FPD heads to Wilkinson County Friday, looks to avenge loss earlier in season

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – FPD (First First Presbyterian Day School) visits Wilkinson County (16-8) Friday in boys high school hoops. It’s a big-time region matchup for the Vikings.

The Vikings have been balling this season. They’re 19-4 on the season and 8-1 in the region. They’ve won 11 of 12, including five straight.

They’re averaging 62.8 points per game during those five wins. The Vikings are coming off a 55-45 win over Tattnall Square Academy (5-15) on Tuesday.

Here’s FPD assistant boys basketball coach Melvin Jones on that win.

THE COACH SPEAKS 

“First of all, I think they outplayed us,” Jones said. “Our energy level was kind of low. They out-hustled us and they made it a close game, and in the third quarter, I think they were leading at one point. We found a way to fight back and we kind of stole a win I’d say.”

The Vikings lost to the Warriors at home, 79-73, on January 14. Junior Guard Jordan Jones talks about how the team can get the win this time around.

THE PLAYER

“We just have to keep doing what we’re doing and get better every practice,” Jones said. “We just have to keep making our shots and play with the intensity that we did the first time, and get better practices before the game, and I think we have a chance.”

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Montezz Allen joined 41NBC as a sports reporter in 2019. He was born and raised on the West Side of Detroit, Michigan, but spent seven years in Chicago, Illinois. While there, he worked as a Sports Anchor at NCTV17, a Sports/News Reporter at Urban Broadcast Media and an Assistant Producer at WBBM-AM Newsradio — the No. 1-ranked news radio station in Chicago. He also made frequent guest appearances on WCIU's "The Jam" and The D & Davis Sports Radio Show at "670 The Score." He graduated from Oakland University — located in Rochester, Mich. — where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2012 and then earned a Master of Arts from DePaul University in Chicago in 2014. He's the first person out of his immediate family to achieve the feat of earning a college degree — let alone two of them. He's extremely proud of that. Tezz has a strong love for the game of basketball. He played most of his life. It's his passion. He admits that he's a Kobe Bryant fan and believes the "Black Mamba" is the second greatest player of ALL TIME, hands down. In his spare time, Montezz loves to workout, travel, shop for the latest fashion and spend time with his family. Tezz is excited to be in Middle Georgia, and is looking to tell the best sports stories he possibly can. Don't hesitate to hit him up at mallen@41nbc.com.