Basketball Recaps for Dec. 7-8

The First Presbyterian Day School girls and boys basketball teams competed in two games this past weekend, Friday-Saturday December 7-8, 2012, hosting Brookstone on Friday and traveling to Perry High School on Saturday.

Below are the recaps of both games:


Friday, December 7, 2012

MACON, Ga.- The FPD girls basketball team dropped its 2012 home opener 36-30 to Brookstone.

The Lady Vikings struggled offensively, scoring just one point in the first quarter. The Vikings were able to bounce back in the second quarter and cut the Brookstone lead to five, trailing 16-11 at intermission.

In the third quarter, the offensive woes continued as FPD scored just two points.

The fourth quarter saw both teams go back and forth on offense, but Brookstone outscored FPD 19-15 to win the game.

In the boys game, the Vikings defeated the Cougars 57-51 on the back of the 20 points from Caleb Dupree. TJ Sams also netted 13 in the Viking victory.

FPD led Brookstone 12-10 at the end of the first quarter and 30-26 at halftime.

The Cougars outscored the Vikings 16-12 in the third quarter, but the FPD defense responded big in the fourth frame, holding Brookstone to just nine points while scoring 15 to garner the win.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

PERRY, Ga.- The FPD girls and boys basketball teams traveled to Perry High School for a double-header against the Panthers.

The Lady Vikings fell to Perry 54-42. Savannah Phillips scored half of the points for the squad, draining 21 in the loss.

In the boys contest, the Vikings dropped a heart-breaking 87-77 game in overtime. Sams led the Vikings in scoring, pouring in 28 points in the defeat. Dupree netted 25 points and O’Showen Williams had 16.

The Vikings trailed 41-39 at the half, but fought back to force overtime when Williams hit a 3-pointer as time expired.

FPD led by as many as four points in the extra period, but fouled a Panther three-point- shooter that ultimately led to a 16-6 run by Perry to win the game.

Both basketball teams return to the court on Tuesday, December 11, hosting Houston County High School. The girls tip-off at 6:00 p.m. and the boys follow at 7:30 p.m.

The girls fell to Houston County back on Nov. 17 in a 61-26 decision while the boys rattled off a 61-59 win.

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