Faith teams split games with Allen Academy
The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys’ basketball team earned a 59-32 district road victory over Bryan Allen Academy on Jan. 21, two weeks after the Flames were last on the court due to exemptions and an outbreak of COVID-19 at an opposing school.
Faith is now 6-8 overall and 2-0 in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools District 4-2A.
The Flames were scheduled to face state-ranked Bryan St. Joseph on Jan. 11, but that school was struggling with COVID-19 concerns and had to postpone the game until Feb. 9 at Faith Academy.
Prior to last Friday, the Flames had not played since Jan. 7, a 70-62 win over UIL’s Thorndale.
“They were ready to play (against Allen Academy),” Faith’s head coach Zakk Revelle said. “We had no disappointments.”
Faith led 9-8 after the first quarter, and the game was tied at 12-12 until six minutes remained in the second period, when the Flames led an 18-0 series and never looked back.
“When your identity is defense, the layoff matters, but it’s not as important,” Revelle said. “Everything came from the defensive side. And we always know that we can improve. We gave them blows that we didn’t want to give them.
Junior post Brock Davis paced the Flames with what Revelle called “quiet 30 points” because they came from the paint.
“He’s a problem (for the opponents),” Revelle said. “He’s tall, he’s an athlete, he has a very good feeling around the rim. He is very good at his second movement. It shoots really well. Its engine does not stop.
The Lady Flames (6-8, 0-1) lost to Allen Academy 49-35 on January 21. Freshman post Hadley Shipley scored 13 points, followed by sophomore forward Claire Pogue, sophomore post Morgan Weems and sophomore guard Charlee Ehrig with six each. Second-year goaltender Elleson Lemburg completed the scoring with four points.
The Lady Flames host Austin Waldorf at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25 at the Fire Pit, 3151 RR 1431 in Marble Falls. Waldorf doesn’t have a men’s team, so the Flames have an off night.
Both Faith Academy teams will be heading to St. Joseph, 600 S. Coulter Drive in Bryan, on Friday, January 28. The girls enter the field at 6 p.m. and the boys follow.