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Basketball Drops Region Games to Wilkinson County

MACON, Ga.- The First Presbyterian Day School girls and boys basketball teams saw its winning streaks come to an end on Tuesday night, January 15, falling to Wilkinson County at home in GHSA Region 7 play.

In the girls game, the Lady Vikings (7-9, 1-2) struggled in the first two quarters offensively, falling 53-44 to end their three-game winning streak. FPD scored 12 points in the first half, but a stellar defensive effort helped the Lady Vikings stay in the game despite being without their leading scorer, Savannah Phillips, who was out with the flu.

The Lady Vikings scored 32 points in the second half, 16 in each quarter but he Lady Wariors (13-1) knocked in 37 to secure the win.

Senior guard Hannah Davis led the Lady Vikings on offense, scoring 14 points on the night and nailing four 3-pointers. Junior forward Lizzie Lisenby and freshman guard Sydney Reese scored 10 points each, respectively.

In the boys game, the Vikings (9-8, 1-2) saw its two-game winning streak come to a close, dropping a 102-76 decision to the Warriors (13-1).

Wilkinson County used a potent 3-point attack, knocking in 14 of 20 from behind the arc on the evening.

The Warriors led 23-14 at the end of the first quarter and took a 54-28 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Warriors continued their hot shooting, led by the hot hand of Torrico Simmons, who poured in 22 points. Wilkinson County’s balanced scoring attack also led to the victory as five players reached double-figures in scoring.

The Vikings were paced by the 29 points of junior guard TJ Sams, 26 of which came in the second half. Senior forward Caleb Dupree knocked in 17 points, while senior guard Kaleb Fuller and freshman guard O’Showen Williams chipped in with 10 points respectively.

Both basketball squads return to the court on Friday, January 18, traveling to Georgia Military College Prep for region games at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

 

BOX SCORES:

 

Girls Box vs. Wilkinson County

WILKINSON COUNTY 53, FPD 44

Wilkinson County 7-10-23-13–53

FPD 3-9-16-18–44

Wilkinson County: Jessica Solomon 5, Ngozi Ware 12, Tajia Shipp 3, Lyric Jordan 16, Caitlen Geter 1, Quantasha Cannie 9, Asia Smith 7.

FPD: Hannah Davis 14, Caroline Stroud 2, Megan Ingram 4, Lizzie Lisenby 10, Sydney Reese 10, Bonnie Scurry 2, Caitlin Odom 2.

3-pointers: Wilkinson County 3 (Ware 2, Solomon 1); FPD 3 (Davis 3).

Records: Wilkinson County 12-1, FPD 7-9.

Next: FPD at GMC, 6 p.m., Friday.

Boys Box vs. Wilkinson County

WILKINSON COUNTY 102, FPD 76

Wilkinson Co. 23-31-20-28–102

FPD 14-14-21-27–76

Wilkinson County: Brian Marion, Jr. 15, David Whipple 2, Fred Green 14, Torico Simmons 20, Tae Jones 2, Tray Little 18, Brandon Thorpe 2, Derrick Triwick 11, Jamerion Love 2, Antonion Whipple 8, Kareem Sanders 8.

FPD: Sam Joyce 4, O’Showen Williams 10, Brooks Stroud 7, Kaleb Fuller 10, TJ Sams 29, Caleb Dupree 16.

3-pointers: Wilkinson County 14 (Marion, Jr. 3, Green 2, Simmons 4, Little 4, Triwick 1); FPD 10 (Williams 2, Stroud 1, Fuller 2, Sams 5).

Game notes: Williams had 7 assists for FPD.

Records: Wilkinson County 13-1, 4-0 GHSA Region 7B-A, FPD 9-8, 1-2.

Next: FPD at GMC, 7:30 p.m., Friday.