Faith Academy Girls Hoops Going To State

Lady Cougars' First State Trip Since 2013

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The only high school basketball team in Victoria still playing this season is the smallest team in the city.

Faith Academy girls basketball won its regional final over Bryan St. Joseph last Saturday to earn its first trip to state in seven years. The Lady Cougars took second place in their district, and is ranked seventh in the Texas Association Of Basketball Coaches state 2A private school poll. Head coach Kalia Mancell, in her first full season coaching Faith girls basketball, and this team has just two seniors. One of them, Faith Kucera, is one of their leading scorers, and she also won a state medal last spring in track. I talked with two seniors before they left for the state tournament.

Said guard/post Faith Kucera, “It’s very exciting. It’s nice to see all our hard work has paid off. It’s very exciting. ”
Said guard Jade Thomas, “It’s really exciting. Ever since I’ve been playing in the seventh grade I’ve been with most of the same girls. I started playing with Faith last year. We’ve put in a bunch of hard work and I think we’re gonna go far. ”

Faith Academy girls basketball’s first game at state in seven years is a toughie.
The Lady Cougars face the top-ranked team in the TABS private school 2A poll, Austin Waldorf, Thursday night at 6:00 at Waco University high school in the TAPPS 2A

girls state semis.