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Lady Vikings Drop Home Contest to ELCA Lady Chargers 63-41

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity girls basketball team (3-2) saw its two-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday night, falling to the ELCA Lady Chargers (3-2) 63-41 at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center in non-region play.

The loss marks the third straight loss to the Lady Chargers dating back to the 2014-15 season.

“We didn’t execute much throughout the game,” FPD head girls coach John Griffin said. “We had our chances, but missed too many layups when we had the opportunity to cut into their lead.”

The Lady Vikings trailed 18-13 at the end of the first quarter and 33-22 at halftime.

“I told the girls at halftime that we were still in the game,” Griffin said. “We just came out flat to start the second half. It wasn’t the start we obviously needed. We didn’t play smart.”

Coupled with 26 total turnovers for the night, it wasn’t meant to be for the Lady Vikings, who were outscored 30-19 in the second half.

Kate Patterson led FPD with 12 points while Emma Lako and Sadie Frame chipped in with eight and seven, respectively.

The Lady Chargers were led by a game-high 19 points of Abigail Rogers. India Bellamy knocked in 17 points as well.

FPD made three 3-pointers in the contest to ELCA’s two. The Lady Chargers hit 13-of-21 free throw’s to FPD’s 2-of-6.

“ELCA is a good basketball team,” Griffin said. “They run the floor well and played harder than us tonight. Hats off to them. We have to get back to work and fix some flaws we have.”

The Lady Vikings are back in action Friday night, Dec. 11 hosting GMC Prep at 6:30 p.m. at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

FPD fell to GMC Prep on Dec. 1 in Milledgeville 61-55 after a late comeback by the Lady Bulldogs.

Check www.fpdvikings.com for updates on the girls basketball team leading up to Friday’s contest.

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 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fpdathletics.

BOX SCORE:

ELCA 63, FPD 41

ELCA: Abigail Rogers 19, India Bellamy 17, Catie Wallace 9, Parker Pinholster 8, Ashley Warren 6, Brooke Echols 3, Ryane Brown 1.

FPD: Kate Patterson 12, Emma Lako 8, Sadie Frame 7, Bailey Ruble 6, Sydney Reese 4, Molly Lee 2, Ali Purdy 2.

3-pointers: FPD 3 (Ruble 2, Reese 1); ELCA 2 (Pinholster 2).

GAME NOTES: FPD totaled 26 turnovers in the game…The Lady Vikings had 21 team rebounds, eight of which were on the defensive end…Sadie Frame led the team with three assists…The Lady Vikings totaled nine assists and eight steals.