CAPTION: The Faith Academy of Marble Falls boys basketball team began the second round of District 3-3A play of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools with a road win at Round Rock Christian to complete the regular-season sweep of the Crusaders. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro
The Faith Academy of Marble Falls basketball team beat Round Rock Christian 76-71 Jan. 24 after losing to Waco Live Oak Classical 48-43 Jan. 21.
The Flames are 6-1 in District 3-3A play of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools and remain in firm control of their destiny.
“That entails taking this one game at a time,” head coach Zakk Revelle said.
The Flames were their usual business-like selves when they stepped on the court to take on the Crusaders, a team they beat 70-29 Jan. 3 and took advantage of their opportunities.
Faith made 17 of 22 free throws en route to the victory.
“We were aggressive and got to the line and made free throws,” Revelle said.
The Flames needed every point, he added, noting the Crusaders made 14 3-pointers.
Senior Brock Davis led with 31 points.
“When you’re Faith Academy and you’re playing games in district, you get everybody’s best shot,” the coach said. “We’re on the road and they would like nothing more than to beat you.”
Revelle also was equally complimentary of Live Oak, crediting head coach Kyle Combs for having his players ready for the top 10 match-up of the TAPPS Class 3A poll as voted on by members of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
“It’s a rivalry for sure,” Revelle said. “We try to keep it as friendly as possible.”
Live Oak began the contest on an 8-0 run. It also didn’t help that the Flames got in foul trouble.
Still, the Flames answered with a 20-3 run to be down 21-20 at the half. Only two points separated the teams, 39-37, going into the final stanza.
Live Oak also made 14 of 18 free throws.
“They made more free throws than we shot,” Revelle said. “We turned the ball over, which is uncharacteristic. That’s basketball. It is what it is. I was really happy with the resolve we showed.”
Faith played four games in seven days with three consecutive road contests.
“We went 3-1,” the coach said. “We felt good about it, We love winning, and we don’t take it for granted. It’s hard to beat people twice and beat them on the road.”
Faith welcomes Temple Holy Trinity Friday, Jan. 27. The boys junior varsity plays at 5 p.m. with the girls varsity at 6 p.m. and boys varsity at 7:30 p.m.
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