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Lady Vikings, Vikings Take Down Tattnall Square on Senior Night

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity basketball teams ended the 2016-17 regular season in style on Friday night, Feb. 3, defeating the Tattnall Square Academy Lady Trojans and Trojans on Senior Night at Coach Mac’s Court at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

In the girls contest, the Lady Vikings (16-5, 8-2 Reg. 7, 1A) claimed a 29-21 victory over the Lady Trojans (14-9, 5-5 Reg. 7, 1A) to sweep the regular season series 2-0. The Lady Vikings also pushed their winning streak to three games.

FPD jumped out to a 6-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 11-8 at halftime.

A 12-5 run in the third period put the Lady Vikings on top 23-13.

Tattnall won the fourth quarter 8-6, but it wasn’t enough to cut into the Lady Viking lead.

Kate Patterson and Emma Lako led the Lady Vikings with seven points each. Sadie Frame totaled six while Molly Lee netted five points.

The Lady Trojans were led by a game-high eight points from Abby Rouse. Ivey Whetsel chipped in with six points as well.

The Lady Vikings will be the no. 2 seed from the western division of Region 7 after Friday’s victory and will play at Stratford Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the first round of the Region 7 Tournament against the no. 3 seed from the eastern division.

Opponent and game time will be known later in the weekend.

In the nightcap, the Vikings (13-6, 8-2 Reg. 7, 1A) followed suit with a convincing 46-34 victory over the Trojans (15-7, 7-3 Reg. 7, 1A).

The victory, FPD’s second straight, gives the Vikings the no. 2 seed from the western division in the upcoming Region 7 Tournament.

Both teams were even at 6-6 at the end of the first quarter, but FPD outscored Tattnall 10-9 in the second period to take a 16-15 lead at intermission.

The Vikings kept pushing in the final two quarters, outscoring the Trojans 30-22 to take the win and the season series 2-0.

C.J. Harris and Henry Middlebrooks each dropped in 10 points for the Vikings. Wesley Wilson added eight points in the win.

Tattnall was paced by Calvin Slaughter’s game-high 12 points. Jimmy Marshall finished with seven points.

The Vikings will play in the first round of the Region 7 Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at a location to be determined. Opponents and game times will be finalized over the weekend.

Check www.fpdvikings.com, @FPDVikingSports on Twitter and FPD Athletics on Facebook for more information on Monday, Feb. 6.

Between contests, the FPD recognized the Class of 2017 for those participating in swimming, wrestling, cheerleading and basketball.

Lako, Patterson, Bailey Ruble and Caleb Kelly were recognized for basketball on Senior Night.

The FPD Athletic Department sincerely thanks the Class of 2017 for their efforts and hard work during the winter sports season at FPD. We wish you and your family God’s richest blessings!

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 29, TATTNALL SQUARE 21

TSA 4-4-5-8 — 21
FPD 6-5-12-6 — 20

TSA: Abby Rouse 8, Ivey Whetsel 6, Allie Gordon 5, I’Auna Slaughter 2.

FPD: Emma Lako 7, Kate Patterson 7, Sadie Frame 6, Molly Lee 5, Bailey Ruble 4.

3-pointers: None.

Records: FPD 16-5, 8-2 Reg. 7, 1A; Tattnall Square 14-9, 5-5 Reg. 7, 1A.

Next: Region 7 Tournament at Stratford v. TBD, Time TBD, Wednesday.

BOYS-

FPD 46, TATTNALL SQUARE 34

TSA 6-9-11-12 — 34
FPD 6-10-15-15 — 46

TSA: Calvin Slaughter 12, Jimmy Marshall 7, Ahmad Barron 3, Zion Blasingame 3, Sean Brown 3, Logan Fink 3, Jamal Marshall 3.

FPD: C.J. Harris 10, Henry Middlebrooks 10, Wesley Wilson 8, Caleb Kelly 6, Armaun Smith 5, Maurice Gordon 4, Titus Moore 3.

3-pointers: FPD 7 (Harris 3, Middlebrooks 2, Moore 1, Smith 1); Tattnall 3 (Barron 1, Jamal Marshall 1, Slaughter 1).

Records: FPD 13-6, 8-2 Reg. 7, 1A; Tattnall Square 15-7, 7-3 Reg. 7, 1A.

Next: Region 7 Tournament at TBD v. TBD, Time TBD, Tuesday.