say how much he enjoyed watching her play.

"Our whole team played well, but I thought it was the best game Kristen Cherry played this season," he said.

Most of her points came when she drove to the basket. English said the use of a blocking dummy during practice has helped her finish plays.

TOP PLAYERS: Taylor Denton 22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists; Bailey Brinkley 15 points, 8 rebounds, 8 steals, 1 block, 1 assist; Kristen Cherry 13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal.

ON OFFENSE: Points — Sierra Brinkley 4, Hannah Cozby 2, Juliette Fisher 1, Sarah Burrage 1; Assists — Joanna Piatek 2, Juliette Fisher 2; Rebounds — Fisher 4, Rebekah Graham 4.

ON DEFENSE: Steals — Piatek 1, Fisher 1, Graham 1; Rebounds — Fisher 4, S. Brinkley 3, Hailey Shipley 2, Graham 1.

RECORDS: Faith is 16-1 and on a 12-game winning streak

UP NEXT: Faith at Austin St. Andrew’s, 5901 Southwest Parkway in Austin,  Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

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