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Boys Hoops Downed at HoCo. and Perry

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The FPD boys basketball team (1-11) fell to the Houston County Bears 70-64 on Friday night, Jan. 10 in Warner Robins and dropped its Saturday afternoon contest at Perry 67-40 on Jan. 11.

In Friday’s game at HoCo., the Vikings battled tough, hanging with the Beats for the majority of the match.

FPD trailed at the end of the first quarter 19-15 and at halftime 39-33.

The Bears came out in the third quarter hot, outscoring FPD 18-11 to lead 57-44 at the end of the period.

The Vikings punched back in the fourth frame, out-dueling the Bears 20-13, but it wasn’t enough to pull off the win.

Senior T.J. Sams scored 20 points to lead the Vikings. Senior Taylor Burns notched 16 points and sophomore Jacob Oates poured in 12 points in the loss.

The Bears accounted for three players in double figures, led by Amari Colbert’s 17 points.

With the win, Houston County takes the season series against the Vikings, previously defeating FPD at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center 57-52 on Dec. 10.

The Vikings return to the hardwood on Wednesday night, Jan. 15, traveling to play Wikinson County in a region-7 game at 7:30 p.m.

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BOX SCORES:

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

PERRY 67, FPD 40

FPD 7-14-12-7–40

Perry 21-20-22-4–67

FPD: Sams 17, Fricks 2, Oates 2, Burns 2, Lader 6, Samuel 11.

Perry: Sirquittin Gray 6, K.J. Smith 22, Kevin Ford 3, Rantravious Napier 6, Derrick Toliver 3, Brandon Williams 2, Marquie Taylor 13, Larry Felder 6, Christ Clerkley 3, Juwan Releford 2, Connor Stanley 1.

3-pointers: FPD 1 (Sams 1); Perry 4 (Smith 3, Taylor 1).

Records: FPD 1-11, Perry 9-6.

Next: FPD at Wilkinson County, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday; Perry at Veterans, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

HOUSTON COUNTY 70, FPD 64

Houston County 19-20-18-13–70

FPD 15-18-11-20–64

Houston County: M. Harris 19, Colbert 17, M. Harris 16, Ellis 8, Lawhorn 6, Anderson 4.

FPD: T.J. Sams 20, Taylor Burns 16, Jacob Oates 12, Caleb Samuel 8, Jospeh Lengel 6, Cole Thomason 2.

3-pointers: Houston County 3 (M. Harris 2, Lawhorn 1); FPD 11 (Sams 5, Oates 4, Burns 2).

Records: FPD 1-10.

Next: FPD at Perry, 5:30 p.m., Saturday.