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FPCA sweeps Memorial Day

The FPCA basketball teams won against region opponent Memorial Day School on Friday night.

The girls won 47-13 and the boys won 70-51. This puts the boys record at 18-3, 7-0 in the region. The girls record stands at 6-6.

In the girls game, the inexperienced Memorial Matadors struggled to mount offense.

The Lady Landers held them scoreless in the first quarter. Cassandra Ruff kept up the pressure on the basket scoring 20 points in the game.

Other scores were Mary Whitney (9) Helana Scott (6) Jelissa Estrada (4) Auset Gibbs (4) and Cecilia Graham (4).

The girls face their top region opponent, Robert Toombs, on Tuesday.

On Saturday, the girls will face another region opponent, Twiggs Academy.

The Highlander girls lost to both of these teams earlier in the season.

If they win one of these games next week, the girls will be in a tie for third in the region.

At that point, a coin toss would determine their place in the region and ultimately determine which team they will face first in the state playoffs.

No need for a coin toss when it concerns the boys varsity team.

After this win over Memorial the Highlanders seem certain to hold on to the No. 1 spot in the region.

In the 70-51 win over the Matadors, the Highlanders were adjusting to the return of Isaiah Scott, who was sidelined after Christmas with a wrist injury.

Again, Khalyn Weekley, dominated the scoring. Weekley scored 32 points in the game.

George Mitchell scored 18 points.

Scott (9) Simon Steele (8) Brandon Attical (2) and Trayvon Harris (1) also contributed. Next week the boys will face Robert Toombs on Tuesday and Twiggs Academy on Saturday.

The Highlanders won both games earlier by large margin.

Locking up their region puts the Highlanders exactly where Coach Shane Smith wants to be.

"We have to keep our spot and these games next week are important to that. We will not let our guard down," he said. "Winning the region puts us in a position to see our toughest opponent, Windsor Forest, in the final. The best scenario for us would be to see them in the final and not before then".

The upcoming games are at St. James Sports Center.

Also, Saturday will be senior night. Seniors and foreign exchange students will be honored and recognized.

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