Boys Basketball Drops a Pair at Jones Co. Tournament

GRAY, Ga. – The FPD boys basketball team (1-7) came up short in its final two games of the Jones County High School Christmas Tournament, falling to Aiken High School (SC) 79-65 on Friday afternoon, Dec. 20 and dropping it’s Saturday contest to Lowndes County 57-47.

In the loss to Aiken, the Vikings led after the first quarter 15-14, but the Fighting Green Hornets combined for 49 points in the games’ middle quarters to earn the win.

Three Vikings were in double figures for FPD, led by the 24 points of T.J. Sams. Sophomore O’Showen Williams netted 15 and senior Caleb Samuel dropped in 14, respectively.

Aiken dropped in a whopping ten 3-pointers on the day as well, with five coming from Deon Hicks.

On Saturday, FPD led 21-20 at intermission, but Lowndes pulled away in the second half for the victory.

Sams and Williams notched 17 points each, while Samuel yanked down 10 rebounds.

The Vikings return to action on Friday, Jan. 3, traveling to Sparta to take on the Hancock Central Bulldogs for the start of Region-7 play. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 22, 2013


Lowndes 13-6-23-15–57

FPD 7-13-13-14–47

Lowndes: Coyshon Roberts 13, Alan Urratia 14, Eric Henderson 16, Rodrick Manning 12, Keyonne Robinson 2.

FPD: Lengel 3, T.J. Sams 17, O’Showen Williams 17, Burns 2, Caleb Samuel 8.

3-pointers: Lowndes 6 (Urratia 2, Henderson 2, Manning 2); FPD 6 (Sams 3, Williams 3).

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

AIKEN (S.C.) 79, FPD 65

Aiken 14-23-26-16–79

FPD 15-14-16-20–65

Aiken: Megel Hill 6, Devante Gaiters 10, Nakeem Spann 1, Deon Hicks 15, Dramel Coleman 17, D.J. Kitchings 5, Stacy Toole 10, Jordan McKevie 7, Dominic Chaplin 6.

FPD: T.J. Sams 24, J. Lengel 1, B.D. Fricks 2, J. Dates 2, O. Williams 15, T. Burns 5, C. Samuel 14.

3-pointers: Aiken 10 (Gaiters 2, Hicks 5, Kitchings 1, Chaplin 2); FPD 6 (Sams 5, Williams 1).