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FPCA Highlanders make it four in a row
Highlander Michael Burnett goes airborne for two the hard way. - photo by Patty Leon

The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys’ basketball team made it look easy during Tuesday night’s home basketball game against Appling Christian.
The Highlanders beat the Eagles, 94-40, in a one-hour game.
FPCA’s Michael Burnett paced the team with 23 points, including two 3-pointers. Moaus Carnes dropped in 20 points, Frederick Heaggans had 16 points and Richard Smith chipped in 12. Smith also had a 3-pointer in the third quarter.
The Eagles stayed in the game during the first quarter, knocking in four 3-pointers to trail by only five points. Timothy Sexton led the visitors with 20 points, followed by Austin Carter with 15 points.
Highlander coach Shane Smith said he cleared the bench, giving several up-and-coming players a chance to gain experience. Khaylen Weekly came in an added eight points, starter John Killough added seven, and Jared Wells and James Arnold each had four points.
The Highlanders improve to 4-0 overall were scheduled to compete in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament this weekend in Lyons, with games against Trinity Christian and Faith Baptist Christian Academy.
In Tuesday’s preceding game, the Lady ’Landers fell to 0-3, losing to the Lady Eagles, 68-35. Mary Kathryn Whitney led FPCA with 15 points. Cecilia Graham scored 10 points, including a 3-pointer, and Cassidy Buchman scored seven. Makayla Alexander and Madison Buckley each had two points.
The Lady ’Landers are off until Jan. 9, when they travel to David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore.
FPCA 0|19|12|4=35
Appling 25|3|33|7=68
FPCA 24|32|26|12=94
Appling 19|7|11|3=40

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