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POSTED: February 16, 2011 10:19 a.m.
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Crusader Jaquez Motley springs up for a shot during practice last season. Motley was this week’s WTOC Player of the Week and has averaged 19.7 points per game. He recently was named the GCAA State Tournament MVP.

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Ludowici’s Faith Baptist Christian Academy boys’ basketball team took its eighth consecutive state title in Class AA of the Georgia Christian Athletic Association after beating Kings Way Christian, 105-61, on Friday and downing Killian Hill, 98-68, on Saturday.

Crusader Jaquez Motley poured in 34 points against Kings Way. Shavon Stoves pitched in 25 points. Aaron Scott and Zach Miller each chipped in 11, and Derrick Brooks added 10 points.

Against Killian Hill, Motley led scorers again with 27 followed by Kirk Hill with 17. Stoves chipped in 15, Brooks added 14 and JJ Frazier had 10.

Motley was this week’s WTOC Player of the Week and has averaged 19.7 points per game. He was named the GCAA state tournament MVP. Crusader Kirk Hill also was also named to the All-Tournament team.

The boys finished 26-3 overall and 9-0 in its region.

The Lady Crusaders won their first GCAA state title since the 2005-06 season. They beat Appling Christian, 52-29, on Saturday. Former Bradwell Institute player Laniqua Fowler led the girls with 13 points in the win and was named to the All-Tournament team.

Faith Baptist’s Lehua Barrett was awarded the MVP.

The girls went 18-5 overall and 8-1 in the region.

The boys’ season is not over as they chase a title at the National Association of Christian Athletes’ National Tournament, which starts March 3 in Dayton, Tenn. In the meantime, the boys will play Potter’s House on Feb. 22, Prince Avenue Prep on Feb. 25 and Central Park Christian on Feb. 26.

 

FPCA Boys to play Piedmont in round one of state

The Highlanders of First Presbyterian Christian Academy will start their quest for a fourth state title by facing Piedmont on Thursday at
7 p.m. at Middle Georgia College in Cochran.

After being crowned the Region 2-AA champs last week by beating Curtis Baptist, 79-44, the Highlander boys will take on the Cougars of Region 1-AA.

The Highlanders currently are 29-3 overall and 9-0 in Region 2-AA.

 

Lady Panthers eliminated

The Liberty County Lady Panthers went one and done by losing, 65-53, to South Effingham in Monday’s first round of the Region 2-AAAA playoffs in Guyton.

The girls finished 8-13 overall, 4-6 in Region 2A-AAAA and 0-1 in the playoffs.

 

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