Lady Vikings, Vikings Pick Up Wins in Day One of Northeast Copeland Classic

MACON, Ga. – The FPD varsity basketball teams hit the floor on Monday afternoon at the Northeast High School Copeland Christmas Classic against the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy Lady Warriors and the McIntosh County Academy Buccaneers.

The Lady Vikings (6-2) snagged a 41-32 victory over the Lady Warriors (3-8) to remain in the winners bracket of the tournament.

Kate Patterson paced FPD with 15 points while Emma Lako added 11.

The Lady Vikings led 12-5 at the end of the first period and 24-13 at halftime.

The Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Vikings 12-5 in the third quarter to make it a 31-25 FPD lead heading into the final frame.

FPD finished the game on a 10-7 run to seal the win.

Tatyana Lewis led the Lady Warriors with 12 points.

Patterson now needs just 15 points to secure a spot in the 1,000-point club at FPD.

The last Lady Viking to eclipse the 1,000 point mark was Savannah Phillips (2014).

In the guys contest, the Vikings (4-2) pushed their winning streak to three games with a convincing 60-42 win over the Buccaneers (2-7) to stay in the winners bracket as well.

Maurice Gordon led the Viking charge with 21 points, his highest mark of the 2016-17 season.

Henry Middlebrooks added 13 points for FPD in the win.

The Vikings jumped out to a 23-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 38-20 at halftime.

In the second half, the Vikings outscored the Buccaneers 15-10 in the third quarter. The Bucs won the fourth quarter 12-7, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Vikings.

Jimmie Palmer led the Buccaneers in scoring with 16 points.

The Lad Vikings and Vikings will play the winner of the Locust Grove and Northeast games on Tuesday night, Dec. 27.

Tip-off for the girls game is set for 7 p.m. with the boys to follow at 8:30 p.m. at Copeland Court.

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SACA 5-8-12-7 — 32
FPD 12-12-7-10 — 41

SACA: Tatyana Lewis 17, Lovvie Ballard 7, Shatonna Crockett 4, Christian Wilson 4.

FPD: Kate Patterson 15, Emma Lako 11, Bailey Ruble 7, Molly Lee 4, Sadie Frame 4.

3-pointers: SACA – Lewis 3; FPD – Ruble 2.

Game notes: Patterson needs 15 points for 1,000 career points at FPD.

Records: FPD 6-2, SACA 3-8.

Next: FPD v. Locust Grove/Northeast, 7 p.m., Tuesday (at Northeast).



MCA 11-9-10-12 — 42
FPD 23-15-15-7 — 60

MCA: Jimmie Palmer 16, Dehkal Mitchell 9, Kalaab Grant 7, Quan Drake 5, Barry Jackson 5.

FPD: Maurice Gordon 21, Henry Middlebrooks 13, Armaun Smith 9, Caleb Kelly 8, Wesley Wilson 4, Stephen Summerow 3, Jacobe Singletary 2.

3-pointers: MCA – Grant, Jackson; FPD – Middlebrooks, Smith.

Records: FPD 4-2, McIntosh County Academy 2-7.

Next: FPD v. Locust Grove/Northeast, 8:30 p.m., Tuesday (at Northeast).