Faith Ends Season at Regional Tournament

Faith Ends Season at Regional Tournament

Faith had the advantage of being the host school for the NCCAA DII North Regional Tournament. As the #8 seed, the Eagles faced #1 Providence University College as their first opponent. Rallied by their home crowd, Faith matched up evenly with the top seeded Pilots for the first fifteen minutes. With the scored knotted 29-29, Providence finished the final five minutes of the half on a 17-7 run, capitalizing on the Eagles' 6 turnovers during that time span.

Now down by ten, Faith hoped to start the second half with the same energy that they came out with in the first. It took time, but the Eagles climbed their way back and made it a one possession game with thirteen minutes left of play. Sam Pedersen knocked down a momentum-shifting three to tie up the score and revitalize the Faith crowd. The Pilots kept their composure and answered going on a tear of their own and silencing the gym. Providence closed out the game on a 17-5 run, taking the 83-67 win and ending the Eagles' season.

The Eagles had four players end in double digits offensively. Sam Pedersen's 20 points came at crucial times for the Eagles. Tanner Van Beek's 14 points and Keaton Pearson's 13 points also gave Faith a boost. Pedersen and Van Beek also finished with 8 rebounds apiece.

Two of Faith's players were honored at the Regional Awards Banquet. Senior Joey Young was named Honorable Mention and Tanner Van Beek 3rd Team All-Region. The Eagles concluded their season with an overall 2-26 record.