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Girls Basketball Qualifies for GHSA State Playoffs

MACON, Ga. – For the second time in school history, the FPD girls basketball team (16-8) has qualified for the GHSA Class-A State Playoffs.

The Lady Vikings were able to secure a spot at no. 15 in the latest edition of the GHSA Class-A Power Ratings. The top-16 advance to postseason play.

“It’s hard to contain our excitement,” head coach Charley Chase said. “This is the prize at the end of the race for these girls.”

FPD is fresh off of a runner-up finish in the Region-7 Tournament, falling to Wilkinson County 58-30 on Tuesday night, Feb. 18.

But the Lady Vikings still earned two victories to advance to the tournament finals, helping their ranking rise in the power ratings to the highest it has been all season.

“We have stuck together and played well throughout the season,” Chase said. “It’s fun to see their excitement.”

Schools still have the chance to appeal the final rankings. Once brackets are finalized by the state office, the Lady Vikings will make appropriate travel plans.

“It could be anyone other than the first place team,” Chase said. “We know we will be playing a top quality team on the road. We will have to keep the score as low as we possibly can and take care of the basketball.”

Check www.fpdvikings.com once brackets are finalized.

For the latest edition of the GHSA Class-A Power Ratings, click HERE.

FPD’s only appearance in the state playoffs was back in 2011, falling to Athens Christian in the first round 45-42.

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.

2013-14 GHSA CLASS-A PRIVATE POWER RANKINGS

Feb. 20: #15

Feb. 11: #19

Feb. 5: #17

Jan. 28: #17

Jan. 21: #20

Jan. 14: #24