First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys took down Bethesda in Savannah Thursday night, 81-70, in a non-region game.
It was the second time the FPCA boys handled the Blazers. Earlier in December FPCA beat Bethesda, 72-63.
Highlander transfer Miguel Pineda, formerly a Bradwell student, showed he was comfortable among the FPCA players he also plays AAU ball with. He led the team in scoring with 26 points, including four buckets from the three-point range. Right behind Pineda was senior Wallace Smith, who chipped in 24 points. Frederick Heaggans added eight points including two trey shots. Michael Burnett and Ahman Muhammed both chipped in six points each. Domonique Kirkley added five. And Richard smith added four. Muhammed championed the boards, nabbing 10 rebounds.
The boys followed up on Friday in Sandersville, defeating Brentwood, 70-63, earning a Region 2-AA victory in the Georgia Independent School Association classifications. The boys had to overcome a 13 point deficit in the game when the Highlanders drew two technical fouls.
Again, Pineda led scoring with 30 points. Smith chipped in 12, Michael Burnett added 11, Muhammed had 10 points and seven rebounds.
The FPCA boys hold a 1-0 region mark and are 8-2 overall. Tuesday night, the Highlanders have a big region rival game, hosting Frederica Academy beginning at 6 p.m. with the girls’ game.
The scores for the girls’ game this past week have not been posted.