Cooper Alvarado

Cooper Alvarado averages 14.8 points per game for Faith Christian.

The Faith Christian boys basketball team is sporting a solid mark as the regular season makes the turn into the home stretch. The Knights are 9-4 overall and setting their sights on a spot near the top of the region so they can advance to the postseason. “I feel like we’ve done enough already this season to get us into the playoff discussion but our goal is to earn a high seed and make it further than we did last year when we made the final eight,” Faith Christian coach Steve Guerry said. Elijah Ortiz powers the Knights on the offensive end of the floor, pouring in 22.3 points per game. Cooper Alvarado chips in 14.8 points a contest. Jake Balogh is cleaning the glass to the tune of 11.8 boards a game while Ethan Hayes grabs 8.7 rebounds a contest. Balogh averages a team-high 3.2 assists while Ortiz chips in 2.7 assists a game. “Charleston Collegiate and Cathedral are strong teams that will be in the playoffs and we are hoping to challenge them for the region championship,” Guerry said. “We lost to St. John’s Christian right before the break and came out sluggish out of the break but we started to get our rhythm back with a win over Northside Christian.” They lost to Charleston Collegiate on Jan. 10 on Johns Island. The Knights tangled with Lowcountry Prep on Jan. 14 and won 66-52. Ortiz led with 18 points while RJ Brown added 17 points. Alvarado and Tyler Kimmel chipped in eight points each. They host Crown Leadership Academy on Jan. 17 (after press time) before traveling to a showcase in Newberry against Laurens Academy on Saturday. “Last year, we won 12 games and won a playoff game,” Guerry said. “Our goal has been to surpass last year’s team and build a consistently-winning program. Twelve to 14 wins and multiple playoff wins is a lofty goal but one that we can make happen if we play well.”

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The Faith Christian boys basketball team is sporting a solid mark as the regular season makes the turn into the home stretch.

The Knights are 9-4 overall and setting their sights on a spot near the top of the region so they can advance to the postseason.

“I feel like we’ve done enough already this season to get us into the playoff discussion but our goal is to earn a high seed and make it further than we did last year when we made the final eight,” Faith Christian coach Steve Guerry said.

Elijah Ortiz powers the Knights on the offensive end of the floor, pouring in 22.3 points per game. Cooper Alvarado chips in 14.8 points a contest.

Jake Balogh is cleaning the glass to the tune of 11.8 boards a game while Ethan Hayes grabs 8.7 rebounds a contest.

Balogh averages a team-high 3.2 assists while Ortiz chips in 2.7 assists a game.

“Charleston Collegiate and Cathedral are strong teams that will be in the playoffs and we are hoping to challenge them for the region championship,” Guerry said. “We lost to St. John’s Christian right before the break and came out sluggish out of the break but we started to get our rhythm back with a win over Northside Christian.”

They lost to Charleston Collegiate on Jan. 10 on Johns Island.

The Knights tangled with Lowcountry Prep on Jan. 14 and won 66-52. Ortiz led with 18 points while RJ Brown added 17 points. Alvarado and Tyler Kimmel chipped in eight points each.

They host Crown Leadership Academy on Jan. 17 (after press time) before traveling to a showcase in Newberry against Laurens Academy on Saturday.

“Last year, we won 12 games and won a playoff game,” Guerry said. “Our goal has been to surpass last year’s team and build a consistently-winning program. Twelve to 14 wins and multiple playoff wins is a lofty goal but one that we can make happen if we play well.”