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Highlanders back to winning ways
FPCA claims four straight wins
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FPCAs Densear Carnes jumps for the tip-off Thursday against Coastal Home School at the St. James Sports Arena. - photo by Patty Leon

After dropping games Dec. 13 and Jan. 8 the First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys’ basketball team responded with four straight wins.
The Highlanders beat David Emanuel, 91-43, on Jan. 9; coasted to a 71-34 win over Twiggs Academy on Tuesday; ran past Coastal Home School, 107-84, on Thursday; and topped it off with an 81-29 win Friday over Citizens Christian in Douglas.
Against Twiggs, John Killough paced FPCA with 13 points. Densear Carnes scored 12, and Michael Burnett added 11. Khalyn Weekly dropped in eight points, and Richard Smith contributed seven points.
In the Coastal Home School battle, the Hurricanes’ Deon Williams scored 44 points including six 3-pointers. That kept Coastal Home within reach and in the lead a few times.
Early on, the fight went back and forth until midway through the second quarter when Burnett was fouled multiple times and shot 4-of-6 from the free-throw line. Smith hit one of his four 3-pointers as the Highlanders walked into the locker room with a bit more breathing room, up 50-39.
Smith hit 32 points, including four from behind the arc. Carnes and Michael Burnett each scored 27 points. Burnett sank three 3-pointers on the night. Heaggans scored eight points, including two 3-pointers.
Friday night, the Highlanders downed Citizens Christian 81-29. Burnett scored 23 points, including three 3-pointers. Weekly chipped in 15 points, Carnes added 11 points and Heaggans had nine.
In Thursday’s first game, the Lady ’Landers fought back from a big deficit but came up short against Coastal Home, 37-31. 

FPCA’s Cecilia Graham sat for most of the first quarter due to foul trouble but scored six in the second quarter and six points in the fourth to help close the gap. She led the FPCA with 14 points in the game. Mary Kathryn Whitney nailed a trey in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 11 points.
As of Saturday, the FPCA boys were 8-2 overall and 3-0 in Region 2-AA of the Georgia Independent School Association classifications, while the girls were 0-9, 0-3.

FPCA vs. Twiggs
FPCA: 21|11|28|11=71
TWIGGS: 4|13|8|9=34

FPCA vs. Coastal Home
FPCA: 23|27|32|25=107
CHS: 19|20|19|26=84

FPCA vs.
Citizens Christian
FPCA: 30|24|21|6=81
CCS: 4|11|4|10=29

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