This Week's FA Athletics
Tuesday @ 6:30 PM
Varsity Girls Basketball
GISA AAA State Basketball Tournament
First Round @ Brookwood (Thomasville)

Wednesday @ 2:00 PM
Varsity Tennis vs. Valwood
@ Retreat Tennis Center

Wednesday @ 5:30 PM
Varsity Boys Basketball
GISA AAA State Basketball Tournament
First Round @ Home
vs. Trinity Christian
State Girls Basketball Playoff Game
The Varsity Girls basketball team won two of three region tournament games last week and now advances to GISA AAA State Basketball Tournament. Our Lady Knights will face off against the Brookwood School Warriors in Thomasville on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students.
State Boys Basketball Playoff Game
Frederica Academy's Varsity Boys Basketball Team will host Trinity Christian in the first round of the GISA AAA State Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Game admission is $12 for adults and $8 for students. Per GISA policy, FA Booster Club cards are not accepted for entry.

The FA Booster Club is offering complimentary passes to the first 50 Upper School students who sign up for them. The sign-up sheet is available in the Corn Hall office.
William Jobe in The News
Varsity Boys Basketball
Semi-Finals Region 2-AAA Basketball Tournament
FA 78 - Trinity Christian 47

We came out strong in the first quarter of the game and never looked back. You never know how the flow of a game will be in the first game of any tournament, so the unexpected was expected. I was pleased with our focus and how we approached the game. Everyone had a chance to play and all but one player scored. I was more pleased with our defense and rebounding. We got a lot of deflections and steals to go along with offensive and defensive rebounds. We played extremely hard, and that is always fun to watch. 

William Jobe led us in scoring with 16 points, followed by Xavier Preston with 12, Vic Riden with 11, Jordan Tripett with 9, Bryce Reilly with 8, Rashon Jackson with 7, Jacob O'Connor with 6, Grant Moore with 4, Isaiah Preston with 3, and Thomas Jackson with 2.  

Championship Game Region 2-AAA Basketball Tournament
FA 44 - St. Andrews 47

It was hard to swallow this loss. We played okay, but St. Andrew's always finds a way to get us at the end. Turnovers and bad shots led to easy scores from St. Andrew's. That's always the theme of this game. We just happen to do both of those more than they do. St. Andrew's is very athletic and explosive at the guard positions. They will strip you of a dribble or pass and score before you can say turnover. We did a poor job of taking care of the ball and took quick shots in the second quarter. 

St. Andrew's made their push in the second quarter, leading 32-24 at the half, but we came back in the third to tie up the game at 36. They hit a big three in the fourth quarter, and that was the difference of the game. They disrupted our last possession, and that sealed the win for them. They are a tough opponent; however, I know we have the capability to beat them, and we may have our chance in the State Tournament. 

William Jobe led us in scoring with 12 points and 13 rebounds, followed by Jacob O'Connor with 11 points, Vic Riden with 10 points and 5 rebounds, Bryce Reilly with 4 points and 9 rebounds, Jordan Triplett with 4 points and, Xavier Preston with 3 points.

Please come cheer on your Knights this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., as we take on Trinity Christian at home in the first round of the State Tournament.

Go Knights!

Coach Carl Nash
Varsity Girls Basketball
FA 58 - St. Andrews 57

We opened up the Region Tournament on Tuesday against St. Andrew's. St. Andrew's is a very talented team with two very good guards. St. Andrew's jumped ahead in the first quarter, but we were able to stabilize the momentum and keep the game close. The girls fought hard and played the entire four quarters. St. Andrew's shot the ball from the three very well. Their three-point shooting percentage was 48%. We were able to get some stops at the end, taking a one-point lead with three minutes left in the game. Margaret Gandy hit two free throws to give us a three-point lead. We allowed St. Andrew's to score underneath the basket as the time ran out and won the game by one. This was the best fourth-quarter basketball we have played all year. Margaret Gandy had 17 points and Tiana Jackson had 18 points. 

FA 23 - Bulloch 69

On Thursday, we traveled back to Bulloch to play the number one team in the state for the second round in the Region Tournament. The goal of this game was to work on our defense. It was a great team game where the entire team got a lot of playing time. Margaret Spiers was the leading scorer with 6 points. 

FA 36 - Pinewood 31 

On Friday, we traveled back to Bulloch to play Pinewood. Pinewood beat us twice in the regular season, so we were looking forward to this game all week. We got in foul trouble early but the girls did a great job of moving their feet in the second half. This was our third game of the week, so the girls were tired. We played great defense and were able to make shots at the end of the game. We were leading by one with one minute left, and we were able to make our free throws to put us up by five. Margaret Gandy and Sophie Price each had 9 points. 

It has been fun to watch the program grow over the past two years. We will be competing in State on Tuesday against Brookwood!

Go Knights!

Coach Sarah Helder
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