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Lady Vikings, Vikings Take Season Series Over Twiggs County

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ga. – For the second time this season, the FPD Lady Vikings and Vikings picked up wins over the Twiggs County High School Lady Cobras and Cobras to earn a regular-season sweep.

In the girls contest, FPD (13-4, 5-1 Reg. 7, 1A) picked up a 63-57 victory over Twiggs (7-12, 1-5 Reg. 7, 1A).

FPD was powered by four players in double-figures, led by Sadie Frame’s career-high 17 points.

Bailey Ruble totaled 16, including three 3-pointers, while Kate Patterson and Emma Lako finished with 11 and 12, respectively.

FPD trailed 15-13 at the end of the third quarter, but the Lady Vikings outscored the Lady Cobras 22-11 in the second frame to take a 35-26 lead at halftime.

The Lady Cobras won the third period 14-13 as well as the fourth quarter 17-14, but it wasn’t enough to catch up to the Lady Vikings, who have now won four straight and lead the all-time series against Twiggs 10-0.

Kee’Ala Stephens led the Lady Cobras, totaling 19 points, 14 of which came in the second half.

In the nightcap, the Vikings (10-5, 5-1 Reg. 7, 1A) pushed their winning streak to two games with a 54-48 triumph over the Cobras (9-10, 1-5 Reg. 7, 1A).

Armaun Smith led the charge for the Vikings with 22 points while Henry Middlebrooks chipped in with 10 off the bench.

The Vikings led 15-10 at the end of the first quarter, but the Cobras bit back in the second quarter with a 17-14 run.

FPD led 29-27 at intermission.

Both offenses sputtered in the fourth quarter, each posting just eight points.

The Vikings won the final eight minutes 17-13 to take the victory.

Tekebrion Blackshear paced the Cobras is scoring with 18 points and Cortavius Ates posted 16 in the loss.

With the win, the Vikings have now won four straight against Twiggs County and lead the all-time series 7-3.

The Lady Vikings and Vikings are back in action on Saturday, Jan. 21, hosting the Westside Lady Seminoles and Seminoles in non-region action.

Tip-off for the varsity girls game is slated for 4 p.m. followed by the varsity boys at 5:30 p.m. at Coach Mac’s Court 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 63, TWIGGS COUNTY 57

FPD 13-22-13-14 — 63
TWIGGS 15-11-14-17 — 57

FPD: Sadie Frame 17, Bailey Ruble 16, Kate Patterson 11, Emma Lako 10, Kennedy Cauley 8, Anna Lako 1.

Twiggs County: Kee’Ala Stephens 19, Jadajah Pierce 9, Shaniya Coley 9, Yasmine Glover 6, Tyrena Level 5, Christin Carswell 4, Makayla King 3, Marvesha Stephens 2.

3-pointers: FPD 3 (Ruble 3); Twiggs County 5 (Coley 3, Level, King).

Records: FPD 13-4, 5-1 Reg. 7, 1A; Twiggs County 7-12, 1-5 Reg. 7, 1A.

Next: Westside at FPD, 4 p.m., Saturday.

BOYS-

FPD 54, TWIGGS COUNTY 48

FPD 15-14-8-17 — 54
TWIGGS 10-17-8-13 — 48

FPD: Armaun Smith 22, Henry Middlebrooks 10, Caleb Kelly 6, C.J. Harris 5, Maurice Gordon 4, Titus Moore 3, Wesley Wilson 2, Jacobe Singletary 2.

Twiggs County: Tekebrion Blackshear 18, Cortavius Ates 16, Juwan Brown 7, Dylan Loyd 5, Kameron Dixon 2.

3-pointers: FPD 2 (Middlebrooks 2); Twiggs County 5 (Ates 3, Brown, Loyd).

Records: FPD 10-5, 5-1 Reg. 7, 1A; Twiggs County 9-10, 1-5 Reg. 7, 1A.

Next: Westside at FPD, 5:30 p.m., Saturday.