Eagles News · Coach Layton Discusses Record-Setting Girls Basketball Season

What can I say about this team! This season has been great on and off the floor! We are not only a team, but a family. These young ladies came to practice and games and competed everyday! They played with so much heart, played for each other, and played as a team!

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

Their testimony on the floor inspired so many people: parents, coaches, other teams, but most importantly those young players in our basketball family who look up to them.

This year we were able to have a freshman team in order to get our younger players court time. These young ladies came to practice enthusiastic and ready to work everyday. It was a couple of months before we were able to get them games, but there diligence and work in practice prepared them for the games they played. They ended the season playing two quarters against Covenant Christian (Demotte). in this particular game, there wasn’t concern about getting a “W”, it was about supporting a player from CCD, who just became eligible and this would be her first game and first time playing basketball (she was new to the country). These girls insured she scored her first basket and additional baskets. They, our varsity players and coaches were standing and cheering this player on as if she was on our team. This is who we are!

Our varsity team consisted of one senior, four juniors and two freshmen. This team battled from the day the stepped foot in practice at the beginning of the season. We battled contact tracing and our whole team being quarantined. This has definitely been a year for the books, but not only due to COVID, but because despite COVID, this team came out with and 8-7 regular season record. The first wining record since the school moved to the IHSAA for sports. It wasn’t just about our record, it was about how these athletes showed up this season ready to compete. We had ups and downs, but they never gave up, which prepared us for post-season play.

Sectional time! An exciting game. Thank you to everyone that came out to cheer on the team. The atmosphere was amazing! We played an exciting game v. North Vermillion. We battled to the end. The score went back and forth between the two teams. In the end the score was Faith 52 N. Vermillion 56. What a game! The team left it all on the floor and we couldn’t be more proud. We know the result may not have been what we wanted, but we understand God knows what we need and when. Three of our players were selected to the All-Sectional Teams: Syndey Argo (Jr.). – 1st Team; Maddie Schoenradt (Jr.) – 1st Team; and Lily Martin (Sr.) – 2nd Team.

Lily Martin, our lone senior, was the piece of the puzzle we needed and were blessed to have the last two years. Her strength and and love for the game is evident and we were blessed to be a part of her senior year! Her hard work in the off season prepared her for a great year! Lily ends her high school basketball career at Faith having made an impact in the two years she has been with us with the record for career rebounds. We will miss Lilly, but know she will do great and amazing things in the future!

The Lady Eagles feeder program is also thriving. We continue to grow in numbers from 3rd-8th grade. Our middle school teams continue to compete at a high level. Our 6th and 7th grade teams are currently undefeated, with our 8th grade team having one loss. Our 3rd-5th grade teams are also making some noise on the court! All teams have several more weeks to play, but we look forward to seeing what these young ladies continue to do.  Our 5th, 6th and 7th grade teams qualified to participate in the state tournament in March in Bloomington. 

Way to go Lady Eagles! Way to set an example of what being a Christian student-athlete is. We know you are just getting started and we look forward to the future. #LETSGO #Family