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Basketball Splits with Mary Persons Bulldogs

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity basketball teams returned to the court on Saturday, Dec. 3, hosting the Mary Persons High School Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs in non-region action at Coach Mac’s Court at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

FPD split on the night, with the Lady Vikings (4-1) picking up their fourth straight victory 53-42 over the Lady Bulldogs, while the Vikings (1-2) fell in a back-and-forth battle to the Bulldogs (2-1) 69-58.

In the varsity girls game, FPD was paced by the 24 points of Kate Patterson. Teammate Emma Lako added 13 points as well in the victory.

FPD trailed 16-13 at the end of the first quarter and outscored the Lady Bulldogs 12-10 in the second period to trail 26-25 at halftime.

In the second half, the Lady Vikings outscored the Lady Bulldogs 9-6 before pouring in a 19-point fourth quarter.

In the boys contest, the Vikings trailed 11-2 early in the first quarter but came back and ended the quarter on a 16-5 run to take an 18-16 lead.

In the second quarter, the Bulldogs doubled up the Vikings 24-12 for a 40-30 lead at intermission.

FPD returned the “double-up” favor in the third quarter, outscoring Mary Persons 16-8 to trail 48-46 heading into the fourth quarter.

Both teams struggled for the first half of the fourth quarter, with neither team scoring until the 4:00 mark of the final period. Mary Persons won the quarter 21-12 to take the win.

Cam Holden led three Bulldogs in double-figures with 28. Teammates Clay Moore and Tre Edge poured in 15 and 13, respectively.

The Vikings were paced by the 19 points of Armaun Smith. Henry Middlebrooks finished with 10 points, including two made 3-pointers.

The Lady Vikings and Vikings will have a week off until returning to action on Saturday, Dec. 10.

FPD hosts The Paideia School Lady Pythons and Pythons in Class-A, non-region action.

Tip-off for the Lady Vikings is set for 6 p.m. with the Vikings to follow at 7:30 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 visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORES:

GIRLS

FPD 53, MARY PERSONS 42

MPHS 16-10-6-10 — 42
FPD 13-12-9-19 — 53

MPHS: Olympia High 14, Kver Shannon 12, Taylor Buffington 8, Carmen Ralls 4, Abigail Hightower 4.

FPD: Kate Patterson 24, Emma Lako 13, Sadie Frame 8, Molly Lee 4, Bailey Ruble 4.

3-pointers: MPHS – High 3, Shannon 1.

Records: FPD 4-1, Mary Persons 3-2.

Next: Paideia at FPD, 6 p.m., Dec. 10; Mary Persons at Upson-Lee, 6 p.m, Wednesday.

BOYS:

MARY PERSONS 69, FPD 58

MPHS 16-24-8-21 — 69
FPD 18-12-16-12 — 58

MPHS: Cam Holden 28, Clay Moore 15, Tre Edge 13, Dee Morton 5, Enrique Weaver 4, Brandon Hogan 4.

FPD: Armaun Smith 19, Henry Middlebrooks 10, Maurice Gordon 9, Stephen Summerow 8, Milton Johnson 4, Wesley Wilson 4, Jacobe Singletary 1.

3-pointers: MPHS – Clay Moore 3, Cam Holden 2, Tre Edge, Dee Morton; FPD – Middlebrooks 2.

Records: FPD 1-2, Mary Persons 2-1.

Next: Paideia at FPD, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 10; Mary Persons at Upson-Lee, 7 p.m., Wednesday.