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Highlanders wallop Praise Academy
Lady Highlander Brianna Reece clutches the girls’ varsity GISA 2A Region championship trophy. - photo by Photo courtesy of FPCA

After a lopsided 94-28 win against Praise Academy on Thursday night at South Georgia College, the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders advanced to face Terrell yesterday afternoon in their quest for a third state title.

"We were able to out rebound them," Highlander coach David Jones said. "We were able to keep the pressure on them, create the turnovers and get some easy run outs."

The coach said the game against Terrell Academy was going to be a challenge.

"We know they are bigger and very physical," the coach said.

Jones said most of the Terrell players were also part of the football team and called them, "pretty decent athletes."

AJ Ansley led the Highlanders with 19 points, Jordan Johnson scored 18 and Shavon Stoves added 14.

With a good lead, the coach was able to let his starters rest during the fourth quarter.

The boys were set to tip-off yesterday at 5:30 p.m. The Courier will bring you the final round brackets and scores when they are available.


Lady ‘Landers state run falls short


Crisp Academy proved to be the demise in the Lady ‘Landers quest for their first state title. The First Presbyterian Christian Academy

Region 2A champs lost to the Wildcats Friday night 41-55.

Lady ‘Landers’ coach Rosby Frasier said despite the loss, her message is clear.

"Our girls did excellent this season," she said. "They can hold their heads up high and know we had a historical season for the varsity girls. We won more games this season than any other. We won the region championship. We made it all the way into the second round of state."

Frasier said their opponent had a player who was fundamentally sound.

"And every time she tossed the ball up it dropped through," she said. "Our girls continued to play hard. We tried everything to contain her but unfortunately we were just unable to come out on top."

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