The FCPA Highlanders defeated the Memorial Day Matadors 69-40 Friday to become GISA AA Region-2 champions.
Both teams were slow to score and Memorial Day took a 9-8 lead over the Highlanders at the end of the first quarter. In the second, the Matadors tried to maintain the lead by burning time off the clock, but FPCA played good defense and went on a 10-0 run in the quarter to take the lead. Following that run, the Highlanders continued to break away from the Memorial Day, and went into halftime with a 25-15 lead.
FCPA outscored the Matadors in the second half 44-25 to finish off a strong season and become region champions. FPCA finishes 23-3 on the year and wait to see what seed they will be as they soon begin the quest to repeat as GISA Class 2 state champs.
Lady Tide fall
After a solid Region 2-AAA basketball tournament, where they finished in third place, the Long County High School girls’ basketball team went into the GHSA state playoffs looking for an upset over Peach County.
The Friday game was in Fort Valley.
For two periods the Lady Tide held their own against the Lady Trojans, taking a 21-21 tie into the break. But in the second half, Peach County showed why they are ranked No. 5 in the state by MaxPreps.
With an aggressive defense and smart shot selection, the Lady Trojans outscored Long County 39-14 enroute to a 60-35 victory to end the Lady Tide’s season.
The loss set Long County’s record at 14-15 for the year.
The Blue Tide (16-12) played No. 1 ranked Westside Macon Saturday in Macon.
The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers were eliminated from the GHSA AAAAAA State Tournament in the first round by Tucker High School on Friday with a final score of 53-28.
Bradwell struggled out the gate as the Lady Tigers of Tucker had a 13-4 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Bradwell was able to retaliate and pick things up in the second, outscoring Tucker 14-12, but went into halftime still down by seven.
In the second half, Tucker was able to keep Bradwell down in terms of scoring, winning the second half and outscoring the Lady Tigers 28-10.
Tucker moves on to the second round as Bradwell’s season is over. The Lady Tigers finished 13-15 on the year and 4-4 in region play.