Panthers, Lady Panthers hope to build on strong start

By Austin Bishop

The Choctaw Plaindealer


So far, so good is the report on the French Camp Academy basketball teams this season.

While neither the boys nor girls team has played very many games so far during the 2013-14 campaign they have both had some success. The Lady Panthers head into 2014 with a 4-2 record, while the Panthers — who got a late start due to the football team’s success — are 2-0.

Both FCA teams return to action in the Montgomery County Tournament Jan. 9-11. On Thursday, Jan. 9 the Lady Panthers will play Winona at 4 p.m., followed by the boys game at 5:20 p.m. The Jan. 10 contests have the girls facing host Montgomery County at 6:40 p.m. and the boys facing off at 8 p.m. FCA will close out its tourney action by taking on the East Webster girls and boys at 2 p.m. and 3:20 p.m.

The French Camp Panthers have already picked up wins over East Webster (52-39) and Nanih Waiya (48-27) this season, while the Lady Panthers have victories over Winona (51-29), Philadelphia (58-45) and Nanih Waiya (36-29 and 64-37).

The FCA girls have lost to Philadelphia (52-43) and East Webster (64-37).