Faith Academy girls clinch district with win over Waco Vanguard

WACO — A focused Faith Academy of Marble Falls girls basketball team stepped on the court against Waco Vanguard on Feb. 5 and completely overwhelmed its opponent in a 79-30 win.

PHOTO 1: Faith Academy of Marble Falls junior post Juliette Fisher (center) goes strong to the basket during the Lady Flames’ 79-30 win against Waco Vanguard on Feb. 5. Courtesy photo

PHOTO 2: Faith Academy of Marble Falls sophomore guard Taylor Denton (left) scores an uncontested layup in the Lady Flames’ 79-30 victory against Waco Vanguard on Feb. 5. Courtesy photo

Faith Academy Lady FlamesThe Lady Flames gave up a total of six points in the first half.

“It seems like we relaxed and really played well,” Faith head coach Jerry English said. “We ran the ball as well as we have the whole season. We definitely shut down everything they wanted to do until the fourth quarter.”

Faith scored 28 points in the first quarter and 23 in the second for a 51-6 lead at the half.

With the win, the Lady Flames clinched their seventh straight district championship. They cap off the regular season Feb. 7 against Waco Texas Christian.

TOP PLAYERS: Bailey Brinkley 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, 3 blocks; Taylor Denton 13 points, 1 rebound, 7 steals, 3 assists

ON OFFENSE: Points – Rebekah Graham 8, Juliette Fisher 8, Hannah Cozby 7, Hailey Shipley 6, Joanna Piatek 6, Sierra Brinkley 6, Kristen Cherry 6; assists – S. Brinkley 3, Piatek 2, Cherry 2; rebound – Cozby 5, Piatek 3, Graham 2, Cherry 1, Fisher 1, Shipley 1, Sarah Burrage 1

ON DEFENSE: Steals – Piatek 5, Cherry 3, Graham 3, S. Brinkley 2; rebounds – Graham 5, Shipley 4, Cozby 3, S. Brinkley 1, Fisher 1, Burrage 1; blocks – Cozby 2

RECORDS: Faith is 31-2 overall and 8-0 in District 4-2A of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools.

UP NEXT: Faith vs. Waco Texas Christian, 6:15 p.m. Feb. 7 at The Fire Pit on the Faith campus, 3151 RR 1431 East in Marble Falls; Faith at Bastrop Tribe Consolidated High School, 125 Lower Red Bock Road in Bastrop, 8 p.m. Feb. 12; Faith vs. San Marcos Home School, 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at The Fire Pit