First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s Miguel Pineda set a new school record Thursday for most points scored in a boys’ basketball game when he sank in 52 points in the Highlanders’ 119-72 win over Coastal Home School in non-region action at the St. James Sports Center.
Pineda sunk 10 3-pointers, also a single-game school record.
Highlander Wallace Smith scored 20 points, Ahman Muhammed scored 16 points and Domonique Kirkley added 10.
Pineda followed that performance by scoring 29 points in Friday’s home game tight 71-62 win over Trinity Christian in a Georgia Independent School Association Region 2-AA clash.
Pineda drained five 3-pointers in that contest, which saw some late lead changes.
Trinity Christian responded with 3-pointers and had the scored tied at 41-41. Pineda broke the tie and helped his team regain the edge when he sank 16 of his 29 points in the third quarter, including 12 points from the 3-point range.
While Pineda stood out in last week’s games, Friday’s win came from a total team effort. Muhammed scored 22 points and Richard Smith added eight points off the bench.
Kirkley managed the ball, controlling the tempo looking for the options. Michael Burnett added valuable minutes and five points, Wallace Smith chipped in four points and Kirkley did knock in three points.
The win places the Highlanders atop their region with a 4-0 mark and 12-2 overall. Frederica Academy is in second place in the region. Trinity is third, right above Memorial Day, which FPCA will visit on Tuesday.
Thursday box score
FPCA — 32/24/46/17: 119
CHS — 18/17/21/16: 72
Friday box score
FPCA — 21/13/21/16: 71
TCA — 14/12/21/15: 62