Blake Chatmon scored 19 points and Daniel Hardeman added 11 to lead Conyers-based YAMC (4-8) which defeated Faith Christian for the second time in five days to win its third in the last four games. The losses snapped an eight-game winning streak for Faith (8-3) which had not lost since the season opener.
The Lions trailed 16-2 when Williams hit the court. They quickly made up ground, trailing 18-9 at the end of the first quarter after Williams hit a pair of baskets and teammate Marrkus Gilbert added a 3-point shot. The YAMC Eagles, however, asserted themselves on the inside to lead 34-17 at the half and 48-29 going into the fourth quarter as FCA struggled shooting from the floor throughout.
Williams scored eight of his game-leading 24 points in the fourth quarter as Young Americans rotated in backup players and Faith Christian outscored them 12-4 to account for the game’s final margin. Rounding out Faith Christian’s leading scorers were Gilbert with seven points and Corey Burden with six.
The Lions continue their season Thursday afternoon at home against Westside-Warner Robins.