THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
OF FPD ATHLETICS

Lady Vikings Drop to ELCA 66-41 on Senior Night

MACON, Ga. – ELCA’s Abigail Rogers netted a game-high 23 points as the Lady Chargers (17-6) rolled to a 66-41 victory over the FPD Lady Vikings (6-14) on Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 6 at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

“We didn’t get off to a great start,” FPD head coach John Griffin said. “ELCA is a fundamentally sound team with a lot of girls that can score in a hurry. They make you play at an uptempo pace and can cause a lot of turnovers.”

The Lady Vikings couldn’t handle the uptempo pace throughout the game though.

“I think we turned it over more than 20 times,” Griffin said. “I don’t care what team you play for – if you turn it over like we did, then you’re not going to win many games.”

FPD trailed 23-8 at the end of the first quarter and 37-23 at halftime.

The Lady Chargers outscored the Lady Vikings 29-18 the final two quarters to pick up their third straight win in as many tries.

“We have to learn to handle the pressure better,” Griffin said. “I didn’t think we handled their intensity well.”

ELCA’s Catie Wallace chipped in with 14 points and Peyton Lewis added 12. FPD’s top-scorer was sophomore Bailey Ruble, who dropped in 11 points.

“On a positive note, I thought we got some production for different girls on our team,” Griffin said. “Bailey (Ruble), Sadie (Frame) and Sydney (Reese) played some valuable minutes for us.”

Griffin said that Saturday’s game at GMC Prep is important in order to properly prepare for FPD’s upcoming GHSA Region 7-A Tournament next week.

“We still have some things to work on Saturday at GMC,” Griffin said. “We’ll have to put this one behind us quick and get ready for the Lady Bulldogs.”

FPD fell in double-overtime to GMC 52-44 on Dec. 12.

Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7 in Milledgeville.

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 following the Vikings on Twitter at @FPDVikingSports.

BOX SCORE:

ELCA 66, FPD 41

ELCA 23-14-9-20 — 66
FPD 8-15-6-12 — 41

ELCA: Abigail Rogers 23, Catie Wallace 14, Peyton Lewis 12, Sydney Spencer 9, Parker Pinholster 7, Ryan Browne 1.

FPD: Bailey Ruble 11, Sadie Frame 8, Sydney Reese 8, Megan Ingram 5, Kate Patterson 4, Emma Lako 3, Caroline Harrison 2.

3-pointers: ELCA 3 (Pinholster 2, Lewis 1); FPD 3 (Ruble 3).

Records: FPD 6-14.

Next: FPD at GMC Prep, 4 p.m., Saturday.