Basketball Falls to Hancock Central

MACON, Ga.- The First Presbyterian Day School girls and boys basketball teams opened up region play on Friday, January 4, hosting Hancock Central.

The Lady Vikings (4-8, 0-1 Reg. 7) could not hang on late in the game, falling 27-26 to the Lady Bulldogs. Junior guard Savannah Phillips led the Red & Black in scoring, netting 15 points in the loss.

In a low scoring contest, FPD led 11-8 at halftime, but a troublesome third quarter aided in the Viking loss. FPD scored just two points in the third period.

A back and forth fourth quarter saw the Lady Bulldogs outscore the Lady Vikings 14-13. Jamesha Nolley and Kristian Brown lead Hancock Central in scoring, finishing the night with seven points each.

In the boys game, the Vikings (6-7, 0-1 Reg. 7) could not build on a nine point first quarter lead, falling 57-50.

The Vikings led by one at halftime and were tied with the Bulldogs going into the fourth quarter. FPD’s offense could muster just eight points in the fourth quarter, while the Bulldogs scored 15.

TJ Sams led the Vikings in scoring, pouring in 17 points. Senior forward Caleb Dupree chipped in with 11 points in his second game back from injury and freshman point guard O’Showen Williams knocked in 13 points.

The FPD basketball teams return to action on Tuesday, January 8, traveling to Twiggs County for region contests at 6:00 and 7:30.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics, home to multiple region and state championships in both the GISA and GHSA, strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while continuing to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. Now a member of the GHSA, the Vikings have continued to provide FPD athletes, coaches, fans and spectators a positive, Christian environment on a daily basis. For more information, visit and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting