Congratulations to seniors Angelina Chan and Jake Templin who have signed their letters of intent to play golf and baseball, respectively, at the collegiate level. Chan will continue her golf career at the United States Naval Academy, and Templin will play baseball for DePauw University.
In one of the more memorable games of the NCAA basketball season, FRA alumnus Kenny Cooper '16 hit two of the biggest shots of his career to lift his fifth-seeded Lipscomb University Bisons over second-seeded NC State 94-93 to advance to the NIT semifinals. Cooper, who finished with 10 points, seven assists, and four rebounds, scored the Bisons' final five points, including the game-winning floater with 1.7 seconds left in the game. The Bisons will now head to New York to compete against sixth-seeded Wichita State on Tuesday.
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.