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Basketball Sweeps Weekend Games Against Twiggs, ELCA

MACON, Ga.- The First Presbyterian Day School girls and boys basketball teams had a successful weekend, gaining two wins each, en route to defeating region opponent Twiggs County High School and non-region foe Eagles Landing Christian Academy.

On Friday, January 25, the Lady Vikings and Vikings welcomed Twiggs County to the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

In the girls game, the Lady Vikings (10-10) won in convincing fashion, defeating Twiggs  66-29.

An offensive outpour in the first quarter aided in the victory. FPD scored 27 points in the first frame while holding the Lady Cobras to just 11 points.

Junior guard Savannah Phillips paced the Lady Vikings with 17 points, while Lizzie Lisenby chipped in with nine points on the night.

On Saturday, the Lady Vikings defeated Eagles Landing Christian Academy (ELCA) 51-36, putting its season record at .500 for the first time since Dec. 7.

Phillips posted 21 points in the victory, while junior guard Caroline Stroud knocked in 12 points.

The Vikings also saw good fortune on the last weekend in January, gaining two wins.

On Friday, FPD Vikings (11-10) showed its high-powered offense, posting an 81-49 win against Twiggs.

Junior guard TJ Sams led the way for the Vikings, scoring a game-high 28 points. Freshman point guard O’Showen Williams helped out, dropping in 22 points while senior forward Caleb Dupree scored 17.

The Vikings’ perimeter shooting was spot-on all weekend, draining six 3-pointers in the game against Twiggs and eight against ELCA.

In the contest against ELCA, the Vikings used balanced scoring and a big night from Dupree to win 79-40.

Dupree drained 25 points on the afternoon, 13 of which came in the first quarter. Sams and Williams were impressive again, scoring 19 and 11, respectively. Senior guard Kaleb Fuller also had nine points in the Viking victory.

Both basketball teams return to action on Friday, February 1, traveling to Wilkinson County for region games. The girls game starts at 6:00 p.m. and the boys follow at 7:30.

Wilkinson County defeated FPD back on Jan. 15, taking the girls game 53-44 and winning the boys match 102-76.

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.

 

BASKETBALL BOX SCORES

Lady Vikings

FPD 51, EAGLE’S LANDING CHRISTIAN 36

ELCA 0-14-11-11–36

FPD 15-14-11-11–51

ELCA: Abigail Rogers 11, Casey Durham 8, Malia Randolph 6, Brooke Echols 5, Emily West 2, Parker Pinholster 2, Jordan Fielding 2.

FPD: Savannah Phillips 21, Caroline Stroud 12, Lizzie Lisenby 6, Bonnie Scurry 6, Hannah Davis 3, Sydney Reese 2, Sumner Carlton 1.

3-pointers: ECLA 2 (Echols 1, Rogers 1); FPD 3 (Scurry 2, Davis 1).

Records: FPD 10-10.

Next: FPD at Wilkinson County, 6 p.m. Friday.

FPD 66, TWIGGS COUNTY 29

Twiggs County 11-8-6-4–29

FPD 27-15-10-14–66

Twiggs County: Mychelle Jones 23, Jakeria Stanley 3, TeaShimura Williams 3.

FPD: Savannah Phillips 17, Lizzie Lisenby 9, Sydney Reese 7, Bonnie Scurry 7, Hannah Davis 6, Caroline Stroud 6, Megan Ingram 4, Caitlin Odom 4, Caroline Harrison 2, Sumner Carlton 2.

3-pointers: Twiggs County 5 (Jones 1, Stanley 1, Williams 1); FPD 4 (Davis 2, Scurry 2).

Records: FPD 9-10, 3-3 GHSA Region 7-A.

 

Vikings

FPD 79, EAGLE’S LANDING 40

ELCA 4-8-13-15–40

FPD 25-10-24-20–79

Eagle’s Landing Christian: Matt Tankersly 17, Antwaun Campbell 11, Brad Moore 4, Jamal Tookes 4, Jacob Grant 2, Sterling Blackburn 2.

FPD: Caleb Dupree 25, TJ Sams 19, O’Showen Williams 11, Kaleb Fuller 9, Sam Joyce 7, Reggie Gantt 5, Jacob Oates 3.

3-pointers: ELCA 1 (Tankersley 1); FPD 8 (Sams 3, Fuller 2, Gantt 1, Joyce 1, Oates 1).

Game notes: Dupree had 13 of FPD’s first-quarter points to get the Vikings rolling.

Records: FPD 11-10.

Next: FPD at Wilkinson County, 7:30 p.m., Friday.

FPD 81, TWIGGS COUNTY 49

Twiggs County 11-5-16-17–49

FPD 14-18-23-16–81

Twiggs County: Keenan Baker 20, Wyyntee Glover 11, Markevion Hooks 8, Sandy Williams 4, Jalen Wimberly 2, Mac Tharpe 2, Robert Cornelius 1, Ramondez Stephens 1.

FPD: T.J. Sams 28, O’Showen Williams 22, Caleb Dupree 17, Brooks Stroud 5, Jacob Oates 3, Joseph Lengel 2, Sam Pope 2, Kaleb Fuller 2.

3-pointers: Twiggs County 2 (Baker 1, Glover 1); FPD 6 (Sams 4, Williams 1, Oates 1).

Records: FPD 10-10, 2-4 GHSA Region 7-A.