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Boys Basketball Drops Home Opener to HoCo.

MACON, Ga. – FPD led at halftime, but a 24-point third quarter for Houston County propelled the Bears past the Vikings (0-3) 57-52 at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center on Tuesday night, Dec. 10 in FPD’s home opener.

Senior T.J. Sams and sophomore O’Showen Williams dropped in 17 points for FPD while senior Caleb Samuel chipped in with 12, but it wasn’t enough for the Vikings who drop to 0-3 for the first time since the 2010-11 season.

Amari Colbert netted 17 points for the Bears in the win while Darion Anderson posted 10 points, respectively.

The Vikings pulled within three points late in the fourth quarter after Williams drained a deep three, but Mykel Harris made two free throws and Houston County held on for the win.

FPD returns to action on Friday night, Dec. 13, traveling to play Harris County in Hamilton at 7:30 p.m.

The Vikings defeated Harris County last season, a 64-57 win on Dec. 14 in Hamilton.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. 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 SCORE:

HOUSTON COUNTY 57, FPD 52

Houston County 8-16-24-9 – 57

FPD 6-21-12-13

Houston County: Amari Tolbert 17, Darion Anderson 10, Monte Harris 9, Mykel Harris 9, Kevin Ellis 4, A.J. Burton 4, Jaylen Searcy 2, Jevon Barrett 2.

FPD: T.J. Sams 17, O’Showen Williams 17, Caleb Samuel 12, Joseph Lengel 4, Taylor Burns 2.

3-pointers: FPD 2 (Sams 1, Williams 1).

Records: FPD 0-3, Houston County 3-4.

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