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FPCA advances to state
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No. 13 Sunny Patel defends a Providence Christian player last week during regionals. - photo by Photo provided.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders traveled to Swainsboro for the first round of division GISA 2A regional play last Thursday.
The students were supported by a caravan of parents, teachers and fans who followed the bus to Swainsboro in anticipation of the match against Flint River. By the time the Highlanders left Liberty County their cheering fan club spanned for miles, with a caravan of two large buses and numerous personal vehicles.
FPCA hit the floor at East Georgia College with the desire to take home a victory. During the first half the Highlanders played more catch up ball until they got into the flow of things and put their skills into action. At the end of the game the Highlanders came through with the nail biting win of 42-41 against Flint River.
“I can always count on our team to give their all,” said Coach Darrell West. “This group of young men have made their mind up and they plan on going all the way.”   “The hard work that they put into every practice is paying off,” said West.
The high scorer of the game was Joey Bell with 17 points and a remarkable slam-dunk, followed by Terrence Alston II with 16 points. The other Highlander scores came from Michael Brown with 4 points and Hakeem Golden with 4 points and numerous rebounds. The highlanders played the second round of playoffs Saturday at East Georgia College in Swainsboro. The results of that game were not available by the Courier’s press time.
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