The varsity girls basketball team defeated Ezell-Harding 83-48 on Tuesday night in the first round of the district tournament. The Panthers, the third seed, were led by juniors Zharia Hutchinson and Ryan Pierce, who had 27 and 21 points, respectively. Freshman Macie Medes also added 12 points for FRA.
The Panthers will travel to Christ Presbyterian Academy for the semifinal game against the Lions on Friday. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.
The varsity girls basketball team defeated division foe Zion Christian Academy 69-14 Friday night to close its regular season. Zharia Hutchinson led Panthers with 15 points, and Ryan Pierce and Isabelle Matthews added 15 and 11 points, respectively. The Panthers, who have won four straight and 10 of their last 11 games, will host Ezell-Harding Christian School in the district tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.
On the boys side, the Panthers dropped their regular season finale 54-48. Kingston Gardner led all scorers with 27 points in the contest. FRA will travel to Christ Presbyterian on Wednesday at 6 p.m. for the first round of the district tournament.
The varsity girls and boys basketball teams swept division foe Ezell-Harding Christian School on Friday. The girls, who have now won nine out of their last 10 games, had four players in double digits as they defeated the Eagles 62-28. Zharia Hutchinson led the way in scoring with 18 points; Macie Medes had 13 points, and Iris Heldman and Ryan Pierce added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
On the boys side, the Panthers topped the Eagles 52-49. FRA was led by Sean Casey, who had 13 points, and Kingston Gardner, who added 11 points.
The boys team will travel to Knowledge Academies Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) before both teams will be back in action on Friday when they host Zion Christian Academy for Senior Night. The girls will tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys following at 7:30 p.m.
The varsity girls basketball team has had an outstanding five-day stretch, which includes impressive wins over division foes Zion Christian Academy, Christ Presbyterian Academy, and Providence Christian Academy. The Panthers have used outstanding defense and a balanced offensive attack to win six straight games as they head into the final two weeks of the regular season.