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Highlander women get third win, varsity and JV men fall to Toombs
Catherine Scaggs scored 23 points in last Saturday's game. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
Lady Highlanders 23, Lady Crusaders 21
First Presbyterian Christian Academy's junior varsity Lady Highlanders got their third victory this season at Robert Toombs Academy against the Lady Crusaders Saturday afternoon.
Highlander coach Rosby Fraiser said she was ecstatic and cheered so much she nearly lost her voice.
"It was an exciting game and a defensive battle," she said.
Fraiser said Catherine Scaggs led scoring and played excellent. When their opponents boxed Scaggs out the Highlanders relied on Leitia LeiaKana to make the shots and she did. In fact Scaggs' 23 points and LeiaKana's 10-points were the only baskets made by the Lady Highlanders for the game and victory.
Fraiser added that Assyria Daniels played well on defense.
"Now you can see they have a renewed desire in the game," Fraiser said. "Having three wins, you can see their new attitude in practice and in the games."
As the junior varsity Lady Highlanders prepare to meet the varsity squad from Glennville Christian Academy on Jan 19, there are only two areas that still concern Fraiser.
"We need to still work on our lay-ups and conditioning," she said.
Catherine Scaggs, 13
Letia LeiaKana, 10

Junior varsity men
Highlanders 18, Crusaders 20
After playing four games in five nights the Highlanders still found the energy to rally and score when they found themselves down by ten points before the half (4-14).
"They could have quit but they showed a lot of heart and battled back, JV coach David Linderman said.
Mike Farrior, Kyle Weinerth, Jose Martinez and Garrett Crissman had foul trouble and Linderman was able to use some players off the bench and still give a good fight against the Crusaders. The Highlanders only allowed six points scored in the second half.
Jose Martinez, 6
Mike Farrior, 4
Kyle Weinerth, 4
Garrett Crissman, 4
Varsity Boys
Highlanders 58, Crusaders 72 in double overtime
With victories against Bethesda, Memorial Day and David Emmanuel, all in the same week, the Highlander battled the Crusaders through the entire game. But in a fierce GISA region 2-A game the Crusaders battled back and eventually toppled the Highlanders army of shooters. It took two overtimes to do so.
Joey Bell, 19, 4 assists, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal
AJ Ansley, 16, 10 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 block, 2 steals
Terrence Alston, 10, 6 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals
Mike Brown, 9, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 4 steals
Josh Rodgers, 2, 3 rebounds
Tim Ashmen, 2 rebounds
Hakeem Golden, 2, 5 rebounds

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