Third-seeded Faith Christian girls’ basketball knocked off No. 6 Sacred Heart, 48-41, in the opening round of the District One Class A tournament on Saturday. An 18-12 third quarter pushed the Lions to victory. Ashley Forker had 19 points and Monica Ervin 14 for Faith.
Faith Christian boys’ basketball erased a 33-17 halftime deficit and took the game into overtime, but still fell Monday to Jenkintown, 48-46. Danny Ziccardi was strong for Faith, dropping in 23 points (eight for eight free throws, three for seven beyond the arc). Tyler Landis managed 12 points and a team-high six rebounds. Will Diaz led the Lions in steals (four) and assists (three).
Faith Christian girls’ basketball crushed Friends Select, 54-32, on Saturday. The Lions led at the break, 34-16. Ashley Forker paced Faith with 13 points. Teammates Liz Hoffman and Monica Ervin each managed 11 points.
Faith Christian boys’ hoops sent back Plumstead Christian, 54-40, on Tuesday. Ezekiel Snowden was a force for the Lions, amassing 16 points and eight rebounds. Tyler Landis was close to a double-double with 15 points and nine boards. Danny Ziccardi contributed 11 points in the winning effort.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball notched a huge win Tuesday over first-place Phil-Mont Christian, 40-35. The Lions outscored Phil-Mont, 15-8, in the fourth quarter. Monica Ervin deposited 14 points for Faith. She was assisted by Liz Hoffman and Ashley Forker, each of whom managed 10 points.
Faith Christian boys’ basketball drilled Morrisville, 70-42, on Friday. Danny Ziccardi and Ezekiel Snowden led the charge offensively for the Lions, finishing with 17 and 16 points, respectively. Jon Hasson added nine points to the cause. Ziccardi had six steals, and Will Diaz dished out seven assists.
Faith Christian boys’ hoops lost to Bristol, 73-43, on Thursday. Danny Ziccardi scored 18 to lead the Lions. Jon Hasson had 10 points and five rebounds. Ezekiel Snowden hauled in a team-high six boards.
Monica Ervin scored 15 points and Ashley Forker chipped in 13 as Faith Christian girls’ basketball swarmed Morrisville, 57-30, on Tuesday. The Lions blew open the game in the second half, outscoring Morrisville, 36-14. Jessica Robinson added eight points for the victors.
Faith Christian boys’ basketball went down to Delaware County Christian, 68-51, on Monday. The Lions were outscored 33-18 in the first half. Faith struggled from the line, going two for 13. Danny Ziccardi managed 19 points for the Lions. Jon Hasson also stepped up with 10 points and a team-high six boards.
Ashley Forker’s heroics weren’t enough as Faith Christian girls’ basketball lost to Notre Dame East Stroudsburg, 59-53, in double overtime Monday. Forker scored on a driving lay-up at the buzzer at the end of regulation to send the game into OT. Forker then hit a 15-footer at the buzzer at the end of the first overtime to send the game into a second extra session. Forker finished with 15 points, four assists, six steals and three blocks before fouling out in the second OT. Monica Ervin netted 17 points for the Lions.