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Basketball Sweeps Mount Pisgah in 2016-17 Home Opener

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity girls and boys basketball teams picked up wins in their home openers on Friday night, Dec. 2, defeating the Mount Pisgah Lady Patriots and Patriots at Coach Mac’s Court at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

In the girls contest, the Lady Vikings (3-1) picked up a convincing 49-29 victory.

Kate Patterson paced FPD’s scoring attack with 25 points. The senior also grabbed eight rebounds while picking up two assists and two steals.

Tied 7-7 at the end of the first quarter, the Lady Vikings outscored the Lady Patriots (1-5) 11-4 for an 18-11 halftime advantage.

The attack continued in the third quarter for the Lady Vikings, outscoring the Lady Patriots 19-9 to take a 37-20 lead.

Emma Lako added 14 points in the victory for FPD.

In the boys contest, the Vikings (1-1) held on for a 42-40 victory over the Patriots (3-2).

Leading 42-40 with 10 seconds to play, Maurice Gordon missed the second of two free-throws to allow the Patriots to tie or win the game.

Chandler Minton drove the length of the floor and put up a runner that came off the back-iron, followed by three unsuccessful put-backs as time expired.

FPD used a balanced scoring attack with eight different players scoring at least one point.

Henry Middlebrooks led the squad with 11, including three 3-pointers. Maurice Gordon and Titus Moore finished with eight and seven points, respectively.

The Vikings lead 11-4 at the end of the first quarter and carried a 22-18 lead into halftime.

But the Patriots fired back in the third quarter to tie the contest, outscoring the Vikings 12-8.

Tied at 30-30 with eight minutes to play, the Vikings would finish the game on a 12-10 run for the victory.

Quinn Richey led the Patriots with 15 points.

The Lady Vikings and Vikings return to the court on Saturday, Dec. 3, hosting the Mary Persons Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs.

Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m. for the Lady Vikings, followed by the Vikings at 5:30 p.m.

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 49, MOUNT PISGAH 29

MP 7-4-9-9 — 29
FPD 7-11-19-12 — 49

Mount Pisgah: Anna Mancil 19, Dakota Williams 4, Meagan Messinger 3, Taylor Bater 2, Jordan Jiminez 1.

FPD: Kate Patterson 25, Emma Lako 14, Bailey Ruble 6, Gracie Matthews 2.

3-pointers: FPD – Patterson; MP – Messinger.

Game notes: Patterson had eight rebounds, two assists and two steals for FPD.

Records: FPD 3-1, Mount Pisgah 1-5.

Next: Mary Persons at FPD, 4 p.m., Saturday; Landmark Christian at Mount Pisgah, 2:30 p.m., Saturday.

BOYS

FPD 42, MOUNT PISGAH 40

MP 4-14-12-10 — 40
FPD 11-11-8-12 — 42

MP: Quinn Richey 15, Aaron Palmer 9, Jabiri Smith 6, James Price 6, Kai Williams 4.

FPD: Henry Middlebrooks 11, Maurice Gordon 8, Titus Moore 7, Armaun Smith 6, Caleb Kelly 4, Wesley Wilson 3, Milton Johnson 2, Stephen Summerow 1.

3-pointers: FPD – Henry Middlebrooks 3, Titus Moore.

Records: FPD 1-1, Mount Pisgah 3-2.

Next: Mary Persons at FPD, 5:30 p.m., Saturday; Landmark Christian at Mount Pisgah, 4 p.m., Saturday.