Knowing the heart of their Georgia Independent School Association region games are coming up in January, the Highlander basketball team has kept busy throughout the holiday break.
The First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys went 0-3 at the Statesboro Gentlemen’s Classic. They fell to Statesboro 70-59 in the first matchup. They lost game two to Glenn Hills Tuesday in a tight match. FPCA fell 65-64, according to head coach Shane Smith.
Wednesday night, they lost to Academy of Richmond County 74-65.
Smith said they didn’t play well against Statesboro. He said they had an opportunity to go to the free-throw line and either win or tie against
Glenn Hills when it appeared Highlander Georgie Mitchell was pushed out of bounds while going after the ball. But the officials didn’t make the call and time expired.
Against Glenn Hills, Mitchell led in scoring with 19 points. Khalyn Weekley and Isaiah Scott scored 18 each. Simone Steele chipped in 7 and John Killough added 2.
Mitchell led in scoring against Academy of Richmond County putting up 25 points. Scott had 16 and Weekley scored 13.
Thursday, the Highlanders were at the Doyle Kelly Classic where they beat Groves High 85-74. This time it was Weekley leading the Highlanders with 26 points. Scott had 20, Mitchell 18, Killough 12 and Trayvon Harris had 9.
FPCA was scheduled to play Hilton Head Friday at the Savannah Christian Classic. Going into that tournament the Highlanders were 6-3 overall.
Tuesday, they host Coastal Home School beginning with the girls’ game at 6:30 p.m. On Jan. 10, the FPCA teams will begin region play at Citizens Christian Academy in Douglas.