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Bethesda topples FPCA again
In their first meet this season the fans of the cheerleaders and fans of the Highlanders were on their feet as the clock ticked down to zero and the Highlanders won the game. - photo by By Patty Leon / Coastal Courier
The men’s varsity Highlanders defeated Robert Toombs Academy (67-55) on Thursday night only to lose to top seeded Bethesda Friday night (59-45). The victory gave the first place spot to the Bethesda Blazers in the GISA 2-A region.
The Highlanders upset the Blazers in their first meeting earlier this season, something the Blazers did not forget in their next two games against FPCA. The Blazers won the next two.
Highlander coach Darrell West said he was disappointed with his team’s efforts in game two against the Blazers.
“I think we played poorly,” he said. “We didn’t defend the post very well and that was the key to the game.”
However the Highlanders already secured a bid at the state title with an opportunity to meet their rivals one more time and upset them in the end.
West said the Highlanders don’t know who they may play in the first round of state only that say it will be team from region 1.
“We are favored to win,” he said. “All of the teams in 2-A are favored to win the first round.”
So it is more than likely these two formidable rivals may see each other once again in the finals.
First round of play begins on Feb. 20 at East Georgia College.
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