FC teams run into rugged foes

Faith Christian School’s girls and boys basketball teams ran into a pair of rugged foes last week as both lost to Cambridge Christian School at home Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Rochester Area Home School Friday at Rochester.

The Faith Christian girls team, missing two starters due to injuries, lost to Cambridge Christian 64-27.

Cambridge, behind forward Kristin Bergman, led 27-18, then outscored the Saints 37-13 in the second half.

“We were out-matched in depth and available talent,” said Faith Christian Coach Mike Sohre. “Kristin Bergman is a rising superstar and we couldn’t stop her.

“It was our worst loss of the season but the girls kept their spirits up, looking forward to the possibility of seeing them again at the Christian Athletic League Tournament with forward Faith Britton back in our lineup.”

Senior forward Jamie Nelson’s 14 points and 14 rebounds led FCS while sophomore center Ashley Johnson had eight points and 12 rebounds.

Bergman, who made 14 of 19 shots from the floor, totaled 34 points.

On Friday, the Saints lost to Rochester Area Home School 56-30. Rochester held a 26-19 edge at halftime before outscoring FCS 30-11 in the second half.

Nelson scored eight points and had 12 rebounds while sophomore guard Hannah Thompson and eighth-grade forward Beth Childs each scored seven points.

Senior center Rachel Hart, the leading scorer in the CAL, had 22 points and junior guard Maria Thompson scored 20 to pace RAHS.

“This shaped up to be a good match-up a few weeks ago but we had just five players available,” said Sohre. “Rochester has a talented, tall team, with all of its starters being taller than our tallest starter.

“Against those odds, we were still only down by seven points at the half. We simply ran out of gas in the second half. I had several Rochester parents, as well as its coaches, come up to me and compliment our team on its attitude and hard play.”

Rochester moved its record to 16-4 while Faith Christian dropped to 12-7.

Faith Christian hosts Fon du Lac Friday at 5 p.m.

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Cambridge Christian trimmed the FCS boys 65-31. The Warriors took charge early and led 38-12 at halftime.

Senior forward Micah Andrews scored 23 points while senior guard Paul Selin had eight points and a season-high 15 rebounds.

Peter Maring’s 20 points paced Cambridge, which had defeated FCS 83-37 earlier in the season.

Rochester Area Home School, which is battling Cambridge Christian for the top spot in the CAL, topped Faith Christian 73-32.

Andrews and Selin each scored 13 points with Andrews grabbing 12 rebounds and Selin eight.

“We lost to two quality teams that will probably be playing for the title at the CAL Tournament,” said FCS Coach Don Andrews.

The Saints, 3-17, host Fon du Lac Friday at 6:30 p.m., then host Northland Baptist Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 5.

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