NEW CANAAN — Another step closer to a special accomplishment.

The St. Luke’s School girls basketball team continued its pleasing but not yet satisfying journey through the Fairchester Athletic Association Friday night by posting a 68-48 victory over King School.

The Storm’s sixth consecutive FAA victory improved St. Luke’s record to 9-2 overall and atop the FAA at 7-1.

“We were coming off mid-term exams and we have six more weeks remaining in the season,” St. Luke’s coach Joe Heinzmann said. “Our pregame message was, ‘Let’s consolidate the position we’re in.’ We still have four weeks to keep refining our concepts.”

St. Luke’s has built success in this 2015-16 season with just one senior — captain Kit Hamill — on the roster.

The Storm is a young group that can be successful for a long stretch in the FAA and NEPSAC.

“We have 12 players who can play. We have 12 players who work very hard,” said Heinzmann, who is in his first season as St. Luke’s head coach. “Their effort makes my decision to substitute very hard.”

But having the depth of 12 is a luxury in the FAA that St. Luke’s takes advantage of every contest.

“We haven’t lost a second half all season. We have had some slow starts but we can deal with that through our second unit,” Heinzmann said. “We can wear opponents down.”

A 12-player platoon also translates into fresh, energetic defenders on the court for 32 minutes (FAA plays 16-minute halves).

That meant King’s leading scorers — Natalie Wind (29 points) and Alonna Christy (11 points) — had to work extra hard for their offense. Wind was shut out in the opening seven minutes of the second half.

During that span, St. Luke’s turned a 34-24 halftime edge into a 50-28 advantage and cruised home over King (4-8 overall).

Due in part to minutes distribution, Sydney Lowery paced St. Luke’s with 16 points while perimeter specialist Maya Klein added 14. Janelle Johnson and Jada Boggs each had eight points while Mckenna Frank chipped in six.

“We were able to make a lot of plays in transition,” Heinzmann said.

The biggest regular-season impediment ahead for St. Luke’s may be a Jan. 27 battle at Hopkins.

But the Storm will continue to take their quest for titles one step at a time.

“They don’t hand out any trophies in January. Our group needs to continue to show unity and committment,” Heinzmann said. “When we share the basketball and trust each other, our offense can be good. We’ve made great strides since we started in December. We need to continue moving forward to get closer to the mountain top (FAA, NEPSAC titles).”

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ST. LUKE’S 68, KING 48

KING (4-8)

Natalie Wind 10 5-6 29 Alonna Christy 2 7-10 11 Callie Bartimer 1 0-0 2 Abby Price 0 0-0 0 Colby Lopez-Balboa 0 0-0 0 Dhasiya Anderson 0 2-4 2 Hayley Chambers 2 0-0 4 Jackie Taccone 0 0-0 0 Rachel Bissell 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 15-20 48.

ST. LUKE’S (9-2, 7-1 FAA)

Sydney Lowery 6 3-4 16 Maya Klein 6 0-0 14 McKenna Frank 3 0-0 6 Janelle Johnson 3 0-0 8 Tamia Fulton 0 0-0 0 Bridget Dalton 2 1-2 5 Sydney Cummings 0 1-2 1 Jada Boggs 4 0-0 8 Kit Hamill 1 2-2 4 Riley Page 1 0-2 2 Elizabeth Laub 1 0-0 2 Hannah Amendola 0 2-2 2. Totals: 27 9-14 68.

KING24 24 — 48

ST. LUKE’S34 34 — 68

3-Pointers: K — Wind 4. StL — Lowery, Klein 2, Johnson 2.