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Boys Basketball Downed by Wilco Warriors

MACON, Ga. – The FPD boys basketball team (3-17, 1-6 Reg. 7) saw its two-game winning streak snapped on Friday night, January 31, falling to the Wilkinson County Warriors (16-5, 7-0 Reg. 7) 77-55 in region play at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

Senior T.J. Sams netted 29 points for FPD to lead all scorers, but it wasn’t enough to stop a trifecta of Warriors in double-figures.

Derek Trawick posted 23 points, Torrico Simmons 20 and Trey Little 13 to lead the Warriors to the win.

The Vikings trailed 24-14 at the end of the first quarter , but outscored the Warriors 15-10 in the second quarter to trail by just five at halftime 34-29.

The Warrior came out firing in the second half, scoring 43 points en route to win.

Both teams capitalized from beyond the arc, hitting seven 3-pointers. Sams led FPD in three-point shooting with five, respectively.

The Vikings return to the hardwood quickly, hosting Landmark Christian on Saturday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. for Senior Night.

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:

WILKINSON COUNTY 77, FPD 55

Wilkinson County 24-10-19-24–77

FPD 14-15-12-14–55

Wilkinson County: Derek Trawick 23, Larry Jones 2, Torrico Simmons 20, Trey Little 13, Malik Rickerson 5, Antonio Whipple 4, Greg Courson 2, Kareem Sanders 6, Jordan McDonald 2.

FPD: Joseph Lengel 5, T.J. Sams 29, Jacob Oates 5, Cole Thomason 3, Taylor Burns 4, Bowen Lader 2, Caleb Samuel 7.

3-pointers: Wilkinson County 7 (Trawick 2, Simmons 3, Little 1, Rickerson 1); FPD 7 (Sams 5, Oates 1, Thomason 1).

Records: Wilkinson County 16-5, 7-0 GHSA Region 7-A; FPD 3-17, 1-6.

Next: Twiggs County at Wilkinson County, 8:30 p.m., Saturday; Landmark Christian at FPD, 5:30 p.m., Saturday.