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Basketball Splits First Games of 2013 vs. Perry

MACON, Ga.- The First Presbyterian Day School girls and boys basketball teams looked to tip off 2013 on the right foot, hosting the Perry Lady Panthers and Panthers on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. The girls were successful, snapping a two game losing streak, while the boys dropped their fourth straight.

In the girls game, the Lady Vikings (4-7) used an offensive outburst in the second half to claim a 47-42 victory.

Senior guard Hannah Davis netted 19 points on the night, nailing four three pointers in the win. Senior guard Bonnie Scurry and junior guard Caroline Stroud hit big free throws in the final minutes of the contest as well.

The Lady Vikings trailed by two at halftime, but outscored the Lady Panthers 15-10 in the third quarter due to the key shooting of Davis and junior Savannah Phillips, who scored 14 points in the game.

FPD committed just 10 turnovers, their lowest total on the season thus far.

Aaliyah Cheatham scored 19 points to pace the Panther scoring attack.

In the boys game, the Vikings (6-6) battled but fell to the hot hand of the Panthers 75-62.

Senior forward Caleb Dupree returned after missing much of December with a sprained ankle and scored 17 points to lead the Vikings in the scoring.

Junior guard TJ Sams netted 15 points while freshman point guard chipped in with 14.

The Vikings led by two at the end of the first quarter, but a scoring outburst by Perry in the second and third quarter was too much for the Vikings to overcome.

Perry outscored FPD 47-34 over the next two quarters on its way to a victory.

Both basketball teams are back in action quickly as they host Hancock Central on Friday, January 4 for the start of region play.

The girls tip off at 6:00 p.m. and the boys get underway at 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.