Boys Defeat Harris County and B.E.S.T. Academy, Girls Fall to Harris County Over the Weekend

The First Presbyterian Day Scool girls and boys basketball teams were in action over the weekend, as both Viking teams welcomed the Harris County Lady Tigers and Tigers to the Middlebrooks Athletic Center on Friday, December 14. The boys team also traveled to play in the GMC Shootout in Milledgeville, Ga. against B.E.S.T. Academy on Saturday, December 15.

Below are the recaps of the games.

Friday, December 14, 2012

MACON, Ga.- The First Presbyterian Day School girls (2-5) and boys (5-2) basketball teams split its home doubleheader on Friday, December 14 with the Harris County Tigers as the girls fell 60-44 and the boys claiming a 64-57 win.

In the girls game, the Lady Vikings and Tigers were knotted up 12-12 after the first quarter thanks to some key three-point shooting from senior guard Hannah Davis, who knocked in all of her three-pointers during the first half.

The Lady Vikings lead 28-24 at intermission, but a troublesome fourth quarter with key turnovers late in the game led to the loss. The girls led 34-30 at the end of third quarter, but Harris County rattled off 30 points in the fourth frame while the Lady Vikings scored 14 points in the final quarter.

Savannah Phillips netted 21 points in the defeat while Davis finished the night with 12 points.

In the boys game, the Vikings held on for a 64-57 victory after controlling much of the contest. A valiant Harris County comeback was thwarted down the stretch by the Vikings as FPD earned its fifth win of the season and snapped a two game slide.

The Vikings led by 12 points at the end of the first quarter and took a 28-16 lead into halftime.

In the second half, FPD stretched its lead to 48-26 at the end of the third quarter, but the Tigers came roaring back to cut the lead to as little as three points late in the game. However, key buckets from freshman O’Showen Williams and junior TJ Sams aided the Viking victory.

Williams ended the night with 22 points, while Sams finished with 13. Kaleb Fuller chipped in nicely off the bench with key shooting, knocking in nine points as well.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.- The First Presbyterian Day School boys basketball team (6-2) traveled to play in the GMC Shootout on Saturday, December 15, taking on B.E.S.T. Academy.

The Vikings earned their second straight victory, 81-61, using a large outburst of offense on the day.

TJ Sams drained 33 points, O’Showen Williams knocked in 24 and Sam Joyce had 11 points in the Viking win.

Both basketball teams return to action December 20-22 at the Jones County Christmas Tournament. Check for further updates.

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Friday, December 14, 2012


Harris County 12-12-6-30–60

FPD 15-13-6-10–44

Harris County: Keonna Harris 16, Miesha Brooks 15, Yasmine Carter 11, Trellis Clayton 6, Keyanna Ligon 4, Destiny Johnson 4, Janssen Owens 3, Keyona Jenkins 1.

FPD: Savannah Phillips 21, Hannah Davis 12, Megan Ingram 4, Sydney Reese 2, Bonnie Scurry 2, Caroline Stroud 1, Lizzie Lisenby 1, Sumner Carlton 1.

3-pointers: Harris County 2 (Harris, Clayton); FPD 3 (Davis 3).

Records: FPD 2-5.

Next: FPD vs. TBA at Jones County tournament.


Harris County 6-10-10-31–57

FPD 18-10-20-16–64

Harris County: Anthony Phillips 16, Deion Whitaker 15, Tae Crowder 12, Kyle Williams 6, Brandon Carter 2, Josh Copeland 2, Nakia Grier 2, Michael Fitzpatrick 2.

FPD: O’Showen Williams 22, T.J. Sams 13, Kaleb Fuller 9, Caleb Dupree 6, Sam Joyce 6, Reggie Gantt 4, Sam Pope 4.

3-pointers: FPD 4 (Joyce 1, Williams 1, Pope 1, Fuller 1).

Records: FPD 5-2.

Next: FPD vs. B.E.S.T Academy, 3 p.m., Saturday at GMC.


Saturday, December 15, 2012


FPD 22-19-16-14–81

B.E.S.T. 23-16-11-12–61

FPD: Reggie Gantt 6, Joseph Lingel 2, Sam Joyce 11, Jacob Oates 2, O’Showen Williams 24, Kaleb Fuller 2, T.J. Sams 33.

B.E.S.T.: Redman 12, Howard 27, Rashada 4, Seaborn 6, Tolden 9, Gray 3.

3-pointers: FPD 7 (Joyce 1, Williams 1, Sams 5); B.E.S.T. 6 (Redman 4, Howard 2).

Game notes: Sams had 10 rebounds. … Williams had 10 assists.

Records: FPD 6-2.

Next: FPD vs. Central, 5:30 p.m., Thursday at Jones County.