First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s boys’ basketball team suffered its first loss of the season last weekend while going 1-1 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in Lyons.
The Highlanders had another easy win during their first game of the tournament, topping Trinity Christian, 81-44. Frederick Heaggans netted 15 points, all from the three-point range. Khaylan Weekly also scored 15 points to pace the Highlander boys. Michael Burnett and Richard Smith each contributed 14 points in the win. Moaus Carnes rounds out the double digit scorers with 12 points in the game.
In game two, the Highlanders dropped a 57-56 nail-biter to Faith Baptist Christian Academy from Ludowici. According to Highlander coach Shane Smith, his team led throughout most of the game, but a much-older Crusader squad soon fatigued the younger Highlander team.
“We fouled them with 0.1 seconds left, and they made the shot for the win,” Smith said.
Burnett lit up the scoreboard with 21 points. Heaggans chipped in 15 points, and Smith added 11.
The Highlanders had a five-game win streak end with the loss and are 5-1 overall. The FPCA teams are on holiday break until Jan. 8, when the boys face Bethesda at 7:15 p.m. in Savannah. The girls return to the court Jan. 9, when both teams travel to Stillmore to play at David Emanuel Academy in a region matchup.