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Lady Vikings Hold Off Westside Lady Seminoles 33-32

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity girls basketball team (2-1) pushed their winning streak to two games on Tuesday night, Nov. 29, holding off the Class 3A Westside High School Lady Seminoles (0-1) 33-32 in non-region play on the road.

Kate Patterson paced FPD with a 17 point, 11 rebound double-double.

A low scoring contest, the Lady Vikings led 6-4 at the end of the first quarter and 17-12 at halftime.

The Lady Vikings outscored the Lady Seminoles 10-9 in the third frame to take a 27-21 lead heading into the fourth frame.

FPD held off an 11-6 run by Westside in the final quarter to take the win.

NiAira Dawson and Jaliyah Spencer paced the Westside scoring attack with nine and eight points, respectively.

The Lady Vikings were aggressive on the boards all game, corralling 40 as a team.

Bailey Ruble and Sadie Frame claimed nine and eight boards, respectively.

With the win, the Lady Vikings have now won two straight after dropping its season opener last Monday, Nov. 21, to Carver (Atlanta).

The Lady Vikings are back in action on Friday, Dec. 2, hosting the Mount Pisgah Lady Patriots on Friday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. for the 2016-17 home opener 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 visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

FPD 33, WESTSIDE 31

FPD 6-11-10-6 — 33
WHS 4-8-9-11 — 32

FPD: Kate Patterson 17, Emma Lako 7, Bailey Ruble 4, Sadie Frame 3, Molly Lee 2.

Westside: NiAira Dawson 9, Jaliyah Spencer 8, Diamond Davis 6, Jamesia Holliman 3,  Naya Coraham 3, Acacia Ricks 2, Brooklyn Talton 1.

3-pointers: Westside – Dawson 3, Holliman 1.

Game notes: Patterson had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds for FPD … Ruble had nine rebounds for FPD … Frame had eight rebounds and three assists for FPD … FPD finished with 40 rebounds on the night.

Records: FPD 2-1, Westside 0-1.

Next: Mount Pisgah at FPD, 6:30 p.m., Friday; Westside at Tattnall Square, 3 p.m., Saturday.