Historic Victory: Lady Paladins Down Savannah Christian for First GHSA State Tournament Win in School History
It was quite a night for the Fellowship Christian School girls basketball team.
The Lady Paladins (13-9) downed Savannah Christian School, 55-39, in the opening round of the GHSA Class A Girls Basketball Championships at Paladin Gym.
It was the first time the varsity girls have hosted a state tournament game, and the first GHSA basketball tourney win for either a boys or girls from Fellowship.
“The girls played so hard,” head coach Troy Schulz said. “We had key baskets at key times by multiple girls. Cameron played very tough, and was on the floor a great deal. She was getting beat up as they played a triangle and two on her, but she and Sadie handled it well. Larrisa and Carrie stepped up and did a remarkable job.”
Senior Cameron Swartz finished with 37 points for FCS, which led 13-11 after the first quarter and 29-28 at the half.
The Lady Paladins outscored Savannah Christian 12-4 in the third quarter to open up a 41-32 lead. Fellowship closed the game on a 14-7 fourth-quarter run.
Senior Caroline Keim netted seven points and Schultz added five points and led the club with eight assists.
Second-round game details coming soon.
Paladins Post 11-1 Victory at 7A Central Gwinnett High School
The Fellowship Christian School varsity baseball team improved to 2-0 to start the season.
On Feb. 16, the team posted an 11-1 victory at 7A Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville.
“The offense came out swinging tonight, scoring five runs in the first off a guy with pretty good velocity,” head coach Shawn Oliver said. “Isaac pitched really well, and had a lot of first-pitch strikes which put people behind in the count. When he can mix in the curve and change-up while ahead on the count, it’s going to be good for us. Freshman Garrett Hauenstein continues to impress. He plays the game the right way with his hustle all over the field.”
Bouton, a junior, led the Paladins with three hits and drove in a run. Sophomore Preston Joye collected two hits, while freshman Nathan Nardone, Hauenstein and senior Tony Tarabicos added two walks apiece. Hauenstein knocked in two runs, and junior Cody Tapley added one RBI
“We had lots of hard-hit balls tonight,” Oliver said. “Hopefully we continue to roll into mid-season form and continue this hot start.”
Paladins Downs 6A River Ridge to Improve to 2-0 Overall
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys lacrosse team posted a 13-1 road victory over 6A River Ridge High School in Woodstock on Feb. 16.
With the victory, the team improved to 2-0 overall.
“It was another phenomenal game for us,” Director of Lacrosse Leo Hilton said. “It got really physical, but our kids held their composure and we got out of there with a win. Our guys played with such intensity. We are definitely looking forward to a home game on Wednesday.”
FCS Falls at Home to Darlington
The Fellowship Christian School varsity boys soccer team came up a little short, 3-1, in a non-Region game against The Darlington School on Feb. 15 at Bob Lord Field.
Junior Drew Anderson scored an unassisted goal and sophomore goalkeeper Christian Heid registered seven saves, all in the first half, for Fellowship (2-1 overall).
At halftime, the Tigers held a 2-0 lead on goals by Sarp Kocabagli and Tevin Mbakwe (17:57 and 16:11).
Anderson’s tally, his second of the season, pulled the 2-1 Paladins to within a goal just 6:13 into the second half.
Roberto Guzman’s goal with 10:29 left gave Darlington a two-goal lead.
Fellowship outshot Darlington, 7-1, in the second half. For the game, Fellowship held the shot advantage, 11-10.
Billy Biscoe recorded 10 saves for the Tigers.
Young’s Tally Lifts Lady Paladins Past Darlington
Senior Julia Young scored the game’s only goal to lift the Fellowship Christian School varsity girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over The Darlington School at Bob Lord Field on Feb. 15.
The senior scored at the 26:00 mark of the second half.
With the victory, the Lady Paladins improved to 2-1 overall.
Senior Nicole Winters notched a clean sheet in the goal for Fellowship.