Faith Academy Edges Eufaula for 5A Boys South Regional Title

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

DOTHAN, AL -- Faith Academy and Eufaula have been two of the higher scoring teams in Class 5A this season. On Friday, the Rams and Tigers switched gears, playing a low scoring game that came down to the wire.

Faith Academy was able to pull out a hard fought 39-36 win over Eufaula in the 5A Boys South Regional Semifinal. With the win, the Rams advanced to the Final 48 in Birmingham next week.

But, it wasn't easy. The teams entered halftime tied at 18, and Faith Academy led by just three points heading to the fourth quarter.

Friday's Regional Final came down to the last two seconds, when Shantell Benard finally put the Tigers away with two free throws to secure the 39-36 victory.

James Davis led Faith Academy (28-2) with 18 points, while Benard had nine points and Josh Hill scored seven points with 11 rebounds.

Jaylin Robinson scored 20 points to lead Eufaula.

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