First Presbyterian Christian Academy dominated Edmund Burke on Friday with the Lady ’Landers earning their first win of the season, 46-21, and the boys toppling the Spartans, 81-33, in Waynesboro.
FPCA’s Asyria Daniels paced the girls with 15 points. Teammate Trianna Murray chipped in 12 points, Dazya Ingram added 10 and Brooke Standard knocked in nine.
Lady ’Landers coach Rosby Fraiser said it was a total team effort from her girls, as everybody got an opportunity to play.
“Asyria is one of our team leaders, and she led us in scoring as well as she kept everything under control last night defensively,” Fraiser said. “I was proud of Brooke and her performance. She led us in steals with six, and I am continued to be impressed with Dazya on the rebounds. I think everyone is starting to get their position down and knowing what it is they need to do. And Trianna, she was has been in a little slump, but she had a good shooting night last night.”
The coach thinks the win will help develop their confidence as the season progresses.
In the boys’ game, the Highlanders had the lead all night, set the pace and were relentless in scoring.
While every player touched the ball and added some points, Highlander Herbert Roberts hit 21 points to lead the way. Teammates D’Angelo Streeter knocked in 14, and George Mitchell added 13.
Liberty County’s teams split wins Friday at South Effingham.
The Panther boys had three players hit double digits in points as they narrowly defeated the Mustangs, 47-43. Josh Powers, Jishaun Harris and Freddie McSwain all had 10 points apiece.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Panthers fell, 81-53, despite a game-high 27 points from Brianna Reece. Lady Panther Bryonna Graham chipped in 11 points in the effort.
The Panthers were scheduled to play McIntosh Academy on Saturday in Darien. Results were unavailable at press time. Next action will be a region contest Friday against Wayne County next Friday in Jesup. Wayne County lost to Statesboro on Friday night in an emotional game. The Blue Devils won, 53-44, in the Yellow Jackets’ first game since the loss of star guard Shaquille Morgan, who was killed after being hit by a train last week.
The coaching staff still added his name to the roster and scorebook saying he will always be their sixth player, according to wsav.com.
The Faith Baptist Christian Academy boys improved to 19-3 overall with back-to-back wins against Open Bible, 89-41, and Ash Tree Academy, 102-55, on Tuesday and a 90-72 win against Bible Baptist on Thursday.