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AUSTIN — Early foul trouble didn’t derail the Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team in its 74-35 win against Temple Holy Trinity on Jan. 15.

The Lady Flames took a 17-10 lead early in the second quarter and finished the period on a 24-3 run for a 26-9 halftime advantage.

PHOTO 1: Faith Academy of Marble Falls sophomore guard Sierra Brinkley (left) waits until a post settles in a low block before making a pass during the Lady Flames’ 74-35 win against Austin Hill Country Christian on Jan. 15. Courtesy photos

Faith Academy Lady FlamesPHOTO 2: Faith Academy of Marble Falls sophomore guard Taylor Denton (left) shoots a 3-pointer in the Lady Flames’ 74-35 win against Austin Hill Country Christian on Jan. 15.

“Really, we had not been hitting on all cylinders,” Faith head coach Jerry English said. “All of the sudden, we amped it up and broke the ball 15 times in a row.”

The Lady Flames, who are on a 20-game winning streak, added their 71st consecutive district win, a streak that goes back to the 2006-2007 season.

English’s was concerned about the level of intensity and competition his team was showing, so he recently had a chat with his players to remind them of the importance of preparing daily.

“We have to be pushing each other hard in practice to increase our depth,” he said.

TOP PLAYERS: Taylor Denton 23 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block; Bailey Brinkley 19 points, 9 rebounds, 7 steals, 2 assists, 2 blocks

ON OFFENSE: Points – Sierra Brinkley 8, Kristen Cherry 8, Hannah Cozby 6, Rebekah Graham 3, Joanna Piatek 3, Hailey Shipley 2, Juliette Fisher 2; assists – Cherry 4, Fisher 3, Shipley 2, Graham 1, Piatek 1; rebounds – Fisher 2, Graham 2, Shipley 2, Cherry 1

ON DEFENSE: Steals – Fisher 3, Piatek 2, Cherry 1, Sarah Burrage 1, Graham 1, Shipley 1; rebounds – Cherry 4, Fisher 4, Graham 3, Burrage 2, Case 2, Shipley 2, Piatek 1, Cozby 1; blocks – Fisher 1

RECORDS: Faith is 24-1 overall and 2-0 in District 4-2A in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

UP NEXT: Faith vs. Waco Vanguard, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at The Fire Pit on the Faith campus, three miles east of Marble Falls off RR 1431