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Boys Basketball Bested by Hancock Bulldogs

MACON, Ga. – Four players scored in double-figures for Hancock Central High School as the Bulldogs (8-5, 3-1 Reg. 7) defeated the FPD Vikings (1-15, 0-4) 72-52 in a region contest on Tuesday night, January 22, at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

MarQuis Smith netted 20 points, and Montkevious Fluellen 18 to lead the Bulldogs to the win.

FPD trailed by just four points at the end of the third quarter at 13-9, but Hancock outscored the Vikings 42-27 in the middle quarters en route to the victory.

Senior T.J. Sams was the lone Viking in double-figures with 20 points.

FPD struggled with its free throw shooting on the evening, knocking in 17-of-40 attempts for 42.5 percent.

The Vikings held the advantage from beyond the arc, dropping in five 3-pointers to the Buldogs’ two.

FPD returns to action on Friday, Jan. 24, traveling to play Twiggs County in a region game at 7:30 p.m.

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:

HANCOCK CENTRAL 72, FPD 52

Hancock Central 13-22-20-17–72

FPD 9-14-13-16–52

Hancock Central: MarQuis Smith 20, Montkevious Fluellen 18, Keondre Strother 10, Alex Brooks 11, T’Chella Lewis 3, RickShawn Thomas 2, MarKellus Lamar 4.

FPD: TJ Sams 20, Joseph Lengel 8, Taylor Burns 7, Caleb Samuel 6, Torrian McSwain 5, Jacob Oates 4, Cole Thomason 2.

3-pointers: Hancock Central 2 (Smith, Brooks); FPD 5 (Sams 3, Oates 1, McSwain 1).

Records: Hancock Central 8-5, 3-1 GHSA Region 7-A; FPD 1-15, 0-4.

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