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Offense Struggles in 57-19 Loss at Savannah Country Day for Girls Hoops

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The FPD girls basketball team struggled offensively on the final day of the Savannah Country Day Christmas Tournament, falling to the host school Lady Hornets 57-19 on Saturday afternoon at Demere Gymnasium.

Sophomore Emma Lako led the Lady Vikings (1-5) with six points on the night while classmate Kate Patterson finished with five.

The Lady Vikings trailed by just two points at 13-11 at the end of the first quarter but the Lady Hornets closed out the last three quarters of the game on a 44-8 run to hand FPD its fifth consecutive defeat.

The Lady Hornets (7-1) had three players in double-figures, paced by the 18 points of Taylor Parker. Anna Miller knocked in 15 points and Amari Oliver finished with 12.

Savannah Country Day nailed five 3-pointers in the contest while the FPD failed to drop in a bucket from downtown.

FPD will return to action in 2015 on Friday, Jan. 2, hosting Twiggs County High School for the beginning of Region-7 play.

Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

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 following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

SAVANNAH COUNTRY DAY 57, FPD 19

FPD 11-4-1-1 — 19
SCDS 13-17-16-11 — 57

FPD: Lako 6, Patterson 5, Frame 4, Purdy 2, Reese 1, Elliott 1.

SCDS: Parker 18, Miller 15, Oliver 12, Carney 6, Royal 2, Ozobia 2, Gavin 2.

Records: SCDS 7-1, FPD 1-5.

Next: Twiggs County at FPD, 6 p.m., Jan. 2, 2015.