Posted On: 01/5/21 10:45 PM

FACS protected home court Tuesday night, defeating Tipton-Rosemark Academy, 67-52, behind a strong second half from junior forward Daniel Egbuniwe.

Here are my takeaways from the game.

Kobe WilkesKobeWilkes6'0" | PGFACS | 2022StateTN and Corey SavageCoreySavage6'0" | SGFACS | 2022StateTN got nice looks

FACS has solid guard play and for most of the game, the Rebels didn’t stop the Crusaders’ penetration. Whether senior guard Josh Ward or junior guard TJ Thomas was penetrating to the basket, both players made the right pass to the corner to Wilkes and Savage for uncontested 3-point attempts. Now, Savage didn’t have a good shooting night. He missed more than he should have, but Savage did make two from the corner. Wilkes made four 3s in the first half and all of them were big. His fourth 3 put FACS back up double-digits in the second quarter after TRA had cut its deficit to single digits.

Wilkes scored all of his 14 points in the first half. Savage made one shot – a 3-pointer – in the second half to finish the night with 10.

Ward and Thomas didn’t force a lot of

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