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MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team ended a three-game losing skid to the Austin Royals with a 58-39 victory on Jan. 28.

“Well, I’m glad we won,” Lady Flames head coach Jerry English said. “We owe them one. They beat us the last three times, and so that part of it is good.”

The two teams matched each other point for point until the Lady Flames went on a 15-2 run midway through the first half, turning a 10-8 lead into a 25-10 advantage.

One of the highlights for English was seeing his players take advantage of high-percentage shots, something the Lady Flames struggled with in their 66-53 loss to Austin St. Stephens on Jan. 25.

English said the win is a good start to a busy week for his squad. The Lady Flames host Temple Holy Trinity at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 and Austin Hill Country at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1.

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TOP PLAYERS: Taylor Denton 17 points (5 3-pointers), 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists; Bailey Brinkley 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block, 6 steals, 4 assists

ON OFFENSE: Points – Juliette Fisher 9, Kristen Cherry 6, Sierra Brinkley 6, Joanna Piatek 6, Hannah Cozby 2; assists – Cherry 3, Fisher 2, Rebekah Graham 1, S. Brinkley 1, Piatek 1; rebounds – Fisher 2, Piatek 1, S. Brinkley 1, Cherry 1, Graham 1

ON DEFENSE: Steals – Graham 3, Fisher 2, Cherry 2, S. Brinkley 2; rebounds – Fisher 4, Piatek 3, Shipley 3, Cozby 2, Graham 2; blocks – Shipley 2

RECORDS: Faith is 28-2 overall and 5-0 in District 4-2A of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

UP NEXT: Faith vs. Temple Holy Trinity, 6 p.m. Jan. 29 at The Fire Pit on the Faith campus, three miles east of Marble Falls off RR 1431

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Faith Academy Lady FlamesFaith Academy of Marble Falls junior forward Kristen Cherry (left) scores a layup in the first half during the Lady Flames’ 58-39 win against the Austin Royals on Jan. 28. Courtesy photo

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Faith Academy Lady FlamesFaith Academy of Marble Falls sophomore guard Taylor Denton (left) sees an open teammate running in the opposite lane. Courtesy photo

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Faith Academy Lady FlamesFaith Academy of Marble Falls senior post Rebekah Graham (center) shoots the ball in the paint as she is fouled. Photo by Kelly McDuffie

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Faith Academy Lady FlamesFaith Academy of Marble Falls junior guard Joanna Piatek (center) looks at the defense to decide what to do with the ball. Photo by Kelly McDuffie

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Faith Academy Lady FlamesFaith Academy of Marble Falls senior guard Bailey Brinkley finishes a fast break with a bucket. Photo by Kelly McDuffie

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